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Lufthansa Group reaches agreement on the acquisition of 41 per cent stake in ITA Airways

Source: Lufthansa Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and Deutsche Lufthansa AG agree on a minority stake in ITA Airways Deutsche Lufthansa AG will acquire 41 percent stake in ITA Airways through a capital increase of EUR 325m – with the option to acquire all remaining shares at a later date Growth opportunity for Lufthansa Group and broader access to important Italian aviation market A stronger ITA will enhance competition in the Italian market and improve connections between Europe and other international markets Carsten Spohr: “Today’s agreement will lead to a win-win situation for Italy, ITA Airways and Lufthansa Group” Deutsche Lufthansa AG reached an agreement with the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze, MEF) [...]

2023-05-26T02:21:55+03:00May 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Turkish Airlines Introduces Flight Tracker Digital Globe to Enhance Guest Experience

Source: Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to the more countries than any other in the world, made a new addition to its privileged services offered to guests in this rapidly evolving era of technology and digitalization where customer satisfaction has become increasingly important. The flag carrier has introduced the Flight Tracker digital globe for use in its Business Lounge, emphasizing the diverse and enjoyable aspects of digital channels, modernized with a solution-oriented approach. With the Flight Tracker digital globe, guests will be able to track real-time locations of Turkish Airlines aircraft, flown destinations, current weather conditions, and experience the use of many different features such as flight information and Miles&Smiles membership. This technology, which is a result of extensive [...]

2023-05-26T02:13:39+03:00May 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Decarbonizing aviation: European Commission to support development of sustainable aviation fuels around the world

Source: ICAO The European Commission today announced support for the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) under the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Capacity-building and Training for Sustainable Aviation Fuels programme (ACT-SAF). In line with the European Green Deal commitment to help partner countries decarbonise, the project will support selected countries with €4 million. The funding will go towards increasing SAF production, feasibility studies and assistance with the certification of these fuels. Implemented by ICAO and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the project involves 12 partner states: Cameroon, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Kenya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa. This list may be expanded at a later stage. European Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean said: "We [...]

2023-05-26T20:59:16+03:00May 26th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Frontier Introduces Elite Status Promotion for All U.S. Issued Travel Credit Cardholders

Source: Frontier Airlines Unlocks FREE Bags and Seat Assignments; Status with Another Airline Not Required Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) is excited to launch an innovative loyalty offer exclusively for eligible travel rewards credit cardholders in the U.S. Starting today, eligible credit card holders can receive FRONTIER Miles Frontier Elite 20k status, which includes free bags and seats, without needing to have status with another airline or being required to fly. This innovative offer opens up a world of frequent flyer elite benefits to those everyday travelers who are seeking extra value from their flying experience and may not otherwise fly regularly enough to earn elite status with an airline. Key Features: Instant Status with a Challenge: Eligible travel rewards credit [...]

2023-05-26T20:47:52+03:00May 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

ITA Airways takes delivery of its first A330neo

Source: Airbus ITA Airways, Italy’s national carrier, has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from Air Lease Corporation, during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The A330neo will join the ITA Airways fleet in June to serve its long-haul routes and new intercontinental destinations. The A330neo is the latest-generation aircraft type from Airbus to join the ITA Airways’ fleet. The airline already operates all Airbus aircraft Families with a fleet of 68 Airbus aircraft (4 A220s, 50 A320 Family, 8 A330-200s and 6 A350-900s). By selecting A330neos, ITA Airways is further consolidating its strategy of being an all Airbus operator and leveraging new levels of efficiency and flexibility. With the introduction of the latest generation eco-efficient A330neo, ITA Airways [...]

2023-05-26T20:51:54+03:00May 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, MANUFACTURERS, News|

‘Cruzing onboard Emirates’ – Emirates announces a new brand ambassador, Penelope Cruz

Source: Emirates Launching mid-summer 2023, Emirates can reveal that its latest ad campaign and brand collaboration will feature Penelope Cruz. The Academy Award winning actor and philanthropist is already a fan of the Emirates brand and a frequent flyer who has visited Dubai multiple times. In exclusive behind-the-scenes footage shot onboard a signature Emirates A380 aircraft, Cruz revealed her passion for Emirates and the positive association she has with the brand stating that she was thrilled to partner with Emirates after years of traveling with the airline, on some of the most special trips of her life. The new TV spots will start to air globally from June 2023, in both English and Penelope’s native tongue of Spanish. With a thought [...]

2023-05-25T20:52:06+03:00May 25th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Air Canada Unveils its Most Comprehensive Winter Sun Schedule to Popular Vacation Destinations

Source: Air Canada New flights from Toronto to Monterrey and Fort-de-France New flights from Montreal to La Romana and Los Cabos Overall 8% more sun capacity versus 2019 pre-pandemic schedule Up to 50% more capacity from Vancouver to Mexico, Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas Air Canada today announced the strategic expansion of its winter sun network that includes four new routes from Toronto and Montreal to Monterrey* and Los Cabos* in Mexico and, La Romana and Fort-de-France in the Caribbean. The airline is also deploying a substantial increase in capacity from its Vancouver hub to sought after sun destinations such as Mexico, Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas and San Diego, and additional flights from coast to coast to popular winter vacation destinations in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. Seats are available for purchase now at aircanada.com, [...]

2023-05-25T20:15:38+03:00May 25th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Boom Supersonic and Dimensional Energy Announce Sustainable Aviation Fuel Offtake Agreement

Source: Boom Supersonic Boom Supersonic, the company building the world’s fastest airliner, announced today it has signed a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) offtake agreement with Dimensional Energy, which produces carbon neutral fuels and products by recycling carbon dioxide. Under the agreement with Dimensional Energy, Boom will purchase up to 5 million gallons of SAF on an annual basis over the duration of the Overture flight test program. Overture is the supersonic airliner from Boom that will fly at speeds twice as fast as today’s commercial jets on 100% SAF. “At Boom, we believe sustainable aviation fuel will be essential to the transformation of air travel,” said Kathy Savitt, President and Chief Business Officer at Boom. “Our new collaboration with Dimensional Energy [...]

2023-05-24T20:54:15+03:00May 25th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

SWISS to further expand services in its coming winter schedules

Source: SWISS SWISS will continue to offer its customers a wide range of short- and medium-haul air services in the coming winter schedules. The airline will provide flights from Zurich and Geneva to a total of 68 such destinations, an even broader selection than in the previous winter period. New to the SWISS network from Zurich this winter will be a restored service to Bremen in Northern Germany. Switzerland’s largest airline will also intensify its existing services to the further German cities of Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Hanover, while frequencies will additionally be increased on the Prague and Bucharest routes. Portugal also receives a particular focus in the coming winter period; and SWISS flights will be operated once again between Zurich [...]

2023-05-24T05:25:41+03:00May 25th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Gulfstream G700 sets speed record from Savannah to Tokyo on SAF

Source: Gulfstream Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new Gulfstream G700 set a speed record using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), traveling from Savannah to Tokyo at an average speed of Mach 0.89. The flight, recorded at 13 hours, marked the G700’s first visit to Japan. This record was achieved as the company recently reached a milestone of more than 2 million nautical miles flown on SAF blends. “We are innovating for a sustainable future and have been a leader in SAF use over the past decade,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Our latest city pair speed record further showcases the investments we are making in our next-generation fleet, as well as the commitment we’ve made to the industry to reduce our [...]

2023-05-26T20:44:12+03:00May 25th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|