Over 7 billion people travelled around the world annually. Many of them wondered why airport codes are three letters long and were they created. This post uncovers the mystery of airport codes and showcases how they can be used in unique way in retail and marketing.
Google hosts its annual I/O conference this May 17-19, 2017 at its Mountain View, California offices. The conference is about software technologies that Google is focusing on this year and future. This year, there are many technologies both new or improved that would improve the travel experience. We will highlight some of the key items as […]
Airlines and railways worked very closely together in the 1930s to transport passengers and mail. Aircraft technology advancement turned the once complementary partners into competitors from the 1950s onwards. This post discusses the air-rail partnerships over time and how they can maximize through partnerships in the future.
Hot balloon lovers around the world will not want to miss a new Instagram moment at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) – Terminal 2 | The Queen’s Terminal between May 4 to August 7, 2017.
Passenger treatments have been a hot topic both in Canada and US. The headlines have focused on passengers’ rights during flight overlooking or denied boarding scenarios. Given the urgency, the Canadian Government moves forward with a second reading of Bill C-49 on May 16, 2017 which will pave the way to create a more formal air passenger […]
Delta Air Lines (DL) will be introducing four self-service bag drop machines at its Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) hub in Summer 2017 as part of an US$600,000 (May 15 Exchange Rate: ~£466,000, CDN$819,000, €547,000) investment to test facial recognition technology for security and speed enhancements for customers checking their own bags at the airport.
Air Canada announced plans to end its long standing direct relationship with Aimia’s Aeroplan loyalty program and launches its own unnamed unit in 2020. While it is business as usual for all stakeholders, the future launch will have big impact for travellers, the airline, loyalty program competition and banks.
World’s leading air transport information technology and communications specialist, SITA, released a new report that brought good news to travellers who check in their baggages.
WestJet’s current President and CEO, Greg Saretsky, published a blog entry announcing plans for the west coast Canada airline to launch a new ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) by the end of 2017. We will discuss its long term growth plans in a two part series. The first part will focus on its new ULCC plans.
Porsche AG partnered with Airbus and Air France (AF) and Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) to set a new Guinness world record.