Entries by Dave

SWISS Economy Class seats available via auction

SWISS is teaming up with online auction house Ricardo to auction off its Economy Class seats that are surplus to requirements following the installation of its new Premium Economy Class. The auction proceeds will be donated to the Pigna Foundation, one of SWISS’s long-standing charity partners. Swiss International Air Lines is currently replacing some of […]

It’s gin o’clock on British Airways

British Airways has announced a new partnership with Aviation American Gin with the premium brand launching on board.  British Airways customers flying across the pond and all other long-haul routes will be offered Aviation American Gin from the in-flight menu and short-haul customers will be able to buy it from the on-board Speedbird café. The […]

Qatar Airways to resume flights to London Gatwick

Qatar Airways is to resume flights to London Gatwick Airport from 5 June, 2022. The airline will operate a daily service from Gatwick to Doha using a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class. The resumption of the London Gatwick service complements recently launched flights to […]

Impossible Foods featured in new plant-based menu options to debut onboard Delta

From the signature Impossible Burger to Black Sheep Foods’ plant-based lamb meatballs, Delta is introducing five new plant-based and vegetable-packed dishes for Delta One and First Class customers on select flights of 900 miles or more. Delta is elevating the standard for vegetarian and plant-based meals onboard with unique new dishes featuring products from Impossible Foods, Black […]

How is Gatwick reducing turnaround times?

Aircraft turnarounds are being transformed at Gatwick with a new handheld digital platform that allows ground handlers to update air traffic controllers about changes to the turn process – in real time, direct from the apron – optimising efficiency, reducing delays and unnecessary fuel burn on the ground. The new AirTurn platform means that information […]

Supporting International Women’s Day

Global Travel Management embraces a gender free world of work. We live what we hope the rest of the world should be able to imagine, ‘a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated’. These words are from the International Women’s […]

SWISS to be the world’s first airline to use ‘sun-to-liquid’ fuel

SWISS and the Lufthansa Group have concluded a strategic collaboration with the Synhelion company to bring its solar aviation fuel to market. This will make SWISS the first airline in the world to use ‘sun-to-liquid’ fuel. The process devised by Synhelion uses concentrated sunlight to produce carbon-neutral kerosene. With this collaboration, SWISS and Synhelion are […]

Airbus to pioneer hydrogen combustion technology

Airbus has signed a partnership agreement with CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, to collaborate on a hydrogen demonstration programme that will take flight around the middle of this  decade.    The programme’s objective is to ground and flight test a direct combustion engine  fueled by hydrogen, in preparation for […]