Emirates Skywards introduces new on-demand taxi app Emirates Skywards Cabforce

Emirates Skywards has launched an on-demand ground transportation booking app called Emirates Skywards Cabforce in partnership with CarTrawler – the first of its kind in the world. The app is a mobile travel companion that will offer its loyalty members an affordable and efficient transportation service in 27 countries and 117 cities across the world with more countries in the pipeline. Members can earn Skywards Miles on every ride booked through the Emirates Skywards Cabforce app.  The app allows members to book safe and reliable private taxis, executive cars and minibuses at their convenience. The app offers fixed price quotes, … Continue reading Emirates Skywards introduces new on-demand taxi app Emirates Skywards Cabforce

Lufthansa Group buys more new generation short- and medium-haul aircraft

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved the purchase of 27 short- and medium-haul aircraft. Purchase options for 24 Airbus A320neo and three A321neo will be converted into firm orders. With this decision, the Lufthansa Group is reacting to the positive market and earnings development and thus ensuring the necessary fleet size in the coming years. The total investment of this order amounts to a list price of about three billion US dollars. This increases the total number of A320neo and A321neo orders to 149 for the Group, 13 of them are already operating with Lufthansa. The A320neo … Continue reading Lufthansa Group buys more new generation short- and medium-haul aircraft

Airbus exhibits ACJ319 at NBAA show

Highlights full-size living space in a private jet Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is displaying an ACJ319 at the NBAA[1]show, highlighting the full-size living space on offer. Operated by K5 Aviation and available for VVIP charter, this particular ACJ319 is making its airshow debut. “An Airbus corporate jet gives wings to more productive and sociable lifestyles in the sky than traditional business jets, while shrinking the distance between continents in elegantly affordable style,” says ACJ President Benoit Defforge. The ACJ320 Family can do this because it features the widest and tallest cabin of large traditional business-jets, while being similar in size … Continue reading Airbus exhibits ACJ319 at NBAA show

Lufthansa Named International Airline of the Year at 2018 Aviation Business Awards

Lufthansa German Airlines has been named as the International Airline of the Year at the 2018 Aviation Business Awards. The twelfth edition of the awards ceremony held last night in Dubai celebrated accomplishments of the Middle East aviation and aerospace industry over the course of the year. On this occasion, Karsten Zang, Senior Director Sales Gulf, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Lufthansa Group said:“Lufthansa continuously strives to deliver the best travel experience to our discerning customers. This recognition is a testament to our successful efforts in providing Middle Eastern customers with the best product and service offerings.” The award adds to a … Continue reading Lufthansa Named International Airline of the Year at 2018 Aviation Business Awards

BUSINESS AVIATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST GOING GLOBAL

MEBAA Show 2018 Feature Exhibitors from Around the World The business aviation market in the Middle East is attracting the industry leading companies and niche customers from around the world. When the MEBAA Show 2018 takes place 10-12 December at DWC, Airshow Site, around seventy percent of the exhibitors will have travelled from outside the region to be part of the largest business aviation show in the Middle East. Almost one third of the companies already committed to exhibiting are from the USA, including industry behemoths Gulfstream and Boeing Business Jets. This figure includes some first time exhibitors keen to … Continue reading BUSINESS AVIATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST GOING GLOBAL

Passengers Want More Information, Automation, Control & Privacy but Human Touch Still Important

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2018 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), which showed that passengers are looking to new technology to give them more control, information and improve efficiency when they travel. Based on 10,408 responses from 145 countries, the survey provides insight into what passengers would like from their air travel experience. Passengers told us that they want: Real time journey information delivered to their personal devices Biometric identification to facilitate their travel processes Automation of more airport processes Wait times of less than 10 minutes at security / immigration Their bags tracked throughout … Continue reading Passengers Want More Information, Automation, Control & Privacy but Human Touch Still Important

AIR SEYCHELLES WELCOMES FOUR NEW SEYCHELLOIS JET FLEET COMMANDERS

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced the promotion of four Seychellois Pilots to the rank of Captain on its international fleet. Captains Ronny Morel, Anthony d’Offay, Archille Young and Randy Francoise were presented with their commander’s bars today Tuesday, 25 September 2018 by the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Remco Althuis and Chief Operations Officer, Sandy Benoiton during an event held at the Air Seychelles VIP Lounge in Pointe Larue, in the presence of the airline’s senior management team as well as their families. The First Officers have been promoted to the rank of Captain … Continue reading AIR SEYCHELLES WELCOMES FOUR NEW SEYCHELLOIS JET FLEET COMMANDERS