Airline Industry News – August 2018 in Review

Yieldr News

We kicked off the month with a rundown of 6 up-and-coming airlines to watch. We also prepared guides to global distribution systems (GDS) and passenger service systems (PSS) - think of it as Revenue Management 101.

If you need to get in the mood for air travel (or convince someone else to fly), here are 10 songs that will make you want to book a plane ticket. Looking for some direction in your career? Check out our article about the "ikigai" concept, where we ask: have you found your purpose?

Industry News


They launched the 17-hour Perth to London Heathrow route in March. Now Qantas wants a nonstop flight from Sydney to London. It's been dubbed "Project Sunrise" - and the 20-hour flight is coming.

Have you heard about California Pacific Airlines? It has announced that it will begin operating flights from November 1, 2018. That's right, the U.S. is getting a new airline.

Business Deals

United Airlines wants to finalize joint-venture agreements with Panama's Copa Airlines, Brazil's Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileira and Colombia's Avianca Holdings. Can it handle the "up and down" market?

Ryanair customers will be able to book flights from Malta to 21 destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe and Russia. The Irish airline has struck a "landmark" deal with Air Malta to make this happen.


Boeing is leading the development of new autonomous vehicles. It announced that it will open a new R&D office in Boston, which will focus on designing, building and flying autonomous aircraft.

For airlines who want to win the digitization game, a focused approach is the way to go. Use three lessons: 1. Solve the basics. 2. Don't reinvent the wheel. 3. Tap the potential within your organization.

Yieldr Air Update

We’ve added a host of new features to Yield Air including booking curves, abandoned cart personalization additions and historical data.

Want to get all the details? Read all about it in our latest Product Update.

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Jodi ten Bohmer

Jodi ten Bohmer

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