TECHNOLOGY SHAPING THE AIRPORTS OF THE FUTURE

TECHNOLOGY SHAPING THE AIRPORTS OF THE FUTURE

The ongoing boom in travel demand within Asia Pacific, together with challenges posed by climate change and growing global instability, as well as the pace of technological change in the lives we all lead, will shape airports that might –...
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Permagard Debuts New Product to Combat Bed Bugs on Aircraft

Permagard Debuts New Product to Combat Bed Bugs on Aircraft

Protective coating specialist Permagard has debuted a new product to combat the increasingly worrisome issue of bed bugs on aircraft. The company’s Bed Bug Killer product provides an alternative to costly and time-consuming traditional treatments that requi...
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US watchdog report shows mixed picture on passenger satisfaction

US watchdog report shows mixed picture on passenger satisfaction

While data from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) shows improvement in airline customer service over the past decade, passenger complaints to the agency have increased over 10% during the same period, according to a recent report from the US...
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FEIG Electronics Introduces IATA Approved Mobile RFID/Barcode Hybrid Solution for Airport Baggage Handling

FEIG Electronics Introduces IATA Approved Mobile RFID/Barcode Hybrid Solution for Airport Baggage Handling

FIEG Electronics announced its ECCO+ RFID/Barcode Scanner from its PANMOBIL mobile product line approved by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for airport baggage tracking. “The ECCO+ is a fundamental technology for airlines to meet the ITTA...
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Investors Regain Confidence in Spirit and Other U.S. Airlines

Investors Regain Confidence in Spirit and Other U.S. Airlines

Airline stocks extended this month’s rebound, outperforming the broader market Tuesday after Spirit Airlines Inc.’s upbeat outlook suggested the industry’s turnaround may be gaining momentum. This month several U.S. airlines, most prominently Spirit, hav...
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Gogo Launches Integrated Passenger, Cockpit, Maintenance Connectivity

Gogo Launches Integrated Passenger, Cockpit, Maintenance Connectivity

In-flight entertainment specialist, which is launching its data services with Brazilian carrier GOL Linhas Aereas, believes integration makes maintenance gains more affordable. Premiere passenger-connectivity provider Gogo has partnered with Brazil’s GOL...
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Safety, Competitiveness, Infrastructure Key to Aviation’s Benefits in Africa

Safety, Competitiveness, Infrastructure Key to Aviation’s Benefits in Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximize the positive social and economic power of aviation by working together to promote safe, sustainable and efficient air connectivity. “African aviation supports $55.8 bi...
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WHY THIS UNLIKELY AIRLINE HAS THE WORLD’S BEST ECONOMY SEAT

WHY THIS UNLIKELY AIRLINE HAS THE WORLD’S BEST ECONOMY SEAT

Japan Airlines has won the prize for the Best Economy Seat at this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards, the aviation industry’s equivalent of the Oscars, which took place on 17 July. This is the second time this humble seat has...
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New Technology at MKE Gives ‘Sight’ to Blind Travelers

New Technology at MKE Gives ‘Sight’ to Blind Travelers

Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) has launched free access to Aira, an innovative service that helps blind and low vision travelers get instant access to the eyes of a trained professional...
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Premium Economy Isn’t Really Economy Class. Why Does It Have the Name?

Premium Economy Isn’t Really Economy Class. Why Does It Have the Name?

The premium economy cabin many global airlines are installing isn’t much like regular economy. So why do many airlines include “economy” in its name? Perhaps this is because airlines want to encourage passengers to buy up from economy, rather than...
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