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Opinion: Third Party Suppliers, as Well as the Airlines, Are Taking a Hit

The impact of the pandemic on airlines globally has been well documented. With many airlines reporting 70 to 90 percent reductions year-on-year (YoY) in scheduled flying, airline planners and analyst have been sent scurrying to mitigate the financial and human impacts. But the losses seen by the airlines extend well past the airlines themselves. As airlines work to restart their operations, airline managers should be concerned about the COVID-19 driven economic impact on some of their key partners. Aviation suppliers…

Singapore Airlines Further Invests in Catering for World’s Longest Flight

Furthering its reputation as a passenger-oriented airline, Singapore Airlines has upgraded its food and beverage experiences to entice the passengers. The airline has developed a new scheme called “From Food to Plane” in partnership with AeroFrams, the world’s largest vertical farm, to source better and fresher food for its flights.…

Out to Lunch: Qantas Shows Off First Class Offerings

Australian flag carrier Qantas is celebrating the 22nd anniversary of its partnership with chef Neil Perry, the man behind Rockpool restaurant and others in Sydney. To mark the occasion, Qantas invited AirlineGeeks to lunch in New York City last week with chef Perry creating the menu for the event. Lunch,…

Emirates Partners with American Agricultural Firm to Meet Catering Needs

As any novice or experienced traveler can tell you, one of the most important aspects of a long-haul flight is the food. Emirates Airline, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines known for its extravagant service onboard its flights, knows this too and has partnered with American agricultural firm Crop…