european airlines

Much Ado About Europe

Madhu Unnikrishnan
November 14th, 2019 at 1:17 PM EST

Skift Europe Editor Patrick Whyte joined Skift Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan to share his insights into the latest in European airline news. First, of course, Whyte takes a look at why Air Europa’s parent company, Globalia, would want to sell one of its largest business units to IAG.

Is there a future for vertically integrated travel companies, especially after behemoth Thomas Cook went bankrupt? Whyte points out, however, that parts of the bankrupt Thomas Cook’s empire have lived to see another day, including Condor and the company’s Nordic operations. Even the travel agencies have a new lease on life. Whyte also discussed Air France/KLM’s plans for the future. Listen to the full podcast here, on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Madhu Unnikrishnan
November 14th, 2019 at 1:17 PM EST

Tags: european airlines

Photo credit: A Condor aircraft. The airline is looking to secure its future. Condor

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