In the first part of this series, Experience The Skies introduces the blockchain concept and some of the early adapters to the technology. The second part will be focused on business use cases and determine some of the obstacles facing the airline and travel industry at large.
Since the introduction of International Air Transport Authority (IATA)’s Fast Travel Program in 2009, the airline industry has saved over US$2.1 billion (~GBP1.59 billion, EUR1.78 billion) by implementing various self-service initiatives. While over 68% of IATA’s membership airlines completed components of the program, only 4.4% of them have earned the platinum status.
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.
One of the main reasons why travellers do not check in their baggages is the fear of losing them impact their work or vacation. Through a site like Gobear, you can compare and find travel insurance before you head off on your holiday. This will help cover you in case of accidental loss or damage to your luggage. The world leading air transport information technology and communications specialist, SITA, released a new report that brought good news to calm travellers’ fears. This post takes a detail look into the numbers and the directives that can be employed by airlines and airports to lower the probability of your next baggage being lost further.
Today’s news digest incorporates features on IATA, Azul Brazilian Airlines, American Airlines, Belgrade Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Heathrow Airport, Qatar Airways, and Air France.
Part of seamless travel is about reducing stress by providing travellers with the right information such as visa requirements and health alerts. International Air Transport Association (IATA) partnered with Amadeus to develop a new script that would give traditional travel agent a new way to bring value by consolidating key travel requirements for travellers.
Air New Zealand (NZ – Star Alliance) introduces the world’s biometric self service bag drop off terminals.
The International Aviation Transport Authority (IATA) announced that Alaska Airlines achieved “Platinum” status in its Fast Travel Program.
As part of its annual general meeting held in Miami, USA, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a new size guideline for carry-on bags with the goal to maximize cabin storage space on board most narrow and widebody aircraft types. Refer to press release for video insert from IATA. (Originally posted on June 10 with updates on June 18, 2015).