Daily News Briefs

Airbus CEO: Unlikely business travel will return to 2019 levels for many years

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury reported global travel is already seeing a recovery but it is “unlikely” that business travel will return to pre-pandemic levels for “many

Air France-KLM integrates Routehappy content in renewed deal with ATPCO

Air France-KLM enhanced (14-Sep-2021) flight search and shopping by expanding its retailing partnership with Airline Tariff Publishing Company (ATPCO). Targeted retailing content will highlight the airport

Lufthansa Group and Travelport sign NDC enabled distribution and technology agreement

Lufthansa Group and Travelport announced (14-Sep-2021) a new technology and distribution agreement, supporting the implementation of the IATA New Distribution Capability (NDC). Travelport will distribute Lufthansa Group NDC content through the Travelport+ retailing platform, building

Etihad & Amadeus sign multi year agreement for Altea Passenger Service System & NDC

Etihad Airways signed (14-Sep-2021) a multi year agreement with Amadeus under which it will implement the full Amadeus Altea Passenger Service System (PSS) suite. The contract covers web booking, revenue

Finnair expands US network from Stockholm Arlanda in winter 2021/2022

Finnair announced (14-Sep-2021) the following new US routes serving Stockholm Arlanda, as per a 14-Sep-2021 GDS inventory and timetable display: Stockholm-Los Angeles: Three times weekly with A350-1000 aircraft effective 02-Nov-2021

GE Aviation: SAF could replace 2% of conventional jet fuel by 2025

GE Aviation engineering leader for aviation fuels and additives Gurhan Andac, via the company’s official blog, stated (13-Sep-2021) current production sustainable aviation fuel is less than

Air BP offers ‘book and claim’ secondary market solution for SAF

Air BP announced (13-Sep-2021) it is offering a ‘book and claim’ solution for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), providing customers with access to SAF without being physically

MAC Aero developing touchless lavatory solution upgrade for aircraft

MAC Aero Interiors announced (13-Sep-2021) it is developing the ‘Smart Touchless Lavatory’ as a new product line. The touchless lavatory solution is designed to function as

Lufthansa CEO reports clear return for short haul business travel

Lufthansa Group chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr stated “We are seeing very clearly that business travellers are coming back” (Reuters, 15-Sep-2021). He added: “Due to the

Finnair ramps up European operations through winter 2021/2022

Finnair outlined (14-Sep-2021) the following route adjustments from Helsinki as part of its winter 2021/2022 timetable: Increase to twice daily: Amsterdam; Munich; Duesseldorf; Berlin; Frankfurt; Increase to three

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