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Hong Kong Airport Chaos Mars City’s Reputation as Global Business Center

Hong Kong Airport Chaos Mars City’s Reputation as Global Business Center

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press

This will hurt the airport's key tenant, Cathay Pacific. The biggest question is: for how long?

6 days ago

United Airlines Now Tells Pilots No Drinking for 12 Hours Before Shift Starts

United Airlines Now Tells Pilots No Drinking for 12 Hours Before Shift Starts

Brian Sumers, Skift

United's change is a sensible move. People should feel more comfortable knowing United's pilots must take their final drink 12 hours prior to reporting for duty, rather than eight. That said, some pilots may still make mistakes.

6 days ago

Carbon Offset Sales Are Soaring Thanks to Teenage Climate Activist

Carbon Offset Sales Are Soaring Thanks to Teenage Climate Activist

Timothy Abington, Mathew Carr, and William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Thanks in part to the "flight shaming" movement, the purchase of carbon offsets is on the rise. However, whether offered by airlines or third parties, the sale of offsets is still an industry that's beset with complications.

7 days ago

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American Airlines Expands Its Luxury Five Star Service Options

American Airlines Expands Its Luxury Five Star Service Options

American Airlines + Skift

Travelers seeking next-level experiences now expect end-to-end service that is designed specifically for their needs. American Airlines realizes this and recently expanded its luxury experiences to include exclusive suite and transportation options.

3 weeks ago

Chinese State-Run Firm Asks Staff to Boycott Cathay

Chinese State-Run Firm Asks Staff to Boycott Cathay

Bloomberg News

The question is whether a directive by China Huarong International Holdings that staff mustn't fly Cathay or Dragonair is coming from Beijing, and whether other state-run companies will follow suit.

7 days ago

Strong Currency Is Hurting Thai Airways

Strong Currency Is Hurting Thai Airways

Suttinee Yuvejwattana, Bloomberg

Amid declining arrivals, a stronger baht, and stiff competition, Thai Airways with its aging aircraft falters.

7 days ago

The Problem With Carbon Offsets and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

The Problem With Carbon Offsets and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, we take a critical look at carbon offsets, which don't actually address the industry's emissions problem. Then we have an in-depth story on the viability of El Al as a national carrier and more Max news from Boeing.

1 week ago

U.S. Department of Transportation to Enforce Federal Guidelines for Animals on Planes

U.S. Department of Transportation to Enforce Federal Guidelines for Animals on Planes

David Koenig, Associated Press

Animals on planes have been a flashpoint for airlines — and animal owners. New federal guidelines will be a welcome way to bring some standardization to what can seem like arbitrary rules and differing airline policies.

1 week ago

China Bars Cathay Pacific Staff Who Participated in Hong Kong Protests

China Bars Cathay Pacific Staff Who Participated in Hong Kong Protests

Blake Schmidt, Bloomberg

This is an ugly move from the Beijing authorities. So much for "one country, two systems." Two countries would have been a helluva lot better.

1 week ago

Ryanair Sues an Executive Moving to a Rival

Ryanair Sues an Executive Moving to a Rival

Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

On a recent earnings call, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary hinted that something might be afoot and the carrier has clearly decided it is worth pursuing legal action.

1 week ago

Super Typhoon Causes Massive Flight Cancellations in China

Super Typhoon Causes Massive Flight Cancellations in China

Samson Ellis, Bloomberg

It’s going to be a tough few days for airlines and tour operators, especially in Shanghai, which will have to deal with travel rescheduling for thousands of clients affected by flight cancellations.

1 week ago

Lufthansa to Add Flights Catering to U.S. Low-Cost, Long-Haul Market

Lufthansa to Add Flights Catering to U.S. Low-Cost, Long-Haul Market

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Despite a somewhat precarious business model, the appetite for low-cost, long-haul transatlantic flights has not yet slowed, so it's not surprising that Lufthansa is ramping up its offering.

2 weeks ago