Airline Industry News

Do you have an interest in plane travel and need to stay up-to-date with the latest airline industry news? At Wiser, we have created a tailored and free daily email digest that will keep you informed. The airline industry has brought the world closer together, but the modern reality is one of new challenges and intense competition. Companies in the industry often employ tens of thousands of people and generate billions of dollars in annual revenue, so there is always something happening. Airport capacity is an issue in cities across the world, as is the problems of capital expenditure - it is not cheap to buy new aircraft. New technology is making the industry more efficient, friendly to the environment, and less obtrusive to local communities that planes fly over. But route structures, labor relations, weather and fuel costs all present significant challenges. The daily Wiser airline industry news email curates the best information from around the web. Whether you are interested in the international, national, regional or cargo parts of the industry, you will get the information you need.

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Fuel Hedging Was a Bad Bet for U.S. Airlines in the First Quarter
Skift • Bloomberg, Robert Tuttle
Norwegian Air’s Expansion and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week
Skift • Sarah Enelow, Skift
Tui's male employees paid more than double female staff – report
The Guardian • Caelainn Barr, Sarah Butler
Adani kin buys out Air Deccan, picks up 60% in Air Odisha
The Economic Times of India • Pti
Air France-KLM Goes on the Offensive to Counter Discount Rivals
Skift • Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg
Norwegian Air: The World's Best Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airline
Forbes • Carrie Coolidge, Contributor
Boeing's 737 MAX-9 aircraft receives FAA approval
Reuters • Reuters Staff
That case of wine you want to bring home? Alaska Airlines expands Wine Flies Free perk
Los Angeles Times • Mary Forgione
United Airlines tests new boarding process at Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles Times • Hugo Martin
Indian carriers carry 20% more passengers during January 2018: DGCA
The Economic Times of India • Mihir Mishra
 
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Fuel Hedging Was a Bad Bet for U.S. Airlines in the First Quarter
SkiftBloomberg, Robert Tuttle
Alaska and Southwest did what many considered to be the prudent thing and hedged a lot of their fuel purchases, but they are now paying higher prices than airlines that didn't hedge. That's how hedging goes, but it's often better to be...
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Norwegian Air’s Expansion and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week
SkiftSarah Enelow, Skift
This week in aviation, earnings are under way and Norwegian is hoping for a brighter 2018 bolstered by pilot recruitment and route development. -Sarah Enelow
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Tui's male employees paid more than double female staff – report
The GuardianCaelainn Barr, Sarah Butler
The travel group Tui has the largest gender pay gap reported to date by a major UK company, with its male employees paid more than double the female staff. Women at the group’s Tui Airways UK unit earn on average 56.9% less...
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Airline Industry, Finance
Adani kin buys out Air Deccan, picks up 60% in Air Odisha
The Economic Times of IndiaPti
The Ahmedabad-based GSEC Aviation and Monarch Networth Capital have bought over the GR Gopinath-promoted Air Deccan, besides jointly acquiring majority stake in Air Odisha, which is set to launch its services on regional routes from tomorrow. Significantly, GSEC Aviation is owned by...
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Airline Industry, NewsCred
Air France-KLM Goes on the Offensive to Counter Discount Rivals
SkiftAnia Nussbaum, Bloomberg
Air France-KLM Group said it will accelerate capacity increases despite an uncertain economic climate in order to defend its share of an air-travel market that’s becoming flooded with discount rivals. The Paris-based carrier will boost seating by up to 4 percent this...
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Norwegian Air: The World's Best Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airline
ForbesCarrie Coolidge, Contributor
Norwegian Air, which bills itself as the World's Best Long-Haul , Low-Cost Airline, certainly lives up to its slogan. Indeed, while some would be quick to judge the airline based on the extremely low fares that it offers, they would only need...
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Boeing's 737 MAX-9 aircraft receives FAA approval
ReutersReuters Staff
() - The world’s largest plane maker Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Friday the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration had officially certified its 737 MAX-9 aircraft for commercial service. The stamp of approval affirms the airplane’s handling, systems and overall performance all comply...
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That case of wine you want to bring home? Alaska Airlines expands Wine Flies Free perk
Los Angeles TimesMary Forgione
If you're visiting wine countries in the West, Alaska Airlines will let you check the bottles you purchase for free. The airline expanded its Wine Flies Free program to a total of 29 cities in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Other qualifying...
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United Airlines tests new boarding process at Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles TimesHugo Martin
United Airlines, the third-largest carrier at Los Angeles International Airport, has started trying out a new way to board passengers that might cut back on confusion and frustration. "We've been testing different processes and soliciting feedback to find a more customer-friendly boarding...
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Indian carriers carry 20% more passengers during January 2018: DGCA
The Economic Times of IndiaMihir Mishra
NEW DELHI: Indian airlines registered about 20% growth in domestic passengers during the month of January, shows passenger data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today. Data shows that airlines carried 11.4 million passengers during the month over 9.5...
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