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India’s Air Travel Boom Getting Squeezed by Cheap Tickets

India’s Air Travel Boom Getting Squeezed by Cheap Tickets

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg

Travel isn't the only industry feeling an itch in India over consumers' price sensitivity. It will be a long-haul game for airlines and they should lace up if they already haven't.

5 days ago

Ryanair’s Strike Problem, Explained

Ryanair’s Strike Problem, Explained

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Ryanair's "good cop, bad cop" tactics don't seem to be paying off. It needs to come up with a way of mending employee relations if it wants to stop further walkouts.

5 days ago

Video: Why Travelers Don’t Trust Airlines on Personalization

Video: Why Travelers Don’t Trust Airlines on Personalization

Brian Sumers, Skift

Some sophisticated travelers like it when airlines embrace sophisticated personalization strategies, particularly when it means an airline will make a reasonably priced offer for something the customer values, such as an upgrade or a change to an earlier flight. But more casual travelers might find it intrusive. Regardless, personalization likely is here to stay.

5 days ago

U.S. Sanctions May Ban Inbound Flights on Russian Carrier Aeroflot

U.S. Sanctions May Ban Inbound Flights on Russian Carrier Aeroflot

Ilya Khrennikov, Bloomberg

Political tension between the U.S. and Russia mounts, and this time, Russia's state-run carrier Aeroflot may feel the pinch.

6 days ago

Why Did Qantas Hire a Jet Lag Expert?

Why Did Qantas Hire a Jet Lag Expert?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Few airlines take marketing and public relations as seriously as Qantas. The airline should be commended for its efforts to persuade passengers they want to spend 17 hours on a plane, when they have other options.

6 days ago

Boeing Will Deliver Some New Narrowbody Jets Late Because of Supplier Issues

Boeing Will Deliver Some New Narrowbody Jets Late Because of Supplier Issues

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Boeing and Airbus are producing more of their popular narrow-body jets than ever. Unfortunately, some suppliers can't keep up, and that's causing delays.

6 days ago

Uganda’s New National Airline Could Launch an Initial Public Offering

Uganda’s New National Airline Could Launch an Initial Public Offering

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Launching an airline is awfully difficult, even under ideal circumstances. At least Uganda Airlines is ready to learn from past mistakes.

6 days ago

Air France-KLM Reportedly Identifies Air Canada Exec as Potential New CEO

Air France-KLM Reportedly Identifies Air Canada Exec as Potential New CEO

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

It sounds like Ben Smith's appointment isn't imminent and that he may not be the only executive in the race. But given Air France's labor relations problems, his experience dealing with unions might be the deciding factor.

7 days ago

Ryanair May Face the Worst Strikes In Its History

Ryanair May Face the Worst Strikes In Its History

Richard Weiss and Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Given the tight labor market for pilots, Ryanair has a weak hand. The low-cost airline needs to use a third-party moderator and make some concessions if it wants to avoid strikes in several countries expected on August 10 and beyond.

7 days ago

Cathay Pacific Posts Loss as Fuel Prices Start to Bite

Cathay Pacific Posts Loss as Fuel Prices Start to Bite

Bloomberg

A loss is bad news for Cathay Pacific and will cast fresh doubts on whether the airline can successfully turn itself around.

7 days ago

Aimia Praised by Biggest Shareholder for Rejecting Air Canada’s Aeroplan Bid

Aimia Praised by Biggest Shareholder for Rejecting Air Canada’s Aeroplan Bid

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Aimia is taking aggressive action to show the Aeroplan frequent flyer program, which Air Canada started in 1984 but Aimia now owns, can exist after the airline adopts a new loyalty scheme in 2020. That might be true, and Aimia's investors seem to be buying it. But we still think the best move is for Aimia to sell Aeroplan back to Air Canada.

1 week ago

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