United Officially Opens Flight Academy And Welcomes Historic Inaugural Pilot Class

Source: United United, the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school, officially opened United Aviate Academy today and welcomed a historic inaugural class of future pilots, 80% of whom are women or people of color. United Aviate Academy is a key part of the airline’s goal to train about 5,000 new pilots at the school by 2030, with at least half women or people of color. This unprecedented training commitment will dramatically expand access to this lucrative and rewarding career while upholding United’s world-class safety standards. Last summer, United unveiled its ambitious United Next strategy to revolutionize the United flying experience and introduce more than 500 new, narrow-body aircraft into its fleet to match the anticipated resurgence [...]

2022-01-27T19:11:33+02:00January 27th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Air France continues to roll out its “Ready to Fly” service and automates French vaccine pass verification on domestic flights

Source: Air France The Ready to Fly service allowing customers to have their travel documents checked prior to their flight is now available on 140 routes and 600 daily Air France flights, For domestic flights, French vaccine pass verification is now automated and instantaneous. This check can be carried out online or directly at the Self-Service Kiosks on the day of departure. In July 2021, Air France launched the “Ready To Fly” service, a free and optional service providing customers confirmation that they have the required health documents for their trip before arriving at the airport. This service provides customers greater peace of mind and a more seamless travel experience, by avoiding multiple checks on the day of departure. Ready [...]

2022-01-27T17:59:15+02:00January 27th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Alaska Air Group delivers strong fourth quarter 2021 and full-year results

Source: Alaska Airlines Achieved adjusted pre-tax margin of 2.4% and debt-to-cap ratio of 49% Alaska Air Group Inc. today announced another quarter of improvement in its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021, and provided an outlook for the first quarter ending March 31, 2022. "While recovery in our industry is never linear, our caring and dedicated people and the strength of our competitive advantages position us for success no matter what challenges we face," said CEO Ben Minicucci. "Despite operational disruption from omicron and severe winter weather in December, our fourth quarter adjusted pre-tax margin was 2.4%, marking one of the industry's most profitable performances in Q4 and the second half of the year. We [...]

2022-01-27T17:50:11+02:00January 27th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Delta issues travel waiver ahead of winter weather across US East Coast

Source: Delta Air Lines Due to forecasted winter weather across the U.S. East Coast, Delta has issued a travel waiver for those who may be impacted – effective Jan. 28-29. Where: Allentown, PA (ABE) Asheville, NC (AVL) Baltimore, MD (BWI) Bangor, ME (BGR) Boston, MA (BOS) Charleston, SC (CHS) Charleston, WV (CRW) Charlotte, NC (CLT) Charlottesville, VA (CHO) Columbia, SC (CAE) Fayetteville, NC (FAY) Greensboro, NC (GSO) Greenville, SC (GSP) Hartford, CT (BDL) Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR) New York - Kennedy, NY (JFK) New York - LaGuardia, NY (LGA) Newark, NJ (EWR) Norfolk, VA (ORF) Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Portland, ME (PWM) Providence, RI (PVD) Raleigh, NC (RDU) Richmond, VA (RIC) Tri-Cities, TN (TRI) Washington D.C. - Dulles (IAD) Washington D.C. [...]

2022-01-27T17:45:38+02:00January 27th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

ACI-LAC Webinar: “Airports as Destinations: Rethinking Your Customer Experience Strategy”

ACI-LAC invites its members to the third ACI-LAC & InteVISTAS Consulting Inc. webinar on "Airports as Destinations: Rethinking Your Customer Experience Strategy". Customer experience (CX) can be defined as the cumulative result of past experience, expectations, and interactions with multiple touchpoints that are scripted to produce a specific result or effect on consumers. With additional health screening requirements and the emergence of touchless and seamless travel technologies, updating a CX strategy can be a daunting exercise for airport managers. This webinar will outline the value of implementing a CX strategy from a commercial, operational, and traveler experience perspectives in the current ever-evolving regulatory environment. We will also demonstrate the potential of a CX strategy to unleash non-aeronautical revenues and the branding/repositioning of [...]

2022-01-27T17:38:44+02:00January 27th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

American Airlines Earns Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index Over the Last Two Decades

Source: American Airlines American Airlines earns a 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual assessment of LGBTQ workplace equality American Airlines has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) with the highest possible rating in the prestigious 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This achievement serves as a milestone as the airline has received a top score for the last 20 years. Companies that earn the top CEI score of 100 are also named the “Best Places to Work” in the United States. “When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ workers — from the factory floor to corporate headquarters — could have access to the policies and benefits [...]

2022-01-27T16:50:26+02:00January 27th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Air Travel Consumer Report: November 2021 Numbers

Source: U.S. 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 November 2021 for on-time performance, mishandled baggage, mishandled wheelchairs and scooters, complaints received, and oversales. The ATCR is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by airlines. The COVID-19 pandemic continued to result in significant changes to airline schedules and operations in November 2021. The 573,134 flights operated in November 2021 were 88.2% of the 649,511 flights operated in pre-pandemic November 2019. Operated flights in November 2021 were up 47.9% year-over-year from the 387,481 flights operated in November 2020 and down 1.7% month-over-month from the 582,759 flights operated [...]

2022-01-27T11:53:53+02:00January 27th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

FAA Announces Super Bowl LVI Safety Plan

Source: FAA The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working with law enforcement, the aviation community and the National Football League to ensure safe, secure and efficient aircraft operations for Super Bowl LVI. The Super Bowl will be held Feb. 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The agency is planning for hundreds of additional take-offs and landings and aircraft parked at Los Angeles-area airports during Super Bowl week. Special procedures, including Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) and a No Drone Zone, will limit flights around SoFi Stadium before, during and after the game. The game-day TFR will go into effect at approximately 2:30 p.m. PST. It will cover a ring of 30 nautical miles (34.5 miles), centered over the stadium and from the ground up to 18,000 feet in [...]

2022-01-27T01:55:07+02:00January 27th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Fly The Flag: Air Canada Marks Team Canada’s Journey to Excellence at the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Source: Air Canada Air Canada's flight AC2201 today from Vancouver to Beijing marks the first of three special charter flights transporting Team Canada to the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The airline also named its Team Air Canada athlete ambassadors and outlined its comprehensive program in support of Team Canada's journey to excellence at the 2022 Winter Games. "At Air Canada, we are proud to literally 'Fly the Flag' as we transport Team Canada to the 2022 Winter Games and honour their journey to the podium. We're also delighted to endorse Olympians as Team Air Canada athlete ambassadors. Their resilience and relentless drive to be the very best in their sport, while embodying Canada's collective values of diversity, inclusivity, openness, and kindness inspire all of [...]

2022-01-27T01:32:35+02:00January 27th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Boom Supersonic Selects Greensboro, North Carolina for First Supersonic Airliner Manufacturing Facility

Source: Boom Supersonic Overture Superfactory in Piedmont Triad Area to Break Ground in 2022 and Begin Production in 2024, Adding More Than 2,400 Local Jobs by 2032 Boom Supersonic, the company building the world's fastest and most sustainable supersonic airliner, today announced it has selected the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina as the site of its first full-scale manufacturing facility. The Overture Superfactory will be a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, including the final assembly line, test facility, and customer delivery center for the Overture supersonic airliner. Carrying 65 to 88 passengers, Overture is capable of flying on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at twice the speed of today's fastest passenger jets. “Selecting the site for Overture manufacturing is a significant [...]

2022-01-26T23:00:50+02:00January 26th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|