United CEO says business travel has ‘plateaued’ but revenue is still rising

United Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner landing in London Heathrow International airport in England, UK.

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Business travel demand has “plateaued” but revenue continues to rise thanks to strong demand and capacity constraints, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby told CNBC on Tuesday.

Major companies, many in tech, have announced plans to cut back on spending, like business travel, or even lay off workers. San Francisco is one of United’s major hubs, along with Newark, New Jersey, Houston, Washington, D.C., and its home base of Chicago.

“It feels like business travel, and this probably is indicative


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Expedia, JetBlue at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

The dynamics of ancillary travel product distribution for airlines is continuously changing. Brand loyal customers are the order of the day. Yet in symbiotic ecosystems where airlines use online travel giants like Expedia to tailor their travel packages, competition for loyal customers is unavoidable.

Julie Kyse, vice president of global air partnerships for Expedia Group and Andres Barry, president of JetBlue products joined Seth Borko, senior research analyst at Skift, to discussed the push and pull of distribution within the sector at the 2022 Skift Aviation Forum in Dallas-Fort Worth.

JetBlue remains intent on bolstering its direct connection to customers


Residents say Dunmore Pineapple visitor centre is “unwanted” and “unjustifiable”

Airth resident George Lawrie says the visitor centre will be nothing more than a cafe and farm shop.
Airth resident George Lawrie says the visitor centre will be nothing more than a cafe and farm shop.

George Russell Construction has applied for permission from Falkirk Council to build the visitor centre at the historic attraction. The proposed centre would be cross-funded by the construction of 82 new houses, stretching for two kilometres on what is currently part of Airth Mains Farm – something many local residents say is “unjustifiable and unwanted”.

The company says the centre will be a welcome addition to the eye-catching landmark, which has no facilities for visitors. But the objectors say the Pineapple is