SITA ACQUIRES MEXIA INTERACTIVE TO BOOST AIRPORT OFFERING

Acquisition will enhance SITA’s passenger flow and queue management capabilities SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, announced the acquisition of private company MEXIA Interactive(“MEXIA”), a leading global provider of curb-to-gate passenger analytics for the air transport industry. The company, founded in 2011, is based in Winnipeg, Canada. The acquisition will enhance SITA’s existing airport operations and passenger flow management solutions.  Customers will benefit from a comprehensive and predictive view of passenger flow information that will result in greater operational efficiencies and improved services. MEXIA’s technology identifies and predicts bottlenecks in various queues such as … Continue reading SITA ACQUIRES MEXIA INTERACTIVE TO BOOST AIRPORT OFFERING

Air Arabia selects Thales for its fleet Electronic Flight Bag system

The deal signed during Bahrain International Airshow covers Air Arabia’s entire fleet. Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, selected Thales for its new Aviobook Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system that allows pilots to operate efficiently in the cockpit with digital manuals and charts. The signing happened at the side-lines of Bahrain International Airshow taking place this week in Bahrain. Air Arabia had already implemented the Aviobook Electronic Flight Bag system years back that helped the airline reduces the amount of paper required to be carried on board while bringing robust … Continue reading Air Arabia selects Thales for its fleet Electronic Flight Bag system

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

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

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

ETIHAD GUEST PROGRAMME WELCOMES AIR EUROPA AS NEW AIRLINE PARTNER

Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme for Etihad Airways, has announced a new partnership with Air Europa, enhancing the benefits for its members by allowing them to earn and spend Etihad Guest Miles when flying with the Spanish carrier. The partnership allows members to also accumulate miles on codeshare flights operated and marketed by Etihad Airways in partnership with Air Europa. In addition, Etihad Guest members can redeem miles for tickets across the Air Europa network. Yasser Al Yousuf, Etihad Guest Managing Director, said: “We pride ourselves on providing our members with some of the most wide-ranging travel benefit offers … Continue reading ETIHAD GUEST PROGRAMME WELCOMES AIR EUROPA AS NEW AIRLINE PARTNER

ETIHAD AIRWAYS CONGRATULATES FIRST UAE ASTRONAUTS WHO WILL BE SENT TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Etihad Airways has offered its heartfelt congratulations to Emiratis, Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Nayadi, who have been selected as the first Arab Nationals to visit the International Space Station. Hazza and Sultan were chosen ahead of more than 4,000 candidates for the landmark mission to the habitable satellite hovering above earth. The Emirati pair conducted extensive medical examinations performed by specialists at the Etihad Aeromedical Centre in June as part of their selection process. Etihad also conducted medical assessments for 95 Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre astronaut candidates who were shortlisted for the UAE Astronaut Programme. Dr. Nadia … Continue reading ETIHAD AIRWAYS CONGRATULATES FIRST UAE ASTRONAUTS WHO WILL BE SENT TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Abu Dhabi Airports Launches ‘Flight of the Children of Zayed’ Initiative

Abu Dhabi Airports organizes trip for 31 orphans to Sir Bani Yas Island  Abu Dhabi Airports has launched its ‘Flight of the Children of Zayed’ initiative. In collaboration with Emirates Red Crescent, Abu Dhabi Airports organized a trip for 31 orphans on August 31stto Sir Bani Yas Island. The initiative falls within the framework of Abu Dhabi Airports’ ongoing corporate social responsibility and Year of Zayed program. Abu Dhabi Airports is committed to organizing various social initiatives and sponsoring charities in line with its vision of becoming the world’s leading airports group. As a part of the ‘Flight of the … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Airports Launches ‘Flight of the Children of Zayed’ Initiative

Lights, camera, action! Turkish Airlines launches new inflight safety video in partnership with Warner Bros. and The LEGO(R) Movie franchise.

Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline, launches a new animated safety video, complete with familiar LEGO® minifigures in surprising new roles.  The custom-animated safety video for Turkish Airlines was created by the teams who assembled “The LEGO Movie”, “The LEGO Batman Movie”, “The LEGO NINJAGO® Movie” and the highly anticipated sequel “The LEGO Movie 2” due in cinemas beginning February 2019, which reunites the heroes of the first film in an all new action-packed adventure. In partnership with Warner Bros. and featuring the popular characters from The LEGO Movie franchise, … Continue reading Lights, camera, action! Turkish Airlines launches new inflight safety video in partnership with Warner Bros. and The LEGO(R) Movie franchise.