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Sheremetyevo International Airport uses AI to manage airport activities
Airport news

Sheremetyevo International Airport uses AI to manage airport activities

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 28, 2020

Sergei Konyakhin, Director of the Production Modeling Department of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport, gave a presentation at the Artificial Intelligence ... Read More

Etihad Airways introduces facial biometric check-in for cabin crew
Airline News

Etihad Airways introduces facial biometric check-in for cabin crew

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has partnered with information technology company SITA, to trial the ... Read More

Air Astana introduces Premium Economy Class on Embraer 190-E2 aircraft
Airline News

Air Astana introduces Premium Economy Class on Embraer 190-E2 aircraft

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

Air Astana is introducing a new Premium Economy Class on all flights operated by its popular   Embraer 190-E2 aircraft.  Premium ... Read More

China keeps 737 MAXs grounded despite FAA clearance
Aviation News

China keeps 737 MAXs grounded despite FAA clearance

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020

Despite recent US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of the troubled Boeing 737 MAX's return to commercial service, China has ... Read More

Shifting traveler demands provide an opportunity for airlines
Aviation News

Shifting traveler demands provide an opportunity for airlines

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020

With rising concerns over climate change and increasing commitment from travel companies to become carbon neutral in the future, cleaner ... Read More

Lufthansa Group to be first to implement Star Alliance biometrics and usher in a touchless customer experience at airports
Airline News

Lufthansa Group to be first to implement Star Alliance biometrics and usher in a touchless customer experience at airports

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020

Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has completed development of an interoperable biometric identity and identification platform that will ... Read More

Technology can boost traveler confidence and accelerate demand
Travel Technology News

Technology can boost traveler confidence and accelerate demand

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020

New global traveler study discovers key differences across countries and demographics to help the travel industry and governments address top ... Read More

Travelport expands relationship with Voyages a la Carte’s Agencia Global
Travel Technology News

Travelport expands relationship with Voyages a la Carte’s Agencia Global

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 17, 2020

Travelport today announced that Agencia Global, the business-to-business platform of one of Canada’s premiere full-service travel wholesalers, Voyages à La ... Read More

Phenix Jet takes delivery of its first Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft
Breaking Travel News

Phenix Jet takes delivery of its first Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 16, 2020

Phenix Jet has welcomed its first Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft into the management fleet. This beautiful Global 7500 business jet ... Read More

CO2-neutral flying: Lufthansa customers now compensate their flights by click
Airline News

CO2-neutral flying: Lufthansa customers now compensate their flights by click

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 16, 2020

Lufthansa announced that CO2-neutral flying is now even easier for Miles & More customers thanks to a new offer. Customers ... Read More

Qatar Airways launches its first exclusive global program for students
Airline News

Qatar Airways launches its first exclusive global program for students

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 16, 2020

Qatar Airways has launched a global program exclusive to students worldwide. Student Club is powered by the airline’s loyalty program, ... Read More

Digital skills are most in demand, say tourism recruitment experts
Travel Technology News

Digital skills are most in demand, say tourism recruitment experts

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 12, 2020

Companies in other sectors are recruiting staff from travel and tourism who have digital, finance and HR skills. Millions of ... Read More

Russia introduces new e-visa for citizens of 52 countries
Russia travel news

Russia introduces new e-visa for citizens of 52 countries

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 12, 2020

While Russia’s borders have partially reopened following a nearly total border shut-down in the spring, most foreigners are still not ... Read More

ARC and United Airlines complete NDC implementation
Airline News

ARC and United Airlines complete NDC implementation

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 12, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is pleased to announce the activation of United Airlines’ New Distribution Capability (NDC) on the ARC ... Read More

PATA: SMEs must leverage data and technology to ease COVID-19 pressures
Travel Associations News

PATA: SMEs must leverage data and technology to ease COVID-19 pressures

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 11, 2020

Digitalization and innovation are key for SMEs survival as the travel industry emerges from COVID-19’s impact according to a report ... Read More

Lufthansa starts first trial run for COVID-19 antigen rapid tests
Airline News

Lufthansa starts first trial run for COVID-19 antigen rapid tests

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 6, 2020

On November 12, Lufthansa will start the first test runs for comprehensive Covid-19 antigen rapid tests on selected routes between ... Read More

Travelport announces new technology partnerships in Asia-Pacific
Travel Technology News

Travelport announces new technology partnerships in Asia-Pacific

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 4, 2020

Travelport today announced six long-term agreements with travel agencies in Asia Pacific. Three of the agreements are new wins: two ... Read More

Luxury hotels deploying plasma air technology to protect their guests and employees
Travel Technology News

Luxury hotels deploying plasma air technology to protect their guests and employees

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 3, 2020

Plasma Air, the leading innovator in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solutions, announces today that several top luxury hotel brands have ... Read More

Sabre strengthens partnership with Qantas
Airline News

Sabre strengthens partnership with Qantas

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 2, 2020

Sabre Corporation has today announced an enhancement to its agreement with Qantas that will offer agents access to richer information ... Read More

United Airlines redesigns mobile app for people with visual disabilities
Airline News

United Airlines redesigns mobile app for people with visual disabilities

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

United Airlines today launches a redesigned version of its mobile app, with new enhancements intended to make travel easier for ... Read More

Rail travel likely to boom post COVID-19
Rail Travel

Rail travel likely to boom post COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

International rail travel offers an ‘environmentally friendly’ alternative to flying and as the second wave of COVID-19 approaches, it may ... Read More

Costa Cruises completes Italy’s first LNG cruise ship bunkering operation
Cruise Industry News

Costa Cruises completes Italy’s first LNG cruise ship bunkering operation

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

Costa Cruises, a major European cruise line and a part of Carnival Corporation & plc, today announced another milestone for Costa Smeralda, the line's ... Read More

Pakistan launches its first ever metro train line built by China
Pakistan travel news

Pakistan launches its first ever metro train line built by China

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

Pakistani officials announced that the country's first ever metro train service, constructed by China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. and ... Read More

All Nippon Airways to  become first sustainable fuel airline in Asia
Airline News

All Nippon Airways to become first sustainable fuel airline in Asia

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

Neste and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline, are entering a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This ... Read More

FAA virtual airport design challenge takes off
Aviation News

FAA virtual airport design challenge takes off

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Calling all K-12 students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM): The 2020 Federal Aviation Administration STEM Aviation and ... Read More

First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US
Travel Technology News

First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the arrival in the U.S. of the ... Read More

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launches new state-of-the-art tourist attractions
Breaking Travel News

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launches new state-of-the-art tourist attractions

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is introducing two state-of-the-art thrilling experiences, the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Roof Walk and Zip Line, ... Read More

SITA steps up smart border solutions for EU Schengen Zone
European travel news

SITA steps up smart border solutions for EU Schengen Zone

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

SITA, the technology provider for the air transport and borders industry, today released a Positioning Paper detailing its latest generation ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines uses drone-based scanning for aircraft inspections
Airline News

Ukraine International Airlines uses drone-based scanning for aircraft inspections

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

Ukrainian MRO company MAUtechnic, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) and Luftronix, Inc have jointly conducted drone-based scans of UIA's Boeing 737-800 ... Read More

Alaska Airlines launches Embraer 175 service in Alaska
Airline News

Alaska Airlines launches Embraer 175 service in Alaska

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

Alaska Airlines added jet service on the Embraer 175 aircraft in the state of Alaska. The E175, operated by regional ... Read More

US DOT announces over $220 million in grants for America’s ports
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

US DOT announces over $220 million in grants for America’s ports

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the award of more than $220 million in discretionary ... Read More

COVID-19 testing at San Francisco International Airport
Airline News

COVID-19 testing at San Francisco International Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Today, customers traveling on United Airlines from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii were the first to experience the airline's ... Read More

Travelport signs multi-year agreement with CTI Business Travel
Travel Technology News

Travelport signs multi-year agreement with CTI Business Travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

Travelport announced today that CTI Business Travel, an international full-service travel management company, has completed its full Global Distribution System ... Read More

How high is the risk to catch Coronavirus on a plane? IATA’s secret
Airline News

How high is the risk to catch Coronavirus on a plane? IATA’s secret

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published ... Read More

ExecuJet Haite completes largest business jet inspection in China
Aviation News

ExecuJet Haite completes largest business jet inspection in China

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services China announced the completion of China’s largest business jet inspection and first 96-month check on an ... Read More

Aruba’s Online ED Card mitigating crisis concerns on the island
Aruba travel news

Aruba’s Online ED Card mitigating crisis concerns on the island

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis proves that automation is of huge importance now more than ever. With many restrictions being lifted and ... Read More

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