Monthly Archives: March 2019

This year’s Passenger Experience Conference will define the future of the passenger experience industry

The Passenger Experience Conference opens Passenger Experience Week in April with a full line-up of industry experts Senior strategists from airlines, cruise, rail and across the industry supply chain will come together on 1 April 2019 to discuss the latest trends and future of passenger experience at this year’s Passenger Experience Conference at the Hamburg […]

Improving the comfort, health and wellbeing of passengers onboard

Passenger Experience Week returns to Hamburg from 1-4 April 2019 to showcase the latest innovations to enhance the passenger experience Global forecasts from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reveal that air passenger numbers will nearly double over the next 20 years, growing from 3.8 billion in 2016 to 8.2 billion by 2037[1]. These rising […]

All Nippon Airways takes delivery of its first A380

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, has received the first of its three Airbus A380 aircraft. ANA and Airbus held a ceremony in Toulouse, France to mark the handover of the plane as well as acknowledge the importance of the airline’s relationship with Airbus. Media events are also […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo set to soar in South America for the first time

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is delighted to announce it will be launching flights between London Heathrow and São Paulo, Brazil in 2020. Flying daily between London Heathrow and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, the Boeing 787 service will offer cargo customers multiple tonnes of capacity a day. The new route represents Virgin Atlantic’s first foray into […]

Starlux Airlines places A350 order with Airbus

Starlux Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 widebody aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The new airline plans to deploy these aircraft on its long-haul services from Taipei to Europe and North America, as well as selected destinations within the Asia-Pacific region. “We are very glad to sign […]

Cricket fever builds as Emirates reveals ICC Cricket World Cup livery

Emirates today revealed its ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 themed Emirates A380 livery in the build up to one of the world’s most anticipated sporting events this year. Former India cricketer and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2011 winner, Virender Sehwag, and Emirates sponsored Lancashire team players Saqib Mahmood and Tom Bailey helped to marshal […]

New terminal for Delta at New Orleans beginning May 15

Delta will have a new home in the Big Easy come May 15, when all its operations will begin from Concourse C at the newly built North Terminal, aptly located on the north side of the airfield at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Delta’s last arrivals and departures at its current home on […]

Negus Design to Complete British Airways Heritage Livery Set

The the airline revealed on Friday that the Negus design from 1974 to 1980 will adorn a Boeing 747. The aircraft is currently in Dublin receiving its paint job, and due out of the IAC paint bay later this month. The aircraft is the final in a series of four heritage liveries being painted as […]

Low Key Reveal for Boeing 777X, the Longest Passenger Jet in the World

The very first Boeing 777X was presented to its employees yesterday – March 13th, at the airframer’s main wide-body manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington. The original event was due to be a planned celebration of the new plane but things were reigned in significantly out of respect following the recent loss of all onboard Ethiopian […]

SWISS to introduce new Premium Economy Class

SWISS is to introduce a new Premium Economy Class on its long-haul aircraft fleet from spring 2021, to further strengthen its position as a premium air carrier. In a first step here, the additional travel class will be available in a 24-seat section on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. In the medium term, the new travel […]