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EasyJet Says Info From 9 Million Customers Exposed in Cyber Attack

EasyJet Says Info From 9 Million Customers Exposed in Cyber Attack

Jasper Jolly, The Guardian

As if things weren't bad enough in the airline industry, EasyJet reveals another cyber attack.

1 week ago

Debate Rages Over Empty Middle Seat as Airlines Take to the Skies Again

Debate Rages Over Empty Middle Seat as Airlines Take to the Skies Again

Stella Qiu, Jamie Freed and Anne Kauranen, Reuters

Leaving the middle seats empty? Widespread mask use? What's needed to get people taking to air travel again are consistent social distancing guidelines so that there will be no confusion across airlines or countries.

1 week ago

Boeing and Airbus Seek to Calm Fears About Unsafe Air in Plane Cabins

Boeing and Airbus Seek to Calm Fears About Unsafe Air in Plane Cabins

Tim Hepher, Reuters

There are two issues here. One is whether it is safe for passengers to fly. That can be answered by science. The second question is more complicated: Do passengers think that it is safe to fly? Airlines and aircraft manufacturers will need to spend money on marketing to assuage passenger concerns.

1 week ago

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Executive Q&A: How Singapore Airlines is Staying Committed to Sustainability

Executive Q&A: How Singapore Airlines is Staying Committed to Sustainability

Singapore Airlines + Skift

The fact remains that flights are bad news for the environment. But Singapore Airlines is innovating rapidly to ensure cleaner skies.

3 months ago

Airlines Try to Keep Loyalty Programs Relevant During Extraordinary Times

Airlines Try to Keep Loyalty Programs Relevant During Extraordinary Times

Brian Sumers, Skift

Loyalty programs are huge businesses for airlines. The American Airlines program, for example, is worth an estimated $30 to $35 billion. At those kinds of valuations, airlines cannot let their schemes atrophy. They need to keep them relevant.

1 week ago

Delta Air Lines Will Add About 100 More Flights in June in Signs of Early Recovery

Delta Air Lines Will Add About 100 More Flights in June in Signs of Early Recovery

Tracy Rucinski and Ankit Ajmera, Reuters

This is good news, but let's not get too excited. Many global airlines reduced their flying 90 percent or more during April and May. They will slowly re-add some of that capacity this summer and beyond. But it will be a long time — years, probably — until airlines are flying as much as they did in 2019.

1 week ago

Ryanair Reports 13 Percent Rise in Profit But Isn’t Bullish on Recovery

Ryanair Reports 13 Percent Rise in Profit But Isn’t Bullish on Recovery

Conor Humphries, Reuters

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary is never one to mince words. As such, he says he as "no visibility" on the consumer appetite for travel in the short term.

1 week ago

Norwegian Air to Sell New Shares as First Step Towards State Aid

Norwegian Air to Sell New Shares as First Step Towards State Aid

Terje Solsvik, Reuters

Diluting the value of its shares will have been a hard pill to swallow, but at least the carrier has edged closer to the rescue package it desperately needs.

1 week ago

EasyJet Founder Clashes With ‘Scoundrel’ Board Over Airbus Plane Order

EasyJet Founder Clashes With ‘Scoundrel’ Board Over Airbus Plane Order

Simon Goodley, The Guardian

The EasyJet board meeting next week should be one for the ages even if social distancing is in play. Does EasyJet need to order these 107 planes from Airbus or is something irregular going on?

1 week ago

20 Hopeful Signals for Reopening and 11 Other Top Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

20 Hopeful Signals for Reopening and 11 Other Top Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In Skift's top coronavirus-related travel stories this week, we detailed hopeful signals about a recovery, independent hotels mulling joining a flag, Scott Kirby's upcoming coronation as United Airlines CEO, and Vietnam leading the tourism pack in Southeast Asia.

2 weeks ago

United Airlines Wants Back Into China But Regulatory Hurdles Remain

United Airlines Wants Back Into China But Regulatory Hurdles Remain

Brian Sumers, Skift

No, there's not some giant recovery taking place. Global airline are still in severe trouble. But United Airlines is betting it can make some money in China — if only the government lets it back in.

2 weeks ago

Who Wants to Buy an Airline Now? Virgin Australia Is Wooing Bidders

Who Wants to Buy an Airline Now? Virgin Australia Is Wooing Bidders

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many airlines will go bust during the Covid-19 recovery. But Virgin Australia may just stick around. The airline has lost a lot of money over the years, but it is based in a robust market and has just one major competitor.

2 weeks ago