Alaska Airlines Announces Launch of Electronic Bag Tag Program

On Wednesday Alaska Airlines announced the launch of their new electronic bag tag program – the first amongst U.S. carriers. The digital tags are designed to replace the current paper tags and will ultimately allow customers to get through the check-in process quicker. The electronic bag tag will allow guests…

Azerbaijan Airlines Signs MOU with Boeing for the Purchase of…

At the Farnborough International Airshow, Azerbaijan Airlines and Boeing signed on Wednesday a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the purchase of four 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Azerbaijan Airlines currently operates two aircraft of this type. According to both companies, the airline aims to increase its 787 fleet up to ten aircraft…

South African Airways Enhances Codeshare Deal with Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways and South African Airways continue to enhance their strategic pact as they gear towards a pan-African entity. Earlier this week, South African Airways struck a codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways, enabling both airlines to cooperate more closely by offering their passengers seamless travel while offering a wider range…

United Reorganizes Several Key Leadership Positions

United Airlines recently announced a leadership reshuffle that appears to play to the strengths of several key leadership personnel. This comes at a time when the industry is dealing with significant challenges due to a sudden return to travel that many airlines were unprepared for. United has done a relatively…

How Commercial Airlines Help Predict the Weather

We all know that aviation touches everyone’s lives in some way, either directly or indirectly. In this interconnected world, there isn’t much that can’t be attributed to aviation to some degree. If someone digs deep enough, more often than not an aviation angle is found. One surprising place that commercial…

Emirates Opens World’s Largest Vertical Farm

Emirates Flight Catering is a huge operation based in Dubai that supplied over 225,000 meals a day prior to the pandemic and has a staff of over 6,000. It provides catering services for all Emirates flights along with many other airlines and airport lounges in Dubai. It operates with chefs…

Trip Report: PLAY to Brussels via Reykjavik

When WOW Air, the ultra-low-cost carrier connecting passengers between the United States and Europe via Iceland went under, the future of no-frills, transatlantic travel seemed uncertain. Many believed it simply could not be done; that an airline cannot feasibly operate medium to long haul flights at rates that, depending on…

AirAsia X Relaunches Services to Australia and New Zealand

AirAsia X, the Malaysian no-frills carrier, has announced to resume its service from Malaysia to both Australia and New Zealand. South-west Pacific is an important market for AirAsia X, it carried over a million passengers to Australia and New Zealand in 2019. AirAsia X is the affiliated airline of AirAsia…

Farnborough International Air Show 2022 Kicks off Monday

Despite the scorching heat of this summer, the aviation world is not standing still. On Monday, the Farnborough International Air Show 2022 (FIA) will be held at Farnborough Airport in England. Since its first show in 1948, Farnborough has seen the debut of many famous planes, including the Vickers VC10,…