Qatar Airways sets a new standard in aviation innovation by revealing Sama 2.0, the second generation of its virtual cabin crew MetaHuman, at ITB Berlin 2024. As the world’s first airline to develop a virtual cabin crew, Qatar Airways showcases Sama’s advanced capabilities, driven by artificial intelligence and designed to revolutionize personalized service in air travel.
Ethiopian Airlines Group announces the reinstatement of thrice weekly passenger services to Dembi Dollo, South-Western Ethiopia, effective from February 26, 2024. CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew highlights the importance of the air service in fostering socio-economic development by facilitating tourism, trade, and investment in the region.
Qatar Airways announces its relocation of operations from Dabolim Airport to the new Manohar International Airport in North Goa, India, effective June 20, 2024. The transition signifies a move towards improved infrastructure and passenger experience, with Manohar International Airport boasting state-of-the-art facilities and a strategic location.
Spirit Airlines has once again secured the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) highest honor for aviation maintenance technician safety, marking the sixth consecutive year of achieving the “Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence.” This recognition underscores Spirit’s unwavering commitment to safety and continuous investment in training programs aimed at ensuring the highest standards of operational excellence.
The Emirates A380 returns to Vienna International Airport after nearly four years, marking a significant milestone for both Emirates and the Austrian capital. Carrying over 400 passengers, Emirates becomes the sole airline to operate the double-decker aircraft at Vienna Airport, reaffirming the strong partnership between the two entities. Elisabeth Zauner, Country Manager Emirates Austria, highlights the significance of the A380’s return, emphasizing its popularity among passengers worldwide.
Miral, in collaboration with The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi Airport and OACIS ME LLC, a cutting-edge off-airport baggage processing solutions provider, proudly introduces remote airport check-in services to The Fountains at Yas Mall. This collaboration allows guests and their families the opportunity to explore the diverse dining experiences, offerings and boutiques at Yas Mall as well as the award-winning theme parks Ferrari World Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and CLYMB™ Yas Island, Abu Dhabi prior to their departure, effectively optimising their time to explore the exemplary retail and leisure experiences before takeoff.
Riyadh Air, the new national airline of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that’s shaping the future of flying, announces a fundamental collaboration with Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading software and technology provider powering the global travel industry.
Qatar Airways Group Partners with Our Habitas to Launch ‘Our Habitas Ras Abrouq’, a Luxury Desert Resort Set on Qatar’s Golden West Coast Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, along with VIP guests, media, designers and artists were present at an opening ceremony to showcase the unique hospitality project
In response to growing demand, Eurowings nearly doubles its flight portfolio to Scandinavia in 2024, offering 24 routes to destinations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland from Germany.
United plans to resume a daily flight from New York/Newark to Tel Aviv, the first step in restoring vital passenger and cargo service that was suspended in October. The initial Newark-Tel Aviv flights on March 2 and 4 will stop in Munich to ensure all service providers are ready to support non-stop service to and from Newark. No Newark departures to Tel Aviv are planned for March 3 and 5. Our goal is to resume daily nonstop service to Tel Aviv beginning March 6.
The Qantas Group has released its financial results for the first half of FY24, reporting an Underlying Profit Before Tax of $1.25 billion, down 13% from the same period in FY23. This decline is attributed to lower fares as capacity normalizes, with revenue per available seat kilometer impacted by reduced fares.
The Singapore Hydrogen Cooperation Committee, comprising Airbus, Changi Airport Group, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), and Linde, is spearheading efforts to integrate hydrogen fuel into the nation’s aviation decarbonization strategy.