SkyTeam appoints Evgenia Starkova as Head of Marketing and Sustainability

Source: SkyTeam The SkyTeam airline alliance has two Latin American members: Aerolíneas Argentinas and Aeromexico SkyTeam has welcomed Evgenia Starkova as Head of Marketing and Sustainability, a newly-created position that strengthens the global airline alliance’s commitment to delivering a more seamless, integrated and responsible journey. Starkova will lead a team of 12 and oversee Customer Experience, Sustainability, Loyalty, Business Development and Commercial Partnerships. Starkova brings more than two decades of strategic, multi-national experience to SkyTeam gained across biotech, fintech and medical not-for-profit organizations. She joins the alliance from CCV Group in Arnhem, the Netherlands, where she was Head of Marketing, Communications and Sustainability.

2023-09-29T06:15:41+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

United Launches Industry-leading Program to Provide Active-duty U.S. Military Pilots Conditional Job Offers

Source: United Airlines New program gives access to First Officer jobs while candidates complete their military service Military pilots don't need an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate at the time of application but must complete all required flight training and certification prior to joining the airline United hired over 4,000 new pilots in the last 24-months and expects to add over 10,000 this decade  United announced the launch of the United Military Pilot Program, an industry-leading program giving full-time, active-duty U.S. military pilots access to conditional job offers as a First Officer with the airline. The program is unique in that it provides a secure landing place for program participants while they complete their service to the nation and work toward [...]

2023-09-29T06:17:08+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Hawaiian Airlines Employees Divert Laptops From Landfills and Into West Maui Hands

Source: Hawaiian Airlines Among the countless needs of West Maui residents navigating the long road to recovery is having reliable personal electronic devices, such as cell phones, computers and laptops. These tools are essential gateways to public information, e-learning, community resources and loved ones, and nonprofits like the J. Walter Cameron Center are working hard to get them into the hands of those facing adversity after the August wildfires. Last week, Hawaiian Airlines’ Sustainability Employee Resource Group (ERG) and IT Field Services team answered the Maui organization’s callout for device donations for its new Laptop and Cell Phone Relief Program. Together, they moved quickly to filter through scores of laptops bound for the landfill and refurbish 45 devices back to full [...]

2023-09-29T06:18:37+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

JetBlue Enhances Customer Travel with Family Seating Guarantee

Source: JetBlue JetBlue, a favorite airline of families for more than 20 years, has introduced a formal family seating guarantee to ensure that children aged 13 years and younger can sit next to an adult traveling with them on the same reservation. This initiative is part of JetBlue's ongoing commitment to enhance the travel experience and promote a comfortable and stress-free journey. “We know traveling with young children can add challenges, and we want to do everything we can to put parents and families at ease by providing a smooth trip each time they choose JetBlue,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue. “This enhanced family seating policy reflects our commitment to continue to meet the needs of [...]

2023-09-29T06:19:43+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Spirit Airlines increases its service to Aruba

Source: Aruba Airport Aruba Airport is excited to announce a significant development in air travel connectivity between Fort Lauderdale and Aruba. Spirit Airlines has recently reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening its connection with Aruba by expanding its service from Fort Lauderdale. Enhanced Service Schedule Previously, Spirit operated the Fort Lauderdale – Aruba route twice a week, with flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Recognizing the growing demand for travel to the island, Spirit has taken proactive steps to meet this demand by increasing its service to Aruba. As of September 6, Spirit increased its service to the island, expanding from two weekly flights to four weekly flights. The new flight schedule covers Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, offering passengers greater flexibility [...]

2023-09-29T06:28:35+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

‘Brewing Excellence’ – Emirates offers a world class range of coffee to connoisseurs

Source: Emirates Celebrating International Coffee Day on 1 October, Emirates highlights the wide array of artisan coffee served in Emirates lounges and onboard flights to 140 destinations around the world. Emirates serves more than 17 tonnes of coffee onboard every year, and works with a range of suppliers including Lavazza, Coffee Planet, the Nairobi Coffee and Tea Company, and a host of independent suppliers globally. As part of the meal service, Economy and Premium Economy customers are offered coffee once or twice during their flight, while Business and First Class customers can order from a coffee menu on demand, including a wide range of options like decaffeinated coffee, cappuccino, iced Americano, espresso, macchiato, and Arabic coffee with cardamom and saffron. [...]

2023-09-29T06:53:49+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

United Improves Travel Experience For Customers Who Use Personal Wheelchairs

Source: United Airlines First-of-its-kind digital flight filter helps determine which aircraft can accommodate different sized chairs, better ensuring safe and secure handling for these special items In another industry first, United will reimburse customers for any increase in fare if an alternate flight is needed to accommodate their personal wheelchair  United Airlines today announced new technologies and policies to improve the travel experience for customers who use a wheelchair, including a new digital filter on united.com that helps determine which aircraft can accommodate different sized chairs, and refunding the fare difference if a higher-fare flight is needed to accommodate a specific wheelchair size. United expects to launch these new tools early next year. "By offering customers an easy way to [...]

2023-09-28T17:11:43+03:00September 28th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Delta people hone deicing skills in Minneapolis

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta’s hub at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is “home of the world’s best deicers.” If the winter months are their regular season, summer is time for boot camp – getting trained and ready for the winter ahead As you enter Delta’s deicing facility on the outskirts of Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP), a banner proudly proclaims, “Home of the world’s best deicers.” The sign is a rallying message not only for the deicers of MSP, but all of Delta’s deicers, no matter where they’re based. Delta people from around the operation – from Alaska to Florida – converge at MSP every summer to learn the latest techniques and protocols for deicing aircraft. The top priority: ensuring [...]

2023-09-28T04:59:10+03:00September 28th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

KLM Crown Lounges now open at Toronto and Houston airports

Source: KLM With the renovation of the two lounges into KLM Crown Lounges, KLM wants to offer its customers the most attractive lounges in the world, by emphasizing comfort and convenience, all in a recognizable and trusted KLM environment. Comfortable and stylish Comfortable, stylish and ergonomic furniture and fixtures made of sustainable elements and circular materials were chosen for the refurbishment of both lounges. The lounges are recognizable thanks to the KLM blue and the use of warm, natural colors. Additionally, as is also the case in the lounges at Schiphol, KLM’s Delftware miniature houses are on display. Several seating areas have been created for customers in the lounges. They can choose to work quietly in a more secluded (work) [...]

2023-09-28T05:43:14+03:00September 28th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

TAP Air Portugal transports 1 million passengers on North Atlantic routes

Source: TAP Travel to and from destinations in United States and Canada has grown by 23% this year TAP Air Portugal transported more than 1 million passengers on its routes to the United States and Canada in 2023. The milestone, achieved on September 24, represents a 23% increase in comparison to the same time period in 2022. TAP’s first flight to North America happened 54 years ago in 1969, to JFK International Airport in New York. Currently, TAP’s network includes flights toLisbon and Porto from seven American cities – New York, Newark, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Miami. In Canada, TAP flies from the cities of Toronto and Montreal. In 2024, TAP will offer its most extensive operational network [...]

2023-09-28T17:11:04+03:00September 28th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|