Transavia believes that, just like flying, entrepreneurship should be for everyone. The low-cost carrier recently launched Transavia Ventures as a means to drive innovation.
An airline can essentially create a new ancillary on Monday, decide how to price it and bundle it on Tuesday and, in practical terms, have it online and selling by the weekend.
It’s only going to get worse, says Cranky Flier’s Brett Snyder, who says aviation tech advancements have only made the human touch more necessary.
One of the hot catchphrases in the airline industry is new distribution capability (NDC), but does it truly hold the key to optimizing ancillaries and enhancing the retail experience?
No single business is impacted more directly by oil than airlines. But the ability to gather and use data may ultimately be as much of a determinant on the aviation industry’s economic health.
While there’s disagreement about the state of pilot levels, the demand for more aircraft to meet growing numbers of global travelers will change the nature and speed of training.