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