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Qatar Airways and IndiGo to Work Together Strategically

Qatar Airways and IndiGo to Work Together Strategically

Fiona MacDonald and Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways has been unable to launch its own Indian arm so it's expected to announce this week a strategic cooperation agreement with IndiGo to drive more traffic to and from India. IndiGo keeps growing by leaps and bounds.

2 weeks ago

Case Studies in Wellness Tourism That Go Beyond the Spa: New Skift Research

Case Studies in Wellness Tourism That Go Beyond the Spa: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

Wellness tourism is here for the long term. Understanding what it is today can help stakeholders find their place in this booming sector.

2 weeks ago

Thai Airways Chairman Quits as Losses Double

Thai Airways Chairman Quits as Losses Double

Sunil Jagtiani, Bloomberg

The chairmans' departure is just another sign that Thailand's flag carrier is, well, a mess.

2 weeks ago

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Airlines Use New Tech to Create Partnerships That Increase Direct Bookings

Airlines Use New Tech to Create Partnerships That Increase Direct Bookings

Dohop + Skift

New interlining technology is helping airlines simplify how they partner with other airlines and grow direct bookings.

1 week ago

United’s New Elite Status Requirements Could Spell End of an Era for Budget Travelers

United’s New Elite Status Requirements Could Spell End of an Era for Budget Travelers

Grant Martin, Skift

If American and Delta follow United in raising requirements to earn elite status, it could drive a whole new class of budget travelers away from airline loyalty programs.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair CEO: ‘No Justification’ for More Environmental Taxes on Air Travel

Ryanair CEO: ‘No Justification’ for More Environmental Taxes on Air Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines think they can win over consumers, investors, and other stakeholders with their environmental spin. Ryanair is clearly doing some things right, but the sector has a structural problem that isn't going to be solved by tweaking the edges.

2 weeks ago

British Airways Owner IAG Makes Offer for Spanish Airline Air Europa

British Airways Owner IAG Makes Offer for Spanish Airline Air Europa

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's easier to understand IAG CEO Willie Walsh's sanguine tone on last week's earnings call given he clearly had this deal in the pipeline. If it goes through — and it's still a big if given the competition concerns — it will ease the pain of Delta's recent Latam deal.

2 weeks ago

United Airlines, Explained

United Airlines, Explained

Spencer Lee, Skift

United Airlines has been around a long time and has a huge globe-spanning presence. How did it get to where it is today? We try to wrap our heads around the company's somewhat complicated history.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Airlines Revamp Credit Cards to Keep Pace With Competition

U.S. Airlines Revamp Credit Cards to Keep Pace With Competition

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Customers once coveted airline credit cards for their rich rewards. But banks have created other travel-oriented cards that reward them even more. Working with the banks that issue their cards, airlines are improving their offerings so they stay relevant.

3 weeks ago

Airlines Put on a Green Front and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Airlines Put on a Green Front and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in aviation, airline executives spin their businesses as environmentally sustainable in an age when travelers are becoming more conscious of pollution. Meanwhile, we take a look at airlines' struggle to sell travel-related products.

3 weeks ago

More Trouble for Boeing Jets as Qantas Grounds 3 Next-Generation 737s

More Trouble for Boeing Jets as Qantas Grounds 3 Next-Generation 737s

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Boeing is in the midst of a reputational crisis that few corporations have seen the magnitude of before; the last thing it needs is issues with another jet.

3 weeks ago

How Air France Plans to Take Advantage of Smaller Rival’s Demise

How Air France Plans to Take Advantage of Smaller Rival’s Demise

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Aigle Azur was tiny in comparison to Air France, but it still offered competition in certain areas, with the traffic rights to and from Algeria now of particular interest.

3 weeks ago