Video: Interview With Ryanair Airline CEO Eddie Wilson at Skift Aviation Forum πŸ”’

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Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson speaking during Skift Aviation Forum online on Nov. 19, 2020. Skift

Skift Take: Efficiency. That was Eddie Wilson’s mantra for Ryanair’s recovery versus a slew of competitors. This frank talk offers a rare glimpse inside the European airlines market throttled by the pandemic.

β€” Tom Lowry

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100 Million Chinese Projected to Travel Overseas in 2021: How Realistic Is That? πŸ”’

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Chinese free independent travelers exploring Switzerland. Photo courtesy of Switzerland Tourism

Skift Take: It would be fantastic if 2021 would see 100 million mainland Chinese traveling overseas. The first huge swell is touted to begin during the Lunar New Year holiday in February. But like a horoscope, it’s just a prediction. Still, destinations are wise not to be caught off-guard should the big moment happens.

β€” Raini Hamdi

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Video: Interview With Southwest Airline CEO Gary Kelly at Skift Aviation Forum πŸ”’

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Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly speaking at Skift Aviation Forum online on November 19, 2020. Skift

Skift Take: Southwest CEO Gary Kelly is a realist who’s been through some tough downturns before. But he is frank about the unique challenges of this pandemic. He’s trying to adhere to some basic business school principles on erasing debt and building cash, while preserving long-held Southwest traditions on taking care of its people.

β€” Tom Lowry

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U.S. Airlines Add Coronavirus Testing to Popular Caribbean Destinations

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U.S. airlines are adding flights and virus testing to Caribbean destinations to tap into holiday demand ahead of the release of a coronavirus vaccine. Fshoq!

Skift Take: With second waves threatening the influx of holiday travelers that airlines haven’t seen since March, U.S. carriers are looking to incorporate rapid testing to ease passenger fears and help meet destinations’ entry requirements.

β€” Ruthy MuΓ±oz

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