Payments paradise lost?

Payments paradise lost?

Orient Aviation By Tom Ballatyne / March 2017 Competition is intensifying among providers as the old order of payment settlements is shaken to the core by digital disruption. The latest blow to the once cosy relationship between payment providers and airlines is the...
Big Data, Big Promises for Improved PaxEx

Big Data, Big Promises for Improved PaxEx

Written by Howard Slutsken APEX Insight: At last week’s UATP Airline Distribution 2016 conference in Vancouver, BC, a panel of experts discussed how mining and analyzing airlines’ search data could improve passengers’ travel experience. Big Data can be used to...
Airline Execs on the Hot Seat

Airline Execs on the Hot Seat

YVR Airline Distribution Conference Tackles Industry Issues A cross section of airline executives from such carriers as Air Canada, WestJet and Cathay Pacific Airways recently took part in a panel discussion at the Airline Distribution conference in Vancouver – giving...
Travel Agencies Are Gearing Towards Change

Travel Agencies Are Gearing Towards Change

Written by Howard Slutsken APEX Insight: In a panel discussion at last week’s UATP Airline Distribution 2016 conference in Vancouver, BC, a group of experts discussed the future of travel agencies in the age of technology and social media. It’s been barely a decade...
Airlines “making a killing” with lower fuel prices

Airlines “making a killing” with lower fuel prices

By: Jean Sorensen VANCOUVER — North American airlines are going from “getting killed” to making a killing as lower fuel prices are powering profits to record highs. But fuel prices also still remain as the largest concern lately for North American carriers. While oil...