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
Punch-up at 38,000 feet after passenger breaks wind
Daily Mail • Jennifer Newton, Mailonline
A quarter of Brits have been separated from a travel companion on a flight having not paid extra
YouGov Labs News • Yougov
Transportation ETFs Could be Ready to Rally
ETF Trends • Brenton Garen
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
An airline pilot explains 17 code words passengers don't understand
businessinsider.com.au • Benjamin Zhang
 
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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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Punch-up at 38,000 feet after passenger breaks wind
Daily MailJennifer Newton, Mailonline
A plane was forced to make an unscheduled stop en-route from Dubai to Amsterdam after a punch-up broke out when a passenger allegedly refused to stop breaking wind. The Transavia Airlines HV6902 service made the unplanned stop-off in Vienna after two men...
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A quarter of Brits have been separated from a travel companion on a flight having not paid extra
YouGov Labs NewsYougov
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recently announced that it has launched a review into airline seating allocation policies. New research carried out by YouGov Omnibus and commissioned by the CAA surveyed over 4,200 people who travelled as part of a group...
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Airline Industry, Finance
Transportation ETFs Could be Ready to Rally
ETF TrendsBrenton Garen
The iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT), the largest transportation exchange traded fund, is down nearly 7% over the past month, but some traders believe that decline has transportation stocks poised to bounce back. IYT tracks the Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJT)....
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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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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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An airline pilot explains 17 code words passengers don't understand
businessinsider.com.auBenjamin Zhang
Emirates Airline flight attendants. Patrick Smith is an author, aviation blogger, and commercial airline pilot. He compiled a list of commonly misunderstood airline terms for his site, AskThePilot. For most of us, flying is still an inherently mysterious activity. To shed some...
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