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SKY's The Limit: How a Chilean LCC Is Innovating Amid Pandemic Challenges

by 
David Kaplan
August 5, 2020
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8
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SKY Airline taps Kambr's revenue management platform and advisory solutions to drive demand recovery.

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How Airlines Can Promote Safe Travel And Reopen Economies

by 
Brendan McKittrick
July 30, 2020
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9
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The real solution to saving the aviation industry amid Covid-19 is neither financially nor technologically based.

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How NDC Can Improve Airline Customer Service

by 
David Kaplan
July 21, 2020
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8
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NDC is more than just a sales channel, says Amadeus’ Mark Ridley.

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Exit Interview: Routehappy Founder Robert Albert On What's Next After ATPCO

by 
David Kaplan
July 9, 2020
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6
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Albert discusses what ATPCO’s acquisition of Routehappy has meant for airline retail.

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Accelya, Farelogix, And The Goal Of ‘Next Gen’ Revenue Management

by 
David Kaplan
July 7, 2020
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6
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The deal, expected to close later this summer, aims to manage airline ‘value management.’

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ATPCO’s Emergency Flexibility Offers Automated Processing For Sudden Flight Changes

by 
David Kaplan
June 4, 2020
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2
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The airline pricing, content, and data distributor is trying to make it easier to respond to scheduling and fare chaos related to Covid-19.

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How Plusgrade Is Shifting Its Ancillary Focus To Get People To ‘Travel Again’

by 
David Kaplan
May 26, 2020
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8
 min read

Also: Is the vacant middle seat an ancillary opportunity for airlines?

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3Victors Expands ‘Data As A Service’ For Air Travel Reset

by 
David Kaplan
May 18, 2020
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2
 min read

The old data models won’t apply to airline passenger demand anymore.

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The Signals That Will Point To Airline Industry Recovery

by 
David Kaplan
April 30, 2020
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3
 min read

Understanding where and when air travel demand starts moving will be essential to the aviation industry reset.

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Farelogix Prepares Seat Map Selection For Social Distancing Age

by 
David Kaplan
April 22, 2020
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4
 min read

Airlines will need to go beyond simply blocking middle seats to attract bookings.

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The Global Pandemic Is Not Stopping Enterprise Ireland From Supporting Travel Tech

by 
David Kaplan
April 21, 2020
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7
 min read

“We do know we will turn the corner.” Here’s how Enterprise Ireland is helping ease that turn for airlines and the wider travel ecosystem.

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ATPCO’s Reassurance For Flight Shoppers’ COVID-19 Airline Hygiene Concerns

by 
David Kaplan
April 15, 2020
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5
 min read

Travelers used to want to know about legroom; now it’s about air circulation and cabin cleanliness.

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Viva Air Labs’ $10k Question: What Tech Ideas Will Inspire Travelers To Fly Again?

by 
David Kaplan
April 8, 2020
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4
 min read

The Colombian airline’s message to Latin American travelers quarantined during the COVID-19 crisis: #VolveremosAVolar (“We Will Fly Again”).

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PROS’ Mike Slone On Helping Airlines Develop Alternative Revenue Streams During COVID-19

by 
David Kaplan
March 27, 2020
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9
 min read

An informal air travel survey by PROS Mike Slone explores retail rescue possibilities now and for the industry’s comeback.

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How Amadeus Aims To Improve Airlines’ Network Planning Capabilities

by 
David Kaplan
March 2, 2020
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10
 min read

Airlines annually spend about a $400 million in network planning and scheduling tech, says Amadeus’ Sky Suite head Renzo Vaccari.

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How Airlines’ Embrace Of Social Media Is Evolving After A Decade Of Learning

by 
Lauryn Chamberlain
February 25, 2020
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7
 min read

What is the future of airlines’ use of Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, WeChat, and (possibly?) TikTok?

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ATPCO Builds Retailing Dev Services Center In Eastern Europe

by 
David Kaplan
February 13, 2020
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2
 min read

New Bulgarian location joins ATPCO’s London outpost comes two years after Routehappy acquisition.

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Czech Airlines Turns To ID90 Travel To Promote Employee Retention

by 
David Kaplan
February 10, 2020
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1
 min read

The Smartwings-owned airline’s 1,000-person workforce will be able to make their own travel bookings more seamlessly.

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What ARC’s Stake In nuTravel Says About Airlines’ Retailing Tech Needs

by 
David Kaplan
February 6, 2020
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7
 min read

ARC CEO Mike Premo on the company's evolving investment strategy.

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Air Cargo Load Factor Metrics Can Be Misleading

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
February 4, 2020
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4
 min read

“We realized that air cargo load factors based on weight utilization now paint a misleading picture of how full flights really are.”

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Amadeus Acquires Optym's Sky Suite To Improve Airline Network Forecasting

by 
David Kaplan
February 3, 2020
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3
 min read

Former Sabre exec Renzo Vaccari is moving from Optym to run the new Amadeus Sky Suite group.

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Former Adobe Travel Lead Buccialia Named Kambr's Chief Commercial Officer

by 
David Kaplan
January 28, 2020
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6
 min read

The hire reflects the airline tech startup’s momentum since its fall seed round.

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Why Airlines Need To Embrace 'Era of Complete Retailing’

by 
David Kaplan
January 27, 2020
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4
 min read

Travelers say they’re willing to share data in exchange for saving time and money.

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Demystifying AI for Airlines

by 
David Kaplan
January 21, 2020
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9
 min read

How should airlines measure AI’s effectiveness?

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What’s Next For ATPCO’s NDC Exchange?

by 
David Kaplan
January 17, 2020
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8
 min read

The marketplace for airlines and their retailing channel partners is prepping a significant expansion this year.