Jul 23 | Pressure on regional aviation and personnel costs cut into the first quarter profits of SATS, as the company reported a underlying net profit of SGD$43.4 million (US$35 million), which was 9.4% lower than the same period last year. more >>
Emirates became the first international airline to open a dedicated lounge at Glasgow Airport this week.
Japan Airlines and Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI) will soon start demonstration testing of iBeacon and smartwatch for use by the airline’s airport passenger service staff.
Singapore Airlines is now offering traditional mooncake snacks in eight flavors for sale and later part of in inflight service as the airline readies for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Boeing has developed a new Space Bin that provides more room for carry-on bags. The bins are now available as an optional feature on new next-generation 737s and 737 MAX airplanes.
Catering & Inflight Service
Jul 18 | Meal production, passenger handling and cargo and mail processing all increased slightly for SATS during the first quarter of its fiscal year. more >>
- Jul 15 Delta expands Luvo food offerings on domestic flights
- Jul 14 Singapore Airlines adds mooncake favorites for fall festival
IFEC & Interiors
Jul 24 | China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has begun offering broadband connected flights over China using China Telecom Satellite aeronautical service and Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s eXConnect system. more >>
Jul 17 | Paul Thorpe has joined the digEcor team as the new President of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Thorpe will be based in the United Kingdom and direct all activities in the region. more >>
Jul 16 | Gogo announced today that it has received regulatory approval to provide Ku-band satellite connectivity service for aircraft flying over the eastern and western regions of Russia. more >>
- Jul 15 Asia Atlantic Airlines first in Asia to fly with SmartTray's PED-friendly tray tables
- Jul 11 Alaska Airlines launch customer for Space Bins
Jul 24 | Passengers on the new cruise-ferry service between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia can indulge in sumptuous cuisine prepared by some of the regions’ most renowned chefs. more >>
Jul 14 | The agreement is the first partnership of this magnitude between a craft brewery and a major cruise line. more >>
- Jul 11 Ron Schroeder retires after 37 years at MillerCoors
- Jul 10 New Silversea Cruises uniforms unveiled
Airline & Terminal
Jul 24 | Emirates became the first international airline to open a dedicated lounge at Glasgow Airport this week. more >>
Jul 24 | Created by Gatwick’s existing lounge brand, No.1 Traveller, My Lounge has been designed with the laid-back traveler in mind. more >>
- Jul 22 SSP makes changes in North American operations
- Jul 22 New food court opens at Singapore’s Changi Airport