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Amadeus and British Airways partner to enhance retailing capabilities and customer experience

Amadeus and British Airways partner to enhance retailing capabilities and customer experience

Amadeus, a leading technology provider for the travel industry, has been selected by British Airways as its technology partner to deliver the airline’s Offer and Order strategic goals. The partnership will see the two companies collaborate on the design of Amadeus Nevio, a new portfolio of modular solutions built on open and AI technology, to

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SITA launches AI-powered Total Airport Management platform

SITA launches AI-powered Total Airport Management platform

SITA, a leading technology company in the air transport industry, has unveiled its latest innovation in airport management, the SITA Airport Operations Total Optimizer, at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany. The new AI-powered platform aims to optimize airport functions holistically, addressing the challenges faced by airports in achieving Total Airport Management. The

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Delta Airlines expands Munich-US connections with new flights to New York

Delta Airlines expands Munich-US connections with new flights to New York

Delta Airlines, a major global airline and one of Munich Airport’s earliest customers, has introduced a new service from Munich to John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York. The flights operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, complementing Delta’s existing connections from Munich to Atlanta and Detroit. The addition of the

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Ultimate guide to green loans: Financing sustainable home projects in Australia

Embraer and ENAER sign cooperation agreement to expand aerospace industry in Chile

Embraer and ENAER (National Aeronautical Company of Chile) have announced two industrial and services cooperation agreements involving the A-29 Super Tucano and the C-390 Millennium defense aircraft, as well as commercial aircraft. The cooperation aims to expand Embraer’s network of suppliers and services in Chile and contribute to the integration of the aerospace industries in

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British Airways introduces £1 flights for Executive Club members using Avios

British Airways introduces £1 flights for Executive Club members using Avios

British Airways has announced a significant improvement to its Executive Club loyalty programme, allowing members to book any flight for as little as £1 plus Avios points. This move aims to provide customers with more choice and flexibility when spending their Avios. The Avios part payment feature allows customers to reduce the monetary cost of

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Etihad Cargo enhances cool chain capabilities with the introduction of cool dollies

Etihad Cargo enhances cool chain capabilities with the introduction of cool dollies

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, has further enhanced its cool chain capabilities at its Abu Dhabi hub by adding high-tech cool dollies to its tarmac transportation fleet. The introduction of these specialized containers, in partnership with Etihad Airport Services Cargo (EASC), aims to provide maximum safety and temperature control for

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A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200 at the Brisbane Airport international terminal. (Brisbane Airport)

Singapore Airlines Group sees strong passenger traffic and load factors in March 2024

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group has reported strong passenger traffic and load factors across all route regions in March 2024. The Group’s passenger traffic grew by 13.9% compared to the previous year, while capacity increased by 15.5%. The Group’s passenger load factor (PLF) reached 87.7%, with SIA and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot posting monthly PLFs

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Japan Coast Guard expands fleet with three additional H225 helicopters

Japan Coast Guard expands fleet with three additional H225 helicopters

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has placed an order for three additional H225 helicopters, bringing its total H225 fleet to 18 units. As the largest Super Puma operator in Japan, JCG received three H225s in December 2023 and one in February 2024. The new helicopters will support territorial coastal activities, maritime law enforcement, and disaster

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Global air travel rebounds as international segment drives recovery, ACI World reports

Global air travel rebounds as international segment drives recovery, ACI World reports

Airports Council International (ACI) World has released its preliminary list of the top 10 busiest airports worldwide for 2023, revealing significant changes driven by the resurgence of international air travel. The global total passenger forecast for 2023 stands at nearly 8.5 billion, representing a remarkable 93.8% recovery from pre-pandemic levels. ACI World Director General Luis

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Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 9V-SKU at Airbus' facility at Toulouse. (Jordan Chong)

Singapore Airlines wins Roy Morgan’s 2023 International Airline of the Year award

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has won the Roy Morgan Research 2023 International Airline of the Year Award in their annual Customer Satisfaction Awards held in Melbourne. SIA was recognised as the Best International Airline for customer satisfaction, rated first against major international airlines serving Australia. SIA Regional Vice President South West Pacific Louis Arul expressed his

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British Airways becomes first UK airline to introduce real-time weather apps for pilots and flight planning teams

British Airways becomes first UK airline to introduce real-time weather apps for pilots and flight planning teams

British Airways has announced that it will be the first UK airline to introduce two next-generation weather apps, providing pilots and flight planning teams with access to real-time weather data. The apps, developed by The Weather Company, will allow the airline to better plan and mitigate the impact of weather on flight routes, in the

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Air Astana resumes popular routes and increases flight frequencies in Summer schedule

Air Astana resumes popular routes and increases flight frequencies in Summer schedule

Air Astana has switched to a Summer flight schedule, resuming popular scheduled and seasonal services and increasing the frequency of flights to several international destinations. The airline will resume direct international flights from Astana to Seoul and domestic flights from Astana to Kostanai. Seasonal flights from Astana and Almaty to Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica, will operate

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Scoot receives first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft from Azorra

Scoot receives first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft from Azorra

Azorra has delivered the first of nine new Embraer E190-E2 aircraft to Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), marking the first time a Singapore carrier has introduced an aircraft from the Brazilian manufacturer. A special handover ceremony was attended by senior executives from Azorra, Scoot, and Embraer at Embraer’s facility in Brazil. The

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Delta Air Lines reports record revenue and strong earnings growth in March quarter 2024

Delta Air Lines reports record revenue and strong earnings growth in March quarter 2024

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) reported financial results for the March quarter and provided its outlook for the June quarter, highlighting record revenue and strong earnings growth despite challenges faced by the airline industry. “Thanks to the extraordinary work of our 100,000 people, Delta is delivering the best operational reliability in our history, and we

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Air New Zealand resumes direct seasonal flights between Cairns and Auckland

Air New Zealand resumes direct seasonal flights between Cairns and Auckland

Air New Zealand has restarted its direct seasonal flights between Cairns and Auckland, offering Cairns holidaymakers the opportunity to explore New Zealand’s stunning ski slopes and vibrant city life. The flights, which operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with an additional Thursday service from 25 June to 26 October, will be available between

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Ethiopian Airlines celebrates 78 years of pioneering aviation in Africa

Ethiopian Airlines celebrates 78 years of pioneering aviation in Africa

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s largest airline, marked its 78th anniversary on April 8, 2024, highlighting its legacy of resilience and innovation since 1946. To commemorate the occasion, Group Chief Executive Officer Mesfin Tassew and Chief Commercial Officer Lemma Yadecha accompanied the crew on a flight to Cairo, the airline’s inaugural international service route. Tassew and

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Inaugural FOSAA conference signals rising tide for amphibious aviation industry

Inaugural FOSAA conference signals rising tide for amphibious aviation industry

The Future Opportunities for Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation (FOSAA) conference, organized by Quaynote Communications and Arena Group, successfully debuted in Venice on March 20, 2024, confirming the growing demand for a dedicated event focusing on the resurgent seaplane and amphibious aviation sector. The one-day conference attracted commercial stakeholders from across the globe, including Asia, Europe,

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UPS launches next-day delivery service between Asia and Australia

UPS launches next-day delivery service between Asia and Australia

UPS (NYSE: UPS) has introduced a new flight connecting its intra-Asia hub in Shenzhen (SZX) to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD), enabling faster delivery times between leading Asia Pacific economies and Australia, according to a press release issued on April 8, 2024. The new service allows shipments picked up from customers in mainland China, Japan,

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Biometrics: Unlocking the future of air travel

Biometrics: Unlocking the future of air travel

From the modest beginnings of air travel in the 1930s, when only a handful of passengers took to the skies, to the staggering projection of 8 billion travelers by 2040, the aviation industry is on the cusp of a significant transformation. A new white paper by SITA, titled ‘Face the Future,’ delves into how biometric

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Boeing's safety concerns and the ripple effects on the airline sector

Boeing’s safety concerns and the ripple effects on the airline sector

Morningstar DBRS sheds light on the renewed safety concerns enveloping Boeing, which are poised to significantly impact the aviation giant’s operational capabilities, including its ability to maintain timely aircraft deliveries. This situation presents substantial implications for the airline industry, potentially affecting growth plans, operational schedules, airfare pricing, and the ambitious decarbonization targets set by many

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London Southend Airport faces uncertainty amid financial reorganisation

London Southend Airport faces uncertainty amid financial reorganisation

In the wake of the global pandemic, the aviation sector has experienced varied recovery rates, with London Southend Airport (Southend) enduring significant challenges. Morningstar DBRS reports on the precarious situation facing Southend as it navigates financial restructuring and operational hurdles. As of April 2024, Southend’s journey towards financial stability encountered a critical phase with Esken

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American Airlines, Make-A-Wish®, and Disney celebrate World Wish Month with Special Wish Flight

American Airlines, Make-A-Wish®, and Disney celebrate World Wish Month with Special Wish Flight

In an inspiring collaboration, American Airlines, Make-A-Wish®, and Disney have joined forces to create a memorable journey for 28 children battling critical illnesses, marking the celebration of World Wish Month leading up to World Wish Day® on April 29. This year, a specially chartered Wish Flight will transport these children and their families from Dallas-Fort

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Air New Zealand elevates in-flight dining with 'A Taste of Aotearoa'

Air New Zealand elevates in-flight dining with ‘A Taste of Aotearoa’

Air New Zealand is redefining the in-flight culinary experience with the introduction of its revamped ‘A Taste of Aotearoa’ menu. This latest culinary initiative invites passengers to embark on a flavorful journey, showcasing the rich tapestry of New Zealand’s regional produce and unique tastes. The airline, proud of its heritage, is seizing the opportunity to

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dnata wins multi-year catering contract with Etihad Airways in Boston

dnata wins multi-year catering contract with Etihad Airways in Boston

dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has been awarded a multi-year contract by Etihad Airways to provide inflight catering services at Boston Logan Airport (BOS) in the USA. Starting from March 31, 2024, dnata’s highly trained teams will produce and uplift more than 125,000 meals annually for the airline’s four weekly flights

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Boeing secures contract to continue extreme environmental testing for critical defense platforms

Boeing secures contract to continue extreme environmental testing for critical defense platforms

Boeing has been awarded a contract worth up to $559 million over five years by the U.S. Air Force to operate, maintain, and perform testing at the Little Mountain Test Facility at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The state-of-the-art site is designed to test the functionality of the nation’s current and future intercontinental ballistic missile

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GE Aerospace launches as independent public company following GE Vernova spin-off

GE Aerospace launches as independent public company following GE Vernova spin-off

GE Aerospace (NYSE: GE) officially launched as an independent public company on April 2, 2024, following the completion of the GE Vernova spin-off. The company will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “GE”, with GE Aerospace and GE Vernova ringing the opening bell together at the NYSE. GE Aerospace Chairman and

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Cathay Pacific releases 2023 Sustainability Report, showcasing progress and new commitments

Cathay Pacific releases 2023 Sustainability Report, showcasing progress and new commitments

Cathay has released its 2023 Sustainability Report, highlighting its ongoing commitments and progress in achieving sustainability goals through collaboration with customers, business partners, regulators, and employees. Chief Executive Officer Ronald Lam emphasised that sustainability is inherent in Cathay’s purpose and that achieving this purpose requires collective efforts. “By embracing the collaborative ethos of ‘Greener Together’,

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Vietjet reports strong growth in international flights and financial performance in 2023 audit report

Vietjet reports strong growth in international flights and financial performance in 2023 audit report

Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (HOSE: VJC) has released its audited financial statements for 2023, highlighting a remarkable year of growth and success, particularly in its international flight operations. The airline’s audited separate air transport revenue and consolidated revenue were reported at VND53.7 trillion (approx. US$2.16 billion) and VND58.3 trillion (approx. US$2.35 billion), respectively, marking

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Sinopec and TotalEnergies partner to produce sustainable aviation fuel in China

Sinopec and TotalEnergies partner to produce sustainable aviation fuel in China

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) and TotalEnergies have signed a heads of agreement (HoA) in Beijing to establish a joint venture for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from waste oils at one of Sinopec’s refineries. The partnership aims to achieve an annual production capacity of 230,000 tons, with the new production line

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Alaska Airlines welcomes new global partner STARLUX Airlines to Seattle

Alaska Airlines welcomes new global partner STARLUX Airlines to Seattle

STARLUX Airlines, one of Alaska Airlines’ newest global partners, has announced that it will begin new nonstop service between Taipei and Seattle this summer. The inaugural flight from Seattle is scheduled for August 16, 2023, with the airline initially offering three weekly flights and connections to destinations across Asia. Seattle will be STARLUX’s third nonstop

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Air New Zealand celebrates 40 years of non-stop flights to Los Angeles

Air New Zealand celebrates 40 years of non-stop flights to Los Angeles

Air New Zealand is commemorating four decades of direct service between Auckland and Los Angeles, solidifying its position as the longest-serving non-stop carrier on the route. On March 31, 1984, the Kiwi airline launched its first non-stop service from Auckland to Los Angeles using a Boeing 747, although it had been flying to the city

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Singapore Airlines marks 40 years of flying to Adelaide

Singapore Airlines marks 40 years of flying to Adelaide

Singapore Airlines, Adelaide’s longest-serving international airline, is set to celebrate 40 years of flying to and from the South Australian capital on Sunday, March 31. The airline’s inaugural service, operated by a Boeing 747, landed in Adelaide on March 31, 1984, less than 18 months after the opening of Adelaide Airport’s international terminal. Since then,

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Cathay sets new carbon intensity target for 2030 in pursuit of net-zero goal

Cathay sets new carbon intensity target for 2030 in pursuit of net-zero goal

Cathay Pacific Airways has set a new target to reduce its carbon intensity by 12% from 2019 levels by 2030, the airline announced on Monday. This move is part of Cathay’s commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and reinforces its position as a leader in sustainability within the aviation industry. To reach the

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Wagner Corporation's $550m Wellcamp precinct takes off with Boeing facility groundbreaking

Wagner Corporation’s $550m Wellcamp precinct takes off with Boeing facility groundbreaking

Wagner Corporation’s $550 million Wellcamp Aerospace and Defence Precinct in Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, has taken a major step forward as a global hub for advanced manufacturing with the groundbreaking ceremony for Boeing’s new production facility. The sod was turned today on the 9,000sqm facility that will anchor the precinct, where Boeing will manufacture its

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American Airlines boosts inflight experience with new Wi-Fi redemption option and enhanced entertainment

American Airlines boosts inflight experience with new Wi-Fi redemption option and enhanced entertainment

American Airlines is set to introduce a new way for AAdvantage® members to redeem their miles for inflight Wi-Fi, making the airline’s high-speed connectivity more accessible and easier to use. The rollout will begin on select aircraft in the coming weeks and will be available on all Viasat-equipped narrowbody aircraft by the summer travel season.

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Delta employees get a sneak peek at new uniform prototypes designed with their feedback

Delta employees get a sneak peek at new uniform prototypes designed with their feedback

Delta employees are getting their first glimpse of an all-new, modern uniform collection, created in partnership with GPS Apparel by Gap Inc. The prototypes, which have been in development for over a year and a half, were designed with feedback from Delta’s 70,000 uniformed employees at the forefront of the process. The airline partnered with

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Air Canada steps in with fare caps and extra seats following Lynx Air's shutdown announcement

Air Canada strengthens financial position with U.S.$2.15 billion senior secured credit facilities

Air Canada has announced the successful closing of U.S.$2.15 billion senior secured credit facilities, comprising a U.S.$1.175 billion term loan B maturing in 2031 and a U.S.$975 million revolving credit facility maturing in 2029. The proceeds from the term loan, along with U.S.$1.09 1.09 billion from Air Canada′s balance sheet, will be used to refinance

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Auckland Airport unveils revamped international terminal plaza with returning Jean Batten statue

Auckland Airport unveils revamped international terminal plaza with returning Jean Batten statue

Auckland Airport has revealed a new welcome for customers at its international terminal, featuring the return of a life-like statue of renowned New Zealand aviator Jean Batten, as part of a significant upgrade to the outdoor plaza. The old main carpark outside the international terminal has been transformed into a 19,500m2 outdoor plaza, aiming to

Air France announces network expansion and new cabin rollout for summer 2024

Air France has announced its plans for the summer 2024 season, which include the expansion of its global network and the ongoing rollout of new long-haul cabins. The airline will be serving 189 destinations in 74 countries, with new routes from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Phoenix (USA), Verona (Italy), Kalamata (Greece), and Narvik-Lofoten (Norway). As

Radia to manufacture world's largest aircraft to enable deployment of efficient wind turbines

Radia to manufacture world’s largest aircraft to enable deployment of efficient wind turbines

Colorado-based company Radia has announced plans to design, build, and operate the world’s largest aircraft, called WindRunner™, to enable the deployment of the largest and most efficient wind turbines to locations currently inaccessible at a scale and speed previously impossible. The aircraft will be able to fly large turbine blades and other components directly to

Morningstar DBRS examines climate change impact on airport sector

Morningstar DBRS examines climate change impact on airport sector

Morningstar DBRS, a global credit ratings business, has released a commentary exploring the potential impact of climate change on the airport sector, stating that the near-to-medium term impact is expected to be low. The report highlights that climate change risk entails both physical and transitional risks that could potentially affect an issuer’s business and financial

Eve Air Mobility unveils Vector, its Urban Air Traffic Management software solution

Eve Air Mobility unveils Vector, its Urban Air Traffic Management software solution

Eve Air Mobility, a leading developer of Urban Air Traffic Management (Urban ATM) solutions for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) operations, has unveiled the name of its software, Vector, at the Airspace World in Geneva. Vector is an agnostic software solution designed to address the unique air traffic and network management challenges of current and future

IAE AG paves the way for aviation sustainability with a landmark V2500 engine test on 100% SAF

IAE successfully tests V2500 engine with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

IAE International Aero Engines AG (IAE) has announced that it successfully tested the V2500 engine using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at MTU Maintenance Hannover in Germany. IAE, a multinational consortium comprised of Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines AG, stated that the

Korean Air announces expansion of international services for summer 2024

Korean Air announces expansion of international services for summer 2024

Korean Air is set to bolster its international services for the summer 2024 season, commencing on March 31. The expansion plan includes resurrecting flights to four cities across China, Europe, and Southeast Asia, and ramping up the frequency of flights on key routes. This strategic move aims to elevate the airline’s international capacity to approximately

Singapore Airlines elevates premium economy with luxury dining and new amenities

Singapore Airlines elevates premium economy with luxury dining and new amenities

Singapore Airlines is set to enhance its Premium Economy Class service, introducing a range of new food and beverage choices along with an exclusive amenity kit from 31 March 2024. This initiative represents the airline’s most significant update to its Premium Economy Class offerings since the service was first introduced in 2015. Upon boarding, passengers

Goulburn airport listed for sale, offering infrastructure and development potential

Goulburn Airport listed for sale, offering infrastructure and development potential

The sale of Goulburn Airport, a general aviation facility located between Sydney and Canberra, is being managed by Ashby York, a real estate firm. Located 7 km south of Goulburn, the airport offers connectivity to major transport routes, including the M1 motorway, facilitating access for aircraft operations and passengers. The airport features a mix of

Singapore Airlines Group reports growth in February 2024

Singapore Airlines Group reports growth in February 2024

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group has announced an increase in its passenger traffic and cargo carriage for February 2024, a period positively affected by the Lunar New Year holidays observed across Asia. According to the Group’s latest data, there was a 20.4% rise in passenger traffic compared to the corresponding month in the previous year.

Embraer's Luís Carlos Affonso receives prestigious Pathfinder Award at Aviation Week's 66th Laureate Awards

Embraer’s Luís Carlos Affonso receives prestigious Pathfinder Award at Aviation Week’s 66th Laureate Awards

Luís Carlos Affonso, the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technology Development at Embraer, has been honored with the inaugural Pathfinder Award by the Aviation Week Network. This prestigious recognition comes as part of the 66th Laureate Awards, a highly anticipated annual ceremony in the aerospace industry, which took place at the National Building Museum

Emirates and Butterfly Aero Training's innovative technologies clinch the 2024 IATA CBTA Center Innovation Award

Emirates and Butterfly Aero Training’s innovative technologies clinch the 2024 IATA CBTA Center Innovation Award

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has bestowed the 2024 Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) Center Innovation Awards upon Emirates and Butterfly Aero Training, highlighting their significant contributions towards innovating air transport training. This accolade was announced during the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) held in Hong Kong. Butterfly Aero Training set a benchmark with its

Cathay Pacific announces financial turnaround with a return to profit in 2023

Cathay Pacific announces financial turnaround with a return to profit in 2023

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited has unveiled its financial results for the year 2023, indicating a significant shift from previous losses to a sizeable profit and a substantial increase in revenue. The airline, which serves as Hong Kong’s flagship carrier, reported an 85.1% jump in revenue to HK$94,485 million from HK$51,036 million in 2022. It also

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