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Major U.S. Airlines Push Voluntary Leave and Early Retirement Message

Major U.S. Airlines Push Voluntary Leave and Early Retirement Message

Tracy Rucinski and David Shepardson, Reuters

These measures reinforce the earlier messages that smaller airlines will be the future, but execs must find a balance to make sure they'll have sufficient employees to be able to operate in the future.

3 hours ago

New United Airlines CEO Says No To Bankruptcy and Mandating Blocked Middle Seats

New United Airlines CEO Says No To Bankruptcy and Mandating Blocked Middle Seats

Brian Sumers, Skift

Don't expect United Airlines to file for bankruptcy on Scott Kirby's watch. The company's new CEO has some big opinions on the topic.

18 hours ago

EasyJet Shrinks Fleet and Cuts Jobs to Stay Competitive

EasyJet Shrinks Fleet and Cuts Jobs to Stay Competitive

Sarah Young, Reuters

A significant number of airlines have not survived the coronavirus crisis. Even the ones that do will look quite different on the other side, as easyJet's latest moves show.

1 day ago

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Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines + Skift

Southwest Airlines is upping its corporate travel game by significantly expanding its presence in the global distribution system (GDS) network. This is set to enhance the relationship between the airline and its corporate buyers and agencies.

1 week ago

American Airlines Will Reduce Management by 30 Percent

American Airlines Will Reduce Management by 30 Percent

Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

With the government payroll aid conditions approaching, downsizing has begun in earnest for this U.S. carrier.

1 day ago

China Mulls Tripling International Flights

China Mulls Tripling International Flights

Stella Qiu and Brenda Goh, Reuters

This seems more of a symbolic announcement by China than anything else, with a best-case scenario of 407 flights, up from 134, per week potentially allowed.

2 days ago

Ryanair Complains About Lufthansa’s Government Bailout Package

Ryanair Complains About Lufthansa’s Government Bailout Package

Ilona Wissenbach and Arno Schuetze, Reuters

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has a point. The German government probably is distorting the market by rushing in to save Lufthansa. But this is a company that has been around since 1953. It could be Germany's most recognizable global company. There is no chance Germany will let it go under.

3 days ago

Latin American Airline Latam Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Latin American Airline Latam Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Rama Venkat and Jamie Freed, Reuters

The carrier now faces a hard sell in convincing other shareholders to shore it up with additional financing.

3 days ago

How Airlines Are Generating Revenue on Flights That Will Never Take Off

How Airlines Are Generating Revenue on Flights That Will Never Take Off

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S airlines are selling a lot of flights they have no intention of operating. Consumers should beware.

3 days ago

Feds Grant Approval for 15 Airlines to Halt Service to 75 Airports Because of Low Demand

Feds Grant Approval for 15 Airlines to Halt Service to 75 Airports Because of Low Demand

David Shepardson , Reuters

Even though demand has picked up a bit for U.S. airlines, they are still burning through an estimated $10 billion in cash a month. This reprieve from the federal government on serving airports where there is low passenger counts should help on that front.

5 days ago

China Is Blocking U.S. Airlines From Resuming Service, Transportation Department Charges

China Is Blocking U.S. Airlines From Resuming Service, Transportation Department Charges

David Shepardson, Reuters

The operations of U.S. airlines in China may be falling victim to the wider U.S.-China conflict.

6 days ago

Pakistan Airlines’ Black Box Found After Crash With Nearly 100 Fatalities

6 days ago