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Etihad Responds to Flight Shaming Movement With ‘Greenliner’

Etihad Responds to Flight Shaming Movement With ‘Greenliner’

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

A pared back Airbus order from Emirates and a focus on sustainability from Etihad hints at a new, subdued era of Middle Eastern aviation at this week's Dubai Airshow.

37 mins ago

Wizz Air Challenges Ryanair With Simplicity and 4 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Wizz Air Challenges Ryanair With Simplicity and 4 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in aviation, competition is fierce between Wizz Air and Ryanair as both companies aim to be the ultra-low-cost airline of record in Europe. Meanwhile, AirAsia Group is beginning its transformation to become an e-commerce company.

18 hours ago

South African Government Will Take Tough Approach Over Struggling Flag Carrier

South African Government Will Take Tough Approach Over Struggling Flag Carrier

Andres Guerra Luz, Bloomberg

Sounds like the government intends to play hardball with South African Airways. Given the carrier's financial struggles and current labor unrest, a turnaround seems pretty remote at the moment.

3 days ago

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Airlines Use New Tech to Create Partnerships That Increase Direct Bookings

Airlines Use New Tech to Create Partnerships That Increase Direct Bookings

Dohop + Skift

New interlining technology is helping airlines simplify how they partner with other airlines and grow direct bookings.

6 days ago

Argentina’s Low-Cost Airline Boom Under Threat From President-Elect

Argentina’s Low-Cost Airline Boom Under Threat From President-Elect

Carolina Millan, Jorgelina do Rosario and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

As we've seen elsewhere across the globe, policies that artificially prop up an incumbent flag carrier don't always work out well for consumers.

4 days ago

Wizz Air Thinks It Has a Simplicity Advantage Over Ryanair

Wizz Air Thinks It Has a Simplicity Advantage Over Ryanair

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair's decision to morph into a group airline has opened up plenty of opportunities, with the individual carriers able to operate differently. But is there a downside? For Wizz Air, it's all about keeping things simple.

5 days ago

U.S. Bans Any New Flights To and From Malaysia

U.S. Bans Any New Flights To and From Malaysia

Harry Suhartono, Will Davies and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Though the assessment focuses on the civil aviation authority, not individual airlines, this comes at a bad time for Malaysia Airlines, which is seeking new investors, and for AirAsia X if the low-cost, long-haul carrier plans to open new U.S. routes.

5 days ago

JetBlue Adds Basic Fare in Battle With Discount Rivals

JetBlue Adds Basic Fare in Battle With Discount Rivals

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue isn't immune from the structural changes that are taking place in the aviation industry. Like it or not, basic economy is a part of the landscape now, and to truly compete you need to have it in your arsenal.

6 days ago

South African Airways May Fire a Fifth of Its Employees in Restructuring

South African Airways May Fire a Fifth of Its Employees in Restructuring

Hilton Shone, Bloomberg

Nearly 1,000 people might be losing their jobs as the airline tries to slow its ongoing losses. Hopefully the company doesn't meet the same fate as Jet Airways, the Indian airline that was grounded earlier this year after racking up over $1 billion in debt.

7 days ago

Death of Philippine Airlines Parent’s President Casts Doubt Over Succession

Death of Philippine Airlines Parent’s President Casts Doubt Over Succession

Ditas Lopez and Claire Jiao, Bloomberg

The sudden death of Lucio “Bong” Tan Jr., 54, raises new questions over the leadership of Philippine Airlines. Meanwhile, the Philippine aviation industry has also lost another tycoon: John Gokongwei Jr., who built up low-cost carrier Cebu Air. Gokongwei, 93, died on Saturday.

1 week ago

Singapore Changi Airport Confronts Copycat Allegations and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Singapore Changi Airport Confronts Copycat Allegations and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in aviation, without naming any names, Qatar Airways' CEO called out Singapore Changi for lifting Hamad International's airport design. Meanwhile, IAG is making a $1.1 million offer on Air Europa following the Delta-Latam deal.

1 week ago

Qatar Air Still Wants to Buy a Stake in Fast-Growing IndiGo

Qatar Air Still Wants to Buy a Stake in Fast-Growing IndiGo

Rajesh Kumar Singh and P R Sanjai, Bloomberg

This deal would make sense, but only at the right price and only when IndiGo has sorted out its own internal issues.

2 weeks ago