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Essential news for 21 Sep 2019

Original Order completed by airBaltic receiving its 20th Airbus A220-300

September 21, 2019 Riga, 20th Airbus A220-300 jet is received by airBaltic, registered as YL-AAT. By this the original Airbus A220-300 order of airBaltic if finalized. By the end of 2019, airBaltic plans to have a total of 22 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in its fleet of which two will be already from the additional order that was signed on May...

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Flightpass offers ten one-way flights within Europe from or to Geneva

Meet the Flightpass, offering ten one-way flights within Europe from or to Geneva, in October. The new product has been jointly developed with the Lufthansa Innovation Hub.  In view of the success of its trial phase, SWISS is now permanently introducing its Flightpass product offering ten one-way flights on its Geneva-based European network. Customers can choose from a City Pass or a Disco...

Sichuan Airlines inaugural direct flight from Chengdu to Helsinki

At 5:39 am local time on September 16, 2019, Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8271, carrying 278 passengers, landed smoothly at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, marking the success of the airline's maiden non-stop flight from Chengdu, China to Helsinki, Finland. A ceremony for the maiden flight and a promotional event for the launch of the new service were then held by Sichua...

Emirates first on-board for biometric boarding

Emirates is pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP). Soon, customers flying from Dubai to any of Emirates’ 12 destinations in the U.S. will be able to choose facial recognition technology at the departure gates, reducing the time taken for identity checks to tw...

Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric solution at all Las Vegas international gates

Passengers traveling through Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport can look forward to a new streamlined journey with Collins Aerospace Systems’ SelfPass™ biometric solution. The solution, which is set to be installed at all of McCarran’s international gates, will be available for demonstration at the Annual Airports Council International-North America conference this week in Tampa,...