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|

Istanbul Airport becomes world’s first to achieve airport accessibility accreditation

Fuente: ACI World Airports Council International (ACI) World announced that İGA Istanbul Airport has become the first airport in the world to be accredited under its new Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation program, a first-of-its kind program dedicated to airport accessibility. The accreditation program was launched earlier this year and provides a continuous path of improvement in the area of accessibility for passengers with disabilities, which includes people with physical and non-apparent disabilities. This level of accreditation achieved by İGA Istanbul Airport is designed to help airports measure, evaluate, and improve their accessibility management and culture. It was developed as a collaboration between accessibility advocacy groups, airports, industry partners, and ACI. ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira said: “We are delighted to have Istanbul [...]

2022-12-02T16:03:10+02:00December 2nd, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

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|

United States and Ecuador Sign Open Skies Agreement

Source: CAPA Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland and Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs Juan Carlos Holguín signed an Open Skies Agreement between the two countries. Open Skies Air Transport agreements establish legal frameworks for international air transport to facilitate growth of an efficient, market-based international civil aviation system. This bilateral Open Skies Agreement enables the expansion of passenger and cargo flights between Ecuador and the United States, thereby promoting increased travel and trade, and ultimately spurring high quality job opportunities and economic growth. The two sides have been applying the terms of the agreement on the basis of comity and reciprocity since the negotiations concluded in December 2021. The agreement will enter into force upon a further exchange of diplomatic notes. [...]

2022-12-02T01:19:15+02:00December 2nd, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

October Passenger Demand & Forward Bookings Signal Continuing Recovery

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in air travel continued in October. Total traffic in October 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 44.6% compared to October 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 74.2% of October 2019 levels. Domestic traffic for October 2022 slipped 0.8% compared to the year-ago period as stringent COVID-related travel restrictions in China dampened global figures. Total October 2022 domestic traffic was at 77.9% of the October 2019 level. Domestic forward bookings remain at around 70% of pre-pandemic level. International traffic climbed 102.4% versus October 2021. October 2022 international RPKs reached 72.1% of October 2019 levels with all markets recording strong growth, led by Asia-Pacific. Forward bookings for international travel increased [...]

2022-12-02T01:12:29+02:00December 1st, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Headwinds Continue to Affect Air Cargo Demand in October

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for October 2022 global air cargo markets showing that headwinds continue to affect air cargo demand. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 13.6% compared to October 2021 (-13.5% for international operations). Capacity was 0.6% below October 2021. This was the first year-on-year contraction since April 2022, however, month-on-month capacity increased by 2.4% in preparation for the year-end peak season. International cargo capacity grew 2.4% compared to October 2021. Several factors in the operating environment should be noted: New export orders, a leading indicator of cargo demand, are shrinking in all markets except China and South Korea, which registered slightly higher new export orders in October. Latest global goods [...]

2022-12-02T01:14:25+02:00December 1st, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

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|

French airports leading the way in climate action

Source: Airport Carbon Accreditation On the occasion of the 4th annual conference for French and Francophone airports organised by Union des Aéroports Français & Francophones Associés (UAF & FA), ACI is today highlighting the French airport industry’s decarbonisation achievements within the global carbon standard for airports, Airport Carbon Accreditation. France - a leader in airport climate action On the global stage, and out of 86 countries represented in Airport Carbon Accreditation, France has gathered by far the biggest community of climate smart airports. The 63 French airports currently actively addressing their carbon emissions in Airport Carbon Accreditation constitute almost 30% of the total number of accredited airports in Europe (219), and 15% globally (425). These numbers speak volumes of the determination of the French airport community [...]

2022-11-29T22:39:55+02:00November 30th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

New De-icing Pads Will Keep Packages Moving at Key Cargo Airport This Holiday Season

Source: US DOT FAA strengthens supply chain by providing $174M to $330M project that can de-ice 12 wide-body aircraft simultaneously Ice and snow will be no match for packages this winter at a key air cargo airport and sorting center. Federal, state, local and business leaders today marked the completion of 3.3 million-square-foot de-icing pads at Memphis International Airport, home to FedEx's largest air cargo sorting facility. The pads are large enough to de-ice 12 wide-body cargo aircraft simultaneously, which will help get goods where they need to go quicker and more efficiently this holiday season. The FAA invested $174 million to help make this project a reality. "This holiday season and every season, it's critical that American families and [...]

2022-11-29T23:24:06+02:00November 30th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|