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

ETIHAD AIRWAYS CELEBRATE ITS 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY COMMEMORATING ITS FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today marked 15 years since its inaugural commercial flight to Beirut on 12 November 2003. In a fitting tribute to the first flight, guests travelling on flight EY535 to the Lebanese capital enjoyed a cake-cutting ceremony at the departure gate this morning. The airline also presented each guest with a limited-edition cabin crew scarf and tie set, designed by iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, while younger flyers were gifted Etihad teddy bears by cabin crew wearing the airline’s first ever uniform from 2003, in addition to its current style.   Continue reading ETIHAD AIRWAYS CELEBRATE ITS 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY COMMEMORATING ITS FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT

Unmatched Reach & Performance

The Gulfstream G650ER Edited by Shereen Shabnam Gulfstream’s flagship, the G650ER is currently leading the market by providing a flight experience that provides unmatched comfort and a performance record that flirts with supersonic speed. The G650ER extends the nonstop reach of the industry’s highest performance long-range business aircraft to 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers at Mach 0.85. Flying even faster at Mach 0.90, the G650ER will carry eight passengers 6,400 nautical miles/11,853 kilometers. Both are feats that no other business aircraft in the world can achieve. Powered by two Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, the G650ER combines long-range missions with high-speed performance that … Continue reading Unmatched Reach & Performance

Turkish Airlines embarks on a new journey from Istanbul New Airport

Turkish Airlines welcomes a new era of Turkish Aviation with the opening of Istanbul New Airport. The world’s largest international hub will be home to Turkey’s national flag carrier and establishes Istanbul’s place as the centre of the globe for aviation and travel. The smart airport, thanks to its strategic location at the crossroads of east and west, has great potential for Turkish Airlines and the global aviation industry and will welcome 200 million passengers per year upon final completion. To coincide with the 95thanniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey, the eagerly-awaited Istanbul New Airport was named … Continue reading Turkish Airlines embarks on a new journey from Istanbul New Airport

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

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