Airline Industry News – October 2018 in Review

What made headlines in October? Here's the airline news you may have missed.

Yieldr News

Is cart abandonment an issue for you? We released Parts 2 and 3 of our Abandoned Cart series. We looked into how abandoned cart emails are done by airlines, as well as how to improve these emails. If you missed Part 1, here's the lowdown on abandoned carts for airlines.

Our latest infographics cover 49 low-cost airlines and 93 full-service airlines. Curious about smart speakers? Here's why airlines need to be early adopters of voice technology. Graphic designer Rita wrote about illustrations at Yieldr, and we interviewed software engineer and all-around good guy Mike!

Industry News


The world's best international airlines for 2018 have been revealed. Qatar Airways and Emirates placed third and second respectively, but who was the best?

A panel of senior industry figures discussed the challenges of airline distribution and changing how a carrier sells its services. Follow how airlines can get retail right.

Business Deals

October saw the end of Primera Air, Cobalt Air and Small Planet Airlines. Will more European airlines exit the market, or is there a lot more consolidation to come?

Airbus has a problem - it can't make aircraft fast enough to meet demand from airlines. In fact, it's one of the reasons Primera Air gave for going bust.


EasyJet has partnered up with Wright Electric to develop a fleet of electric planes for short-haul routes by 2030. It would effectively reduce carbon emissions and noise.

Want to know the real competitors for airlines today? Look to Google, Amazon and Uber, who all have the power to answer customer demand and match their needs.

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