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Air Canada’s newly inaugurated Bangkok flight now enroute to Southeast Asia

Source: Air Canada Only Non-Stop Service Between North America and Thailand Four-times weekly, seasonal flights from YVR until Mar. 26 A celebration was held at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) yesterday to mark Air Canada's inaugural flight AC65, which departed last night from YVR. The flight is now enroute to Thailand and scheduled to arrive in Bangkok Saturday morning. "We are thrilled to launch Air Canada's first non-stop service to Southeast Asia and the only non-stop flights between North America and Thailand. Bangkok is also one of the most visited destinations globally, and we have optimized connections to and from our trans-pacific hub at YVR to give customers convenient travel options to explore this exciting city renowned for its history, cuisine and culture, or to conduct international business [...]

2022-12-02T15:58:06+02:00December 2nd, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

United Airlines Invests in Battery-Maker Natron Energy With Eye Toward Further Electrifying Ground Operations

Source: United Airlines Natron Energy's high-performance sodium-ion batteries outperform lithium-ion counterparts in power density, recharging speed, and safety United becomes the first major airline to invest in a battery manufacturer, based on publicly announced investments United Airlines announced a strategic equity investment in Natron Energy, a battery manufacturer whose sodium-ion batteries have the potential to help United electrify its airport ground equipment like pushback tractors and operations at the gate. United has made substantial investments in companies developing technology to reduce aircraft emissions, but Natron is the first that has the potential to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint from United's ground operations. "United Airlines Ventures was created to identify companies spearheading the next generation of innovative and emissions-reducing technology," said Michael [...]

2022-12-02T15:26:33+02:00December 2nd, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Making a difference for children all over the world

Source: American Airlines UNICEF works every day to advocate, generate awareness and raise funds for the most pressing issues facing children worldwide. American Airlines flight attendants volunteer as Change for Good Champions to support the cause. For more than 15 years, BOS-based Flight Attendant Frank Eschmann has passionately worked to amplify the voices and needs of children from around the world through the airline’s partnership with UNICEF. Every time Frank works an international trip, he ends the flight with an announcement about how customers can support UNICEF’s cause. He then carries a donation bag throughout the cabin to collect funds in any amount, and in any currency, for children in need. “I always ask my colleagues who are interested in [...]

2022-12-02T15:21:12+02:00December 1st, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

American Airlines and British Airways Co-Locate at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Bringing Customers a Seamless and Enhanced Experience

Source: American Airlines American Airlines and British Airways are ready to welcome customers to the newly renovated Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Starting Dec. 1, customers will enjoy an enhanced travel experience with seamless connections as the two airlines co-locate operations as part of a $400 million joint investment. This marks the completion of the first phase of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s redevelopment of the airport. To celebrate British Airways moving from Terminal 7 to Terminal 8, Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton joined American Airlines CEO Robert Isom and British Airways Chairman and CEO Sean Doyle to officially unveil a redesigned check-in area, new gates and world-class lounges. [...]

2022-11-30T00:28:58+02:00November 30th, 2022|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

Frontier Airlines’ GoWild! All-You-Can-Fly Pass Now Available for Kids

Source: Frontier Airlines Passes for Kids Purchased Through Nov. 30 Will Also Include a $200 Flight Voucher By popular demand, ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines today announced an expansion of its new all-you-can-fly GoWild! Pass™ to include kids. The GoWild! Pass offers passholders exclusive access to unlimited flights to all destinations the airline serves both within the U.S. and internationally for one low annual price. Between now and Nov. 30, the pass is available for purchase at a discounted price of $799 per person. Passes purchased through Nov. 30 for kids under age 18 will also include a $200 flight voucher. GoWild! passholders can enjoy an unlimited number of flights for one low annual price. Flights to and from U.S. [...]

2022-11-30T00:51:18+02:00November 29th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

British Airways enables customers to purchase Carbon Removal Credits, offering them even more ways to address their carbon footprint

Source: British Airways British Airways is now offering customers the opportunity to purchase carbon removal credits through its new online platform, CO2llaborate Carbon removal credits are issued by projects that remove CO2 from the atmosphere or from the carbon cycle, and the credits are recognised by scientists, governments and regulators as a vital tool in helping to address climate change This latest pioneering innovation means carbon removals now join the range of options available for British Airways customers to address their flight emissions, along with the existing options of verified carbon offsets and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) This new proposition is believed to be the first time an airline has offered customers this portfolio of options to address their emissions Customers [...]

2022-11-30T00:31:56+02:00November 29th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Air France continues to modernize its fleet and takes delivery of ‘Angers’, its twentieth A350-900

Source: Air France Air France today welcomes its 20th Airbus A350-900 out of the 38 ordered ; The Airbus A350 is the new jewel in Air France’s long-haul fleet. With CO2 emissions reduced by 25% compared to previous-generation aircraft, it is a powerful way of reducing the airline's environmental footprint. Its noise footprint is also reduced by 40%. Air France continues to integrate latest-generation aircraft, with an improved economic and environmental performance, into its fleet. On 25 November 2022, the airline welcomed its twentieth Airbus A350-900 into its fleet, registration F-HTYT. The aircraft has rolled off the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse and has completed its ferry flight to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, where it will operate on the airline's long-haul routes. [...]

2022-11-28T17:38:08+02:00November 28th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Facing cabin crew strike TAP protects proactively the customers

Source: TAP TAP informs that it has received the SNPVAC strike notice for 8 and 9 December, thus confirming the most difficult scenario and the Cabin Crew Union total inflexibility to negotiate a solution that does not harm customers, the Company and the Portuguese. To prevent customers with flights booked for these dates being further affected by the uncertainty as to whether their flight, due to the strike, will take place, TAP decided to cancel 360 flights scheduled for the two days of the strike. This decision will have a big cost to TAP, but it’s the right decision to protect our passengers. This is the only solution that allows the best mitigation of the inconvenience caused to TAP customers [...]

2022-11-28T17:53:16+02:00November 28th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Porter Aviation Holdings Inc., OIAA investing over $65 million at Ottawa International Airport

Source: Porter Airlines Porter building two hangars for new aircraft maintenance base for its growing fleet, featuring the new Embraer E195-E2 and existing De Havilland Dash 8-400 200 full-time, permanent local jobs being created Ottawa International Airport Authority (OIAA) is constructing Taxiway Romeo in the airport’s north field area Porter Aviation Holdings Inc., parent company of Porter Airlines, and the Ottawa International Airport Authority (OIAA) are investing over $65 million dollars in YOW’s future. Porter is in the process of building two aircraft hangars, over approximately 150,000 sq. ft., to maintain its growing fleet, featuring the new Embraer E195-E2 and existing De Havilland Dash 8-400. OIAA is constructing a new taxiway and related infrastructure to support the hangar development, as [...]

2022-11-25T15:29:58+02:00November 25th, 2022|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

TAP Air Portugal carried half a million passengers between Brazil and Europe

Source: TAP Air Portugal TAP maintains its leadership to Brazil, with 1,140,800 passengers carried TAP carried twice as many passengers as the second-placed company in the ranking With less seat supply than in 2019, this past September, TAP carried 97% of the passengers of the homologous period of 2019. TAP Air Portugal continues to lead the connections between Brazil and the "old continent". In the period from July to September, called European Summer, the airline carried 500,000 passengers, an increase of 223% compared to the previous year. Since the beginning of the year, TAP Air Portugal has maintained its status as the leading international airline operating in Brazil, with 1,140,800 passengers, twice as many as the second-placed airline. We also [...]

2022-11-25T15:28:23+02:00November 25th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|