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Lufthansa Hikes Its Third-Party Booking Fee Despite the Crisis

A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200 at Frankfurt Airport. From October 1, tickets bought via third-parties tech for flights on Lufthansa Group airlines will be hit with a $21 in the U.S. (€19 in Europe) surcharge. Oliver Roesler / Lufthansa Skift Take: If you think all airlines will lower their fees to encourage more bookings during the […]

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Travelport Receives $500 Million in Fresh Financing From Private Equity

Travelport CEO Greg Webb. The company said Friday it had received commitments for $500 million in financing from its private equity owners Siris Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital. Travelport Skift Take: The cash injection will give the travel technology firm Travelport some breathing room as it fights payments tech firm Wex over a transaction dispute. […]

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Amadeus Highlights Meager 1 Percent Air Traffic Growth in 2020 Outside China

Amadeus, the global provider of technology solutions for the travel industry, has its research and development center in near Nice, France at Sophia Antipolis. Amadeus is a bellwether for global air travel because it’s the sector’s largest technology provider. Cornavirus drove steep booking declines in February 2020. Amadeus Skift Take: Amadeus, the world’s largest provider […]