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AIFA joins ACI-LAC as a new airport member

Source: ACI-LAC Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA) joins the network of airport members of Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC), a membership that marks an important milestone in the advancement of airport standards in Mexico. AIFA will have the opportunity to participate in professional development and training programs, access a network of international experts, and increase its visibility and business opportunities through events and contacts. In addition, AIFA will be able to represent its business interests to governments and other airports, as well as access industry-relevant information and analysis. Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC, congratulated AIFA on its incorporation, noting, “We are very pleased to welcome AIFA as a new member of ACI-LAC. Their induction is [...]

2024-06-14T11:34:06+03:00June 14th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

“At Piedmont, I don’t have to hide who I am”

Source: Piedmont While administering care to a patient in the hospital one day, nursing intern Yosvanny “Yos” Andreu sparked a conversation that would change their career path from providing care on the ground to caring for passengers in the sky. “The patient was a flight attendant and we talked about what her job was like; it sounded exciting and something I wanted to do,” reflects Yos. As someone who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, the second time was the charm when Yos found the right airline that was the right fit. “Now that I’m working for Piedmont, I don’t have to hide who I am.”  Yos earned a Bachelor of Nursing but that conversation never left his [...]

2024-06-14T11:55:58+03:00June 14th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

TAP Air Portugal launches on board Film Festival

Source: TAP Altitute Film Fest with applications open until June 30, 2024. TAP announces the launch of its 1st On Board Film Festival, the Altitude Film Fest, an initiative that celebrates the world of cinema and aims to provide unique experiences for the airline's passengers, while promoting our country, its culture and its traditions. Registration for the festival is free and applications are open until June 30, 2024. This festival offers TAP passengers the chance to enjoy an exclusive selection of films during their flights, providing a new dimension of entertainment at 30,000 feet of altitude. The Altitude Film Fest gives filmmakers from all corners of the world the chance to compete in two categories, documentary and fiction short films, [...]

2024-06-14T11:45:40+03:00June 14th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

American Airlines 2024 Safety Champions

Source: American Airlines Among them, Felipe Pierri Schmidt at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) At American Airlines, there is nothing more important than safety — it’s engrained in every flight, every job, every day. American’s Safety Champion Award recognizes team members who go above and beyond in the name of safety. They provide ideas and insights and are leaders at their work location with one common goal: keeping American’s customers and team members safe. On June 10, 40 honorees — who came from as far as Dublin, Honolulu and São Paulo, and represent numerous work groups across the airline — were recognized as 2024 Safety Champions at a celebration dinner in Fort Worth, Texas. “From gestures like mentoring new pilots [...]

2024-06-14T11:39:31+03:00June 14th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

NTT DATA joins ALTA to propel aviation innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Source: ALTA NTT DATA, one of the world's leading IT service providers, has formalized its membership in the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA). This significant move marks NTT DATA's presence in seven key Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. "We are delighted to welcome the NTT DATA team to ALTA. Their expertise and leadership in technology and consulting solutions are invaluable assets to the campaigns we develop for the aviation industry in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said José Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director and CEO of ALTA. NTT DATA is recognized for offering comprehensive technology solutions and consulting services across all facets of the airline industry, including digital marketing, logistics, operations, finance, [...]

2024-06-14T11:32:16+03:00June 14th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Air transport industry improves baggage handling despite surge in passenger traffic, says SITA

Source : SITA AI for data analysis and computer vision tech in automated baggage handling are key for smooth operations as baggage volumes grow SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, today announced an improvement in the air transport industry’s rate of mishandled baggage. The newly launched SITA Baggage IT Insights 2024 reports the number of bags mishandled by the industry falling from 7.6 to 6.9 per 1,000 passengers in 2023. This is despite passenger numbers rising above 2019 levels for the first time in five years, growing to 5.2 billion. The long-term trend underlines the positive impact of technology investments. A steep 63% drop in the mishandling rate from 2007 to 2023 happened as [...]

2024-06-13T21:08:34+03:00June 13th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

Delta Premium Select to debut on flights between New York-JFK and Los Angeles this fall

Source: Delta Air Lines As demand for premium travel experiences continues to grow, Delta will offer Delta Premium Select on select JFK-LAX flights beginning in September. Fast, free Wi-Fi presented by T-Mobile will be available on all flights between JFK and LAX by the end of September. Beginning this fall, Delta customers traveling between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX) can look forward to elevated dining and additional room to stretch out in Delta Premium Select as the airline delivers this popular product on domestic U.S. transcontinental flights for the first time. Delta Premium Select will launch on September 10 on four of Delta’s 11 peak-day flights between LAX and JFK on a Boeing 767 widebody aircraft newly equipped [...]

2024-06-13T21:04:06+03:00June 13th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

United Teams Up with Chicago Bears to Support Special Olympics

Source: United Airlines Players work alongside airline's Special Olympics Service Ambassadors at O'Hare International Airport for the day to help drive awareness of organization's travel needs Through United's Miles on a Mission platform, loyalty customers are able to donate their unused airline miles to Special Olympics to support athletes United teamed up with the Chicago Bears today at O'Hare International Airport to support Special Olympics, Inc. ("Special Olympics"). Chicago Bears Tight End Cole Kmetworked alongside the airline's Special Olympics Service Ambassadors for the day to help drive awareness of the organization's travel needs. United launched the Special Olympics Service Ambassador (SOSA) Program in 2019, inviting Special Olympics athletes to work in airports as part-time employees. These employees welcome United customers, [...]

2024-06-13T20:56:01+03:00June 13th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Frontier Airlines Announces New Routes, Expanding Operations Across Nine Airports

Source: Frontier Airlines To Celebrate, America’s Greenest Airline is Offering Fares Starting at $19* Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) will launch nonstop service from nine airports across the United States in August, expanding its roster of convenient and affordable travel options from coast to coast. To celebrate, America’s Greenest Airline is offering fares as low as $19*. “By providing exceptional value and a superior travel experience, ‘The New Frontier’ is leading the way in the airline industry when it comes to convenience and affordability,” said Josh Flyr, vice president of network and operations design, Frontier Airlines. New service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: SERVICE TO: SERVICE START: SERVICE FREQUENCY: Fare: Boston (BOS) August 13, 2024 Daily $39* Los [...]

2024-06-13T20:37:31+03:00June 13th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Kelly Horan Succeeds Kim Kinsley as President of IAE International Aero Engines AG

Source: Pratt & Whitney IAE International Aero Engines AG (IAE), a multinational consortium comprised of shareholders including RTX’s Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines AG, has named Kelly Horan as its president. Horan succeeds Kim Kinsley, who held the position since June 2023. Earlier this year, Horan was named vice president of V2500 programs at Pratt & Whitney; she will serve in both roles, concurrently. Kinsley will become chairperson of the IAE board of directors and continue serving in her role as vice president of Mature Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney, a position she has held since January 2024. She will continue to focus on developing strategies [...]

2024-06-13T20:47:23+03:00June 13th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|