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Boeing forecasts $745 billion Middle East aviation market through 2037

To keep pace with growing passenger and freight traffic, Boeing estimates the region will require $745 billion invested in services. Driven by the demand of 3,000 new commercial airplanes in the Middle East over the next twenty years, this high value service market will more than triple the existing fleet. These figures portray requirements in aviation services such as supply chain support, maintenance and engineering services, and aircraft modification. Boeing’s findings show that the Middle […]

Delta and EasyJet are in talks over Alitalia’s future

After a decade of decline and failure to turn its fortunes around, Alitalia is now the focus of large airlines bids. With investment cuts from Etihad, its Abu Dhabi-based part-owner, the company entered bankruptcy in 2017. Earlier this week, Ferrovie dello Stato (Italy’s state-backed railway company) announced the beginning of negotiations for the future of Alitalia, with Delta and EasyJet. Even though EasyJet stated that there was “no certainty” of its investments in Alitalia, Delta […]

United Airlines to debut showcase club at LaGuardia

As LaGuardia Airport is undergoing a massive renovation, United will unveil a new United Club as early as June of this year, at Concourse B. Although the entire LaGuardia project is supposed to be finished in 2022, all of United’s new gates and United Club are among the first part of the renovations to be launched. United has slowly been upgrading and remodeling its Clubs around the world, and intends to create a showcase property […]

Interstellar, “napping pods,” may be coming to an airport near you

Container Hotel Group (CHG), the maker of shipping container “pit-stop hotels,” has developed Interstellar – “napping facility pods:” easy-to-assemble prefabricated modular rooms for small areas, such as airports. The pods are available in two different types and can be fitted for sleeping or as “hydro pods” (large or small, featuring lavatories and showers), and can be assembled in days. CEO and Co-Founder Ryan Loo, and business partner Vincent Tan, launched the first container hotel in […]

Air Canada Completes Purchase of Aeroplan Loyalty Business and is Set to Launch New Loyalty Program in 2020

On January 11th, Air Canada confirmed the purchase of Aimia Canada Inc – the owner and operator of Aeroplan Loyalty Business. The airline has also announced it will honor Aeroplan Members’ Miles on a one-to-one basis when the new plan is introduced next year. Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada, stated that “Air Canada is creating an industry-leading loyalty program that aims to provide unmatched flexibility, choice and convenience for customers […]