Air France

Skift Global Forum Aviation Wrap-Up

Madhu Unnikrishnan
September 26th, 2019 at 4:29 PM EDT

In this episode of the Skift Airline Weekly Lounge podcast, Skift Travel Senior Aviation Business Editor Brian Sumers and I discuss the interviews we did on stage at Skift Global Forum in New York City, Sept. 18–19. Air France/KLM CEO Ben Smith told us how he’s trying to rationalize and simplify Air France’s network (while leaving KLM largely alone). American Airlines Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr promised the carrier would recover from a difficult summer. And Delta CEO Ed Bastian spoke about transforming the airline into a trusted global brand.

Sumers and I chew on our conversations at Skift Global Forum and wonder just why Smith’s favorite aircraft is the B747. 

Listen to the full episode below.

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Madhu Unnikrishnan
September 26th, 2019 at 4:29 PM EDT

Tags: Air France, American Airlines, Delta, KLM

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian (left) speaks to Skift Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan at the Skift Global Forum 2019. 

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