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Greater Interest in Private Jet Travel as Airlines Cancel More Flights to China

Greater Interest in Private Jet Travel as Airlines Cancel More Flights to China

Stella Qiu, Jamie Freed, and Allison Lampert, Reuters

As long as travel jitters remain high, it will be difficult for aviation players in Asia to get more business from China, even if wealthy passengers are willing to pay for premium services.

4 days ago

Ship Quarantines in Asia Sail Cruise Sector Into Uncharted Waters

Ship Quarantines in Asia Sail Cruise Sector Into Uncharted Waters

Dee-Ann Durbin and David Koenig, The Associated Press

With travel bans and politics thrown in the mix, the coronavirus is presenting unprecedented situations, and many more questions, for the cruise industry.

5 days ago

Vietnamese Airlines Lose $430 Million in Revenue Due to Virus

Vietnamese Airlines Lose $430 Million in Revenue Due to Virus

Reuters, Reuters

The regional impacts of coronavirus on the travel industry are likely to be the worst, as the plight of Vietnam's airlines shows.

5 days ago

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How Travel Agencies Are Winning Over Customers and Airlines in a Fragmented Industry

How Travel Agencies Are Winning Over Customers and Airlines in a Fragmented Industry

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2 months ago

Qatar Airways-Backed Air Italy Is Shutting Down

Qatar Airways-Backed Air Italy Is Shutting Down

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Another European airline bows out. Alitalia has once again outlasted one of its purported challengers — now it desperately needs to find a buyer.

6 days ago

New Starbucks Airport Partnership Aims for More Coffee, Fewer Lines

New Starbucks Airport Partnership Aims for More Coffee, Fewer Lines

Danielle Hyams, Skift

After HMSHost severed its exclusivity agreement to operate Starbucks airport locations, OTG hospitality group quickly stepped in to fill the void. OTG is well-known for its use of tech to make the airport dining experience more efficient. Let's hope it finds a way to eliminate those long Starbucks lines.

7 days ago

Ryanair Marketing Boss Kenny Jacobs Is Leaving the Airline

Ryanair Marketing Boss Kenny Jacobs Is Leaving the Airline

Conor Humphries, Reuters

Kenny Jacobs is a well-known member of Ryanair's senior management team and has frequently represented the airline at industry events. Given his prominent role at the company, his departure is something of a shock.

7 days ago

AirAsia CEO Sidelined During Bribery Probe and 9 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

AirAsia CEO Sidelined During Bribery Probe and 9 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in aviation news, AirAsia's iconic CEO Tony Fernandes steps aside for now while officials look into allegations that he accepted a bribe from Airbus in exchange for a major order. Plus, JetBlue founder unveils details about his new airline. He's calling it Breeze.

1 week ago

Hong Kong Airlines Will Cut Jobs and Reduce Flights as Coronavirus Hits Travel

Hong Kong Airlines Will Cut Jobs and Reduce Flights as Coronavirus Hits Travel

Shriya Ramakrishnan in Bengaluru and Donny Kwok, Reuters

Hong Kong Airlines was in bad shape before anyone started protesting in Hong Kong. Now it must deal not only with fallout from the protests, but also panic from Coronavirus. It's hard to see how the airline recovers.

1 week ago

New York Is Suing to Challenge Trump Administration’s Block on Global Entry

New York Is Suing to Challenge Trump Administration’s Block on Global Entry

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press

Let's hope New York state wins here. The Trump Administration has severely over-reached with its Global Entry decision.

1 week ago

Finnair Predicts Coronavirus Will Have Limited Impact on Financials of Airlines

Finnair Predicts Coronavirus Will Have Limited Impact on Financials of Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

As long as the flight suspensions don't last too long, Finnair thinks the impact of the coronavirus outbreak should be fairly limited. The problem is at the moment no one knows exactly how quickly, or how easily, it will spread across the rest of Asia and possibly the world.

1 week ago

TUI and Royal Caribbean Expand Cruise Partnership With $1.3 Billion Deal

TUI and Royal Caribbean Expand Cruise Partnership With $1.3 Billion Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This seems like a win-win for TUI Group. It gets an established partner to help grow its luxury and expedition cruise line — while also keeping a share of the business — and at the same time it gets the cash to help pursue its digital strategy.

1 week ago