Monthly Archives: January 2023

SWISS extends Premium Economy Class to its Airbus A340 fleet

SWISS has begun installing its new Premium Economy Class on its Airbus A340-300 fleet. The first such aircraft completed – HB-JMB – departed for Johannesburg yesterday evening on its first flight with the new seating class installed. All four of SWISS’s Airbus A340s will be equipped with Premium Economy by April, from when the new […]

United Celebrates Historic First Graduating Class of Flight Academy Pilots

United, the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, is celebrating the graduation of United Aviate Academy’s inaugural class of pilots, an important step towards training the next generation of talented, qualified, and motivated aviators. The inaugural graduating class includes 51 students – with nearly 80% being women or people of color – […]

Cargolux and GE Aerospace enter long term agreements

GE Aerospace and Cargolux announced last week that they have entered into a long-term support agreement for the GE9X powering Cargolux’s new fleet of Boeing 777-8 freighters. The agreement includes a multi-year GE TrueChoice service agreement as well as the order of two spare engines. A TrueChoice services extension has also been agreed for Cargolux’s […]

American Airlines Cargo partnership delivers humanitarian supplies to Haiti

American Airlines Cargo is taking part in a global effort to transport life-saving medical and sanitation supplies to Haiti as the nation struggles to control a deadly cholera outbreak. In partnership with Airlink, a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to bringing critical aid to communities in crisis, American is carrying more than 55 tons of medical […]

Alaska Airlines becomes first U.S. airline to eliminate plastic cups on board

The change removes more than 2.2 million pounds of plastic cups and bottles from our aircraft every year. Plastic cups? We sent ‘em packing. As we fly toward a more sustainable future, we’re proud to eliminate plastic cups on board. By partnering with Boxed Water™ and serving beverages in recyclable paper cups, we’re saving more […]

Air France embarks on WhatsApp for a more direct relationship with its customers

Eager to adapt to the digital habits and uses of its customers, Air France is offering a new communication channel with customers on WhatsApp. This free service is now available 7 days a week in 22 countries and in 4 languages (French, English, Italian, Brazilian/Portuguese). Messaging is transforming interactions between people and businesses, and with […]

Pegasus Airlines closes the first ever sustainability-linked aircraft-secured term loan with Ex-Im support

Pegasus Airlines closed the first ever sustainability-linked aircraft-secured term loan (“SLL”), which was guaranteed by UK Export Finance for the financing of ten new Airbus A321neo aircraft. The transaction was led by Societe Generale, acting as global arranger, sustainability structurer, facility agent and security trustee. The highly innovative transaction is remarkable in several respects: it […]

Silk Way West Airlines signs air cargo transport memorandum with Nippon Express

Silk Way West Airlines and Nippon Express Holdings have signed an Air Cargo Memorandum of Understanding to offer enhanced solutions to their customers and to respond more flexibly to changing supply chains. This agreement strengthens Silk Way West Airlines’ presence in the Japanese market whilst helping Nippon Express Holdings to expand its business globally by […]

Japan Airlines to introduce new inflight meal of “RED à table” with the theme of “Inflight meals for the future”

JAL to introduce new inflight meal of “RED à table” with the theme of “Inflight meals for the future” to achieve the SDGs goals will be launched on international flights starting from October 1st. Under the theme of “Inflight meals for the future,” a new menu has been introduced for Premium Economy Class and Economy […]

Korean Air celebrates the Year of the Black Rabbit with traditional decorations

Korean Air exhibits traditional good luck charms for the Lunar New Year To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Korean Air will display Bokjori, a decoration of good fortune, at various company sites in Korea from January 16 to 27. Hanging Bokjori is a traditional Korean custom to bring and share good luck and fortune for […]