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Tourism in Iceland Might Drop This Year as Airlines Can’t Keep Up

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir  / Bloomberg

Iceland’s tourism industry is forecasting a first drop in visitors in a decade amid trouble at its airlines. But market operators say the predicted slowdown in the country’s biggest export market is not as severe as some had feared. Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir / Bloomberg

Skift Take: This isn’t such a bad thing for Iceland, which has started to feel the strain of overtourism. Plus, even with the decline, the small country still expects to see millions of tourists.

— Isaac Carey

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Southwest Decides Against Basic Economy and 9 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Bloomberg

Employees load bags onto a Southwest plane. Along with not offering basic economy, Southwest CEO announced the company would not start charging for the first two checked bags. Bloomberg

Skift Take: This week in aviation, Southwest goes against the norm, Asian airlines start to offer business suites, and American Airlines is missing the mark on customer service. Also, be sure to check out the new Skift research, where we look at the future in airline revenue.

— Isaac Carey

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Merely the Normal Airport Hassles Should Be Back Soon Post-Shutdown

Kathleen Foody  / Associated Press

Airline passengers enter the main security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on May 30, 2016. Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly Monday, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend drew to a close. TSA workers are now returning to work after the U.S. government shutdown. Kathleen Foody / Associated Press

Skift Take: TSA workers, who called out sick because they couldn’t afford to commute to work or had to moonlight to pay for groceries, rent or mortgages because of the U.S. government shutdown, should get back to work, and feel a lot happier about it, this weekend or early next week.

— Dennis Schaal

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Ex-United President Is Selected as CEO to Lead IndiGo Into a New Era

Bloomberg

India’s leading low-cost carrier, IndiGo, has plans to expand into long-haul service. It tapped Ronojoy Dutta as CEO. Bloomberg

Skift Take: IndiGo’s appointment of veteran airline CEO Ronojoy Dutta to lead its aggressive expansion, particularly into new long-haul territory, is a fresh departure from the woes of non-happening Air India or Jet Airways.

— Raini Hamdi

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