With the launch of Etihad Airways passenger services to Barcelona, Etihad Cargo has expanded its cargo capacity into Spain, providing freight forwarders and cargo customers greater access to its global network along key trade routes connecting Europe to the Middle East, Africa and Asia over its Abu Dhabi hub. Etihad launched its first scheduled flights linking Abu Dhabi and Barcelona on November 28. Combined with its daily Madrid service, launched in 2015, these operations now offer more than 23,000 tons per year of cargo capacity for the Spanish market. In addition, trucking services from gateways across Europe further compliment the … Continue reading ETIHAD CARGO EXPANDS GLOBAL NETWORK WITH LAUNCH OF SERVICES TO BARCELONA
Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has scooped three industry-leading awards for its game-changing First Class Private Suites and in-flight entertainment system ‘ice’, in addition to being named the ‘Best Long Haul Airline – Middle East and Africa’. The airline clinched the prestigious accolades at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards 2018, held in Singapore yesterday, and at the AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards 2019. At the FTE Asia Awards, Emirates’ innovative and fully-enclosed first class suites topped the in-flight experiences amongst West Asian airlines to bag the “Best Customer Experience Initiative” award in the ‘Up in the Air’ category. … Continue reading Emirates Bags Three Industry Accolades from FTE Asia Awards and Airlineratings.com
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 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
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
Lufthansa Group increased its total first half-year revenues by 5.2 percent in 2018, excluding the impact of the first-time application of the IFRS 15 accounting standard. Reported total first half-year revenues amounted to EUR 16.9 billion, broadly in line with the prior-year level. Traffic revenue for the first six months totaled EUR 13.2 billion, which, excluding the first-time impact of IFRS 15, represents an increase of 7.0 percent. Adjusted EBIT – the key profit metric of Lufthansa Group – was roughly at its prior-year level at EUR 1,008 million. Adjusted EBIT margin amounted to 6.0 percent (compared to 6.1 percent … Continue reading All Lufthansa Group airlines achieve substantial growth in the first half of 2018
Turkish Airlines signed a significant deal with American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT), one of the world’s leading agencies for corporate travel. With this agreement, signed by Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı, and Amex GBT’s Board Chairman, Greg O’Hara, within today, Turkish Airlines expands its existing collaboration with AMEX to a global partnership, which was on regional scale between 2014-2017 and including just Europe, North America and Asia / Pacific regions.The global carrier who has added the “South America” region to the new joint service area with Amex GBT, will also … Continue reading Turkish Airlines signed a significant global agreement with American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT).
20 airlines sign up to use SITA’s technology in just six months Global air transport IT provider SITA has announced that its technology, BagJourney, is managing baggage for an increasing number of the world’s airlines. In the first six months of this year alone, more than 20 airlines have chosen the solution. SITA BagJourneyis one of the key technologies helping the industry meet the IATA Resolution 753 requirement to track every stage of every bag’s journey. To meet the conditions of Resolution 753, airlines must track every item of baggage at four key points in the journey: at check-in, loading … Continue reading SITA’S BAGJOURNEY – INDUSTRY CHOICE FOR 100% BAG TRACKING
Brand Finance, one of the world’s leading independent organizations in brand valuation and strategy consulting, announced the results of 2018 evaluation. According to the announced results, Turkish Airlines was declared as the “Most Valuable Brand” of Turkey in all sectors.The national flag carrier, who was awarded this title once more again in recent years, now reinforces its leading position in its country with these results. Commenting on the results, M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, “This year, once again, Turkish Airlines was declared as the most valuable brand of Turkey in all sectors. … Continue reading Turkish Airlines was chosen as the “Turkey’s Most Valuable Brand” in all sectors.