In week 15 of PLA’s Global Wrap, we feature Airbus’s use of sustainable aviation fuel for its Beluga fleet, as well as the new purpose-built turboprop that FedEx deployed to carry shipments between Paris and Prague. We round up the wrap with other industry updates, including United’s new initiative, AEI’s new orders for its B737-800SF, and the French Legion of Honour making its way to Vietnam. Here’s what happened in week 14. Airbus cuts Beluga fleet’s environmental impact Airbus has taken … [Read more...] about PLA Global Wrap: Week 15
The UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative has been formed with the world’s leading airlines to secure the transport of Covid-19 vaccines and medical supplies around the globe. These chosen carriers have signing agreements with UNICEF to support the prioritisation of delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, essential medicines, medical devices and other critical supplies to respond to the pandemic. The airfreight initiative supports the COVAX Facility's efforts to ensure that countries have fair … [Read more...] about Top airlines sign up for UNICEF’s vaccine initiative
From Munich across the pond: Effective immediately, US airline United Airlines is resuming its flight connection to Washington. A Boeing 787-9 will take off for the American capital at 12:20 every Friday, Sunday, and Monday. Additional flights with United to Newark are to be added in August. For airport CEO Jost Lammers, the resumption of the Washington connection marks another step towards returning to normal. “We are delighted that United Airlines is restarting flights with us and … [Read more...] about United Airlines reinstates three flights a week from Munich to Washington
Terminal 1 at Munich Airport, where passenger operations were temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus crisis, is set to open its doors to passengers again very soon. Terminal areas C, D, and E will resume operations initially on July 8. This means that departing passengers will once more be able to use areas C and D to check-in, before being taken through security and moving on to their respective gates in departure areas C and D. Arriving passengers will be led through arrival areas C, D, … [Read more...] about Munich Airport’s Terminal 1 will be back in operation starting in July
United Airlines announced that its newest premium seating, is on sale beginning December 3, for travel on select international flights starting March 30, 2019. The new premium economy experience will be available on 21 routes by the end of May 2019. “United® Premium Plus gives our customers more options so they can choose the best experience that fits their wants and needs when they travel,” said Andrew Nocella, United’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. … [Read more...] about United Airlines Announces United Premium Plus
We couldn’t help but jump onto the bandwagon discussing the recent debacle that United Airlines found themselves in after two teenage girls were not allowed to board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis; because they were wearing leggings. A bystander, who witnessed the exchange between the gate attendant and the young ladies quickly took to the twitter verse. It wasn’t long before other social media platforms also caught wind of the story and had the masses commenting, condemning and sharing the … [Read more...] about Is your dress code flight appropriate?