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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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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The future of travel – ‘consumer and tech trends are merging’, but it is a ‘virtuous circle’

The future of travel – ‘consumer and tech trends are merging’, but it is a ‘virtuous circle’

It is a “virtuous circle,” explains travel technology specialist Amadeus. “As the technology gets better, what we can do with it gets better, the travel experience improves.” As Amadeus has highlighted in the publication of its top ten travel trends...
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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. “Aviation has high hopes for the European Commission&#82...
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The Untapped Potential For Airlines In Nigeria

The Untapped Potential For Airlines In Nigeria

Nigeria is the world’s seventh-largest country and is set to grow to become the fifth largest by 2030.  Rich in oil and in a prime location for business and shipping, the potential for Nigeria to become a major aviation hub...
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Delta Flight Attendant Sues Airline After Being Fired for Stealing Milk Carton

Delta Flight Attendant Sues Airline After Being Fired for Stealing Milk Carton

The lawsuit claims Gomez Llanos was harassed and bullied by coworkers who began to spread lies that led to her being penalized and eventually fired. “I couldn’t believe it”, Gomez Llanos told the Daily Mail. Gomez Llanos claims she was...
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You’ve Missed Your Flight – Now What?

You’ve Missed Your Flight – Now What?

Each day thousands of passengers miss their flight. On Friday I spent the day with British Airways learning what goes into training the airline’s wonderful cabin crew. 1. Don’t panic Before accepting any change fees demanded by the airline, it...
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Dubai Airport Completes Zero-Emissions Aircraft Turn Around

Dubai Airport Completes Zero-Emissions Aircraft Turn Around

dnata, the ground support division of The Emirates Group, has successfully completed a ‘green turnaround’ at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 2. The ground handler used only zero-emission ramp ground support equipment (GSE) during the turnaround of...
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