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Quelle Surprise! EasyJet Hates the Idea of France’s New Eco Tax

Quelle Surprise! EasyJet Hates the Idea of France’s New Eco Tax

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The aviation industry's impact on the environment is only going to grow over the coming years as air travel increases across the world. Increasing taxes might force airlines to find new solutions while also raising money to fund more sustainable forms of transport.

18 hours ago

Boeing Will Take a Nearly $5 Billion Charge for 737 Max Costs

Boeing Will Take a Nearly $5 Billion Charge for 737 Max Costs

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

For a long time, Boeing acted like this was no big deal, a minor blip for the company. It's increasingly clear that wasn't correct.

23 hours ago

FAA Says Mobile Phones Could Pose Safety Risk on Some Boeing Jets

FAA Says Mobile Phones Could Pose Safety Risk on Some Boeing Jets

Anita Sharpe, Bloomberg

Let's be honest. Many travelers leave their cell phones in transmit mode during flight, either because they want to use it at low altitudes or because they forgot. Most people don't think it's such a big deal. Is it possible they're wrong?

2 days ago

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Mobile Solutions Evolve as a Key Driver for Personalization In The Airline Industry

Mobile Solutions Evolve as a Key Driver for Personalization In The Airline Industry

IBM + Skift

Airline employees, in spite of being the first point of contact for most airline passengers, often don’t have access to the right data at the right time. Empowering them with the appropriate tools is imperative for driving real personalization and loyalty in the future.

1 week ago

Ryanair and Lufthansa Clash Over Which Pollutes More

Ryanair and Lufthansa Clash Over Which Pollutes More

Simon Foy and Kristie Pladson, Bloomberg

European airlines need to stop arguing and start focusing more on reducing emissions. It's an important topic.

2 days ago

Air France May Face Trial Over 2009 Crash That Killed 228

Air France May Face Trial Over 2009 Crash That Killed 228

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press

Air France may stand trial in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard. The airline has maintained that the flight crew was properly trained and that the aircraft systems were functioning according to the standard at the time.

2 days ago

EasyJet Gets a Boost From Last-Minute Summer Bookings

EasyJet Gets a Boost From Last-Minute Summer Bookings

Simon Foy, Bloomberg

Nothing helps a European budget carrier more than less-oppressive summer weather.

2 days ago

Should Boeing Change the Name of the 737 Max to Put Passengers at Ease?

Should Boeing Change the Name of the 737 Max to Put Passengers at Ease?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many airline industry insiders say they expect passengers will fly the Max when it returns to service, provided the price is right. But branding and marketing experts see it differently. Many of them say Boeing must engage in a full-scale rebranding effort to make passengers comfortable enough to fly.

2 days ago

United Airlines’ Quest for New Revenue Bucks Trend Toward Simplicity

United Airlines’ Quest for New Revenue Bucks Trend Toward Simplicity

Brian Sumers, Skift

United is taking more chances than the typical risk-averse airline. That should help it boost revenue. But will it all be too complicated for the airline's operational teams?

3 days ago

United Airlines Ups 2019 Profit Forecast as Demand Jumps

United Airlines Ups 2019 Profit Forecast as Demand Jumps

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

This is not the same United Airlines former CEO Jeff Smisek mismanaged earlier in the decade. The newish management team is on a roll, as the airline's financial statements show. How long can it last?

4 days ago

Delta Air Lines and 3 Other Groups Will Work to Rescue Alitalia

Delta Air Lines and 3 Other Groups Will Work to Rescue Alitalia

Associated Press

The group charged with ensuring Alitalia's long-term survival is unusual. The four entities involved in the airline's future are the state railway, the Italian treasury, Delta Air Lines, and a company known for operating highways and airports. What could go wrong?

4 days ago

Ryanair Cuts Growth Plans as Boeing 737 Max Crisis Drags On

Ryanair Cuts Growth Plans as Boeing 737 Max Crisis Drags On

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The Boeing crisis is one that was always going to affect airlines' balance sheets, but with Ryanair making contingency plans stretching into summer 2020, it's becoming clear just how deleterious this grounding might be to some carriers' bottom lines.

4 days ago