Monthly Archives: August 2019

LATAM reveals new premium business class in São Paulo

LATAM Airlines Group has unveiled its new premium business class on-board the first Boeing 777. The upgrade is part of a $500 million investment to improve the airline’s passenger experience and includes $400 million in cabin renovations. The launch event took place at the Manutenção em Linha maintenance facility at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport. […]

Korean Air to roll-out bag drop counters at domestic airports

Korean Air will transform all economy class check-in counters in domestic airports to bag drop counters for passengers already checked in using mobile, web check-in services or airport kiosks. According to the airline, the change will enable Korean Air to provide more efficient, convenient baggage check-in services to self-check-in users. From September, passengers who use […]

Which? reveals stark decline in airline punctuality

Punctuality in the skies has drastically deteriorated in the last five years – inflicting misery on millions of passengers and often leaving them out of pocket. That is according to a Which? analysis of almost ten million flights. The consumer organisation looked at Civil Aviation Authority data from 2014 to 2018 and found that eight […]

Air Canada to face competition probe in Air Transat acquisition

Air Canada will face a competition probe before the airline can complete its proposed acquisition of Air Transat. Air Transat shareholders overwhelmingly voted last week in favour of the C$720 million deal, which valued the carrier at C$18-a-share. However, Canadian transport minister, Marc Garneau, has now revealed he believes the deal raises issues of public […]

Amadeus expands NDC partnership with United Airlines

Amadeus has announced a continued partnership to industrialise New Distribution Capability by developing, testing and bringing to market new content offerings. Among the new offering will be United Airlines’ new corporate bundles and dynamic bundled fares. These new products will allow customers to customise their travel on United with amenities such as Premier Access, checked […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo expand network between the U.K. and United States

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the U.K. and U.S. from next summer, in a move which sees Delta join Virgin Atlantic at Gatwick Airport for the first time together and promises cargo customers their best-ever choice of trans-Atlantic capacity, routes and frequencies. Growth at Gatwick Gatwick will become Delta’s seventh […]

Flybe reaches highest IATA New Distribution Capability certification

Flybe has become the first regional airline in the world to be awarded International Air Transport Association level four New Distribution Capability certification. This follows its initial implantation of the new NDC standard two years ago that enabled it to provide easy access to the entire value chain of business travel industry stakeholders in real […]

British Airways One Step Closer To Powering Future Flights By Turning Waste Into Jet Fuel

British Airways is one step closer to powering its future fleet with sustainable jet fuel made from rubbish as plans have been submitted to develop Europe’s first household and commercial solid waste to sustainable fuels plant. Altalto Immingham Limited, a subsidiary of renewable fuels company Velocys and a collaboration with British Airways and Shell, has […]