American is the first airline to offer passport chip scanning that securely transmits passport information directly from the near field communication chip embedded in the passport.
Mark Okerstrom has stepped down as chief executive of Expedia Group after two years in the role. Chief financial officer, Alan Pickerill, will also leave the company, effective immediately.
Claire Harrington will be responsible for overseeing marketing strategy for Flight Centre’s corporate brands including global travel management division FCM Travel Solutions in EMEA.
The deal will allow civilian and military air traffic controllers to continue to work side by side at the Swanwick Control Centre in Hampshire, ensuring safe and efficient collaboration and coordination within UK airspace.
As chief financial officer, Nick Bray will play a fundamental role in the execution of Travelport’s strategy, focused on a strong business partnership approach and process excellence across the finance organisation.
British Airways has introduced advanced neural networks, known as artificial intelligence, to its airside operation at Heathrow Terminal 5. The new system is designed to help staff ensure every flight departs safely and on time.
In a move to simplify the post-ticketing experience, Mystifly has unveiled OnePoint C2. Geared towards enhancing the customer experience for travel intermediaries, C2 enables guaranteed single-click cancellations and automated ticket change.
Skyscanner now participates directly in its own marketplace, as a merchant selling flights. Alongside its core metasearch proposition, the new booking service is available on app and mobile web only in Australia, Singapore and the UK.
The Red Sea Development Company and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have announced three winners of their international Brains for Brine Challenge.
London Stansted has become one of the first UK airports to be certified as offering safe, child-Friendly Wi-Fi to passengers. The accreditation comes on the back of Stansted’s parent company, MAG, signing up to the government-initiated scheme.
Vietnam Airlines signed a multimillion-dollar agreement with Sabre Corporation. The carrier will adopt Sabre Revenue Optimiser and SabreSonic Inventory solutions to enable responsive real-time origin and destination revenue management.
Atlasglobal Airlines will also continue to be one of over 275 airlines worldwide using Travelport’s rich content and branding merchandising tool, which gives travel agents a graphically rich experience when searching for and booking its branded fares.