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American Airlines Takes TikTok to New Heights with Free Inflight Access for Customers

Source: American Airlines Only on American: Free access to TikTok More than dance videos — customers can find travel inspiration, off-the-beaten-path locations, and travel tips American Airlines, which has the fastest Wi-Fi on more aircraft than any other U.S. carrier, just added TikTok to its roster of free inflight offerings. Without having to purchase Wi-Fi, customers traveling on Viasat-equipped narrowbody aircraft can get 30-minutes of free access to TikTok, an entertainment platform powered by a global community of creatives. This is a promotional offering beginning Aug. 2, 2021. “Faster Wi-Fi allows us to deliver diverse inflight entertainment options and invest in innovative partnerships with platforms like TikTok,” said Clarissa Sebastian, American’s Managing Director of Premium Customer Experience and Onboard Products. [...]

2021-08-05T01:05:31+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

KLM reports financial results for Q2 and first half of 2021

Source: KLM In the second quarter of 2021, KLM reported an operating loss of EUR 185 million, compared to a loss of EUR 493 million in the same period last year, when the coronavirus pandemic was at its height. Second-quarter revenues this year amounted to EUR 1,207 million, compared to EUR 701 million in 2020. Although the results for the period indicate a clear improvement compared to 2020, they are far behind pre-pandemic figures. Nevertheless, these results constitute a significant impulse on the road to recovery. During the first half of 2021, KLM incurred an operating loss of EUR 522 million, with revenues amounting to EUR 2,137 million. In the first half of 2020, KLM incurred a loss of EUR 768 [...]

2021-08-02T07:15:32+03:00August 2nd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Southwest Airlines Joins Sabre Providing Industry-standard Level of Access to Carrier’s Low Fares and Network as it Welcomes Business Travelers Back to the Sky

Source: Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines now offers its everyday low-fares within all three major global distribution systems including Sabre, Travelport, and Amadeus Southwest Airlines Co.  began offering flights for sale within Sabre's global distribution system (GDS), the leading corporate booking channel in the US. With a rollout of the partnership now complete, Southwest Airlines® for the first time in Company history offers an ability for business travelers and travel decision makers to book Southwest and its everyday low fares at an industry-standard level of participation within all three major GDSs. "As we bring the Southwest Effect to business travel, our number one focus continues to be removing friction when booking travel, while at the same time investing in the booking [...]

2021-08-02T07:06:32+03:00August 2nd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

The Reflection and Self-knowledge for in-flight passenger care excellence

By Marianela Cartagena I would like to write about how to achieve in-flight passenger care excellence. Crew members who work on-board know that this is not something easy to accomplish as it may sound. Without a doubt, firstly we should consider self-knowledge. If one does not know oneself it will be more difficult to know others. Crew members should interact with empathy. The passenger is in an uncommon environment so we have to be understanding. There might be some of the following behaviors: uncooperativeness, faintheartedness, annoyance, talkative, curious, and affectionate among others. To inspire confidence in passengers from the moment they get on-board is priceless. Very especially for those who are anxious or afraid of the unknown. Therefore, I will [...]

2021-08-02T06:55:21+03:00August 2nd, 2021|Expert Opinions & Industry Trends|

VINCI Airports deploys a customised solution to improve airfield pavement management

Source: Vinci Airports VINCI Airports announces the deployment of a customised new solution to continue to guarantee the optimal quality of its airport pavements. The new airport pavement management solution centralises data for pavement condition monitoring and enables the optimal planning of maintenance work required for airport runways, taxiways and aircraft parking areas. Thanks to a georeferencing system and advanced analytics, the solution offers data-driven insights into pavement condition and provides a decision-support system for maintenance work. This technology allows VINCI Airports to reinforce its commitment to delivering safe, reliable airport infrastructure, meeting the highest quality and durability standards. The solution was developed with input from VINCI Airports teams by AgileAssets, a leading global provider of transportation infrastructure asset management [...]

2021-08-02T06:16:28+03:00August 2nd, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Frontier Airlines Announces 20 Nonstop Routes, Including 5 New Destinations

Source: Frontier Frontier Airlines announced 20 new nonstop routes, including 17 new Orlando routes and an expansion into four popular international vacation destinations: Antigua & Barbuda, Belize City, Liberia, Costa Rica and Turks & Caicos. Plus, the airline is adding its 7th airport in New York state with the announcement of service from New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) in New Windsor. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering introductory fares starting at $25*. “This announcement marks one of our largest international expansions ever and we are thrilled to now offer our customers affordable service to four more popular destinations offering both sun and fun,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “Summer 2021 has led to [...]

2021-08-02T05:44:02+03:00August 2nd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Spirit Airlines Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

Source: Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines, Inc.reported second quarter 2021 financial results. Ended the second quarter 2021 with $2.2 billion of unrestricted cash, cash equivalents, short-term investment securities and liquidity available under the Company's revolving credit facility As Reported Second Quarter 2021      Second Quarter 2020 Second Quarter 2019 Total Operating Revenues $859.3 million $138.5 million $1,013.0 million Pre-tax Income (Loss) $(273.3) million $(212.5) million $148.6 Million Net Income (Loss) $(287.9) million $(144.4) million $114.5 million Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share $(2.73) $(1.81) $1.67 Adjusted 1  Second Second Quarter 2021 Quarter 2020 Second Quarter 2019 Adjusted EBITDA $62.1 million $(273.2) million $220.4 million Adjusted EBITDA Margin 7.2% (197.2)% 21.8% Adjusted Pre-tax Income (Loss) $(44.7) million $(364.4) million $150.1 million Adjusted Net Income (Loss) $(36.3) [...]

2021-08-02T05:40:12+03:00August 2nd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

WestJet’s first non-stop flight from Calgary to Charlottetown takes off

Source: WestJet WestJet celebrated the launch of its new route between Calgary and Charlottetown with the departure and arrival of flight 630 and flight 631 between the communities. The new non-stop flights directly link Western Canada to Prince Edward Island for the first time and marks a positive sign for both region's travel and tourism markets. "The introduction of new service between Prince Edward Island and Calgary is an important milestone for WestJet, our guests and these communities," said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "As vaccination rates across Canada continue to rise and restrictions ease, there's no better way to demonstrate our commitment to Canada's economic recovery than by seeing our investments take off as we continue to restore our network and reconnect Canadians from coast-to-coast." Upon flight 630's arrival in Charlottetown, guests visiting from Calgary were greeted by Charlottetown Mayor Phillip [...]

2021-08-02T05:31:34+03:00August 2nd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Avianca Receives APEX Health Safety Diamond Standard in recognition of its biosafety protocols

Source: Avianca This is the most important global recognition for airlines in health and hygiene matters. In 2020, the airline implemented its BioCare program, which includes all biosafety protocols before, during and after a flight. Avianca received the Diamond certification from APEX Health Safety (Airline Passenger Experience Association) powered by SimpliFlying, which established a global standard to assess hygiene and health protocols for airlines. Before granting the award, the airline’s biosafety measures implemented since it resumed operations in 2020 were audited to guarantee a safer journey for all passengers. The ‘Diamond’ standard is the most relevant level granted to airlines who have shown how they prioritize their commitment to safer travel with optimal sanitary conditions. “The health and safety of our [...]

2021-07-30T17:23:56+03:00July 30th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Requirements to enter and leave Chile

Source: LATAM According to the provisions of the Government of Chile as part of the “Plan de Fronteras Protegidas” (in English “Protected Borders Strategy”), as of the last week of July, the following changes apply: Departures from Chile Chileans and foreigners residing in Chile, provided they meet one of the following requirements: Carry the enabling Mobility Pass. This does not include those minors who do not have the Mobility Pass. Have the Exceptional Permit to leave the country approved and delivered by the Virtual Police Station. This permit is only issued in case of: humanitarian nature, essential steps for the traveler's health, essential steps for the proper running of the country and residence abroad. This permit will be requested from [...]

2021-07-30T17:06:52+03:00July 30th, 2021|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|