The acquisition will pave the way for Thales to be at the forefront of the transition to connected cockpits. By the end of this decade, Thales, with its reinforced portfolio, will be ready to meet the secured connectivity needs of the aeronautical market.
The new ticket types may help SAS customers find the product they need quickly. The airline hopes the re-labeling of ticket types might make the booking decision easier for travelers. There will be no changes to fares or to the content offered by the ticket types.
SAS and it’s innovation division SAS Labs, have cast another vote of confidence on wearables by launching a new digital companion app for the Samsung Gear S2 smart watch. The airline also offers an Apple Watch app, introduced last year.
Besides functioning as a wearable boarding pass, the SAS Samsung Gear app gives the wearer updated flight departure information, gate details and confirms seat.
SITA reports that airlines are making heavy investments to satisfy the needs of China’s ‘hyper-connected’ travellers by focusing on connected aircraft, improving their mobile platforms, and launching Internet of Things (IoT) programs.