Tourist Class Seating maximizes passenger seating space, regardless of the pitch chosen by an airline, because it is specifically designed for the 737, designed to produce an open and comfortable environment in the main cabin. LIFT by EnCore today announced the launch of its new Tourist Class Seating for Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX airplanes.
The 1960s was a cultural decade of inter-related trends, both cultural and political, around the globe. More to the point, it was a time of counter culture and social revolution. For SAUDIA, Saudi Arabian Airlines, the 60s represented a decade of exceptional growth and prosperity. In 1961, SAUDIA established routes to Sharjah and Tehran. In
Etihad Airways has won the coveted 2016 Crystal Cabin Award in the new ‘Cabin Concepts’ category for its Boeing 787 First Class cabin, featuring the airline’s new First Suites, unique to its Dreamliner fleet. The ceremony was held last night in Hamburg, Germany, as part of the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo. The award is the
Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing air cargo volumes (measured in freight tonne kilometers or FTKs) suffered a 5.6% fall in February compared to February 2015. This is heavily skewed due to the impact of the US port strikes in early 2015 (which caused a
BERLIN, Germany – Despite a capacity reduction of 5.7 percent in March 2016, airberlin’s capacity utilization rate (RPK/ASK) showed only a slight decrease of 1 percentage point to 85.4 percent in comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year. airberlin’s accumulated capacity utilization rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 83.4 percent in yearly
When a Swallow aircraft took off from Pasco, Washington, on an airmail route bound for Boise, Idaho, on April 6, 1926, it marked the beginning of 90 years of aviation firsts for United Airlines. Since then, United has connected more than 4 billion people to important business meetings, family events, new experiences and cultures, and,
MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV today reported March 2016 operational results. • Grupo Aeromexico transported 1 million 585 thousand passengers in March; a 0.7% year-on-year increase. International passenger numbers increased by 5.3%, while domestic passenger numbers decreased by 1.5%. • Demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), increased by 4.9%, year-on-year.
CHICAGO, IL – United and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) reached tentative agreements today on new contracts for all of the airline’s nearly 30,000 IAM-represented employees. The seven agreements cover airport operations employees, contact center agents, storekeepers, maintenance instructors, central load planners, fleet technical instructors and related employees, and security officers
Qantas Airways issued this statement after an incident with QF 9 this morning on route from Melbourne to Dubai. This statement reads: Qantas flight QF 9 departed Sydney at 9.24am this morning for Dubai. We’d like to thank our customers for their patience. We will always prioritise safety over schedule. The aircraft was approximately three
South African Airways (SAA) has announced that Michael Hall has re-joined the airline as National Sales Manager, effective immediately. SAA’s Country Manager for Australasia, Tim Clyde-Smith, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Michael back to the SAA family and look forward to working with him as we continue to build our reputation as Africa’s
Fastjet’s East Africa management took reality into account when they dropped their remaining two flights between Kilimanjaro and Nairobi, which the airline launched on January 11 alongside their Dar es Salaam to Nairobi flights. Low traffic numbers, in spite of the lowest fares on the market – as long as the bookings are done well
LONDON, England – Responding to Network Rail’s consultation on Western Rail Link, which closes today, Heathrow has restated its support for the project and has called for Network Rail and the Government to accelerate the timeline for this project so its benefits can be delivered sooner. Western Rail Link will provide a vital service, directly
Qatar Airways has added a second daily, non-stop flight along its popular route between John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York City and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha. The new route features the acclaimed Airbus A350 and a new morning departure time from JFK, allowing passengers to arrive in Doha the morning of
GENEVA, Switzerland – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision of its Board of Governors (BoG), unanimously approved at an IATA BoG meeting today, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler. With confirmation by the IATA Annual General Meeting to
Tata Communications today announces that it has won a multi-million dollar contract with Air France-KLM, Europe’s second largest airline, to provide next-generation network connectivity to 170 sites. The network will form the backbone for the company as it embraces the latest mobile, cloud, big data analytics and wearable technologies to enhance and personalise passenger experience.
Effective as of April 15th, 2016, Oliver Lackmann will take over the role as Managing Director of the Austrian airline NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH, following Thomas Suritsch, who will leave the company for health reasons. Captain Oliver Lackmann served as Chief Flight Operations Officer and Accountable Manager of airberlin during recent years, and was responsible for
Air Astana passengers will soon become among the first in the world to experience broadband in-flight connectivity following an agreement recently signed with air transport IT provider, Rockwell Collins. Internet access will be available using personal computers, tablets and smartphones. Air Astana will install the associated Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) high speed connectivity system on
With the re-opening of Brussels Airport, Air Canada will resume its regular daily flights between Montreal and Brussels effective Thursday April 7th and between Belgium and Canada on Friday April 8th, 2016. Flight Depart Montreal Arrive Brussels AC832 19:45 08:35 (+1) Flight Depart Brussels Arrive Montréal AC833 10:45 12:15 Air Canada’s rebooking policy remains in
SBS Software’s Global Customer Summit 2016 opens today at the Ritz-Carlton in Dubai. Nearly 200 delegates, representing more than 50 airline companies will participate in the four-day summit starting today. The event will see 60 speakers discuss key issues shaping the global air transportation and logistics industry across nearly 25 sessions. Industry stalwarts, technology experts
Air Malta has just released two important upgrades to its popular website: a best fare calendar and a booking engine specifically designed for use on mobile devices. Visitors to airmalta.com can now access a one month view of fares across a particular month on any destination chosen and select travel dates to suit their requirements.
Heathrow’s 70th year has seen another significant milestone in the airports history with Terminal 4 turning thirty. Officially opened by His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Princess Diana on Tuesday 1st April 1986, the terminal cost around £200 million to build and was originally the base for British Airways before they moved to Terminal 5
ATLANTA, GA – Delta Air Lines today reported financial and operating performance for March 2016. Consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) for the month of March declined 5.0% year over year. Results for the month include a 1.5 point headwind from foreign exchange and a $5 million impact from the recent events in Brussels. While there
Qatar Airways, the world’s third largest air cargo operator, has commenced daily cargo service between Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha. All cargo is being transported on board the Airbus A350, as part of the airline’s daily, non-stop passenger service, which launched on March 16th. Boston becomes the
EasyJet is ready to take off to new destinations after stationing its tenth aircraft at the Berlin site. Starting with the summer flight schedule, the airline will be offering a direct connection from Berlin Schönefeld to Bordeaux. Additional new destinations are Toulouse, Priština and Catania. easyJet also plays an important role for tourism in the
Today the Air France management along with French Unions discussed the relaunch of the Paris- Teheran flight as of April 17 with flights three times a week. Just as the financially strained Air France readies to start flying to Iran again, its stewardesses are rebelling against a measure that will force them to wear headscarves
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