RelatedAirlines doing it differently: Skyscanner investigatesAirlines are doing things differently in an attempt to set themselves apart in the highly competitive aviation industry.Family Travel: flying with kidsSkyscanner’s guide to flying with children.What’s the best hand luggage bag?With more and more airlines charging for checked bags, it’s worth travelling light to save money. We’ve got tips from all the frequent flyers at Skyscanner, as well as globe-trotting travel bloggers, so escape baggage fees and go hand luggage only with these top cabin bags. Aviation and fashion have always enjoyed a close relationship – from the mini-skirted air stewardesses of the sixties, right up to this year’s Burberry aviator jacket, seen on the catwalk at Fashion Week. Over the last decade a trend has also emerged for airlines to commission some of the world’s top fashion designers to create stylish cabin crew uniforms. But how effective has this been?Skyscanner reviews the fashion-forward airlines and discovers who its users think is the most stylish airline.Fashion heavyweight Italy was one of the first countries to enlist a fashion designer to design uniforms for its national carrier. In the early 1990s Giorgio Armani designed uniforms for Alitalia, to much critical acclaim. However today’s uniform, designed by Mondrian from the Nadinin Group, gets just 8% of the votes in Skyscanner’s poll of the most stylish airlines.Welsh designer Julien MacDonald took his needle and thread to BA’s uniform in 2004 in an effort to stop cabin crew looking like “someone’s old granny”. A respectable 15% of Skyscanner users think that BA, which sponsors London Fashion Week, should take the top title in the style poll.Air France commissioned Christian Lacroix to design a whole wardrobe of items for cabin crew in 2005. Lacroix designs for an impressive list of celebrities, and Skyscanner users are suitably impressed, with 17% voting Air France’s uniforms as the most stylish.LA-based couture designer Richard Tyler debuted his designs for Delta Airlines at New York Fashion Week in 2005, with an attention-grabbing red dress. However the dresses have not grabbed Skyscanner users’ attention, with a measly 5% voting Delta to be the most stylish.Spanish designer Adolfo Dominguez, whose dresses are coveted by Gwyneth Paltrow, introduced coloured shirts to denote ranking when he designed the Iberia uniforms. Dominguez may be a celebrity favourite but the poll results show he is not a Skyscanner favourite, taking just 9% of the votes.While many other airlines, including Jet Aiways and Lufthansa, have also used top fashion designers to create their uniforms, the appeal seems to be limited, according to the results of the poll. The airline that Skyscanner users actually deemed to be the most stylish is Qatar Airways. The airline’s retro-look crimson uniform took a massive 33% of all votes.Top ten most stylish airlines ranked in order of most stylish*:1. Qatar Airways2. Air France3. British Airways4. Iberia5. Alitalia6. SAS7. Delta8. Aeroflot9. Jet Airways10. Lufthansa*the survey was conducted on over 500 users, on the ten airlines as detailed in the rankings. See pictures of the uniforms featured in the pollReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
RelatedCtrip Announces Agreement to Acquire SkyscannerWe’re delighted to announce that leading Chinese online travel agent Ctrip is to acquire Skyscanner. Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservations, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China. Today they’ve signed a definitive agreement with the majority shareholders of Skyscanner Holdings…The next step in Skyscanner’s journey: our acquisition by Ctrip is completeToday marks the day that we move from a private VC-funded company to one that is the strategic partner of Ctrip, one of the most successful online travel companies in the world. This is a milestone, but like real milestones, it is at the side of the road and is…Skyscanner’s Colin McLellan and Stuart Middleton promoted to CFO and CCO respectivelySkyscanner’s Finance Director, Colin McLellan, and Commercial Director, Stuart Middleton, have been promoted to the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer respectively. Colin McLellan has lead Skyscanner’s finance team since previous CFO Shane Corstorphine took on the role of General Manager, Americas, in 2016. Colin joined Skyscanner… 2017 is set to be another fast-paced year for Skyscanner and, together with Ctrip, we’re excited to continue in our quest in making travel search as simple as possible for travelers across the globe. As part of a listed company (Ctrip is listed on NASDAQ), we’ll no longer be reporting our financial results annually as we did previously. Ctrip acquired Skyscanner in December, a partnership we’re thrilled about – it will allow us to share best practice while remaining operationally independent and continue our accelerated global growth across the globe (for more information, check out our blogs here and here). The Ctrip group has seen a solid set of results in the fourth quarter of 2016, including healthy group revenue growth and significant margin expansions. Full Ctrip Q4 2016 results can be found on their Investor Relations site. Key results from the Ctrip group included solid revenue growth in 2016 for Skyscanner, accounting for mid-to-high single digit Ctrip group revenues on a pro-forma basis. Ctrip expect to see similar strong revenue for Skyscanner in 2017. Skyscanner’s adjusted EBITDA margins were maintained at around 20% in 2016.