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|

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|

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|

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|

Southwest Airlines Plans to Boost Operational Resiliency to Enhance Support for Employees and Customers

Source: Southwest Airlines Southwest's internal and third-party assessments identify and prioritize actions Southwest Airlines Co. shared an overview of the prioritized actions being implemented to strengthen the airline's operational resiliency. The actions will be previewed by Bob Jordan, Southwest's President and Chief Executive Officer, at the J.P. Morgan Industrials Conference in New York and are designed for Customers and Employees to continue benefiting from the airline's 52-year history of providing Safe, reliable, and Customer-friendly Southwest Hospitality. As a result of the initial assessments conducted by Southwest, and the globally-recognized aviation consultancy Oliver Wyman, the airline has developed a three-part Tactical Action Plan to boost operational resiliency in key areas across the Company. The airline's existing five-year Operational Modernization Plan, which began [...]

2023-03-17T13:50:06+02:00March 16th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

JetBlue Sets Plan for 200 Daily Flights at Orlando International Airport, Starting With New Daily Service to the Dominican Republic

Source: JetBlue JetBlue-Spirit Combination Unlocks Incremental Growth Opportunities, Delivering More Low-Fare, High-Quality Service to Central Florida Combined Airline Will Serve 20 New Markets and Increase Service on 25 Routes, Supporting 350 New Jobs JetBlue announced new nonstop service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and two top Caribbean destinations, as the airline unveils new plans to bring more low-fare, high-quality flights to Central Florida. Launching in November 2023 and out for sale today, JetBlue will fly from Orlando to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Santiago, Dominican Republic (a). After its planned combination with Spirit, JetBlue expects to reach 200 flights a day in Orlando by 2027. “We are pleased to share our plans to deliver more growth and more jobs in [...]

2023-03-17T13:48:49+02:00March 16th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Canada Jetlines outlines potential Qatar Airways collaboration

Source: Canada Jetlines Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. is pleased to announce that it is in discussions with Qatar Airways Group Q.C.S.C. (“Qatar Airways”) to explore a potential collaboration between the two airlines. Subject to all regulatory approvals, the parties are discussing the possibility of including non-stop flights between Toronto-Pearson and Doha, the home of Qatar Airways. This would offer Canadian travellers access to Qatar Airways' unparalleled network via Doha to destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and across Asia. "We are pleased to discuss potential opportunities with Qatar Airways, an international airline known for its world-class service and consistently recognised by the industry and consumers as the best airline in the world," said Eddy Doyle, President & CEO of [...]

2023-03-17T13:54:14+02:00March 16th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Leading the way with Women in Aviation

Source: American Airlines American Airlines hired the first female graduates from the American Airlines Cadet Academy to join the mainline flight deck as first officers at the 2023 Women in Aviation International Conference. In addition to this special milestone, American extended 52 pilot job offers at the conference — the only mainline airline carrier to do so. The American Airlines Cadet Academy, which celebrates its five-year anniversary in July, provides a structured platform to eliminate the financial barriers prospective pilots face. The Cadet Academy supports the growth of American’s pilot population while creating greater diversity amongst the future and current pilot ranks — with more than 30% of enrolled cadets being female. The Cadet Academy helps close the gap between dreams [...]

2023-03-16T19:34:15+02:00March 16th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

SITA and Lufthansa automate bag reflight operations to reduce mishandled bag costs and improve the passenger experience

Source: SITA Automating the repatriation of bags is faster than ever before despite staffing shortages SITA and Lufthansa have joined forces to explore ways to reduce mishandled baggage costs and improve the passenger experience by digitally automating baggage re-flight operations. Mishandled baggage between two flight connections is a major pain point for the industry, costing it billions of dollars each year. The ability to address the issue of staff shortages and baggage mishandling is of paramount importance post-pandemic. Aviation lost around 2.3 million jobs during COVID, while recording US$2.2 billion in the cost of mishandled baggage in 2022 – including over 4 million bags mishandled during transfer. SITA’s WorldTracer Auto Reflight reflights bags digitally, without any human intervention, reducing cost [...]

2023-03-16T19:42:30+02:00March 15th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|