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JetBlue Announced Science-based Emissions Reduction Target and Strategy to Achieve Net Zero by 2040

Source: JetBlue JetBlue announced a science-based target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a coalition that defines and promotes best practices in emissions reduction targets. With this target, JetBlue commits to reducing well-to-wake (lifecycle) scope 1 and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to jet fuel by 50% per revenue tonne kilometer (RTK) by 2035 from a 2019 base year1. JetBlue’s most aggressive near-term emissions reduction target to-date, this science-based target aligns with the goals of the Paris Agreement and the growing airline’s own goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040 – 10 years ahead of broader airline industry targets. Aligned with SBTi requirements, JetBlue will also regularly review and update this target following any significant [...]

2022-12-06T23:53:56+02:00December 7th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Air Canada Readies for Summer 2023 in Canada with New and Restored Services, and Increased Frequencies

Source: Air Canada New, non-stop service between Montreal and Fort McMurray Increased frequencies on Toronto-Kelowna, Winnipeg-Toronto, Montreal- Vancouver Air Canada will offer over 600 daily flights on 97 routes to 51 destinations in Canada this summer, the most of any carrier Air Canada announced a new service between Montreal and Fort McMurray that will launch next June as part of the carrier's Canadian summer schedule. For summer 2023, Air Canada is also restoring suspended services and increasing frequencies on popular routes across Canada, as the company augments its Canadian network following the pandemic. "As the country's flag carrier, Air Canada's increased Canadian summer schedule further reinforces our role in providing critical connectivity to Canadians coast-to-coast. Our new Montreal-Fort McMurray service brings easier access from eastern Canada to one of the [...]

2022-12-06T23:19:34+02:00December 7th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

As Mauna Loa Erupts, Hawaiian Airlines Leans into its 93-Year Experience to Keep Flying

Source: Hawaiian Airlines When the sun sets in Hilo on the Island of Hawaiʻi, the glow of molten rock lingers, lighting the night sky and bellies of vapor and gas clouds rising from lava fissures. This is the natural wonder of an eruption at Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on the planet – standing at 13,681 feet above sea level and 30,000 feet from the sea floor – which stirred awake for the first time in 38 years just last week. According to the National Park Service, the event marks the first time since 1984 that Mauna Loa and the adjacent Kīlauea volcano are erupting simultaneously. Volcanic activity is nothing new to Hawaiʻi’s people, including Hawaiian Airlines’ operations team. The archipelago state [...]

2022-12-06T23:32:51+02:00December 7th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

WestJet announces commitment to grow Alberta’s Indigenous tourism industry

Source: WestJet Indigenous Tourism Alberta and WestJet sign three-year strategic partnership agreement WestJet announced an agreement with Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) to bolster support for Indigenous travel and tourism businesses and create meaningful employment opportunities for Indigenous Canadians as the airline grows its global presence.  The announcement was commemorated by an official signing of a memorandum of understanding at ITA's annual Gathering in the presence of more than 300 travel and tourism partners and government representatives on Treaty 6, Métis Region 4, Edmonton Alberta. "We are grateful to build upon our meaningful partnership and continued collaboration with ITA as we work together to foster important opportunities for Indigenous travel and tourism businesses and entrepreneurs right here in our home province," [...]

2022-12-06T23:53:26+02:00December 7th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Porter Airlines elevates economy air travel – for you, and for everyone

Source: Porter Airlines For over 16 years, Porter Airlines has challenged every other airline with our signature in-flight service, carefully designed so that you can actually enjoy economy! We feature complimentary beer and wine served in glassware, premium snacks, and no middle seats on all flights. As we expand to new destinations across North America on our new, environmentally-friendly jets, we also bring you free, fast WiFi with full web access, plus in-flight entertainment right to your device. On flights over 2.5 hours, fresh meals, made with real food are also available. Porter’s two-by-two cabin seating continues on our jets, which means no middle seats on any Porter flight. Best of all, our friendly staff members welcome you with a [...]

2022-12-06T23:48:43+02:00December 6th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

WestJet announces new service to Japan and Europe as part of planned expansion from YYC Calgary International Airport

Source: WestJet Airline takes first step in growing overall capacity from YYC by more than 25 per cent in 2023 New intercontinental routes between Calgary and Tokyo, Barcelona, Edinburgh, and increased frequencies between Calgary and Dublin, London, Paris and Rome significantly enhance options for leisure guests, business travel and cargo services WestJet, as part of its wider growth strategy, announced its 2023 summer 787 Dreamliner routes from YYC Calgary International Airport, unveiling Tokyo, Japan, as its first destination in Asia with new service to Narita International Airport. The airline is also creating greater two-way tourism opportunities and increasing connectivity between Western Canada and Europe with new service between Calgary and Barcelona, Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland along with increased frequencies on [...]

2022-12-05T22:54:28+02:00December 6th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

A Heroes’ Welcome for a Pearl Harbor Survivor and Two Rosie the Riveters

Source: Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines employees today offered a warm welcome to a World War II veteran and two “Rosie the Riveters” arriving in Honolulu for events marking the 81st anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. A Pacific Fleet band and honor guard were on hand at Honolulu airport to greet 102-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor Ira “‘Ike” Schab when he deplaned Hawaiian’s flight 25 from Portland. Ike was a U.S. Navy musician aboard the USS Dobbin on the morning of the attack that catapulted the country into World War II. Earlier in the day, Hawaiian flight 47 from Oakland arrived with Marian Wynn and Marian Sousa onboard – they were among some six million women who entered the workforce during the [...]

2022-12-05T22:53:37+02:00December 6th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Air Canada’s New Holiday Film Celebrates Togetherness

Source: Air Canada Animated short film follows a heartwarming story of a baby loon reuniting with loved ones for the holidays Air Canada is celebrating the holiday season with a new, heartfelt short film to enchant Canadians with a message of togetherness. Launching across Canada, the animated spot stars a baby loon who gets separated from its family on the annual journey south for the winter. The baby loon finds its way back to its loved ones in an unexpected way that is sure to give Canadians a jolly surprise. "Together for the Holidays", opens with the baby loon and its family soaring through the Canadian skies as a strong gust of wind pushes the protagonist out of its parents' [...]

2022-12-05T23:24:07+02:00December 6th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

oneworld takes home another two Best Airline Alliance awards

Source: oneworld The oneworld® Alliance has been named Best Airline Alliance again by readers of both Business Traveler USA and Global Traveler, reinforcing oneworld's position as the most preferred alliance among world travellers. Readers of Business Traveler USA selected oneworld as Best Airline Alliance for the eighth consecutive year. Since its inception in 1988, the Annual Best in Business Travel Awards have paid tribute to the top providers of services and products in the travel industry, as voted by the magazine's readers. oneworld was also honoured with the Best Airline Alliance title in the 19th annual GT Tested Reader Survey Awards held by Global Traveler – taking home the title for 13 years running. Award winners will celebrate at a gala reception [...]

2022-12-05T22:54:50+02:00December 6th, 2022|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

United Hires Maria Deacon as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations

Source: United Airlines Longtime GE Aerospace leader will now oversee United's technical operations United Airlines named Maria Deacon senior vice president of technical operations, overseeing the carrier's maintenance operations, ground service equipment and facilities maintenance, supply chain, technical services, and planning and strategy. Deacon will also shape the continued growth and investment in United's Calibrate apprenticeship program, helping the airline expand and diversify its next generation of maintenance employees. Most recently, Deacon served as GE Aerospace's general manager of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). In her new role at the airline, Deacon will report to United's Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer Greg Hart. "Our ambitious United Next growth strategy provides a remarkable opportunity to leverage Maria's unique skillset," said Hart. "In [...]

2022-12-05T16:22:57+02:00December 5th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|