Airline Industry News – December 2018 in Review

2018 is officially over! We wish you a happy new year and a fantastic 2019, from all of us at Yieldr.

Yieldr News

Want to know what happened at the world's biggest tech conference? Get the inside scoop on standout talks from Web Summit 2018. Our new product manager Jevgenijs shared his excitement at joining the Yieldr team. For a recap of Yieldr's best articles, check out our most-read content of 2018.

Yieldr partnered with data science company Owlin and won an MIT research & development grant from the Dutch Government. We also shared our investment campaign to help build a sustainable future for air travel. While we're on the topic, here are 2018's most sustainable airlines, according to the DJSI.

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Industry News


Passengers who trust a brand may pay more, while sharing more data. This is why Delta Airlines wants to be a trusted consumer brand – not just a transport company.

Keeping up with Norwegian Air's ups and downs? The award-winning LCC is battling rumors of a shutdown, but shared an optimistic forecast for 2019.

Business Deals

Indonesia's biggest airline, Lion Air, may scrap $22 billion in Boeing 737 orders after the October air disaster. This may have repercussions for the manufacturer.

Despite this potential setback, Boeing is headed for a victory over its European arch-rival Airbus when it comes to plane orders for 2018.


Qatar Airways, Emirates and Delta Air Lines all have something to smile about – Traveloka has named them as the most tech-friendly airlines in the world.

Need to stay connected to the world in Abu Dhabi International Airport? You're in luck – it has just rolled out one of the world’s fastest airport wifi networks.


Will plastic soon be a thing of the past when it comes to flying? Here are some plastic-free flight initiatives airlines are taking in the fight against plastic.

British Airways has set a challenge for UK universities. The task? Develop a new generation of sustainable aviation fuel – the winning team will receive £25,000.

The Best of the Rest

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