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UK events industry: British Airways has never been the best friend

Events industry figures have shared price increase fears after British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh revealed hopes for further consolidation.

SkyWest to pay $133M for ExpressJet in latest airline merger

The consolidation of the U.S. airline industry continued Wednesday as two of the largest regional carriers announced plans to combine.

Virgin Atlantic, Qantas join the club, open to merger proposals

Qantas Airways Ltd. and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. said they’re open to merger proposals as efforts to cut costs and boost traffic push carriers to combine.

Airline consolidations – who will US Airways pick?

US Airways chief executive officer Doug Parker favors more consolidation among airlines and has said his Arizona-based company wants to be part of either a merger or a strategic partnership with anoth

ALPA president: Consolidation in US airline industry inevitable

Consolidation in the U.S. airline industry is "inevitable," the president of the Air Line Pilots Association union said on Wednesday.

New cruise industry consolidations a possibility

There are signs that the recession is taking its toll on cruise operators, and in fact bookings are looking bleak enough to have some industry analysts on Wall Street speculating about failures in the

Air China Limited consolidates North American business

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 23, 2008) - Air China Limited has named Dr.

Virgin Atlantic boss Branson warns of more consolidation in airline industry

According to Sir Richard Branson casualties of rising fuel prices could increase in the airline industry.The Virgin Atlantic boss warned that rising costs could offset earnings, forcing small companies to merge or be forced out of business. Branson also said that oil, which is currently close to $150 a barrel could go as high as $200 a barrel in about ten years, say reports.

Giovanni Bisignani: “The United States is in an urgent state”

GENEVA - The global airline industry is fragmented and suffers from over-capacity, the head of the industry association IATA said on Saturday, urging speedy approval of a proposed takeover of Northwest Airlines by rival Delta Air Lines.

What China can learn from U.S. airline consolidation

The normally astute (and often erudite) BusinessWeek falters a tad in analyzing the value of the coming wave of airline mergers in the United States.

Airline execs eye consolidation

PHOENIX — As U.S. airlines pressure each other with low fares, executives are keeping an eye on consolidation efforts as the one sure way to squeeze profits out of an industry plagued by sky high fuel costs.