Pieter Elbers, outgoing KLM CEO, receives royal decoration at farewell reception

Source: KLM His Majesty, King Willem-Alexander accorded KLM CEO Pieter Elbers the title of Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau at his farewell reception because of his tireless efforts for KLM and the airline industry in the Netherlands. The royal decoration was presented to him by the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Mark Harbers. This memorable event took place during Pieter Elbers’ farewell reception in one of KLM’s hangars at Schiphol-East. Elbers received the decoration for his binding capacity and decisiveness. In the years following the crisis in 2008, he turned KLM into a financially healthy, vital and innovative airline of enormous national and international value thanks to its extensive network. In so doing, he has contributed positively [...]

2022-07-01T19:09:14+03:00July 1st, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

SWISS to gradually lift its crisis response measures early from January 2023

Source: SWISS SWISS is to gradually lift its crisis response measures agreed in Switzerland early. The company’s restructuring has stabilized its financial position and a positive trend can be seen in the demand for air travel. Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to gradually lift the measures agreed in Switzerland in response to the recent crisis early from 1 January 2023. The modalities for doing so will be finalized in collaboration with the company’s social partners over the next few weeks. The restructuring initiated in 2021 is having its effects, and has stabilized the company in financial terms. A further cause for confidence is the sizeable pent-up demand for air travel that is currently being experienced. As expected, travel volumes are still [...]

2022-07-01T18:55:14+03:00July 1st, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Air France wins awards at the 2022 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg

Source: Air France At the 2022 OnBoard Hospitality Awards* at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Air France received the award for the Best Comfort Kit for Children and Babies and the Bronze Award for the Best Travel Cabin Concept for the design of its Airbus A220. First place for children's and babies' comfort kits Since February 2022, in all Air France long-haul cabins, young travellers aged 3 to 11 have been given a pretty "sorter" flight pouch in two colours: blue and light grey. With a postcard to colour in, a box of crayons, an activity book and a card game, this pouch contains a multitude of surprises to keep them entertained during their trip. This sorter is also [...]

2022-07-01T19:00:00+03:00July 1st, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Alaska Airlines partners with like-minded brands to offer guests products made with care

Source: Alaska Airlines Care guides us in pursuit of brands that care about people and the planet.  They share a meaningful purpose and spark joy simply by focusing on the little things that matter Behind every pretzel twist or chocolate covered almond or truffle and even soap in our bathrooms, there’s a meaningful purpose and reason why brands are part of the Alaska experience. At our core, we are all about taking care of people—from our guests to each other. We care about offering the most genuine care, value and ease in the sky—it’s what sets us apart from other airlines and attracts other like-minded brands to love working with us. Below are some of the products we carry onboard and [...]

2022-07-01T15:54:22+03:00July 1st, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Spirit Airlines Reaffirms Commitment to Merger with Frontier

Source: Spirit Airlines Latest JetBlue Offer Does Not Address Serious Regulatory Concerns or Deliver Greater Value Frontier Merger Provides Opportunity for Significantly More Value of at Least $50 Per Share and Greater Certainty of Completion Spirit Airlines, Inc. ("Spirit" or the "Company") has reaffirmed its commitment to its merger agreement with Frontier Group Holdings Inc. (“Frontier”), parent company of Frontier Airlines, Inc., and commented on the most recent revised offer from JetBlue Airways Corporation ("JetBlue") received on June 27, 2022. Ted Christie, President and CEO of Spirit, said, “The latest offer from JetBlue does nothing to address our Board’s serious concerns that a combination with them would not receive regulatory approval. That unsolved issue, combined with the fact that their offer is [...]

2022-07-01T15:58:47+03:00July 1st, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

TAG Airlines of Guatemala and CM Airlines of Honduras sign agreement

Source: TAG Airlines Guatemala and Honduras join forces to boost economic development through their main airlines: TAG Airlines and CM Airlines. Julio Alejandro Gamero, CEO of TAG Airlines and Carlos Muorra, CEO of CM Airlines signed an agreement between both airlines during the Meeting of Ministers of Tourism of the Mayan World Organization that was held in Copán, Honduras. TAG Airlines and CM Airlines together will operate more than 22 destinations and have achieved the widest connection and air network in the Mayan World.

2022-07-01T17:32:54+03:00July 1st, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Southwest Airlines Extends Flight Schedule Through Jan. 4, 2023

Source: Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Co. extended its flight schedule through Jan. 4, 2023, bringing holiday travel planning into focus with new and returning service for the season from late fall into early winter. "Summer heated up early this year and our Network Planning Teams are focused on holiday travel options for Southwest Customers ready to plan family gatherings and winter getaways," said Adam Decaire, Vice President of Network Planning, Southwest Airlines. "We have returning seasonal fan favorites and brand new time-saving nonstop service, as we continue the work to restore more flying across our network on business and leisure routes." In the newly released extension of the flight schedule, Southwest will offer new nonstop service between: San Jose, Calif., and Palm [...]

2022-07-01T17:32:01+03:00July 1st, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Iberia and TAAG Angolan Airlines announce codeshare and interline agreement for the new Luanda-Madrid and beyond routes

Source: TAAG Angolan Airlines TAAG Angolan Airlines and IBERIA have announced a codeshare and interline agreement that will reinforce connectivity between Europe and Africa through the new Luanda-Madrid-Luanda trunk route. Flights will begin on the 27th of June offering connectivity to dozens of markets between Africa and Europe. Following the pandemic that has unrecognizably affected the aviation industry worldwide is showing signs of recovery. Thus, becoming the perfect timing for resilient airlines to make a mark and the most of key opportunities and alliances. The codeshare and interline agreement will allow passengers traveling from TAAG ́s network in Africa to connect, via Madrid, with IBERIA's network in Europe, Latin American, and North America reaching more than 100 destinations in 43 [...]

2022-06-30T18:02:30+03:00June 30th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Government of Canada invests in projects to improve supply chain efficiency for Canadian airlines across the country

Source: Transport Canada The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening Canada’s trade corridors, which support our supply chains, help grow our economy and ensure its recovery, while creating good, middle-class jobs. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced close to $105 million for three new projects with NAV CANADA under the National Trade Corridors Fund. These projects will help improve supply chain efficiency for Canadian airlines across the country. The Government of Canada will contribute: Up to $39.2 million to provide new technology to improve the reliability, safety, and performance of Canada’s air transportation system, especially in the event of extreme weather and in remote communities. NAV CANADA will contribute $59.7 million toward the project, for a [...]

2022-06-30T15:58:10+03:00June 30th, 2022|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

In Message to Crewmembers, JetBlue Highlights Benefits to Travelers from a Combined JetBlue-Spirit

Source: JetBlue JetBlue shared a letter with its Crewmembers in advance of the Spirit (NYSE: SAVE) special meeting today: Dear Crewmembers, It’s been an active few months on our proposed acquisition of Spirit. Thanks for all your support, questions, and interest along the way. I’ve also received many messages from Spirit Team Members who are excited and rooting for us. I believe we could all work together to create a game-changing national competitor to the legacy airlines if we’re able to move forward. The Spirit special shareholder meeting is set for tomorrow, and many of you are wondering if we will reach a conclusion to all of this. If Spirit shareholders vote down the Frontier proposal, the Spirit board will [...]

2022-06-30T16:33:03+03:00June 30th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|