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How Technology and AI are Transforming Airline Revenue Management

The airline industry is on the brink of a technology revolution that will bring both challenges and opportunities. Despite the obstacles, executives are preparing themselves for a future where technology will play a pivotal role in enhancing profitability through process efficiencies, particularly within the revenue management function.

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The Opportunity for Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airlines

Despite the setbacks faced by many low-cost carriers (LCCs) around the world in their long-haul operations, LCCs in the United States and Asia have been steadily increasing their capacity on long-haul routes. So far, the results have been positive. With the availability of better aircrafts, a growing middle class and the evolving travel preferences of young travellers, there could be a billion-dollar opportunity waiting for LCCs.

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The Challenge With Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airlines

The Long Haul Low-Cost business model has proved to be a challenge for airline executives, with very little success and numerous airline fatalities. However, with the evolution of the low-cost airline business model, changes in travel preferences post-pandemic, and advancements in aircraft technology, could we finally see a breakthrough in the last remaining frontier of commercial aviation?

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Consumer Habits

Skift Research Global Travel Outlook 2024

2024 will be the year that the travel industry fully transitions from catch-up to true growth above pre-pandemic levels. Without revenge travel as a tailwind we expect a more normal growth trajectory for the travel industry this year.

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Modern Airline Retailing and the Evolution of Airline Distribution

The noticeable acceleration in the implementation of distribution changes in recent years has placed airlines in a favorable position, granting them greater autonomy over their inventory and reducing their reliance on Travel Management Companies (TMCs) compared to the past. This change in dynamics will prove consequential as more airlines move towards direct distribution.

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U.S. Heavyweights in 20 Charts: Delta vs United vs American

When comparing Delta, United, and American Airlines, which operate in similar markets with comparable business models and market shares, are there any particular metrics that highlight an edge one airline has over the others? Interestingly, there are.

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Business Class Recovery: State of Airline Premium Cabin Capacity

Even with reduced capacities, revenues from airline business cabins have surpassed 2019 levels. Its no wonder that airlines executives are hoping for improved corporate travel budgets in 2023, as business cabin yields have continued to improve.

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Developments in the Middle Eastern Aviation Industry 2023

Never before have we seen such a broad vision for the advancement of air travel and tourism in any region and with such financial support for it. Over the course of the next few years, we will be closely following the developments in the Middle East with keen interest!

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Destinations

State of Travel 2023: Travel in 250 Charts

Travel is back! While 2022 was all about bumper performances in some countries and sectors, and lagging performances in others, we can truly say that 2023 is the year that travel fully recovered. But we do need to be clear-eyed about persisting and upcoming challenges. This report hands you everything you need to know in one 250+ slide deck.

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The Business of Airline Loyalty Programs 2023

Being the first to launch loyalty program in the world in 1981, American Airlines still leads the pack. But European and Asian airlines have found their own ways to level the playing field. The future will be a lot more competitive - great time for flyers, a lot harder if you are a program operator.

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U.S. Airline Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2023/2024

The U.S. airline industry is roaring again and gunning for record profitability in the coming summers on the back of strong results delivered in 2022. However, dynamic passenger demand and macroeconomic conditions could dampen this growth.

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Hospitality

Online Travel Booking Trends During the Pandemic

Are the channel wars coming back? The pandemic brought a wave of direct bookings but our latest survey data suggests that this trend may not last. Plus, we find surprising shifts in booking site usage and share among American travelers.

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