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“Good Leads The Way”: United’s New Campaign Celebrates Employees Doing the Right Thing for Customers and Communities

Source: United Airlines First national brand advertising campaign in nearly a decade highlights recent actions dedicated to customer service, diversity and sustainability and captures the optimism fueling United's future ambitions Employees play a starring role, with more than 60 featured in the 150 pieces of advertising creative Launch coincides with new era of commercial travel and historic uptick in demand leading into summer travel season United Airlines today launched a new, national campaign – "Good Leads The Way" – that tells the story of United's leadership in areas like customer service, diversity and sustainability, and captures the optimism fueling the airline's large ambitions at a time of unprecedented demand in air travel.   "In the past few years, United has emerged [...]

2022-05-16T18:45:56+03:00May 16th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Emirates Group Announces 2021-22 Results

Source: Emirates Group records annual loss of AED 3.8 billion (US$ 1.0 billion) due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic impact, a significant improvement from last year with dnata returning to profitability Group revenue of AED 66.2 billion (US$ 18.1 billion) increased by 86% with strong customer demand as worldwide travel restrictions ease Ends year with an improved and strong cash balance of AED 25.8 billion (US$ 7.0 billion) Emirates reports a significantly reduced loss of AED 3.9 billion (US$ 1.1 billion) compared with AED 20.3 billion (US$ 5.5 billion) loss in the previous year Revenue up 91% to AED 59.2 billion (US$ 16.1 billion), as airline expanded global capacity and reinstated more passenger flights Airline capacity increased by 47% to 36.4 billion ATKMs, with [...]

2022-05-16T19:40:47+03:00May 16th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

SkyTeam Opens New Lounge in Santiago de Chile

Source: SkyTeam SkyTeam’s latest branded lounge has opened its doors to customers at Santiago International Airport, the alliance’s first in South America. The 757m2 facility is available to international Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers and features special touches, authentic local cuisine and spectacular views across the Andes. “As international travel returns, we’re excited to enhance the customer experience by adding another lounge to our global network,” said SkyTeam CEO, Kristin Colvile. “We’ve combined the warmth of Chilean hospitality with elements of the country’s delicious cuisine to offer a welcoming space for customers to enjoy before they fly.” SkyTeam’s Santiago lounge is set on the first floor of the airport’s Terminal 2, Pier E, and features design elements that [...]

2022-05-16T13:10:51+03:00May 16th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Ameriflight Expands Fleet with Fifteen Saab 340B Aircraft from Jetstream

Source: Ameriflight Ameriflight and Jetstream Aviation Capital have partnered on the lease and delivery of 15 Saab 340B(F) cargo aircraft for the nation's largest Part 135 Cargo airline. The addition represents another step forward in a multifaceted corporate strategy shift for Ameriflight. The first aircraft are intended to join the Ameriflight operation in the fourth quarter of this year. This latest fleet type will be used to support unprecedented demand for the company's services, including Ameriflight's expedited supply chain services, dedicated operations, and regional feeder service for the world's largest overnight express carriers. After careful analysis amongst many platforms and the exploration of multiple aircraft, the company landed on the Saab 340B as an excellent fit for the operation, noting [...]

2022-05-16T14:13:42+03:00May 16th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

International arriving gets a world-class upgrade at Alaska’s hometown airport in Seattle

Source: Alaska Airlines As our guests travel the world again, Mileage Plan members can earn and redeem miles with more than 20 airlines that are oneworld members and additional global partners. Alaska Airlines, our fellow oneworld members and our additional global airline partners are celebrating a new era at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: all of our arriving international guests who need customs clearance now make their way through the new, state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility (IAF). It’s a faster, modernized, more efficient way to arrive back into the Pacific Northwest from points around the globe. A world-class International Arrivals Facility at our hometown airport provides tremendous economic and strategic opportunities for Alaska as we continue to grow our airline and our partnerships. We’re proud of [...]

2022-05-16T13:21:18+03:00May 16th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

KLM adds 16 new destinations in India through code sharing with IndiGo

Source: KLM KLM and IndiGo, India’s leading airline, have signed a codeshare agreement that enables customers to book KLM tickets to 16 new destinations in India. The agreement allows IndiGo customers to book tickets to European and US destinations within the KLM network. The new agreement between KLM and IndiGo provides customers immediate access to the airlines’ respective networks. This constitutes a major expansion for KLM in India. KLM currently operates daily service to Delhi and five weekly flights to Mumbai. From 23 May, it will operate three weekly flights to Bangalore. The new codeshare agreement ensures that these flights seamlessly connect with IndiGo’s extensive network in India, including cities such as Hyderabad, Jaipur, Goa and Chennai, ensuring the passengers [...]

2022-05-14T05:33:21+03:00May 13th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

American Airlines Will Get College Football Fans to the End Zone with More Flights and Seats this Fall

Source: American Airlines American Airlines is throwing the penalty flag on connecting flights this fall by adding almost 70 nonstop flights for some of the most popular college football games. The world’s largest airline will also add more seats to destinations throughout the season, connecting more fans to their favorite teams for game day. American currently serves more college cities than any other U.S. carrier. “American is making it easier for college football fans to get from the gate to the gridiron this fall,” said Jason Reisinger, American’s Managing Director of Global Network Planning. “With new nonstop flights and more seats, we’re helping fans see the action in person. The American team is ready for game day with the youngest [...]

2022-05-14T03:33:41+03:00May 13th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Turkish Airlines Celebrates its 75th Anniversary in Athens

Source: Turkish Airlines As the airline that flies to more international destinations than any other airline with 128 countries in five continents in its flight network, Turkish Airlines celebrates its 75th anniversary in Athens, its first scheduled international destination. Operating its first international flight on February 12, 1947 on Ankara – Istanbul – Athens route, Turkish Airlines attributes a special value to this flight as it was the first-time the airline carried its national flag on international skies. Operated with DC-3 type aircraft with TC-ABA tail number, first international flight of flag carrier departed from Ankara on 12 February 1947 at 10:00 and after a stop in Istanbul, it continued to Athens Airport which was known as Hassani Airport back [...]

2022-05-14T03:58:42+03:00May 13th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

ITA Airways becomes first Italian A350 operator

Source: Airbus ITA Airways’ A350 will start operations early June 2022 to serve the new intercontinental routes that the company will open in the summer season It will fly from Rome Fiumicino to Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo ITA Airways, Italy’s new national carrier, has taken delivery of its first A350, becoming the 40th operator of the type. The aircraft, which is on lease from ALAFCO, landed for the first time in Italy at Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport on Wednesday evening. ITA Airways’ A350 cabin is configured in a two-class layout, with 334 seats comprising 33 full lie-flat bed Business and 301 Economy seats. ITA Airways’ A350 will start operations early June 2022 to serve the new intercontinental routes that the company [...]

2022-05-14T03:47:49+03:00May 13th, 2022|AIRLINES, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Star Alliance celebrates 25th anniversary as the world’s first and leading airline alliance

Source: Star Alliance The 26-airline alliance’s robust customer-centric vision is encapsulated by a new brand tagline “Together. Better. Connected.” Continued focus on innovations in customer experience, loyalty, and technology. Star Alliance and its 26-member carriers will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the world’s first and leading global airline alliance on Saturday, May 14, 2022. This bold vision was established in 1997 based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition, and seamless service. It continues today by leveraging technology to foster a harmonious experience for customers. “We reflect on the successes of Star Alliance in uniting the leading global airlines, with an eye firmly focused on a future where the customer continues to be at the heart of [...]

2022-05-14T05:14:11+03:00May 13th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|