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Indigo wins Airbus’ Best Operational Excellence award

Indigo Airbus A320neo VT-ITK. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Low cost carrier Indigo has won the Airbus’ award for Best Operational Excellence for the second consecutive year. Indigo won the award after outperforming 46 other airlines globally. The selection criteria for the award is based on data covering two years of operation and taking into consideration the number of aircraft in the fleet, daily utilization rate, technical reliability and …

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Cathay Pacific names new chief operating officer

Rupert Hogg, 51, will take up the position of Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Pacific Airways from March 2014. At the same time Hogg will become a Director of Cathay Pacific.Hogg takes over in the role from Ivan Chu, who will become Cathay Pacific’s Chief Executive. The current Chief Executive, John Slosar, will succeed Christopher Pratt as Chairman of the …

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Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab sets new solar cell efficiency world record

Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab recently set a new world record by producing a solar cell that converted 38.8% of solar energy into electricity, more than any other ground-based solar cell not using concentrated sunlight. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., verified the new record, which beats Spectrolab’s own previous world record by one per cent. …

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Finnair celebrates its 90th anniversary

By BA Staff Finnair celebrated its 90th anniversary on Friday, 1 November 2013.  The world’s fifth-oldest airline still in operation, Finnair was established in 1923. Today, Finnair specialises in flights between Europe and Asia, offering direct connections from Helsinki to over 60 European destinations and 13 Asian destinations. Over eight million passengers per year fly on Finnair’s all-Airbus fleet. CEO …

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Airbus receives prestigious European Award

By BA Staff Airbus has won an award in recognition for its contribution to European economy and integration. The prestigious “Golden Victoria for the European Idea of the Year”, awarded by the German Association of Magazine Publishers (VDZ), was handed over by European Union Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger to Airbus Chief Operating Officer Günter Butschek at the “Publishers’ Night” in …

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PR: THAI in-flight magazine “Sawasdee” wins Award of Excellence in Magazine Design

Thai Airways recently won an award of excellence for its in flight magazine “Sawasdee.” Find the press release below. 18th August, 2013  THAI in-flight magazine “ Sawasdee ” wins Award of Excellence in Magazine Design Image Credit: Thai Airways Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announces its Award for Excellence in Magazine Design for the in-flight magazine, Sawasdee. THAI’s in-flight …

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News Digest – Press Releases – 2nd half January 2013

Japan Airlines releases nine month traffic data ending December 2012 — MIAL awards contract for duty free at New T2 at CSIA Duty free shops awarded to a consortium led by Aer Rianta International cpt. Fashion, Luxury and Lifestyle awarded to Nuance Group India Pvt Ltd Mumbai, January 24, 2013 – Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL), managed by GVK-led …

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Analysis: Jet Airways Spinning Off Jet Priviledge

Mumbai based full service carrier Jet Airways recently released its annual report for fiscal year 2011-2012, and amongst the many things discussed was this (not so) little nugget about Jet Airways’ frequent flyer program JetPrivilege. The loyalty industry is evolving in India. Your Company proposes to leverage this evolving business opportunity by setting up a marketing services company engaged in …

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Qantas has the best wine cellars in the sky

Photo by Flickr user Star5112. Australian carrier Qantas is the big winner at Business Traveller’s 2011 Cellars in the Sky airline wine awards, winning in six categories. Other winners include Delta, Jetstar, LAN Chile, Qatar Airways, TAM, Emirates, Air France and Cathay Pacific. The awards recognise the best business and first class wines served by airlines worldwide, with around 250 …

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Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi airports score high on ACI service quality world rankings

Three Indian airports have received awards during the 2010 annual airport service quality (ASQ) survey of Airports Council International (ACI). This year, the top five airports in the world are all from east Asia. 1) Seoul Incheon (ICN), 2) Singapore Changi (SIN), 3) Hong Kong Int’l (HKG) 4) Beijing Capital Int’l (PEK) and 5) Shanghai Pudong (PVG). As per the …

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Seoul Incheon Singapore Changi Hong Kong HKIA win “best airport” awards

Seoul’s Incheon International airport (ICN) won the Airports Council International’s (ACI) “Airport Service Quality” award for best airport in the world, followed by Singapore’s Changi (SIN), Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Nagoya’s Central Japan airport (NGO), and Halifax (YHZ) in Canada. This is the fourth consecutive year that Incheon the 8-year-old airport serving Korea’s capital Seoul, has won award. ACI …

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Skytrax awards Qatar Airways best Economy class in the world, Etihad Business, Singapore Airlines First

Qatar Airways has won the annual SkyTrax airline award for the best Economy Class in the world, which means a lot in these tough economic times when passengers are increasingly moving to the back of the plane from the front. Qatar Airways recently revamped its Economy Class meal service using a more environment friendly, upmarket, appetising and stylish way. Qatar …

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The best wine cellars in the sky

Very rarely do I get an opportunity to combine my two passions of aviation and wine and write about it. A very special thanks to the In-flight Supervisor on a recent Singapore Airlines flight who went in to the first class cellar and served me a superlative Chateau Leoville Poyferre, St. Julien, Bordeaux. Even at 35,000ft, it was one the …

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