2019 May

SAS to divest 37.5% Air Greenland ownership to Greenland Government

SAS closed (29-May-2019) an agreement to divest its 37.5% share in Air Greenland to Greenland‘s Government, which will pay the carrier DKK277 million (EUR37 million) for the holding. [more

When it comes to electric vehicle uptake, the opportunity is there, but the infrastructure is not

Most understand the need for the travel industry, one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, to find innovative ways to rapidly reduce its

CWT: VR, green transportation and hyper-personalisation to shape travel

CWT chief technology officer Andrew Jordan reported (23-May-2019) he expects the following technology trends to help reshape the travel sector: Virtual reality (VR): Adoption of VR as a consumer

Gogo announces plans to offer 5G connectivity network for aviation

Gogo announced (29-May-2019) plans to build a 5G new air-to-ground (ATG) network, designed for use on business aviation aircraft, commercial regional jets and smaller mainline jets

Despite their young age, Generation Alpha is already playing an active role in travel inspiration and influencing trip decisions for families

Family holiday planning is no longer an activity just for the adults, according to new custom research from Expedia Group Media Solutions, the advertising organisation

Interjet and Qatar Airways sign interline agreement

Interjet and Qatar Airways signed (29-May-2019) an interline agreement effective immediately, allowing passengers from Qatar to travel with a single ticket and providing easy connections at the airports served by

CAPA: Arrival of easyJet at Berlin Tegel revives airport’s fortunes

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report titled: ‘Berlin Tegel: easyJet‘s operation revives the airport but needs time’, stated (May-2019) easyJet’s entry into Berlin Tegel in Jan-2018, in

Gol extends facial recognition technology to boarding check, eliminating need for boarding passes

Gol Linhas Aéreas CIO and GolLabs director Paulo Sica, via his personal LinkedIn account, announced (29-May-2019) Gol’s launch of facial recognition boarding “was a success”. The technology

IATA Europe regional VP: ‘Vital the right infrastructure be built now’ to handle growth in demand

IATA regional VP for Europe Rafael Schvartzman commented (28-May-2019) on the development of New Central Polish Airport, stating the organisation is “very pleased to be working closely on this key

Kiwi.com expanding its virtual interlining technology to add train and bus connections

Kiwi.com chief strategy officer Gilles Karlé, via Amadeus‘ official blog, reported (29-May-2019) the company is expanding its virtual interlining technology to connect airlines with trains and buses.

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