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AirlineGeeks Year In Review: 2020

In an industry notoriously difficult in normal circumstances, aviation faced extraordinary challenges in 2020. As COVID-19 spread, the travel industry was among the hardest-hit industries as governments closed borders and businesses went virtual. As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at AirlineGeeks’ most influential stories of the year.  It is important to note that there is a lot we cannot cover in this article; if we tried to hit everything, we’d be here…

Opinion: Pilot and Technician Career Outlook Post-Pandemic Still Promising

Once again, airlines across the globe are facing stiff headwinds, this time due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Travel bans and general health fears have driven customers away forcing airlines to reinvent themselves to keep the lights on. Government stimulus monies often come with restrictions and limitations and do not…

Looking At the First Half of Major U.S. Airlines’ Earnings

This week marks one of the first opportunities American investors and the public will have to see just how the airline industry is suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The four largest U.S. carriers are all set to release their first-quarter earnings this week. United Airlines' numbers first…

Inside a FlyingLab: Lufthansa’s Unique In-Flight Conference Experience

When Lufthansa began flights to San Jose, Calif., the carrier knew it had to do something unique to celebrate the newly established connection to the tech-focused Silicon Valley region. As airline officials began brainstorming how to mark the new service, the team wanted to create something innovative that no one…

IATA Celebrates Industry Results for 2017 but Downgrades 2018 Forecast

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is holding its Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit (WATS) in Sydney, Australia this week. At a presentation on Monday, IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac detailed a summary of the state of the airline industry in 2017 with the…

IATA Elects Qatar Airways’ CEO as Chairman Of The Board

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has just elected Qatar Airways' Chief Executive, Akbar al-Baker, as the new chairman of the board, effective June 2018. Akbar al-Baker will take over from current chairman, Goh Choon Phong, current Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines on the rotating one-year term position. Akbar…