LATAM predicts surge in international, Brazilian, SSC capacity in 2018

LATAM predicts surge in international, Brazilian, SSC capacity in 2018

LATAM Airlines Group estimates it will see 5%-7% company-wide capacity growth for full-year 2018, up significantly over the 1% capacity growth the company maintained in 2017. Its domestic capacity growth is projected a 6%-8% rise in ASK growth. LATAM’s international...
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Lufthansa trials service innovations on A380 FlyingLab

Lufthansa trials service innovations on A380 FlyingLab

Lufthansa has trialed a series of innovations aboard an Airbus A380 FlyingLab flight from Frankfurt to Houston following a futuristic travel experience competition. One team designed a chatbot, which receives passenger requests via WhatsApp and Facebook Mess...
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Bombardier Misses C Series Delivery Target for 2017

Bombardier Misses C Series Delivery Target for 2017

Bombardier confirmed it fell short of its most recent delivery target for its C Series last year, ferrying 17 out of the 20 to 22 narrowbodies it cited in a November estimate delivery targets became progressively less ambitious as delays...
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Indonesia To Step Up Drug Screening of Flight Crew

Indonesia To Step Up Drug Screening of Flight Crew

Indonesia’s Ministry of Transport and the National Narcotics Agency (NNA) will step up checks on pilots and flight attendants operating in the country as part of their effort to curb drug abuse among airline employees. Indonesia’s minister for transport, B...
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Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights

Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights

Heathrow announced a 50 per cent increase in the discount for domestic flights. From January, passengers flying to any UK destination from Heathrow will have a £15 discount on the airport charges they pay – the biggest discount in the...
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How Japan is Using Technology to Support Baggage Handlers

How Japan is Using Technology to Support Baggage Handlers

The technological innovations developed in Japan that are making their way into the aircraft ground handling environment, especially when loading bags. The Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) Lumbar Type for Labor Support, developed by CYBERDYNE Inc. of Japan, is a li...
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Russian authorities direct airlines to decrease charter flights

Russian authorities direct airlines to decrease charter flights

Because there is not enough aircraft to cover planned flights, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency has directed six carriers – Azur Air, Royal Flight, Yakutia Airline, Saratov Airlines, Nordwind Airlines and Ikar Airline  to cut their winter chart...
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MAG launches technology division to enhance customer experience at its airports

MAG launches technology division to enhance customer experience at its airports

MAG, the UK’s largest airport group – the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports – has launched its own technology and e-commerce business to respond to technology-driven changes in the way passengers travel and to mov...
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Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow

Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow

Travelers’ changing habits have begun to shake the airports’ financial underpinnings. Fewer people are parking cars at airports, using taxis or renting cars, according to a recent report from the National Academies Press. Those trend lines are hurting air...
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Southwest to restrict smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries

Southwest to restrict smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries

Southwest Airlines is joining the movement to restrict smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries, which is effective Jan. 15, 2018, following similar guidelines announced by fellow US carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines in ...
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