Road Warrior - record profits for US airlines, GoAtlas app, Airbnb for business, hot spots for business

Record quarter for top American airline carriers The four major American carriers are rubbing their hands with glee following a record -breaking second quarter.

United Airlines Limited reported $1.2 billion second quarter profit excluding special items.

They also announced a $3 billion share repurchase programme. American Airlines are showing $1.9 billion profits and also repurchased €750 million of stock.

Delta Airlines are banking €1.6 billion and have returned €1 billion to shareholders as dividends and share purchases.


Low cost carrier South West enjoyed high profits with the second quarter up to $608 million from $465 million last quarter.

Atlas Travel Service launch mobile travel app A leading Irish corporate travel management company, Atlas Travel Service, has launched a mobile travel app, GoAtlas. In conjunction with reservation service Amadeus Ireland, the app will improve travel experiences for customers. Road warriors will be able to easily access itineraries, changes, flight information, receive notifications and integrate with air, hotel and ground transportation reservations.

India now among six top business travel hot spots New research from the 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook, identifies six hot spots for business – India, China, Colombia, Mexico, Singapore and Australia.

Research on business travel trends was conducted for the Global Business Travel Association GBTA Foundation, and travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT). Overall air travel is expected to be essentially flat in 2016.

The report provides global, regional and country-by-country projections for air travel, hotel, ground transportation, meetings and events prices in 2016. It can be viewed on

Airbnb for Business targets corporate clients In response to the number of corporate customers using Airbnb to house staff, the company has introduced Airbnb for Business. The dedicated business travel programme includes a central billing system, and a dashboard for travel managers to track employee spend.

The main market for Airbnb for Business will be extended stays and off-site meetings for teams,

Companies already using the service include Google, Salesforce and SoundCloud.