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|

Coulson Aviation and the Argentina’s province of Santiago del Estero sign deal to purchase 737 Fireliner™

Source: Coulson Aviation Coulson Aviation USA is proud to announce the sale of one of its Boeing 737 FIRELINER™ Large Airtankers to the Provincia de Santiago del Estero, Argentina. The B737 FIRELINER™ is the only Large Airtanker in the world that can transport passengers and its multirole capability will be fully utilized by the Santiago del Estero province while not conducting airtanker operations. “Our 737 FIRELINER’s continue to solidify their pole position of the jet-powered Large Airtanker fleet worldwide”, said Britton Coulson, President of Aviation. The B737 FIRELINER™ is the newest Generation of Large Airtanker and the first to be FAA Certified to do both firefighting and passenger transport. The FIRELINER™ packs 15,150 litres of fluid with unmatched performance in [...]

2022-05-16T01:05:22+03:00May 15th, 2022|AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Renewed cooperation key to delivering tomorrow’s international civil aviation sector

Source: ICAO On 9 May 2022, ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano delivered the opening keynote address at the Future of Aviation Forum, which was hosted in Riyadh by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Held at a pivotal moment for the global aviation sector, Saudi Arabia designed the Future Aviation Forum to bring leaders from across the aviation ecosystem to work together on resilience and modernization, and act as a global platform to collectively set an agenda for the future of the sector. The President underscored in his introduction how the well-attended and high-level in-person event provided a "very positive sign that more optimistic and profitable horizons now lie ahead for global aviation." He proceeded to identify several [...]

2022-05-16T13:28:48+03:00May 15th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

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|

IDB study shows path to digitally transforming transportation in Latin America and Caribbean

Source: ALTA Latin America and the Caribbean lags behind on digital technologies in transportation, which presents a major opportunity to boost a key economic sector, an Inter-American Development Bank study finds, in alliance with the World Economic Forum, American Association of Port Authorities – AAPA, Latin American & Caribbean Air Transport Association – ALTA, Latin America Civil Aviation Commission – CLAC, World Road Transport Organisation – IRU, Intel and Microsoft. Despite some governments’ efforts to enhance policies on digitally transforming transportation, 40 percent of transportation authorities and 27 percent of private-sector actors in the region have yet to design a digital transformation strategy. This gap is a key conclusion of the study Driving Forward the Digital Transformation of Transportation in Latin [...]

2022-05-14T03:24:13+03:00May 13th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

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|

MIA wins four national awards for government innovation

Source: MIA Airport projects recognized by National Association of Counties (NACo) Four projects that improved passenger and cargo operations at Miami International Airport were recognized with 2022 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo).  The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories, such as Children and Youth, Criminal Justice and Public Safety, County Administration, Information Technology, Health, Civic Engagement, Transportation, and more. "Congratulations to the MIA team for this well-deserved recognition from NACo.  As our community moves forward from the pandemic, innovation and customer service excellence have never been more important in Miami-Dade County than now. I am proud to see our Aviation Department and other departments [...]

2022-05-14T05:05:59+03:00May 13th, 2022|AIRPORTS, 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|

FAA Invests Millions to Build Safer, More Accessible Airports Across the U.S.

Source: FAA The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $608 million to build safer, more accessible airports serving a wide swath of the country. The first round of 2022 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants will go to 441 airports located in big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between across 46 states, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. This funding is in addition to the $20 billion the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests in U.S. airports. View an interactive map with all the awards. "In communities of all sizes, airports are vital to regional economies, sustaining jobs and getting people and goods where they need to go," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. "These Airport Improvement Program [...]

2022-05-14T03:03:26+03:00May 13th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

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|