Airports of the future: 10 predicitions for the next decade

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...
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Delta Overhauling Meal Options on Flights to Mexico City From the US

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 durin...
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Malaysia Airlines introduces new shuttle fares on Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route

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...
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Pilot Shortage Issue Opens Up New Possibilities for Locals in Asia

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 ai...
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Does cargo matter? The impact of air cargo operations on departure on-time performance for combination carriers

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 ...
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Cathay Pacific Airways offers lifeline to pilots at troubled Hong Kong Airlines

Cathay Pacific Airways offers lifeline to pilots at troubled Hong Kong Airlines

Hong Kong’s flag carrier said it had contacted Hong Kong Airlines’ (HKA) management team in recent weeks and was greeted with a positive response, as it looks to replace retiring cockpit crews and recruit pilots for future expansion. Of those,...
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Surplus of Locally Trained Pilots in Thailand and Malaysia

Surplus of Locally Trained Pilots in Thailand and Malaysia

While many international airlines face a shortage of pilots, hundreds of fresh graduates from flying schools in Thailand and Malaysia have encountered severe difficulty securing employment with the respective local carriers. The Civil Aviation Authority of Tha...
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FAA Administrator: Boeing 737 MAX won’t fly in 2019

FAA Administrator: Boeing 737 MAX won’t fly in 2019

Lawmakers had convened two panels of experts to testify about safety issues around the 737 MAX on Wednesday, but also asked questions about Boeing’s production practices and the role of foreign regulators in certifying commercial airplanes. As the grounding ...
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Opportunity for Aviation in Europe’s Green Deal

Opportunity for Aviation in Europe’s Green Deal

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the European Union to support aviation’s energy transition to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of the bloc’s Green Deal, being launched tomorrow. Aviation should be the priority for s...
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Industry Steps Up Efforts Against Rogue Lithium Battery Shipments

Industry Steps Up Efforts Against Rogue Lithium Battery Shipments

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in partnership with the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), are amplifying their efforts t...
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