Posts for Aviation Category

We know construction of Berlin's new airport has been a mess. But one thing mentioned less often is that it's far too small to handle the number of passengers expected to visit the city by 2030. This means Berlin probably needs a second airport.
-Brian Sumers

Tegel Airport’s Fate Will Soon Be Decided by Berliners

We know construction of Berlin’s new airport has been a mess. But one thing mentioned less often is that it’s far too small to handle the number of passengers expected to visit the city by 2030. This means Berlin probably needs a second airport.
-Brian Sumers

The milestone was celebrated at the company's Mobile, Ala., assembly line with a brand new American Airlines A321 jet.

Airbus says North American airlines now flying 1,500 of its jets

The milestone was celebrated at the company’s Mobile, Ala., assembly line with a brand new American Airlines A321 jet.

Ryanair's CEO admitted mistakes to disgruntled shareholders Thursday as the airline struggles to overcome a scheduling crisis that is costing it millions.

Ryanair CEO admits 'a major boo boo' amid cancellations crisis

Ryanair’s CEO admitted mistakes to disgruntled shareholders Thursday as the airline struggles to overcome a scheduling crisis that is costing it millions.

Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.

Name that airport …

Here is this week’s “name that airport” photo.

In a cheeky ad, Eurowings says passengers should switch to its flights. What goes around comes around: The Irish airline is often the one ridiculing its rivals.
-Sean O'Neill

Lufthansa Ad Campaign Ridicules Ryanair Over Pilot Fiasco

In a cheeky ad, Eurowings says passengers should switch to its flights. What goes around comes around: The Irish airline is often the one ridiculing its rivals.
-Sean O’Neill

Lufthansa and EasyJet have been flagged as front runners for a while now so this shouldn't come as a surprise. Still, it will be interesting to see how both utilize the assets if their bids are successful.
-Patrick Whyte

Lufthansa and EasyJet Win Battle to Carve Up Bankrupt Air Berlin

Lufthansa and EasyJet have been flagged as front runners for a while now so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Still, it will be interesting to see how both utilize the assets if their bids are successful.
-Patrick Whyte

Delta is rolling out a bevy of new routes to Europe – but also dropping two destinations altogether– as it tweaks its schedule across the Atlantic.

Delta ending Moscow, Stockholm flights; beefs up other European routes

Delta is rolling out a bevy of new routes to Europe – but also dropping two destinations altogether– as it tweaks its schedule across the Atlantic.

The aircraft that rolled out from the paint shop this week is the first of 8  Qantas has on order. Formal delivery of the aircraft is expected next month.

First look: Qantas' new Boeing 787 Dreamliner emerges from paint shop

The aircraft that rolled out from the paint shop this week is the first of 8 Qantas has on order. Formal delivery of the aircraft is expected next month.

Icelandair is going to make use of all the time on its transatlantic flights with in-flight theater performances.

Airline brings 'immersive' live theater to the skies

Icelandair is going to make use of all the time on its transatlantic flights with in-flight theater performances.

While the Ryanair CEO's comments should be taken with a pinch of salt, there are plenty of others worried about whether Norwegian can continue with its aggressive expansion. We'll know for sure if and when the operating environment takes a turn for the worse.
-Patrick Whyte

Norwegian Air’s CEO Dismisses Concerns Over Its Financial Stability

While the Ryanair CEO’s comments should be taken with a pinch of salt, there are plenty of others worried about whether Norwegian can continue with its aggressive expansion. We’ll know for sure if and when the operating environment takes a turn for the worse.
-Patrick Whyte

If you’re one of those passengers who always frets the airline will loseyour checked luggage, this story isn’t for you.

'Mischief': Bag handler accused of swapping tags on fliers' luggage

If you’re one of those passengers who always frets the airline will loseyour checked luggage, this story isn’t for you.

Despite increasingly packed terminals, travelers are the happiest they've been in years when flying through U.S. airports, according to J.D. Power.

Airport rankings: Sacramento, Orlando, Orange County top J.D. Power list

Despite increasingly packed terminals, travelers are the happiest they’ve been in years when flying through U.S. airports, according to J.D. Power.

Just before this pilot issue broke, Skift went to Europe to speak with Ryanair's chief marketing officer about how he improved the airline's customer service. Recent events will almost certainly set Ryanair back, but we think it can recover —if only because people like cheap fares. 
-Brian Sumers

Ryanair’s Pilot Drama Threatens to Undo Its Goodwill Push

Just before this pilot issue broke, Skift went to Europe to speak with Ryanair’s chief marketing officer about how he improved the airline’s customer service. Recent events will almost certainly set Ryanair back, but we think it can recover —if only because people like cheap fares.
-Brian Sumers

Several major airline CEOs, including American's Doug Parker and JetBlue's Robin Hayes, have been in D.C. this month to offer support for air traffic control reform. And someday, it might even happen. But it does not appear imminent. 
-Brian Sumers

Some U.S. Lawmakers Balk at Privatizing the Air Traffic Control System

Several major airline CEOs, including American’s Doug Parker and JetBlue’s Robin Hayes, have been in D.C. this month to offer support for air traffic control reform. And someday, it might even happen. But it does not appear imminent.
-Brian Sumers

We don't begrudge airlines for bag fees. They're not a public utility. They have shareholders, and their mission is to make profits. Bag fees help them do that.
-Brian Sumers

Airline Fares Drop but Airlines Make Up for it with Bag Fees, Report Finds

We don’t begrudge airlines for bag fees. They’re not a public utility. They have shareholders, and their mission is to make profits. Bag fees help them do that.
-Brian Sumers

Airlines charged a record $7 billion last year in fees for baggage and flight changes, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Airlines set record charging $7.1 billion fees for bags and flight changes last year

Airlines charged a record $7 billion last year in fees for baggage and flight changes, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Delta will end service to Guam, a move that will leave United as the sole U.S. carrier flying to the American territory in the western Pacific.

Delta Air Lines will pull out of Guam, ending flights by Jan. 8

Delta will end service to Guam, a move that will leave United as the sole U.S. carrier flying to the American territory in the western Pacific.