Lufthansa equips short and medium-haul aircraft with new cabins

Source: Lufthansa Lufthansa guests will experience a new cabin interior on short- and medium-haul routes in the future. It offers significantly more comfort and premium. Starting in spring 2025, the company will successively equip 38 Airbus A320s already flying for Lufthansa with the new innovative cabin. More space for carry-on luggage: Large overhead bins can hold up to twice as many carry-on suitcases or bags as the current "bins", because the items of luggage can now be stowed vertically and much more quickly and conveniently in the compartments, which are 40 percent larger. USB port: Lufthansa installs a dedicated USB port in each seat, which can be used to charge mobile devices. Tablet/smartphone holder: For the first time, Lufthansa is equipping all seats [...]

2023-09-28T17:13:38+03:00September 28th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

American Airlines Joins Embraer’s Energia Advisory Group

Source: Embraer Embraer announced that American Airlines has signed an MoU with Embraer to join its Energia Advisory Group, an experienced and knowledgeable team of airlines, lessors, suppliers, and other aviation experts advising Embraer on its development of sustainable aircraft for the future. The MoU with Embraer will see the companies working together to define and establish the real-world requirements for sustainable, emission-free, and commercially viable aviation. American is a recognized leader in the drive for sustainable flight and was named 2023 Eco-Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. American operates the youngest mainline fleet and the largest regional fleet among U.S. network carriers and in 2022 consumed more than two million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel. It has [...]

2023-09-27T17:24:30+03:00September 27th, 2023|AIRLINES, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Southwest Airlines Celebrates Week of Wow with 50% Off Limited Base Fares and Daily Deals for Fall and Winter Travel

Source: Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Co. launched one of its largest sales of the year as part of its Week of WOW. Starting today, through Sept. 28, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, Customers can take advantage of 50% off base fares on limited flights by using WOW50 in the promo code box when booking travel between Oct. 24, 2023, and March 6, 20241. Restrictions, exclusions, and blackout dates apply. Seats and days are limited. Discount applied before government taxes and fees. Visit Southwest.com® to book and view the full terms and conditions. “We understand flexibility and great deals are top of mind for Customers looking to book their next trip,” said Jonathan Clarkson, Vice President of Marketing at Southwest Airlines. “This [...]

2023-09-27T20:20:13+03:00September 27th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

KLM to invest in cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft with an order of new Airbus A350s

Source: KLM The new aircraft will fly the Dutch flag airline's routes to the Americas  KLM plans to renew its older generation long-haul fleet with Airbus A350 family aircraft in the coming years. The Airbus A350 is acknowled­ged as the most fuel efficient and silent aircraft of its generation. These new wide-body aircraft have substantial benefits in terms of reducing CO2 emissions and noise impact. Procurement is subject to the recommendations of the KLM Works Council. “Today marks a very special day for KLM. We have taken a big step towards our future with the proposed decision of purchasing new aircraft. We can make our fleet significantly cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient with the A350s. This is important, because we are [...]

2023-09-27T20:18:47+03:00September 27th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

WestJet announces official 2023 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic(TM) partnership

Source: WestJet WestJet to sponsor the most anticipated Battle of Alberta this NHL season WestJet, today in partnership with The National Hockey League (NHL®), announced it will serve as the official airline of the 2023 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ on Sunday, October 29, 2023. Returning to its city of origin in Edmonton, the 2023 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ will be hosted at the iconic Commonwealth Stadium at 5 p.m. MT in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the outdoor NHL game. "Hockey has always been a part of our province's vibrant identity and there is no better way to celebrate this beloved Canadian pastime than through the tradition of the NHL Heritage Classic™," shared John Weatherill, WestJet Group [...]

2023-09-27T19:47:17+03:00September 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Alaska Airlines adds new nonstop between San Diego and Atlanta

Source: Alaska Airlines Heart of Georgia becomes our 37th nonstop destination, the most of any carrier from San Diego  Our guests in San Diego love the convenience of our nonstop, coast-to-coast flights. How about we add another? Alaska Airlines is announcing new, daily service between San Diego and Atlanta that begins flying on May 16, 2024. Tickets are available for purchase now at alaskaair.com. We’re committed to growing our network for guests in Southern California. We’ll offer 37 nonstop destinations next spring from San Diego to cities across the Northwest, Northeast, California, Mexico, Florida and all four major islands in Hawaii. We currently offer 36 nonstop destinations from San Diego, which remains the most of any airline serving the airport. [...]

2023-09-25T21:37:20+03:00September 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

WestJet Group CEO visits Ottawa, highlighting service improvements, coast-to-coast growth and calls for shared accountability and reconsideration of APPR reforms

Source: WestJet Chief Executive Officer, Alexis von Hoensbroech updates parliamentarians on policy priorities to improve travel in light of industry concerns WestJet Group Chief Executive Officer, Alexis von Hoensbroech, this week, is meeting with key government officials and parliamentarians to provide an update on the airline's successful summer performance. Alongside record-setting demand, that surpassed pre-pandemic levels, the WestJet Group maintained stable operations, delivering upon its commitment to meaningful improvements. WestJet Summer Performance "Following the pandemic, as travel demand returned in full force, the aviation industry faced immense challenges and WestJet was not immune. We responded to these hurdles with a commitment to do better, investing in our guests, our people and technology across all touchpoints of the travel journey, to [...]

2023-09-26T18:21:05+03:00September 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Delta’s WING Flight introduces young women to careers in aviation

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta's annual WING Flight is operated exclusively by women from the pilots to the flight attendant crew to the dispatcher, TSA, gate and ramp agents – allowing girls ages 11-18 to learn about careers in aviation and aerospace.  Eight years ago, then 17-year-old private pilot Gatlyn Ligon attended Delta's inaugural WING Flight – “Women Inspiring our Next Generation” – an experience she says left an indelible mark on her aviation journey. Ligon’s mother, a dedicated Delta flight attendant, believed it would be valuable for her daughter to be exposed to those who were already living out her dream. Mom was right (as moms so often are). “On the day of the flight, I remember arriving at [...]

2023-09-25T20:20:02+03:00September 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Shelly De Caria is the new Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Distribution at Canadian North 

Source: Canadian North Canadian North, an Inuit-owned company, proudly announces the appointment of Shelly De Caria as Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Distribution, effective today. Inuktitut as her second language, Shelly underscores Canadian North’s commitment to community and Inuit leadership.   Bringing over a decade of experience to the role, Shelly originated from Kuujjuaq, Québec, and has been a key driver in building strong relationships with stakeholders and customers alike. She has been instrumental in spearheading Canadian North’s community investment programs, notably the Canada Goose Resource Centre and a targeted annual holiday toy drive for children in remote and northern communities.   “Shelly brings a blend of community understanding and experience to this role, positioning her as a natural [...]

2023-09-26T17:58:58+03:00September 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Avelo Airlines announced historic expansion at Greater Philly’s Wilmington Airport to San Juan, Puerto Rico

Source: Avelo Airlines Avelo is first airline to offer nonstop flights beyond the continental U.S. at ILG Avelo will now serve 15 popular destinations from the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region’s most travel-friendly airport One-way introductory fares to San Juan start at $99 Avelo celebrates flying 125,000 Customers at ILG in first six months Avelo Airlines announced a historic expansion at Wilmington Airport (ILG) with the addition of a new nonstop service to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Avelo is the first airline to offer nonstop flights beyond the continental United States at ILG — the convenient, affordable and travel-friendly alternative to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). When this destination takes flight in November, Avelo will serve 15 nonstop destinations from its [...]

2023-09-26T18:18:20+03:00September 25th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|