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JetBlue Readies for Battle Over Boston and 3 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

JetBlue Readies for Battle Over Boston and 3 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in aviation news, is brand loyalty (ahem, free premium snacks) going to be enough to keep JetBlue's Boston customers from getting cozy with the competition as American and Delta make moves to increase their presence at the Beantown hub? Plus, we discover that Delta's CEO is firmly in the "do not recline your seat" camp.

6 hours ago

Air Travel Demand May Fall for the First Time in a Decade Due to Coronavirus: Airline Group

Air Travel Demand May Fall for the First Time in a Decade Due to Coronavirus: Airline Group

Mark Sweney, The Guardian

The aviation industry is sure to have a tough year ahead, particularly for airlines with a heavy reliance on the Chinese market.

2 days ago

Asian Airlines to Bear Brunt of Projected $29 Billion in Revenue Losses From Coronavirus

Asian Airlines to Bear Brunt of Projected $29 Billion in Revenue Losses From Coronavirus

Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press

With no end in sight to the coronavirus epidemic, the crisis could soon push some Asian carriers to the brink of collapse as global travel demand plummets.

2 days ago

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How Travel Agencies Can Maximize Commissions and Boost Profitability in a New Era of Airfare Retailing

How Travel Agencies Can Maximize Commissions and Boost Profitability in a New Era of Airfare Retailing

Avian + Skift

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1 month ago

Air France-KLM’s $324 Million in Fuel Savings Likely to Offset Coronavirus Outbreak Costs

Air France-KLM’s $324 Million in Fuel Savings Likely to Offset Coronavirus Outbreak Costs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

For the moment, the drop in fuel price is benefiting Air France-KLM, but if the coronavirus outbreak doesn't ease off, this could all change.

3 days ago

China Plans to Sell HNA Group’s Airline Businesses as Part of Potential Takeover

China Plans to Sell HNA Group’s Airline Businesses as Part of Potential Takeover

Bhargav Acharya and Brenda Goh, Reuters

The HNA Group has been mired in financial troubles in recent years, but the prospect of losing its flagship Hainan Airlines from its waning portfolio looks likelier than ever.

3 days ago

JetBlue Girds for Airline Hub War in Boston

JetBlue Girds for Airline Hub War in Boston

Brian Sumers, Skift

What choice does JetBlue have but to downplay its competitive problems in Boston? But this is not good for the airline. It was bad enough when JetBlue had to worry about new routes from Delta. Now American is joining the mix.

4 days ago

Boeing Uncovers New Issue With Grounded 737 Max Jet

Boeing Uncovers New Issue With Grounded 737 Max Jet

David Koenig, Associated Press

Although Boeing doesn't seem to think this will change the time frame for the 737 Max's return, all those airlines banking on it flying again this summer must surely be worried.

4 days ago

Qatar Airways Ups Stake in British Airways Owner With $600 Million Investment

Qatar Airways Ups Stake in British Airways Owner With $600 Million Investment

Alexander Cornwell and Paul Sandle, Reuters

Remember non-European Union nationals cannot own more than 49.9 percent of a European airline. So what's Qatar Airways' big plan for International Airlines Group?

4 days ago

Cathay Pacific Expects Significant Financial Hit From Coronavirus-Related Cancellations

Cathay Pacific Expects Significant Financial Hit From Coronavirus-Related Cancellations

Reuters

The bad news just keeps on coming for Cathay Pacific. If the situation in China worsens we should expect a further degradation in earnings.

6 days ago

Turboprop Competition Heats Up in Developing Asia

Turboprop Competition Heats Up in Developing Asia

Jamie Freed and Tim Hepher, Reuters

Economic growth has created new demand for turboprop aircraft in developing regions. Competition in the sector is fierce, particularly as Boeing and Airbus line up against each other in yet another market.

1 week ago

Alaska Airlines Enters Oneworld Alliance and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Alaska Airlines Enters Oneworld Alliance and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in airline news, after years being unaligned, Alaska Airlines is joining Oneworld. The carrier is also ramping up its codesharing agreement with American Airlines to include international flights, potentially posing real competition for some of Delta's routes. Plus, with Air Italy's closure, yet another European airline bites the dust.

1 week ago