Airline Industry News – September 2018 in Review

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

Yieldr News

We interviewed Holger Blankenstein, Executive VP at Volaris, to learn all about subscription models and more. We also explain NDC (New Distribution Capability) and give the lowdown on abandoned carts for airlines. To round out the month, we released an infographic about the top airlines for ancillary revenue.

Like good design? So do we! Our product designer Paula wrote about how we bridged the gap between designers and developers. We also interviewed Agne, one of our software engineers, to get a glimpse into her background and life at Yieldr.

Industry News


Singapore Airlines is preparing for the world's longest flight, which will kick off on October 11. It will fly directly from Singapore to New York in about 19 hours.

JetBlue's founder has claimed that his next U.S. carrier, code-named Moxy, will be "a technology company that just happens to fly airplanes". Will this prove true?

Business Deals

Emirates is considering a takeover of Etihad Airways. If the merger happens, it would create the world's biggest airline carrier based on passenger traffic.

Lufthansa has ordered 24 A320 neos and three A321 neos from Airbus, in a deal worth $3 billion. Ten of these aircraft will go to Lufthansa's subsidiary Swiss Air.


Biometric tech is taking off. SITA reports that 77% of airports and 71% of airlines are planning major programs or R&D in biometric ID management over the next 5 years.

Airbus debuted its "Connected Cabin" concept. The tech will collect data from the cabin to track passengers' needs, reduce costs and improve ancillary opportunities.

Yieldr Air Update

We’ve made several upgrades to Yieldr Air, spanning abandoned cart campaigns, booking curves, events and metrics. Read all about it in our latest product update.

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