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IATA CEO Wants Help, Not New Taxes, in Bid to Cut Airline Emissions

IATA CEO Wants Help, Not New Taxes, in Bid to Cut Airline Emissions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

If governments are serious about reducing the environmental impact of aviation, they may have to make biofuels a more attractive alternative. However, this might come at the cost of taxing ordinary jet fuel, something that will likely upset a lot of airlines.

2 weeks ago

Air France Won’t Face Manslaughter Charges for 2009 Crash

Air France Won’t Face Manslaughter Charges for 2009 Crash

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press

It looks like a variety of technical issues, not pilot error, caused Air France's 2009 crash. The families of its victims are justifiably upset the French government won't hold the airline accountable.

2 weeks ago

Emirates Slams Suppliers and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Emirates Slams Suppliers and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, the president of Emirates is at the end of his rope with reliability issues stemming from Airbus and Boeing. The CEO of EasyJet is similarly calling people out — in this case, over carbon emissions.

2 weeks ago

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Singapore Airlines Adds Seattle Flights to Extend Reach in Historic U.S. Expansion

Singapore Airlines Adds Seattle Flights to Extend Reach in Historic U.S. Expansion

Singapore Airlines + Skift

The carrier is deepening its commitment to the U.S. with additional nonstop flights that mark a historic expansion. The new service will give leisure and business travelers crossing the Pacific more options and smoother connections.

3 weeks ago

Inside the Invitation-Only Airline Lounges for the 1 Percent

Inside the Invitation-Only Airline Lounges for the 1 Percent

Chris Chamberlin, Bloomberg

Forget a free breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi — the world's most exclusive airline lounges are a cut above what even the most frequent commercial flyer is used to.

2 weeks ago

Virgin Atlantic CEO Predicts Airline’s Issue With Rolls-Royce Engines Is Almost Over

Virgin Atlantic CEO Predicts Airline’s Issue With Rolls-Royce Engines Is Almost Over

Brian Sumers, Skift

Earlier this week Emirates President Tim Clark blasted two engine manufacturers for producing shoddy products. Virgin Atlantic has had more than its share of problems with Rolls-Royce engines, but the airline's CEO said the situation is improving. Finally.

2 weeks ago

Air France May Play a Part Rescuing Country’s No. 2 Airline

Air France May Play a Part Rescuing Country’s No. 2 Airline

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Slots are a valuable commodity, especially at busy airports like Orly. Aigle Azur's demise offers Air France an opportunity to increase its presence at Paris' second largest airport, but other airlines will likely be interested as well.

2 weeks ago

Why JetBlue Is Happy to See the Summer End

Why JetBlue Is Happy to See the Summer End

Patrick Whyte, Skift

JetBlue has had to navigate a tricky last few months. Reading between the lines, it seems that it's the international routes that are the problem with domestic demand still strong.

2 weeks ago

EasyJet CEO Calls Out Legacy Rivals in Battle Over Airline Emissions

EasyJet CEO Calls Out Legacy Rivals in Battle Over Airline Emissions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The growth of low-cost carriers has helped make travel more accessible but it has come at an environmental cost. Airlines like EasyJet are hoping that electric technology will one day act as a savior, but it's hard to imagine battery-powered commercial jets ever flying across the Atlantic.

2 weeks ago

Emirates President Slams Airbus and Boeing for Lack of Reliability

Emirates President Slams Airbus and Boeing for Lack of Reliability

Brian Sumers, Skift

Emirates President Tim Clark clearly had an agenda on Wednesday speaking with the media. He said he is tired of reliability challenges with new airplanes, and he wants suppliers to get their act together — quickly. Somebody had to say it.

2 weeks ago

Kenya Airways Wants a Better Deal From Air France-KLM Partnership

Kenya Airways Wants a Better Deal From Air France-KLM Partnership

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

The airline's current partnership clearly isn't working. Air France-KLM seems receptive to changing the existing terms, giving Kenya Airways the opportunity to seek out deals with other carriers.

2 weeks ago

Cathay Pacific Airways Chairman Steps Down Amid China Scrutiny

Cathay Pacific Airways Chairman Steps Down Amid China Scrutiny

Ville Heiskanen, Bloomberg

Cathay's chairman, now famous for his words he wouldn't dream telling staff what to think, has quit. He should have resigned earlier, when CEO Rupert Hogg appeared the fall guy.

2 weeks ago