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Remote Work Touching Down at Airports

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at airports as co-working hubs, greater transparency for airline ticket prices, and French Bee’s low-cost transatlantic flights.

Remote Work Touching Down at Airports

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AirAsia to Now Launch a Low-Cost Carrier in Cambodia

AirAsia Aviation Group on Friday announced a joint venture with Cambodia-based Sivilai Asia to launch a new low-cost carrier — AirAsia Cambodia. The airline, in which AirAsia will be the majority partner, expects to commence operations in late 2023. Cambodia is the fifth Southeast Asian destination that AirAsia will be foraying into after Malaysia, Indonesia,…

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French Bee Bets on U.S. Expansion in Face of New Transatlantic Competition

At some point airline capacity will outstrip travel demand to Paris. But not next summer, according to the CEO of leisure carrier French Bee.

French Bee Bets on U.S. Expansion in Face of New Transatlantic Competition

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Southwest to Resume Paying Out Shareholder Dividends

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Southwest’s recovery signal, Hertz CEO’s tech optimism, and Rosewood’s ambitions.

Southwest to Resume Paying Out Shareholder Dividends

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Volaris Set for U.S. Growth After Likely Upgrade of Mexico’s Aviation Authority

The U.S.'s largest international aviation market, Mexico, is poised for a lot of new flights.

Volaris Set for U.S. Growth After Likely Upgrade of Mexico’s Aviation Authority

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Southwest First U.S. Airline to Resume Dividend After CARES Act Rules End

Southwest Airlines will pay a dividend to its shareholders of record as of January 10, 2023. This may not seem like a notable move for a carrier that has paid dividends for most of 50-plus year existence but it is: Southwest will be the first U.S. airline to resume shareholder returns since the pandemic. Shareholder…

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Full Video: Expedia, JetBlue on Distribution and Loyalty at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

In a switch-up on the role travel products play in creating stickiness for brands, JetBlue and Expedia are both focused on boosting customer loyalty — and while it might seem like their programs are competing, customers ultimately score value across their ecosystem.

Full Video: Expedia, JetBlue on Distribution and Loyalty at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

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Delta’s $7 Billion Pilot Agreement

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Delta's hefty pilot agreement, the shrinking cost of business travel in Europe, and the recovery of Expedia and Booking.

Delta’s $7 Billion Pilot Agreement

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Beijing’s International Airports Remove Negative Covid Test Requirements — Reports

Beijing Capital International Airport will no longer require proof of a negative Covid result for entry into its terminals, Reuters has reported, quoting Beijing News, a newspaper owned by the Chinese Communist Party. However, it is unclear if passengers need to show negative tests prior to boarding. The relaxed rules come as the government steps…

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U.S. Delays Enforcing Rules Mandating Tougher ID For Air Travel Until 2025

The decision to push back enforcing the rule requiring travelers to obtain new identification cards for air travel is a relief for the travel industry, with Americans largely struggling to get them.

U.S. Delays Enforcing Rules Mandating Tougher ID For Air Travel Until 2025