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31st Dec 2017
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Airbus Sold 705 Planes in 2 Weeks But Jumbos Are a Tough Proposition

By Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg A flurry of plane orders to end the year hasn’t camouflaged Airbus’ woes after a management shakeup and in light of its difficulties in selling wide-body...

31st Dec 2017
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Passenger Deadline Extended for New Driver’s License Requirements on U.S. Domestic Flights

By Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press Passengers go through a U.S. Transportation Security Administration checkpoint on July 6, 2014. Rpavich / Flickr Skift Take: The heat is off. Passengers flying...

30th Dec 2017
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JetBlue Heading Toward Worst Year of On-Time Performance Since 2007 Fiasco

By Mary Schlangenstein , Bloomberg JetBlue livery makes a show of it on May 26, 2016. JetBlue’s on-time performance is worsening in 2017. JetBlue Skift Take: JetBlue doesn’t fly the...

30th Dec 2017
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IAG to Buy Austria’s Niki Air for $24 Million

By Associated Press IAG plans to buy Niki Air, which had declared bankruptcy. Niki Air Skift Take: All the pieces of bankrupt Air Berlin are now falling into place. The...

29th Dec 2017
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U.S. Airlines Add Cancun Flights in Bet That Travel Warning Memories Will Fade

By Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg Two tourists enjoy Cancun on December 4, 2017. U.S. airlines are increasing their flights to the Mexico city. Visit Cancun Riviera Skift Take:...

29th Dec 2017
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Uber-SoftBank Deal Means Valuation Plummets to $48 Billion

By Eric Newcomer and Alistair Barr, Bloomberg Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Uber, attended the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho in 2017. He’s shoring up...

29th Dec 2017
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Latin America Travel Unicorn Despegar Is Hunting but Could Be Hunted Too

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Despegar listed on the New York Stock Exchanged, pictured, this autumn. The Argentine company is based in Buenos Aires, which is often described as the Silicon...

29th Dec 2017
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Vacasa CEO on Why a Recession Could Be Good for His Business

By Hannah Sampson, Skift Vacasa CEO Eric Breon is pictured here. His business is more dependent on the availability of vacation rentals than consumer demand. Skift Skift Take: Vacasa CEO...

29th Dec 2017
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Tourism Board Engagement With Airbnb Is Not One-Size Fits All

By Dan Peltier, Skift Tourism boards had a wide range of opinions on Airbnb in 2017. Airbnb For Business Skift Take: Tourism boards are stuck between a rock and a...

28th Dec 2017
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Google Travel Feeling Intensified Antitrust Pressure

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Pictured is a Google Hotels display on iPhone. A Wall Street Journal editorial on December 27 alleged that Google steers consumers to its own businesses to...