Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics) has today announced an agreement with United Airlines (United) as its first customer in the Americas for its new Astrova in-flight engagement (IFE) solution. United plans to install Astrova on select new Boeing 787 and Airbus A321XLR aircraft beginning in 2025. Continue reading
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Tanzania are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first 767-300 Freighter. The airplane arrived today at the airline’s hub in Dar es Salaam and will provide the operator with dedicated air freight capacity to serve the country’s growing cargo market. The delivery also marks the first direct 767 Freighter delivery from Boeing to an African carrier. Continue reading
Jeddah: SAUDIA, the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, has announced the launch of “Your Ticket Your Visa”. The first-of-its-kind service provides guests with even easier access to the Kingdom through a digital integration system that links transit visas with flight tickets.
“Your Ticket Your Visa” service is introduced in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Pilgrims Service Program, and the Saudi Tourism Authority.
Earlier this year there was much furore when airlines were forced to cancel numerous flights due to a shortage of staff. While the shortage was in the most part due to staff illness, much of the blame was laid squarely at the feet of the airline carriers, who were accused of creating packed flight schedules they knew they couldn’t fulfil. Continue reading