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Bringing humanity back: flight attendant tech brings personalization to the skies

Delta Air Lines flight attendants will be empowered with an innovative new tool on their handheld phablet devices today in an effort to bring a deeper level of personalization and improve the travel experience for the airline's 170 million global customers. ​ Guest Service Tool The...

Boeing, Korean Air Celebrate the Delivery of Airline's First 747-8 Intercontinental

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Korean Air today marked the delivery of the airline's first 747-8 Intercontinental. The new fuel-efficient jet is the first of 10 747-8 passenger airplanes the carrier has on order. "This new aircraft delivers better fuel economy," said Walter Cho, Executi...


American Airlines Appoints Ron DeFeo Vice President Of Communications

American Airlines Group Inc. today announced Ron DeFeo will join the company as Vice President – Global Communications. In this role, DeFeo will report to Elise Eberwein, Executive Vice President – People and Communications and will oversee media relations, social media, employee communications, creative services, employee engagement and community relations. DeFeo’s appointment f...

Emirates SkyCargo to Establish a Second Trade Lane with Iran

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to increase its cargo capacity to Iran, when Emirates begins its five non-stop flights to Mashhad from1 September 2015. Mashhad will become Emirates’ second Iranian destination after the capital city Tehran, which Emirates has been serving since March 1990. Last year, Emirates carried more than half a million passengers and trans...

Emirates launches second daily A380 service to Frankfurt

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced a second daily A380 service to Frankfurt, adding 1,155 seats a week on the route, with 280 in First Class and Business Class. Commencing 1st January 2016, Emirates flights EK47/48, currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, will be up-gauged to an A380. The first scheduled A380 service between Frankfurt and Dubai was in...

Flybe confirms expanded winter schedule

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has confirmed today (25th August 2015) an expansion of its 2015-16 Winter schedule to include two brand new routes between Edinburgh and Liverpool, and between Southampton and Dusseldorf, the return of a direct daily service between Exeter and Glasgow, as well as added extra frequency on 20 existing routes that includes the return of conveniently tim...

Qantas to pull out of Jetstar Hong Kong

Australian flag carrierQantas will not pour any more funding into the long-delayed Jetstar Hong Kong low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary, according to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. "From a Qantas perspective we won't be investing any more funds in this airline," Joyce said. The attempt to start a Jetstar Hong Kong operation in partnership with China-based China Eastern Ai...

Ryanair Launches New Car Hire Service, Powered By Cartrawler

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (25 Aug) launched Ryanair Car Hire and announced a new partnership with CarTrawler, a leading travel-technology platform and online aggregator of car rental services, allowing Ryanair customers to book the widest range of cars at the best prices on the Ryanair.com website. Ryanair’s new car hire partnership with CarTrawler offers...

This Air France ad is the top travel brand video of 2015

Congratulations (or, we should say, félicitations ) to Air France for having created an advertisement that has been more popular than any other video from any other travel company so far in 2015, according to Google. A review of YouTube clips by Think with Google, the search giant’s market research arm, finds that Air France’s promotional video “France is in the Air”...

China's Tianjin Airlines to set up Sichuan subsidiary

Tianjin Airlines (GS, Tianjin) is set to establish a new subsidiary carrier in China's southwestern Sichuan Province WCARN has reported quoting local media. According to the outlet, the Hainan Airlines (HU, Haikou) subsidiary will partner the China Western Development Co., Ltd. and local government in establishing the Xichang-based Xichang Airlines(Xichang...

S7 Airlines increased its passenger turnover by 7.2%

S7 Group1 member airlines summarized the results of their activity in July 2015. During the last month the airlines carried 1 177 358 passengers, which is 7.2% more than in July 2014. Main growth was still indicated on domestic routes. In July 822 852 passengers took flights of S7 Group airlines within Russia, which is 11.5% more than a year before. Comparing with July 20...

Lufthansa's maiden A320neo due before year-end

Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) will take delivery of its maiden A320neo ahead of schedule an airline spokeswoman, Anja Lindenstein, has confirmed.  According to aero.de, D-AINA (cn 6801) will arrive at the German carrier towards the end of the year and not in early 2016 as previously anticipated. A further six of the type are due to arrive before the end of 2016. Lufthans...

Former New Mexico Airlines boss arrested for fraud

Gabriel Kimbrell has been arrested in Miami on charges of grand theft and organized scheme to defraud just months after he was fired from his position as president of New Mexico Airlines(Albuquerque). The charges relate to his tenure at the airline.  According to KOAT news, court documents claim that over the period January 2014 to January 2015, Kimbrell used his corporate credit card...

Air Armenia boss given hiding; EPF warns of withdrawal

Ukrainian-owned investment firm, East Prospect Fund (EPF), has warned its proposed USD68.6 million injection into Air Armenia (QN, Yerevan) is in jeopardy following an assault on airline CEO and majority 51% shareholder Arsen Avetisyan last week. EPF owns a 49% stake in the Armenian carrier. "We are responsible for the implementation of the investment policy of the company,...

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