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Airline Retailing

Airlines Hunt For Secret Recipe To Ancillary Revenue Success

Retail is the process of selling consumer goods and/or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution to earn a profit. Demand is created through diverse target markets and promotional tactics, satisfying consumers’ wants and needs through a lean supply chain.”  The first retail experience was introduced in late 1560s at The Royal Exchange in London, England.  This insight goes into airlines as retailers and how today’s competitive market requires them to transform from a transportation agent to an experience mastermind.
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2016 Top 30 Busiest Airports - Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Inside Look At World’s Busiest Airports 2016 (Part 1 – Overview)

2016 was another banner year for travel as the world’s airports handled more than 3.7 billion passengers, up a robust 8.6% from the previous record level from 2015. It comes as no surprise though, especially with the use of chauffeur cars to get passengers to their flights on time! The total passenger count was almost half of the world’s total population (estimated at ~7.5 billion currently). Experience The Skies compiled the world’s top 30 busiest airports (also known as “most travelled” in the aviation industry) and provides an insider look at what made them successful over the past five years in a multiple part series (Related Insights from 2013, 2014 Part 1 / Part 2 and 2015 Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3).

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Technologies That Matter To Travellers (2017 Google Edition)

Google hosted its annual I/O conference May 17-19, 2017 at its Mountain View, California offices. The conference highlighted some of the software technologies the company is focusing on now and into the near future. Some of the showcased technologies have great use cases to improve the travel experience. Here are glimpses of these technologies and their use cases in the travel industry.

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2017 IATA Fast Travel Program Airline Platinum Status List

Since the introduction of International Air Transport Authority (IATA)’s Fast Travel Program in 2009, the airline industry has saved over US$2.1 billion (~GBP1.59 billion, EUR1.78 billion) by implementing various self-service initiatives. While over 68% of IATA’s membership airlines completed components of the program, only 4.4% of them have earned the platinum status.

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Airlines Recorded Lowest Lost Checked Baggage Rate In 2016

One of the main reasons why travellers do not check in their baggages is the fear of losing them impact their work or vacation. Through a site like Gobear, you can compare and find travel insurance before you head off on your holiday. This will help cover you in case of accidental loss or damage to your luggage. The world leading air transport information technology and communications specialist, SITA, released a new report that brought good news to calm travellers’ fears. This post takes a detail look into the numbers and the directives that can be employed by airlines and airports to lower the probability of your next baggage being lost further.

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Emirates Airbus A380-800

Inside Look At Current And Future Emirates Airbus A380-800 Configurations

Emirates (EK) is the biggest Airbus A380-800 operator with 95 aircrafts in service and another 12 on order. While there are three published configurations, the airline actually have six different versions in operation today. We take an inside look at all the different versions available for travellers today and what the future will entail.

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