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Passengers Don’t Make Rational Judgments, Which is Good News for Branding Experts

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has found that happy airline passengers are hard to coe by, and that pleased passengers may not reward the bottom line, but passengers’ perceptions can be influenced by brand. Passengers reward airlines for offering bare-minimum passenger experience products, voting with their wallets in favour of low-cost carrier models. In response...

Air France Offers Early Star Wars Screening to Lure U.S. Passengers

Air France is offering U.S. Star Wars fans a unique flight-and-film package to see the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in a special screening on December 16, two days before its official US release. Air France has set up a dedicated microsite where Star Wars fans can take advantage of the limited bookings available before December 10. The film will be shown in two screenings at Luc B...

Egyptian rescue team at scene of plane crash: aviation ministry

Egyptian search and rescue teams have found the site of the crashed Russian passenger plane in the Hassana area, south of Arish, Sinai, the civilian aviation ministry said on Saturday. The plane was at an altitude of 31,000 feet when it vanished from radar screens, the ministry said in a statement.

Air Canada to Launch Toronto-Seoul Service

Air Canada will launch direct flights between Toronto and Seoul next year, using its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The trans-Pacific route will commence on June 17, 2016, operating daily. Flights will depart Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 1:35 p.m. and arrive at Seoul's Incheon International Airport at 4:20 p.m. the following day. The return service will then leave the...

Spring Airlines Launches Japanese Hotel Brand

Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines has entered the Japanese hotel sector. The Shanghai-based company unveiled its new Spring Sunny Hotel brand on October 28, as part of a joint venture with Sun Frontier Fudousan, a Japanese real estate management company. The first Spring Sunny Hotel is expected to launch in Nagoya in the first half of 2016. Longer term plans include the opening o...

Draft civil aviation policy calls for 2% cess on major routes from January

If the Draft Civil Aviation Policy, 2015, takes off in its original form, then fliers on major domestic routes will have to start paying 2% more on their fares as regional connectivity fund (RCF) charge from January 1, 2016. The smaller regional and underserved routes, known as Category IIA and Category III sectors, will be exempt from this levy. Another major highlight for the domestic air...

Aviation expert discusses plane that caught fire

Multiple people were injured after fire on rumway at Fort Lauderdale airport The plane was expected to be removed from the runway Thursday night. News4Jax spoke with an aviation expert, who said the amount of injuries is to be expected in a plane fire like that. Firefighters were at the scene of the plane fire within two minutes fortunately just in time to rescue everyone on board, many o...

Passenger seated on plane next to stranger who looks exactly like him

Have you ever wanted a twin? This man met the next best thing, when he sat next to a stranger who looked exactly like him on a flight. The ginger-bearded man met his match met his match, and was delighted to meet someone who looked exactly like him. They took a grinning selfie together on the flight, which was posted on social media by the friend of our hero's wife. She tweeted:...

United Airlines halts airport outsourcing until 2017

United Airlines on Friday promised it would not outsource more jobs in baggage handling or customer service at least until 2017, aiming to reduce uncertainty for workers after announcing about 1,150 job cuts in February, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. The decision resulted from employee feedback on how to improve the airline, solicited in September when Oscar Munoz became chief...

Boeing likely to match Airbus on single-aisle output: source

Boeing Co is likely to broadly match European rival Airbus SA  in notching up production of single-aisle aircraft to 60 a month, but the timing of Boeing's move remains uncertain, according to a person familiar with the situation. Airbus said on Friday it would lift monthly output of its top-selling A320 to 60 in mid-2019, a 20 percent jump over its prior target of 50, and a move...

Russian airliner crashes in central Sinai - Egyptian PM

A Russian airliner has crashed in central Sinai with more than 200 people on board, the office of Egypt's prime minister has confirmed. The Airbus A-321 had just taken off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on its way to the Russian city of St Petersburg. There were conflicting reports about the fate of the plane, some suggesting it had disappeared over Cyprus. Most of the pa...

Canada Said to Consult Obama Before Opening Fighter-Jet Bidding

Incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will consult U.S. President Barack Obama before restarting a process to replace Canada’s aging fleet of combat jets, in a bid to head off damage to relations between the two countries, according to an official familiar with the plans. Trudeau’s Liberals campaigned on abandoning Canada’s plans to buy Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35...