Airline Industry News – July 2018 in Review

Enjoying a well-deserved vacation? Here's our roundup of airline news you may have missed out on.

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Did you know that IATA has forecast 265 million more passengers in 2018 compared to 2017? Find out the latest global passenger forecasts in our infographic.

We also covered the love-hate relationship between OTAs and airlines. Check out the infographic for a snack-sized version or download our whitepaper for an in-depth look at the topic.

Finally, we looked at how ancillary revenue is becoming more and more important for airlines. It led us to ask, can airlines keep winning with ancillaries?

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Do you often fly with your family? The Points Guy analyzed the 10 biggest U.S. airlines to determine the best airlines for families. Southwest Airlines won the gold medal, but how did the rest do?

Interesting changes to airline routes have been announced - for example, United Airlines will drop its LA-Singapore service in October. Find out where else airlines will add (or cut) service.

Business Deals

JAL and China Eastern Airlines will form a major alliance to improve passenger convenience. Taiwan is also making strides in Asia - budding airline Starlux has signed a deal for 17 Airbus jets.

More in jet orders - Embraer recently had around $15 billion worth of deals in new regional jet orders and commitments. It's good news for Boeing, who is pursuing a joint venture with Embraer.


Emirates became the first airline to introduce web virtual reality tech on its digital platform with 3D 360-degree views of its plane interiors. It gives customers a chance to explore the aircraft.

Singapore Airlines has chosen a blockchain-based digital wallet for its loyalty program, KrisFlyer. It's another move in the airline's quest to become the "world's leading digital airline".

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