Looking for Silver Elite status in the Etihad Guest loyalty program? It can be yours for just $349, as part of the carrier’s initial foray into the Web3 world and NFTs.
Scratch another IFC player from the commercial market
The Dubai Air Show provided plenty of positive news in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity world this week, but also some bad news. A second player is now out of the commercial aviation connectivity business.
Long live the Queen: The Weekly Wrap
Some 747 farewells transitioning into possible electric aircraft growth. Plus an interview about the upcoming FTE/APEX Virtual Expo and lots more!
Going digital with APEX Experience: The Weekly Wrap-12 June 2020
This week we’re going behind the scenes with the APEX Media team to talk about the latest issue of the APEX Experience Magazine, the first all-digital edition in history. Plus Delta’s new plans for inflight connectivity, more connecting options and a way to zap diseases on board with UV-C light.
Etihad increases Heathrow flights to protect Jet Airways slots
How do you say “slot squatting” in Arabic? Etihad Airways plans a pair of additional flights to Heathrow from its Abu Dhabi home starting in the next two months, squatting on openings it picked up from Jet Airways as that carrier collapsed.
Etihad’s cabin "upgrades" to trim amenities on board
The announcement includes lots of big words and platitudes, but it is hard to see Etihad’s new A320 interior plans as anything but cuts to the short-haul product. The company hopes to slash costs with the moves while also increasing the number of seats on board, increasing the potential revenue.
Jet Airways halts operations, continues to seek funding
Maybe it is temporary, as the airline claims. More likely it is a permanent situation. Without money or a coherent plan for recovery one thing is clear: Jet Airways is no longer an operating carrier.
Slots ceded, planes impounded, sales cut: Jet Airways circles the drain of insolvency
Earlier this week the future for Jet Airways appeared dire. In the intervening days the situation worsened. With only a handful of aircraft flying this weekend, and only on domestic routes, it seems the end is finally nigh. For travelers holding tickets it is (way past) time to seek alternate arrangements. Following the impounding of a […]
PaxEx Premium: India inflight internet intentions
Where and when will inflight internet finally take flight in India. A pair of players – Inmarsat and Global Eagle – are leading the charge to deliver connected aircraft in the region. At the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg last week both vendors provided updates on their efforts, with neither appearing likely to fly in 2019.
Panasonic updates Wellness offering, announces Etihad as first customer
Panasonic Avionics spent the last year boosting its on-board wellness portfolio, expanding efforts to improve the inflight experience beyond its core entertainment and connectivity work. This week the company announced that Etihad will be the first airline to implement part of that program, adding the Jet Lag Adviser functionality to the airline’s app. Timing for the implementation remains […]