Air Canada to Launch New Montreal-Amsterdam Summer Flights

Source: Air Canada Five weekly flights to operate from June 2 until Oct. 14, 2023 Timed to optimize North American connectivity through Air Canada's Montreal global hub Complements year-round Toronto-Amsterdam service Air Canada today announced the addition of new, non-stop seasonal flights between Montreal and Amsterdam for this summer. Flights will operate five-times weekly with the airline's state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, and conveniently link to and from Air Canada's extensive North American network at its Montreal global hub. Seats are available for sale now via aircanada.com, the Air Canada App, Air Canada's Contact Centres, and through travel agencies. "We continue to see strong demand for travel to Europe and we are thrilled to increase service and add new, non-stop service between Montreal and Amsterdam for summer 2023, complementing our year-round service between Toronto and the Dutch capital. With [...]

2023-03-15T17:30:25+02:00March 15th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

JetBlue and Shell Aviation Announce Agreement Bringing New Supply of SAF to LAX

Source: JetBlue JetBlue and Shell Aviation today announced a new collaboration bringing additional supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), targeting commencement of delivery in the first half of 2023. Within the terms of the agreement, JetBlue is expected to take delivery of 10,000,000 gallons of blended SAF at LAX over the next two years and an option to purchase up to 5,000,000 gallons more in the third year, either at LAX or other airports in JetBlue’s network. SAF is a type of renewable fuel that exists today that drops directly into existing aircraft and infrastructure with no impact to safety or performance. SAF can be produced from a wide array of renewable sources such [...]

2023-03-14T20:56:37+02:00March 15th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

Air France, N°1 for costumer relations in the Transport Category

Source: Air France On 14 March 2023, Air France was awarded first prize at the Customer Relations Awards® 2023 in the Transport category for the 8th year running. Organized by BearingPoint and Kantar, this ranking* truly reflects the voice of French customers. Since 2003, the Customer Relations Awards® has been rewarding major company brands who provide an outstanding service to customers on a daily basis. 11 sectors of activity – including transport – are evaluated on common performance criteria. For each company, the surveyed customers are invited to give their opinion on 15 criteria that structure customer relations. These criteria are examined from 3 angles – quality of execution, capacity for creating a bond and for creating a positive emotion. Air France continues [...]

2023-03-15T18:05:07+02:00March 14th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

ITA Airways increases connections from Brazil to Italy

Source: ITA Airways ITA Airways is enhancing its São Paolo – Rome Fiumicino direct flight to meet the expected increase in demand. Starting from August 2023, the Company will add 4 weekly frequencies to its daily connections between Brazil and Italy. ITA Airways' new frequencies from São Paulo will be operated with the Airbus A330, departing on Monday, Tuesday Thursday, and Sunday at 7:00 pm and landing at Rome Fiumicino at 11:45 am, local time. New flights from Rome will be operated departing at 9:40 am and arriving in São Paulo at 5:00 pm, local time on Monday, Tuesday Thursday, and Sunday. The introduction of additional frequencies in the direct connection from São Paolo to Rome Fiumicino is further evidence [...]

2023-03-15T18:02:15+02:00March 14th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

LATAM adds a new freighter plane and increases number of destinations in Brazil and Colombia

Source: LATAM LATAM group delivered the news on its operation for the coming weeks, highlighting the following routes: São Paulo/Guarulhos - Passo Fundo, operated by LATAM Airlines Brazil, with daily flights starting on March 28. Bogota and Riohacha, operated by LATAM Airlines Colombia, with daily flights starting on March 28. At the same time, LATAM Cargo received its 17th aircraft. It is a Boeing 767-300 converted from the passenger fleet and will reinforce its global fleet. Operational Statistics for February 2023 In February 2023, passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger-kilometers - RPK) grew 28.6% compared to the same period in 2022, and operations measured in ASK (available seat-kilometers) increased 25.3%. This implied that the load factor increased 2.1 percentage points, [...]

2023-03-17T14:22:00+02:00March 14th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Emirates ramps up operations across continents

Source: Emirates Emirates has boosted operations by 31% (total ASKMs) since the start of its financial year and has further plans to ramp up seat capacity in its latest published northern summer schedule starting 26 March 2023. In the past months, the airline has planned and executed the rapid growth of its network operations - reintroducing services to 5 cities; launching flights to 1 new destination (Tel Aviv), adding 251 weekly flights onto existing routes; and continuing the roll-out of service enhancements in the air and on the ground. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer said: “Emirates continues to expand its global network and deploy its capacity to meet travel demand across the world. Our financial year started relatively quietly as [...]

2023-03-14T19:54:42+02:00March 14th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Delta’s onboard menu adds kid-friendly, parent-approved dishes

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta’s youngest customers setting off on journeys to explore the world will soon be able to enjoy in-flight meals prepared just for them. Starting April 1, customers will be able to pre-select kid-friendly meals for their young fliers. The meals are well-balanced and include a variety of fruits, vegetables, colors and texture. Delta chefs studied restaurant menus and traditional kids’ meals to develop menu items that will please children and their parents alike. The breakfast menu includes French toast with syrup, scrambled eggs, an assortment of fruit and a small blueberry muffin. The lunch and dinner meal is cheese tortellini with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese, carrots and broccoli with ranch dressing, an assortment of fruit [...]

2023-03-14T19:25:58+02:00March 14th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

American Airlines’ Chief People Officer Cole Brown Joins The Executive Leadership Council

Source: American Airlines The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) recently selected Cole Brown, Chief People Officer at American Airlines, to join its 2023 class. The ELC is a global organization comprising more than 800 current and former Black CEOs, corporate board members, senior executives of Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, entrepreneurs at top-tier firms, and thought leaders. The ELC’s mission is to increase the number of successful Black executives — both domestically and internationally — by adding value to their development, leadership, and philanthropic endeavors throughout the life cycle of their careers, thereby strengthening of their companies, organizations and communities. “We are thrilled to welcome 67 new members to the ELC,” said Michael C. Hyter, President and CEO of the Executive Leadership [...]

2023-03-14T19:29:40+02:00March 14th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Iberia and Repsol offer sustainable aviation fuel to corporates to reduce the emissions of their business travels

Source: Iberia According to IATA, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) allows to reduce the C02 emissions up to 80% throughout their entire life cycle They are produced from waste (biofuels) and from the capture of C02 (e-fuels), thus promoting a circular economy and technological development Iberia and Repsol have been working on the production of these fuels, a sustainable alternative to kerosene that is ready to use now, with the current aircraft and infrastructure  Iberia's corporate clients will be able to purchase SAF to decarbonise their flights based on a calculation that takes into account the distance flown, the aircraft used for the route, the cabin in which they are travelling, and the weather conditions In addition, they will be able [...]

2023-03-13T18:58:47+02:00March 13th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

WestJet Group provides update about Sunwing transaction

Source: WestJet Canadian Government issues order finding that the transaction is in the public interest The WestJet Group today issued a statement following the Government of Canada's issuance of an order finding that the proposed acquisition of Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines is in the public interest, taking into account certain measures. "We are pleased that the regulatory review of the transaction is now complete," said Angela Avery, WestJet Group Executive Vice-President and Chief People, Corporate & Sustainability Officer. "We thank the Minister of Transport and the Commissioner of Competition, and the staff of Transport Canada, the Competition Bureau, and the Canadian Transportation Agency, for their efforts to review the transaction." The issuance of the order is an important milestone in [...]

2023-03-13T17:54:03+02:00March 13th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|