Airlines

Foreign Airlines Gain Share in Flying U.S. Travelers on Trips Abroad

Foreign Airlines Gain Share in Flying U.S. Travelers on Trips Abroad

Dan Peltier, Skift

U.S. airlines made executive changes and product upgrades last year to improve performance. But this data will only encourage the Big Three legacy carriers to redouble efforts with the Trump administration to curb foreign airline expansion and reopen Open Skies agreements.

5 days ago

United Poaches Another American Exec and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

United Poaches Another American Exec and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.

7 days ago

Southwest Sues Mechanics Over Alleged Slowdown

Southwest Sues Mechanics Over Alleged Slowdown

Associated Press

Southwest executives usually tout the stellar status of their labor relations. It looks as though the feeling isn't mutual.

1 week ago

Air France-KLM is Encouraged but ‘Not Euphoric’ by Recent Improvement

Air France-KLM is Encouraged but ‘Not Euphoric’ by Recent Improvement

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Air France-KLM had a surprisingly profitable 2016 considering the company has not yet implemented its strategy to thwart long-haul, low-cost airlines. But remember, most of the good stuff is happening at KLM, which, despite being smaller than Air France, posted much higher profits.

1 week ago

Delta Air Lines Is Bringing Back Free Food in Coach on 12 Routes

Delta Air Lines Is Bringing Back Free Food in Coach on 12 Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Back in the day, airline passengers used to love complaining about bad domestic airline food. But Delta customers should be happy about this development. They'll be getting fresh, relatively healthy food on long flights.

1 week ago

United Airlines Poaches Another American Airlines Executive

United Airlines Poaches Another American Airlines Executive

Brian Sumers, Skift

American Airlines has a deep bench, so it will be fine. But this is a big get for United, which needed to bolster its senior management ranks. United has not had as much talent in its ranks as American.

1 week ago

Warren Buffett Can’t Get Enough of U.S. Airline Stocks

Warren Buffett Can’t Get Enough of U.S. Airline Stocks

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

There's no doubt airlines are in better fiscal shape than during previous cycles. But is all this investor enthusiasm warranted? Many U.S. airlines are facing increased competition from low-cost airlines at home and abroad.

1 week ago

Air Canada Wants to Fly More U.S. Travelers Through Canada and Overseas

Air Canada Wants to Fly More U.S. Travelers Through Canada and Overseas

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Air Canada may face questions from investment analysts who seek reassurance that it is resisting its old instinct to redistribute profits to its customers by adding flights.

1 week ago

U.S. Airlines Cancelled Fewer Flights in 2016 Than Any Year on Record

U.S. Airlines Cancelled Fewer Flights in 2016 Than Any Year on Record

Associated Press

Either someone is cooking the books or the biggest airlines in the country, despite several high-profile tech outages, are getting their acts together.

1 week ago

Chicago Is Becoming the Center of the Growing Conflict Between United and American

Chicago Is Becoming the Center of the Growing Conflict Between United and American

Brian Sumers, Skift

American has been a big player in Chicago for decades, and that probably won't change. But United President Scott Kirby is one of the most fierce competitors in the airline industry. If he says he wants to win in Chicago, he means it.

1 week ago

American Airlines’ Pilot Union Votes ‘No Confidence’ in the Airline’s Executive Team

American Airlines’ Pilot Union Votes ‘No Confidence’ in the Airline’s Executive Team

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker is respected by many of the airline's employees and beloved by Wall Street. He and his executive team will be just fine, no-confidence vote or not. American's pilots should probably just accept that.

1 week ago

Delta Increases Offer to Own Nearly Half of Aeromexico’s Shares as Peso Declines

Delta Increases Offer to Own Nearly Half of Aeromexico’s Shares as Peso Declines

Andrea Navarro and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Delta is pursuing a joint venture strategy so it is improving its offer to Aeromexico as the Atlanta-based airline tries to take an ownership stake of around 49 percent. In that respect, the ownership piece would be similar to Delta's deal with Virgin Atlantic.

2 weeks ago