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Airfract baggage on an airport runway from ancillary sales

Airline Operations

How Airlines Can Leverage Pricing & Ancillaries to Increase Revenue

by 
Nicole Roedig
September 24, 2020
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Given the low demand levels and hesitancy of many people to fly, ancillaries are an effective way for airlines to generate income and increase immediate cashflow.

Loyal airline customer with boarding pass at airport

Airline Operations

Can Airlines Turn Frequent Flier Miles Into Bonds?

by 
Jack Chen
August 31, 2020
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There may not be many frequent fliers now, but loyalty can still give airlines security.

Traveler with facemask at airport checking flight schedules

Airline Operations

What Is On-Time Performance (OTP)?

by 
David Kaplan
August 26, 2020
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How has Covid-19 impacted airlines' On-Time Performance the past few months?

The life of a Revenue Manaagement Analyst

Airline Operations

A Week-in-the-Life of a Revenue Management Analyst

by 
Megan Vigfusson
July 13, 2020
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Megan Vigfusson, reflects on her time within Revenue Management departments, reminiscing about a representative workweek

Airline Operations

Airport Retail: When Will We See a Return to Normalcy?

by 
Cimarron Buser
June 3, 2020
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Glimmers of hope are starting to appear at some airport shops.

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Europe’s Flawed Airline Industry Assistance

by 
David Delfini
June 2, 2020
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Shoring up weaker carriers at the expense of more vibrant competitors will weaken the continent’s travel market recovery.

World Aviation Festival Exhibitors Hall

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Sponsored Post: World Aviation Festival May and June Webinars

by 
World Aviation Festival
May 20, 2020
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In these uncertain times, the World Aviation Festival is offering its community a way to stay connected and share ideas.

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Airline Operations

Video Interview: What Can Airlines Do Now To Manage Cash And Costs?

by 
David Kaplan
April 13, 2020
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International aviation industry consultant René Armas Maes on the immediate tasks carriers can undertake to get through this phase of the coronavirus crisis.

Empty first class seats reclined

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Recounting Loyalty

by 
Chris Anthony
April 6, 2020
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Like so many things, the COVID-19 crisis suggests it’s time airlines rethink elite status.

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Airlines and COVID-19: How Carriers Can Improve Liquidity

by 
René Armas Maes
April 1, 2020
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5
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Government assistance isn’t the only avenue airlines need to explore.

Airline Operations

Sponsored Post: Aviation Festival Americas April 2 Webinar

by 
Aviation Festivals America
March 31, 2020
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1
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Aviation Festival Americas advisory board members will discuss cost containment strategies for airlines and airports in an exclusive webinar.

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Sponsored Post: World Aviation Festival Webinar

by 
World Aviation Festival
March 24, 2020
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 min read

World Aviation Festival Webinars Aviation and COVID-19 State of Play Series

Airline Operations

How Kambr Media Is Covering Airlines Amid Covid-19

by 
David Kaplan
March 19, 2020
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2
 min read

We are all in this together. Literally. Our question to the aviation industry: How can we help?

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Delta And Parallel Reality: How Is It Going To Work?

by 
David Kaplan
January 16, 2020
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3
 min read

Think “utility” first for the personalized image messaging platform, says Experience The Skies’ Larry Leung.

Presenter in front of Albert Einstein backdrop: Imagination is more important than knowledge

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Sponsored Post: World Aviation Festival Speakers Added

by 
World Aviation Festival
January 14, 2020
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"Over 6,000 attendees will join us in September 2020, to be inspired by our 600 speakers over 3 incredible days in London."

Ed Bastion giving speech

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Delta’s Ed Bastian At CES: What Air Travel Will Look Like 2020-2025

by 
David Kaplan
January 8, 2020
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7
 min read

Coming to airports soon: Parallel Reality. But free in-flight wifi will have to wait.

Ed Bastion

Airline Operations

Delta’s Bastian: International And Equity Stakes Are The Future Of Airline Gains

by 
David Kaplan
December 13, 2019
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8
 min read

In 2020, expect 4-to 6 percent top-line growth and $4 billion of free cash flow for Delta.

Woman preparing to scan passport

Airline Operations

American Airlines Mobile App Now Includes Passport Scanning

by 
David Kaplan
December 8, 2019
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2
 min read

The passport scan follows several other mobile enhancements by American Airlines.

Airline Operations

Sponsored Post: Download the World Aviation Festival CMO Interview Series

by 
World Aviation Festival
November 22, 2019
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1
 min read

The report features in-depth interviews with executives from easyJet, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, SunExpress, Malaysia Airlines, and Qatar Airways.

Airline Operations

How NDC Exchange Opened Up Southwest Airlines’ Retailing Strategy

by 
David Kaplan
November 15, 2019
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5
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This is the second part of our series on NDC Exchange: The Airline Perspective.

JetBlue Strategy Blue Basic Fare

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What Is JetBlue’s Strategy Behind The New ‘Blue Basic’ Fare

by 
David Kaplan
November 13, 2019
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Competitive pressures on JetBlue have been building for years.

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Airline Rewards Program Changes Leave Frequent Fliers Frustrated

by 
David Kaplan
November 6, 2019
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3
 min read

About half of airline loyalty members are scratching their heads when it comes to earning and redeeming travel rewards.

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Ascend By Cirium: Airline Passenger Demand Began To Weaken In 2019

by 
David Kaplan
November 4, 2019
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 min read

Traffic is still positive, but economic and cost pressures are intensifying.

Airlines Started & Ceased Operations 2019

Airline Operations

Infographic: What Airlines Started & What Airlines Ceased Operations in 2019?

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
October 31, 2019
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This year has proven to be one of great change with a number of airlines coming and going.

Bombardier CRJ-550 Interior

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United Airlines’ 360-Online Seatmap Points To Future Retailing Possibilities

by 
David Kaplan
October 29, 2019
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1
 min read

The 3D virtual tour is about customer service first, United’s Linda Jojo says.