US Air Travel Consumer Report: December 2022, Full Year 2022 Numbers

Source: US Department of Transportation The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on airline operational data compiled for the month of December 2022 and calendar year 2022 for on-time performance, mishandled baggage, and mishandled wheelchairs and scooters.  The ATCR is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by airlines. DOT remains committed to ensuring airline passengers are treated fairly and is concerned about recent flight cancellations and flight disruptions and difficulties families are experiencing in sitting together with no fees. The Department is currently investigating four domestic airlines to ensure that they are not engaging in unrealistic scheduling of flights. Last week, DOT rolled out a new family seating dashboard that [...]

2023-03-17T12:48:47+02:00March 17th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Air Canada Named One of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces for Sixth Consecutive Year

Source: Air Canada Achievers recognizes firms that celebrate, support and engage employees Air Canada has been recognized as one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces® for 2023. It is the sixth consecutive year Air Canada has won the award, given for innovative engagement and recognition practices that elevate the employee experience. "At its heart, Air Canada is a customer service business, and we rely on our highly motivated and dedicated employees to deliver on that promise each and every day. We put a premium on all our people throughout our company because each of them is essential and they are the best at what they do. We are always devising new ways to support them so that they can continue to [...]

2023-03-17T12:49:54+02:00March 17th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Air France releases details of 2023 Summer Schedule, spearheaded by more flights to Asia, North America and East Africa

Source: Air France 191 flight destinations in 89 countries; network and schedule at 2019 levels New routes to Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) and Ottawa (Canada) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, and to Belém (Brazil) from Cayenne (French Guiana) Daily flights resuming to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong effective July 1, 2023 66 seasonal routes in France and Europe Rollout of new long-haul cabins continues Air France is already getting set for the summer season. Strong travel demand combined with the lifting of the last remaining travel restrictions means the airline will be operating at 2019 levels. For the 2023 summer season (April – October), Air France will be flying up to 835 times a day, to 191 destinations in 89 countries. [...]

2023-03-17T13:50:43+02:00March 17th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Schools Nationwide Receive $10 Million in FAA Grants to Develop the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals

Source: FAA Twenty-three schools will receive $10 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help attract and train students for careers as pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. Twelve of the schools will receive $5 million from the FAA’s Aircraft Pilots Aviation Workforce Development Grants program. The schools can use the funding to create and deliver curriculums designed to prepare students to become pilots, aerospace engineers or drone operators. Grant recipients include:  AOPA Foundation Institute, Frederick, Md.: $498,100 Black Pilots of America, Seattle, Wash.: $500,000 Broward College, Pembroke Pines, Fla.: $500,000 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.: $345,711 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona, Fla.: $484,803 Kentucky Office of Employment & Training, Frankfort, Ky.: $500,000 Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, Inc, [...]

2023-03-17T12:55:40+02:00March 17th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Named One of World’s Best by Skytrax World Airport Awards

Source: Ports Toronto Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) has once again been ranked among the world’s best by the Skytrax World Airport Awards, a global benchmark of airport excellence voted on by nearly 14 million passengers worldwide. Ranking eighth in the World’s Best Airports (under five million passengers) category and ninth in the Best Regional Airports (North America) category – this represents the eighth year that Billy Bishop Airport has won a prestigious Skytrax award. The 2023 Awards are based on millions of airport survey questionnaires completed by more than 100 different nationalities of air travellers, covering 550 airports worldwide. In the independent survey, passengers continued to rank Billy Bishop Airport highly across 39 key performance indicators, including fast check-in times, [...]

2023-03-17T12:57:05+02:00March 17th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

British people answer America’s most-searched questions in new campaign showcasing modern Britain today

Source: British Airways The US has always been curious about British culture, but how well do Americans truly know the British? British Airways and VisitBritain have joined forces in a new campaign that gives an insider’s view on modern Britain, with all its vibrancy and warmth, to inspire US visitors to book their next visit. The campaign ‘Ask Britain Anything’, created with Uncommon Creative Studio, takes a deep dive into 50 of Americans’ most-searched online questions about the UK and puts these directly to British people to respond. Some of the most-searched questions by Americans included: What are British people like? Why do British people like queuing? Why travel to Britain? What do British people eat for breakfast? Is all British [...]

2023-03-17T13:32:08+02:00March 17th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

The Container City Constructed by iGA Istanbul Airport in Hatay is completed

Source: iGA Istanbul Airport In Hatay, one of the provinces that suffered the most after the earthquakes, described as the 'disaster of the century' and which have directly affected 11 provinces, efforts to heal the wounds of the disaster are continuing. iGA has been working on the installation of 350 containers to host approximately 2,100 disaster victims. While the country is trying to heal the wounds caused by the earthquakes that centered in Kahramanmaraş, which affected 11 provinces and were described as the biggest disaster of the last century; iGA took action to build a container city to shelter disaster victims who have been left homeless in Hatay, one of the provinces most affected by the earthquake. The 350-container city [...]

2023-03-17T13:24:06+02:00March 17th, 2023|AIRPORTS, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Emirates unveils new signature livery for its fleet

Source: Emirates The distinctive livery of the world’s largest international airline, Emirates, has undergone a refresh. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “Aircraft livery is the most instantly recognisable brand real estate for any airline. It’s a visual representation of our unique identity, something we wear proudly, and display in all the cities we fly to around the world. We’re refreshing our livery to keep it modern, without losing the key elements of our identity such as the UAE flag on our tailfin and the Arabic calligraphy.” Eagle-eyed plane spotters and fans will immediately notice changes to the tailfin and wingtips.  In this latest design, the UAE flag on the Emirates tailfin is much more dynamic and flowing with a [...]

2023-03-17T13:52:04+02:00March 17th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Transformative innovation arrives at Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport

Source: SITA SITA and Indicio kick off pilot program using privacy-preserving decentralized identity technology and ICAO DTC standards for travel to Aruba  SITA, working with Indicio and the Aruba Tourism Authority, today announced the implementation of seamless travel to Aruba through the use of verifiable digital credential technology. This innovation will soon allow travelers to Aruba to fulfill government immigration requirements before boarding their flight with their ‘ready-to-fly’ status being confirmed invisibly in the background. Passengers arriving at Queen Beatrix International Airport can apply for their travel authorization using a simplified process that eliminates the need to manually enter information from paper travel documents. Using a Digital Travel Credential (DTC), passengers can consent to share any of their relevant data [...]

2023-03-17T13:14:36+02:00March 17th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

Red Nose Day 2023: Alison Hammond, Rylan and Sir Steve Redgrave help British Airways celebrate raising £27M for charity flying start with a plane vs Boat Challenge

Source: British Airways British Airways is celebrating raising more than £27 million for its global charity partnership with Comic Relief by challenging the GB Rowing Team to race a British Airways aircraft Alison Hammond, Rylan and Sir Steve Redgrave put their support behind the event at London City Airport Funds raised for Comic Relief through the Flying Start partnership support charities in the UK and around the world Red Nose Day returns on Friday 17 March This Red Nose Day, British Airways is proud to have raised an incredible £27.3 million for Flying Start, through the airline’s global charity partnership with Comic Relief. The money has been raised over the past 13 years, since the partnership’s launch in 2010. To [...]

2023-03-17T13:27:23+02:00March 16th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|