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Aer Lingus Taps New CEO From Within Parent IAG

Aer Lingus Taps New CEO From Within Parent IAG

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Stephen Kavanagh is staying on for a couple more months and will then serve as a non-executive director, both of which imply an amicable decision. New CEO Sean Doyle inherits an airline in decent financial shape but one that has its fair share of competitive challenges.

6 days ago

British Airways and American Airlines Alliance Faces UK Antitrust Probe

British Airways and American Airlines Alliance Faces UK Antitrust Probe

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Brexit is likely to impact transatlantic flying in one way or another simply because the UK is such an important travel destination. We'll have to wait and see what the UK Competition and Markets Authority decides to do in this case.

7 days ago

Why Air Baltic Staked Its Future on a Next-Generation Jet

Why Air Baltic Staked Its Future on a Next-Generation Jet

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's a shame the airline business is so dependent on scale. If it wasn't, we might have more airlines like Air Baltic. Despite being passenger-friendly and innovative, Air Baltic probably can't survive long-term as an independent entity.

7 days ago

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Why Next-Generation Airline Retailing is No Longer a Futuristic Talking Point

Why Next-Generation Airline Retailing is No Longer a Futuristic Talking Point

Sabre + Skift

Next-generation airline retailing is just around the corner, and early-adopters are well on their way to reaping the benefits.

1 month ago

Higher Domestic Fares Boost American Airlines’ Outlook

Higher Domestic Fares Boost American Airlines’ Outlook

Bloomberg

Those last-minute walkup fares on domestic trips are a bonanza for airlines such as American. The airline tightened capacity and raised some fares to offset soaring fuel prices.

1 week ago

Emirates’ Deal to Save the Airbus Superjumbo Program Hits a Snag

Emirates’ Deal to Save the Airbus Superjumbo Program Hits a Snag

Benjamin Katz and Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

It's probably time to let the Airbus A380 die. It's an impressive machine, and a decade ago, it showed so much promise. But it turned out the world — or most of the world — didn't need a giant, double-decker aircraft with four engines.

1 week ago

Airline Passengers Welcome More Digital Solutions to Common Travel Problems

Airline Passengers Welcome More Digital Solutions to Common Travel Problems

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Flyers want technology to improve their experience going through security checkpoints and when dealing with the nightmare of a travel disruption. Airlines need to do more to smooth over the pain points, and mobile technology can help them do it.

1 week ago

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

It’s been one of the dirty secrets of the airline business for decades, but the #MeToo movement is now exposing sexual harassment among cabin crew in Australia. Accusations from a leading union have forced the airlines to issue strong denials about systemic problems.

1 week ago

Chairman of Malaysia Airlines Reportedly Plans to Quit

Chairman of Malaysia Airlines Reportedly Plans to Quit

Elffie Chew, Bloomberg

The owner of Malaysia Airlines is sovereign fund Khazanah Nasional, which has been rumored to make it difficult for top bosses to institute needed changes. The country's recently elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is the fund's new chairman. It looks like the fund will need to find a new chairman for the airline soon.

1 week ago

How Singapore Air Made Its Ultra-Long-Haul Route to New York Viable Again

How Singapore Air Made Its Ultra-Long-Haul Route to New York Viable Again

Angus Whitley and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Technological advancements make the Singapore-New York route much more cost-effective but what happens if oil breaks the $100-a-barrel mark?

1 week ago

Air Baltic Looks to JetBlue Founder David Neeleman for Guidance

Air Baltic Looks to JetBlue Founder David Neeleman for Guidance

Brian Sumers, Skift

Six years ago, Air Baltic took a chance on an airplane that few carriers wanted. Now, that decision has proven to be the right call. But Air Baltic can't remain independent forever, right?

1 week ago

Skift Call Oct. 12: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Skift Call Oct. 12: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Tom Lowry, Skift

Low-cost and ultra-low-cost airlines have had great success, but the model is not a panacea. Many discounters never disrupt as promised, or realize the profit. We’ll explore all the potential hurdles facing low-cost carriers on Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m. EST on a Skift Call. Please join us for this all-important discussion.

1 week ago