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Bringing you the latest airline news and airline industry insights. Get the need-to-know developments in passenger experience, ancillary services, revenue management, loyalty & technology.

Flybe Becomes the First Airline to Die Because of Coronavirus

Flybe Becomes the First Airline to Die Because of Coronavirus

Brian Sumers, Skift

If this coronavirus panic drags on, we may see otherwise healthy airlines go bust. But that is not the case here. Flybe was in trouble well before coronavirus.

4 weeks ago

Finnair Considering Layoffs to Deal With Coronavirus Downturn

Finnair Considering Layoffs to Deal With Coronavirus Downturn

Reuters

Finnair's latest response to the outbreak shows how quickly things can change and how difficult it is for a company to quantify the impact of a fast-changing external event. Only a month ago, the CEO was saying that coronavirus would have a "relatively limited" impact on the airline.

4 weeks ago

Airlines Scramble to Placate Spooked Passengers as Bookings Drop Dramatically

Airlines Scramble to Placate Spooked Passengers as Bookings Drop Dramatically

Jamie Freed and Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

As the world contends with coronavirus, airlines are fighting a battle against consumer confidence, requiring generous policies that are unusual in the commercial aviation industry.

4 weeks ago

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Intelligent Scheduling Will Drive the Next Frontier of Improving Customer Experience

Intelligent Scheduling Will Drive the Next Frontier of Improving Customer Experience

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Airlines have invested in making many of their offerings increasingly data-driven in recent years. Yet they haven’t taken the same approach to schedules, one of their preeminent products.

4 months ago

Wizz Air Mulls 10 Percent Capacity Cut to Cope With Coronavirus

Wizz Air Mulls 10 Percent Capacity Cut to Cope With Coronavirus

Reuters

As demand falls across Europe, airlines have little choice but to adjust their flight schedules. It's a time to batten down the hatches and try to ride out the storm.

4 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2020: The Rise of Ultra-Long-Haul Flights Is Changing the Way We Travel

Travel Megatrends 2020: The Rise of Ultra-Long-Haul Flights Is Changing the Way We Travel

Brian Sumers, Skift

Connecting to the ends of the Earth with nonstop flights is an increasingly attractive prospect for flyers. The growing popularity of nearly day-long flights, however, is set to disrupt the economics of the airline business. Adapting will be crucial as demand from the travel industry grows.

4 weeks ago

Welcome to the New Skift Airline Weekly

Welcome to the New Skift Airline Weekly

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

Skift Airline Weekly is going digital-first as of this week. It's readable on the device of your choosing. Here's to the next 15 years of the best aviation industry news and insights.

4 weeks ago

Nearly 90 Percent of U.S. Travelers Have Yet to Cancel Plans Due to Virus: Skift Research

Nearly 90 Percent of U.S. Travelers Have Yet to Cancel Plans Due to Virus: Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

U.S. travelers are taking a wait-and-see approach to the evolving coronavirus situation, with few canceling just yet. But most American travel happens domestically, and as the virus spreads within the country, that may soon change.

4 weeks ago

White House Will Hold Talks With U.S. Cruise and Airline Executives on Coronavirus Risk

White House Will Hold Talks With U.S. Cruise and Airline Executives on Coronavirus Risk

David Shepardson and David Holland, Reuters

Don't worry, U.S. airlines and cruise ship companies. Demand is dropping like a rock. But Mike Pence is on the case. What could go wrong?

4 weeks ago

The New Face of Latin American Airline Partnerships

The New Face of Latin American Airline Partnerships

Kristin Majcher, Skift

Airline partnerships connecting North and South America look different in 2020, with Delta a stronger contender in the region than ever before. Its $1.9 billion investment for a 20 percent stake in Chile’s Latam Airlines helps. Now, the question is how it will shape the industry — and the strategies of competitors like American Airlines.

4 weeks ago

Virgin Galactic Registers Thousands for Future Space Tourism Flights

Virgin Galactic Registers Thousands for Future Space Tourism Flights

John Antczak, Associated Press

Thousands have expressed interest in going to outer space with Virgin Galactic as the company reopens registration for it flights. Is 2020 the year that space tourism will finally take off?

4 weeks ago

U.S. Airlines Await Coronavirus Fallout and 4 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

U.S. Airlines Await Coronavirus Fallout and 4 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

U.S. airlines have fared far better than their Asian counterparts as coronavirus rages on, but with federal officials warning of an imminent outbreak stateside, the worst is certainly yet to come. Plus, American Airlines cozies up to longtime adversary Qatar Airways in what appears to be a bid to take on Delta.

4 weeks ago