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Hong Kong Airlines Cuts Direct Flights to Auckland

Hong Kong Airlines Cuts Direct Flights to Auckland

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Struggling Hong Kong Airlines continues on its path to axe money-losing, long-haul flights and go back to flying in safer skies closer to home. This latest Auckland cut comes after it pulled out of Australia and Moscow and reduced the number of flights to Vancouver and San Francisco.

3 days ago

It’s Time to Let Air France-KLM’s New CEO Take Charge

It’s Time to Let Air France-KLM’s New CEO Take Charge

Brian Sumers, Skift

KLM CEO Pieter Elbers is one of the most respected airline managers in the world. But KLM is not an independent airline and ultimately he should be accountable to group CEO Ben Smith.

3 days ago

Why Southwest Needed to Deliver a Sweet Credit Card Promotion

Why Southwest Needed to Deliver a Sweet Credit Card Promotion

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest lags behind some of its competitors in credit card revenue. But it is working on fixing that.

3 days ago

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The Future of Airline Retailing Depends on Industry Collaboration

The Future of Airline Retailing Depends on Industry Collaboration

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2 months ago

Aeromexico Struggles as Most North American Airlines Report Hefty Profits

Aeromexico Struggles as Most North American Airlines Report Hefty Profits

Brian Sumers, Skift

Aeromexico blamed its fourth quarter operating loss on one-off items. To a large extent that's true. But the airline still has some looming problems, which is probably why it won't grow at all this year.

3 days ago

Air Traffic Controllers Warn System Hasn’t Recovered Since U.S. Shutdown

Air Traffic Controllers Warn System Hasn’t Recovered Since U.S. Shutdown

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The Trump Administration took a cavalier attitude during the shutdown. Many officials seemed to assume the aviation system wouldn't lose a step even though controllers and security screeners weren't receiving paychecks. They were wrong.

3 days ago

Cathay’s Cost-Cutting Continues With Toronto Closure

Cathay’s Cost-Cutting Continues With Toronto Closure

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Some 120 cabin crew staff in Toronto could lose their jobs as Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific continues its program to be profitable again, which started in 2017. Hopefully, it's the last cut.

5 days ago

British Airways Parent Places New Restrictions on Non-EU Shareholders

British Airways Parent Places New Restrictions on Non-EU Shareholders

Irene García Pérez , Bloomberg

The UK's departure from the European Union still isn't sorted yet, which means companies like IAG are putting contingency plans in place.

5 days ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Low-Cost Carriers Lose Some Luster

Travel Megatrends 2019: Low-Cost Carriers Lose Some Luster

Brian Sumers, Skift

Customers like low-cost airlines, but no carriers so far have perfected the model for long-haul flights. It’s not clear they ever will.

5 days ago

Oneworld Woos Airlines to Connect With Less Than Full Membership

Oneworld Woos Airlines to Connect With Less Than Full Membership

Grant Martin, Skift

There's much to expect from Oneworld in its 20th year of service, but partners joining with Connect status may be the most interesting development to watch for.

5 days ago

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary Could Get a Giant Payday Despite Airline’s Current Woes

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary Could Get a Giant Payday Despite Airline’s Current Woes

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Longtime Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary would receive more than $100 million in incentives if he gets the company's stock back to slightly higher than 2017 levels. That's nice work if you can get it, right?

6 days ago

KLM Managers Raise Possibility of Strikes if CEO Is Removed

KLM Managers Raise Possibility of Strikes if CEO Is Removed

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Air France-KLM doesn't function like a normal airline group, so any display of power from one side was always going to lead to retaliation. But who's going to blink first?

6 days ago