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US travel agents: Airfare cost on the rise, demand high for vacation cruises in 2014

Travel Trends US travel agents: Airfare cost on the rise, demand high for vacation cruises in 2014

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

In 2002, Delta Air Lines decided to impose a zero commission policy on travel agents sales. Other US carriers followed soon after.

Indian airlines embark on aggressive hiring strategy

Indian carriers plan to add over 5000 jobs Indian airlines embark on aggressive hiring strategy

NEW DELHI, India - Air carriers have embarked on an aggressive hiring strategy with plans to add over 5,000 jobs this year, industry officials have said.

UK food guru: Airlines serving 'horrible' food

Airline Food UK food guru: Airlines serving 'horrible' food

Leading children's food writer Annabel Karmel has criticised airlines for serving 'horrible' food on flights.

Airbus books almost $70 billion at 2013 Paris Air Show

Airbus Airbus books almost $70 billion at 2013 Paris Air Show

At the 2013 Paris Air Show, Airbus won US$68.7 billion worth of business for a total of 466 aircraft, which shows the resilience of the commercial aviation industry.

FLY Leasing acquires two new Boeing 737-800s

FLY Leasing Limited FLY Leasing acquires two new Boeing 737-800s

DUBLIN, Ireland - FLY Leasing Limited, a global lessor of modern commercial jet aircraft, today announced that it has acquired two Boeing 737-800 aircraft, both manufactured in 2013.

Airlines collect over $27 billion in extra fees and charges

Airlines rake in billions in auxiliary revenue Airlines collect over $27 billion in extra fees and charges

Airlines around the world collected over $27 billion in extra fees and charges last year, new research has shown.

IATA: Airline profits will be up 20 percent in 2013

Global Airline Industry IATA: Airline profits will be up 20 percent in 2013

Airline profits will be 20% higher than expected this year despite razor-thin margins, according to the industry's main representative body.

Mission accomplished or compromised?

IATA seeks to set new paradigm for global airline transportation Mission accomplished or compromised?

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

IATA (International Air Transport Association) is credited with being the organization that systematized the airline industry at the very beginning of the 20th century.

UFTAA’s position on IATA's new distribution capability - NDC

UFTAA and IATA UFTAA’s position on IATA's new distribution capability - NDC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - During the UFTAA Congress in Kuala Lumpur, IATA's Alexs Popovich gave an interesting and in-depth presentation on IATA’s proposed NDC. Mr.

Airline competition set to heat up as South African gets 20 more Airbus A320s

Africa aviation Airline competition set to heat up as South African gets 20 more Airbus A320s

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - The news coming from Johannesburg, that South African Airways (SAA) is due to take progressive delivery of 20 Airbus A320 aircraft, will serve as a reminder for other African airlines that ...

JetBlue and Emirates to expand partnership agreement with bilateral codeshare

JetBlue and Emirates JetBlue and Emirates to expand partnership agreement with bilateral codeshare

NEW YORK and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - JetBlue Airways and Emirates, the Dubai-based international carrier and one of the world's fastest growing airlines, today announced intent to expand ...

Airlines want you flying upfront during summertime

Summer Travel Airlines want you flying upfront during summertime

NEW YORK, NY – Just as the swallows fly to Capistrano in the summer, airlines have traditionally unleashed their best upfront deals during this time.

Comair blasts government bailout of SA Express

South African Aviation Comair blasts government bailout of SA Express

Privately-owned aviation company Comair has blasted government intervention and financial aid for state–owned airlines after SA Express moved to finalise a R539-million guarantee last week.

Airline surcharges rivalling the cost of fares

Airlines squeeze every last dollar out of customers Airline surcharges rivalling the cost of fares

SYDNEY, Australia - On Friday, Jetstar was levying an $8.50 ''booking and service fee'' per leg on $9 flights bought with Visa, Mastercard, Diners or American Express cards.

IATA: Global airline sector profit will grow to $7.5 billion in 2013

IATA projects huge airline sector profit growth IATA: Global airline sector profit will grow to $7.5 billion in 2013

Dubai, UAE - Global airline sector profit is likely to grow to $7.5 billion this year, with Asia Pacific and West Asia based airlines dominating the international passenger market and leading the ...

Free airline upgrades going extinct

Air Travel Free airline upgrades going extinct

The economy passenger’s dream ticket – a free upgrade at the departure gate – now looks endangered.

Brits scream bloody murder as airline fees soar 67 percent

Extra charges imposed by low-cost airlines soar 24 times the rate of inflation Brits scream bloody murder as airline fees soar 67 percent

An annual study by TravelSupermarket, the price comparison website, revealed those carriers whose fees for “optional” services, including checked luggage and allocated seating, have risen most ...

Airline CEOs join senior industry leaders in Budapest

region’s largest commercial aviation forum of 2013 Airline CEOs join senior industry leaders in Budapest

Taking place on Sunday, May 12, 2013, the Routes Europe Strategy Summit will open Routes Europe in Budapest.

Moms want more from airlines

Study Reveals Many Moms Are Stressed by Family Travel Moms want more from airlines

NEW YORK, N.Y.- With spring in full bloom many families are starting to plan for their big summer vacation. For air carriers, this means more child passengers during the summer months.

Court: Fraport, Lufthansa and Air Berlin not entitled to strike compensation

Union will not cover losses incurred by airlines, Frankfurt airport Court: Fraport, Lufthansa and Air Berlin not entitled to strike compensation

A German court on Monday threw out a lawsuit by two airlines and the operator of Frankfurt airport for compensation from a labour union to cover losses incurred by strike action by some of its ...

FastJet reportedly files letter of intent with 1Time liquidators

sounds warning to liquidators FastJet reportedly files letter of intent with 1Time liquidators

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Seemingly unperturbed by the ongoing negative publicity for the airline, as a result of being entangled with former choice darling partner and now turned arch foe Fly540, the management of ...

Winning airports

2012 winners of Airline Service Quality Awards Winning airports

Depending on where you live, the news is either very good or quite disheartening.

IATA calls on airlines to work together to make air cargo more competitive

Priorities for Air Cargo IATA calls on airlines to work together to make air cargo more competitive

DOHA, Qatar – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on airlines and their partners in the air cargo supply chain to work together to make air cargo more competitive and ...

Poor management dogs Indonesian carriers

Indoinesian Airline Industry Poor management dogs Indonesian carriers

JAKARTA, Indonesia - With a burgeoning middle class, Indonesia is among the most attractive markets for air transportation in the world, but local airlines are still unable to fully tap into the ...

Airbus releases its latest orders and deliveries data

Airbus Airbus releases its latest orders and deliveries data

Airbus’ 2013 order book grew by 41 aircraft in February with its A320, A330 and A350 aircraft families, while 45 jetliners were delivered to customers during the month.

Airlines versus hotels in the battle for the best pricing strategy

pricing it right Airlines versus hotels in the battle for the best pricing strategy

Pricing it right is challenging at the best of times but do hotels have a smoother ride than the airlines when it comes to pinning a number on deal or fare? Ritesh Gupta investigates.

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