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Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) Clinches Coveted Five-Star Rating in APEX Global Airline Ranking

    As announced during the 2023 APEX/IFSA Awards ceremony, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has secured a five-star airline rating in the Global Airlines category of the 2024 APEX ratings. This achievement underscores the airline’s commitment to providing a top-tier air travel experience. Let’s delve into the details of this accolade and what it means for passengers choosing to fly SAS.

    Inside the Plane: airBaltic’s Exciting New Routes for Summer 2024

      airBaltic is ready for next summer. The airline has recently unveiled its flight schedule for summer 2024. If you’ve been awaiting a fresh selection of travel destinations, airBaltic promises to take you on captivating journeys with 11 brand-new routes. Of these, 7 are launching directly from the picturesque city of Riga, broadening the connectivity across the Baltics.

      But what’s inside the airline’s A220-300 plane? And is airBaltic’s special in-flight menu worth buying?

      Airline Workers Take a Stand Against Passenger Assaults: The Assault Won’t Fly Campaign

        In recent times, alarming reports have emerged about assaults on flight attendants. In response to this crisis, flight attendants and other essential airline workers affiliated with the Transport Workers Union (TWU), staged a significant action at Newark Liberty International Airport. This action aimed to raise awareness about the ‘Assault Won’t Fly’ campaign, which targets the increasing incidents of unruly passengers assaulting airline staff.

        Virgin Australia Launches Digital Baggage Tracking

          Virgin Australia is taking a significant leap forward in improving passenger experience by introducing an innovative baggage tracking system. This groundbreaking initiative marks a milestone for Australian airlines and highlights Virgin Australia’s dedication to enhancing customer satisfaction, streamlining operations, and setting new industry standards.

          Economy Class seats inside the Qatar Airways Airbus A350XWB. © 2015 FCMedia | FlightChic

          Aircraft Cabin Design: What matters most?

          Food, drinks, service, fares, seats, safety? Which matters most to you in the aircraft cabin? What elements of the aircraft cabin interior should airlines focus on to improve the overall passenger experience? Take the survey!

          Illustration of Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Quantum Research

          Airbus, BMW, Quantinuum Research Sustainable Energy

            Airbus, BMW Group, and Quantinuum have pioneered a groundbreaking hybrid quantum-classical workflow. This innovative framework expedites future research by utilizing quantum computers to simulate quantum systems, specifically emphasizing the chemical reactions of catalysts within fuel cells. 

            Aircraft interiors, leather from the Scottish Leather Group, Muirhead.

            Muirhead Leather Returns to Pre-Pandemic Lead Times

              Muirhead, a renowned supplier of high-performance leather to prominent passenger transport and aviation brands worldwide, has successfully returned to its pre-pandemic manufacturing lead time of just six weeks.

              United Transcontinental Amenity Kit

              United’s New Transcontinental Amenity Kits: What’s Inside?

                United Airlines takes a refreshing leap in enhancing passenger experience, introducing new amenity kits featuring Asutra skincare products for business class passengers on premium transcontinental routes connecting west coast hubs and New York City.

                Singapore Airlines Q2 Exceeds Expectations

                  In a landmark achievement, the SIA Group reported a net profit of $734 million in the initial three months of the fiscal year 2023/24. This figure represents the highest quarterly performance in the Group’s history.

                  Pexco’s AirShield Receives FAA STC Approval

                    Pexco Aerospace’s AirShield technology, which blocks airborne germs and odors, has received STC (special type certificate) certification from the FAA for use on the A320 family of narrowbody aircraft.

                    Image of Braille markings for an individual row on a United aircraft.

                    United Adds Braille to Aircraft Interiors

                      United’s new tactile signage is set to enhance the flying experience for passengers with visual impairments, offering them greater autonomy in identifying row numbers, seat assignments, and lavatory locations.

                      Boeing leaders present a check to Fly Compton. Funds will go toward flight training classes offered to underserved students in LA’s Compton community. (photo: Fly Compton)

                      Boeing Pilot Scholarship Program aims to increase diversity

                        Boeing has recently announced $950,000 worth of scholarships earmarked for pilot training and education. This initiative is a monumental step towards broadening and diversifying the talent pool in commercial aviation, particularly within the underrepresented demographics in Los Angeles.

                        United new domestic First Class Seat July 2023

                        New United Domestic First Class Seat Unveiled

                          United Airlines is once again redefining air travel, announcing the release of a new domestic first class seat that sets the gold standard for in-flight comfort and technology. The upgrade brings together luxurious details and high-tech features, upgrading the passenger experience.

                          SITA Baggage Report shows spike in mishandled bags as the airline industry recovers from COVID-19.

                          Baggage Mishandling Surges Post-Pandemic: Insights from SITA Baggage Report

                            As the global travel industry sees a remarkable recovery post-pandemic, a concerning trend has emerged — a significant spike in baggage mishandling. The latest SITA Baggage IT Insights report illuminates the increase, revealing that mishandled baggage rates surged by 74.7% in 2022, reaching 7.6 bags per thousand passengers.

                            American Airlines announces upgrades to its Citi/AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard

                            American Upgrades Citi/AAdvantage Cards and Lounges

                              Prepare to fly in style because American Airlines and Citi are introducing new perks for the Citi®/AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard. +Upgrades will boost your enjoyment in American’s Admirals Club lounges

                              Avolon’s 20 Year World Aircraft Fleet Forecast

                                This week, aircraft lessors Avolon published their Q2 2023 update, including one key accomplishment in the second quarter: the publication of their World Fleet Forecast (2023-2042).

                                Let’s take a closer look at both.

                                Air Travel Makes a Strong Comeback, IATA Reports

                                  Brace yourselves for the return of crowded cabins, but that’s good news indeed. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has just unveiled their traffic data for May 2023. It’s no surprise that the appetite for air travel is back on the rise. 

                                  Working at Changi Airport Takes a Bit of Magic

                                    Changi Airport Group (CAG) has just pulled the curtain back on a dazzling new employer brand. It’s a siren call, beckoning those with the knack for conjuring magic in every facet of the airport business.

                                    Norwegian Expands its Reach, Acquiring Widerøe

                                      In an exciting move shaking up the Nordic aviation landscape, Norwegian is set to acquire fellow Norwegian airline, Widerøe. Previously a part of the SAS family, Widerøe will maintain its unique identity, with its brand, organization, and Bodø-based head office remaining intact. 

                                      Aviation Dreams Soar High with The Air League

                                        Over 200 eager students from across Hertfordshire, North London, Yorkshire, and the West Midlands recently embarked on a thrilling journey into the world of aviation. Their exciting adventure in aviation began with a unique seven-month aviation program.