Sunday, 15 December 2019

Headlines
  • Airports of the future: 10 predicitions for the next decade - Benoit Verbaere, Business Development Director, SITA predicts major change for nearly all aspects of the airport experience:  In future airports, risk will be constantly assessed by specialist artificial intelligence (AI), using the passenger’s digital identity. Airlines will no longer hold the responsibility for processing passenger data for border security purposes....
  • Delta Overhauling Meal Options on Flights to Mexico City From the US - To usher in the winter travel season, Delta Air Lines announced it is introducing holiday favorites and classic comfort foods in its First-Class cabins on flights between the United States and Mexico City. Passengers flying in Delta’s First-Class cabin during morning service from Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and Salt...
  • Malaysia Airlines introduces new shuttle fares on Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route - The airline said the shuttle fares offer benefits to travellers, including: Flight change to an earlier flight on the same day with no penalty No fees to change dates or flight Dedicated shuttle check-in counter at both Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport The new fare options also...
  • Pilot Shortage Issue Opens Up New Possibilities for Locals in Asia - Global air-traffic is set to double in the next two decades with the biggest increase expected in the Asia-Pacific region. According to the International Air Transport Association, almost 4 billion passenger journeys are expected in this region alone. Local airlines are already struggling to find skilled pilots and in the...
  • Does cargo matter? The impact of air cargo operations on departure on-time performance for combination carriers - Airline business models are under constant development. Combination carriers generate revenues from passenger and cargo operations jointly. This study makes use of an econometric model to investigate how air cargo operations impact on the quality of service perceived by passengers. Building on empirical data from the U.S., it indicates that air cargo...