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Progress towards an ICAO Global Framework for cleaner energy in aviation

Source: ICAO ICAO has successfully concluded a round of consultations with States towards advancing an ICAO Global Framework for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), Lower Carbon Aviation Fuels (LCAF) and other Aviation Cleaner Energies for adoption at the upcoming Third Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3). Opening on 25 September 2023, the two-day consultation event, known as the Pre-CAAF/3 Outcomes Consultation, brought over 600 participants, delegations from 95 States and 19 International Organizations to ICAO Headquarters in Montreal, where they focused on potential outcomes of CAAF/3, which will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 20 to 24 November 2023. "ICAO’s highest priority is implementing the long-term global aspirational goal (LTAG) for international aviation of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, [...]

2023-09-29T07:06:26+03:00September 29th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

SkyTeam appoints Evgenia Starkova as Head of Marketing and Sustainability

Source: SkyTeam The SkyTeam airline alliance has two Latin American members: Aerolíneas Argentinas and Aeromexico SkyTeam has welcomed Evgenia Starkova as Head of Marketing and Sustainability, a newly-created position that strengthens the global airline alliance’s commitment to delivering a more seamless, integrated and responsible journey. Starkova will lead a team of 12 and oversee Customer Experience, Sustainability, Loyalty, Business Development and Commercial Partnerships. Starkova brings more than two decades of strategic, multi-national experience to SkyTeam gained across biotech, fintech and medical not-for-profit organizations. She joins the alliance from CCV Group in Arnhem, the Netherlands, where she was Head of Marketing, Communications and Sustainability.

2023-09-29T06:15:41+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

United Launches Industry-leading Program to Provide Active-duty U.S. Military Pilots Conditional Job Offers

Source: United Airlines New program gives access to First Officer jobs while candidates complete their military service Military pilots don't need an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate at the time of application but must complete all required flight training and certification prior to joining the airline United hired over 4,000 new pilots in the last 24-months and expects to add over 10,000 this decade  United announced the launch of the United Military Pilot Program, an industry-leading program giving full-time, active-duty U.S. military pilots access to conditional job offers as a First Officer with the airline. The program is unique in that it provides a secure landing place for program participants while they complete their service to the nation and work toward [...]

2023-09-29T06:17:08+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Hawaiian Airlines Employees Divert Laptops From Landfills and Into West Maui Hands

Source: Hawaiian Airlines Among the countless needs of West Maui residents navigating the long road to recovery is having reliable personal electronic devices, such as cell phones, computers and laptops. These tools are essential gateways to public information, e-learning, community resources and loved ones, and nonprofits like the J. Walter Cameron Center are working hard to get them into the hands of those facing adversity after the August wildfires. Last week, Hawaiian Airlines’ Sustainability Employee Resource Group (ERG) and IT Field Services team answered the Maui organization’s callout for device donations for its new Laptop and Cell Phone Relief Program. Together, they moved quickly to filter through scores of laptops bound for the landfill and refurbish 45 devices back to full [...]

2023-09-29T06:18:37+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

JetBlue Enhances Customer Travel with Family Seating Guarantee

Source: JetBlue JetBlue, a favorite airline of families for more than 20 years, has introduced a formal family seating guarantee to ensure that children aged 13 years and younger can sit next to an adult traveling with them on the same reservation. This initiative is part of JetBlue's ongoing commitment to enhance the travel experience and promote a comfortable and stress-free journey. “We know traveling with young children can add challenges, and we want to do everything we can to put parents and families at ease by providing a smooth trip each time they choose JetBlue,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue. “This enhanced family seating policy reflects our commitment to continue to meet the needs of [...]

2023-09-29T06:19:43+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces that United Airlines Will Implement Industry-Leading Improvements for Passengers Using Wheelchairs

Source: US DOT Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that United Airlines will implement industry-leading actions that go above and beyond Federal requirements to improve the air travel experience for passengers who use wheelchairs. This action is part of an agreement with USDOT that follows a lengthy investigation by the Department into a disability complaint filed against United by Engracia Figueroa. Disability complaints received by the Department against airlines, such as the one by Ms. Figueroa, highlight the significant challenges that people who use wheelchairs face during air travel to, from, and within the United States. USDOT has made it a priority to improve the air travel experience for those who use wheelchairs. "Everyone ought to be able [...]

2023-09-29T06:21:22+03:00September 29th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Spirit Airlines increases its service to Aruba

Source: Aruba Airport Aruba Airport is excited to announce a significant development in air travel connectivity between Fort Lauderdale and Aruba. Spirit Airlines has recently reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening its connection with Aruba by expanding its service from Fort Lauderdale. Enhanced Service Schedule Previously, Spirit operated the Fort Lauderdale – Aruba route twice a week, with flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Recognizing the growing demand for travel to the island, Spirit has taken proactive steps to meet this demand by increasing its service to Aruba. As of September 6, Spirit increased its service to the island, expanding from two weekly flights to four weekly flights. The new flight schedule covers Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, offering passengers greater flexibility [...]

2023-09-29T06:28:35+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

‘Brewing Excellence’ – Emirates offers a world class range of coffee to connoisseurs

Source: Emirates Celebrating International Coffee Day on 1 October, Emirates highlights the wide array of artisan coffee served in Emirates lounges and onboard flights to 140 destinations around the world. Emirates serves more than 17 tonnes of coffee onboard every year, and works with a range of suppliers including Lavazza, Coffee Planet, the Nairobi Coffee and Tea Company, and a host of independent suppliers globally. As part of the meal service, Economy and Premium Economy customers are offered coffee once or twice during their flight, while Business and First Class customers can order from a coffee menu on demand, including a wide range of options like decaffeinated coffee, cappuccino, iced Americano, espresso, macchiato, and Arabic coffee with cardamom and saffron. [...]

2023-09-29T06:53:49+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Change in the senior management of iGA Istanbul Airport

Source: iGA Istanbul Airport iGA Istanbul Airport is the second largest in Europe after London-Heathrow and is a growing hub for direct flights to and from Latin America and the Caribbean region We felt it necessary to make this statement in light of the decision made regarding the change in the senior management of iGA Istanbul Airport. We would like to announce that, by mutual agreement, we are parting ways with Mr Kadri Samsunlu, who has successfully led iGA Istanbul Airport as its CEO since 2017. We would like to thank him for his valuable contributions to the success of iGA Istanbul Airport. Our CFO, Selahattin Bilgen, has been appointed as interim CEO of iGA Istanbul Airport. At iGA Istanbul [...]

2023-09-29T06:23:43+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRPORTS, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Travel and tourism strengthen as an engine of socioeconomic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Source: ALTA Leisure trips and search for experiences rebound The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) reports that Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has shown a significant recovery in international tourist arrivals to countries in the region following the pandemic. In 2022, 91.9 million international tourists visited LAC, representing 78% of 2019 levels. As for this year, from January to July, a total of 65 million tourists were recorded, 8% below 2019. The subregion with the strongest recovery (Jan-Jul 23) was Central America, exceeding pre-pandemic levels by 2%. The Caribbean was 5% below and South America 13% below. Colombia, Dominican Republic and Aruba show the best performance The countries experiencing the strongest recovery vs. 2019 are Colombia, [...]

2023-09-28T05:07:37+03:00September 28th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|