Friday, 14 August 2020

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Join the Frontier Airlines Team as our Director of Pricing

Frontier Airlines, is one of the most profitable low-cost U.S. airlines, operating a relatively young fleet of aircraft with the vibrant and often enchanting animal tails.

Right now,  the airline is looking for a Director of Pricing to join its leadership team.  Would you like to be a key driver of the company’s success?  Do you thrive in an environment where you get to quickly drive innovative pricing solutions that provide value for the customer while directly contributing to the company’s top line revenues?  If so, then read on and learn more about this exciting opportunity. 

Norwegian extends cooperation with Lufthansa Technik

Five more years of Total Base Maintenance Support for the Boeing 737NG

Photo Norwegian 

Norwegian Air Shuttle the low-cost airline European airline and Lufthansa Technik have extended their cooperation for the overhaul of the carrier's Boeing 737NG fleet of 90 aircraft by another five years. The services are performed at Lufthansa Technik's location in Budapest, Hungary, within the framework of a Total Base Maintenance Support (TBS®) contract, with the first contract events planned for September 2020.

"Lufthansa Technik was winning this contract in a large extensive global tendering process, that was demanding both for Lufthansa Technik and Norwegian. The quality and reliability of past services provided by Lufthansa Technik have convinced us to continue to place our trust in our German partner for the overhaul of our Boeing 737NG fleet," said Paul Salwik, Head of Technical Procurement at Norwegian. 

Latvia's airBaltic to resume flights between Riga and Budapest

airBaltic, the Latvian airline flying a fleet of Airbus A220 aircraft has confirmed it will be resuming flights from its home base to Budapest.

From August 11th  airBaltic will operate direct flights from Riga to Budapest in Hungary twice a week with its comfortable and popular A220-300 aircraft.

Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are glad to offer our passengers new travelling opportunities between Riga and Hungary. By continuing to monitor the situation and following a variety of additional safety measures we are able to expand airBaltic route map further each week.”

Currently, airBaltic performs direct flights from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius to various European business hubs and to popular leisure destinations. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company's homepage at www.airbaltic.com.

Watch this silky smooth landing on a recent airBaltic flight to the sunny Greek Island of Rhodes. 








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Jet Edge Becomes the Largest Combined Super-Midsize and Heavy Jet Point to Point Charter Fleet in the US

Jet Edge International, the global leader in full-service private aviation, announces the expansion of the company's Point to Point charter fleet comprised of some of the world’s most elevated super-midsize and large cabin aircraft. The combined managed fleet includes late model Bombardier Challenger 300/350s and newly refurbished Large-Cabin Gulfstream GIV-SP/GV aircraft. As private jet charter demand patterns have continued to trend further towards one-way travel during the pandemic, Jet Edge continues to expand its Challenger and Gulfstream Point to Point fleets driven by commercialized revenue management technology.

Additional flights and holidays to Turkey and Greece with Jet2 from East Midlands Airport

Following a surge in demand for holidays in Greece and Turkey, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have responded by adding more flights and holidays from East Midlands Airport (EMA) this summer.


Customers will have more choice and flexibility thanks to almost 11,000 additional seats on sale from EMA. This includes 3,000 seats to Antalya and Dalaman (Turkey) and 8,000 more seats to Corfu, Crete (Heraklion) and Rhodes,

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are seeing a real spike in demand for holidays and flights to Turkey and Greece and, as usual, we have been quick to respond to what our customers want. With more seats and holidays on sale to these fantastic destinations from East Midlands Airport, along with some fabulous deals, there’s no better time to reach the turquoise seas and stunning beaches of Turkey and Greece.

“We have been demonstrating our commitment to Turkey and Greece over recent years, as seen through our continued growth, and we are working with governments and tourist boards to strengthen and develop that commitment. We would like to say thank you to them for their continued support.”






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KLM will start daily flights to the Polish city of Poznan

KLM is carefully building up the network. The choice has been made to first offer the customer as much choice as possible in the number of destinations. This may be followed by an increase in the number of frequencies and/or capacity by deploying larger aircraft.
Poznan is new in the KLM network. By adding this destination, KLM strengthens its position on the Polish market and absorbs the drop in demand on other routes in Europe.
Poznan flight schedule
KLM will be flying between Schiphol Airport and Poznan on a daily basis as of 25 October this year. An Embraer 175 with 20 seats in Business Class and 68 in Economy Class will be used on the route. The flight schedule is as follows:
  • KL1273 departs from Schiphol at 14.40 hrs and lands in Poznan at 16.20 hrs.
  • KL1274 departs from Poznan at 16.50 hours and lands at Schiphol at 18.35 hours.
All times are local.
About Poznan
Poznan is located in western Poland on the River Warta and is the fifth largest city in the country. It is an important commercial and industrial city. Poznan has 28 colleges and universities. The history of the city is impressive. The oldest cathedral of Poland can be found here.







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New US Lifestyle and Travel Club Launched


Jeff Potter, the former CEO of Frontier Airlines and Exclusive Resorts, as well as Los Angeles-based Surf Air, is putting on his entrepreneur hat and launching a new travel company – Manifest, an exclusive, chapter-based lifestyle and travel club that provides custom-crafted getaways to unique destinations within the U.S. paired with private plane service.


JetBlue is the First U.S. Airline to Commit to and Achieve Carbon Neutrality for All Domestic Flying

 Preparing for a New Climate Reality, JetBlue Begins Offsetting Emissions for All Domestic Flights and Investing in Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Significantly Reducing its Contribution to the Climate Crisis --
-- Recognizing the Critical Role Renewable Fuel Options Will Play in the Aviation Industry’s Transition to Lower-Carbon Operations, JetBlue Starts Flying with Neste’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel on Flights from San Francisco --

JetBlue announced this week, it has followed through on its commitment to go carbon neutral on all domestic flights. Earlier this year, JetBlue became the first major U.S. airline to commit to this critical and measurable step toward reducing its contribution to global warming, and is now the first U.S. airline to achieve carbon neutrality on all domestic flying.
On July 1, the airline began offsetting its carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) from jet fuel for all domestic JetBlue-operated flights. JetBlue views carbon offsetting as a bridge to other industry-wide environmental improvements like fuel with lower emissions. Therefore, JetBlue is also investing in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and to start, the airline is fueling flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with SAF.
Carbon neutrality is just one way JetBlue is preparing for a changing climate and ensuring a more sustainable business for its crewmembers, customers, shareholders and communities. JetBlue’s carbon reduction strategy focuses on reducing emissions in the first place. This includes investments to shrink its impact through fuel-saving technologies and aircraft, and advocating for a more fuel-efficient air traffic control system. JetBlue has achieved reductions in emissions on an intensity basis since 2015, and most recently improved 2.2 percent per available seat mile (ASM) from 2018 to 2019.Offsetting all remaining emissions from domestic flights and investing in SAF will help JetBlue move toward the lower-carbon economy for which aviation and all sectors must plan.
“The global pandemic reinforces the need to mitigate risks that threaten the health of our business. Our commitment to sustainability has only become more important as we prepare our business for a new climate reality,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue. “Even with a long recovery ahead following the COVID-19 pandemic, JetBlue remains focused on short- and long-term environmental opportunities, particularly lessening our largest impact – carbon emissions – and more fuel efficient flying.”
Offsetting emissions from all domestic flights
Since 2008,JetBlue has been offsetting COemissions from jet fuel with programs to balance customer flying, including a month of carbon neutral flying network-wide in 2015 and again in 2019. Offsetting all domestic flying expands those efforts in a bigger and more impactful way. Prior to this announcement, JetBlue had already offset more than 2.6 billion pounds of COemissions in partnership with CarbonFund.org Foundation—a leading U.S. based nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization. JetBlue’s new carbon offsetting partners include two experts in climate solutions and carbon offsetting – South Pole and EcoAct, in addition to Carbonfund.org.
JetBlue will offset all emissions from jet fuel for domestic routes and expects to ramp up to offset 15-17 billion pounds (7 to 8 million metric tons) of COemissions each year – the annual equivalent of removing more than 1.5 million passenger vehicles from the road.
As part of its offsetting program, JetBlue selects projects around the globe that will balance the emissions from its jet fuel. Many projects operate in developed countries where a bigger community impact can be made. Emissions reduction projects reduce the amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere in at least one of three ways – avoiding greenhouse gas emissions in favor of renewable sources, removing emissions from the atmosphere, and destroying emissions when possible.
JetBlue’s sustainable aviation fuel program begins on flights from San Francisco
JetBlue has started purchasing and flying on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Neste, the world’s third most sustainable company and the largest producer of renewable diesel and SAF made from waste and residue materials, starting in July 2020 for flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Neste’s SAF will contribute to JetBlue’s efforts to reach its climate goals, providing an immediate reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from any aircraft using the fuel.
“Neste is proud to be supplying and working with JetBlue, an airline with a strong track record of sustainability leadership," says Chris Cooper, Vice President for Renewable Aviation at Neste North America. "We are bringing additional SAF production capacity online and stand ready to provide JetBlue with even more of this low-emission, high-quality fuel to help them achieve carbon neutral growth. Our work with JetBlue is sending a clear signal to anyone wondering what the future of air travel is - it will be lower-emission, it will be more sustainable, and it will be increasingly powered by SAF.”
Neste is now successfully delivering SAF to SFO via pipeline, a milestone the airport has called a “climate quantum leap”. Once Neste’s SAF enters SFO’s fuel consortium storage, it is available to the commercial, cargo or business aviation entities that operate at the airport. JetBlue was a first mover in adopting Neste’s SAF at SFO, recently taking delivery of the fuel at the airport. With agreements like this, JetBlue is helping to kick-start the SAF market by improving the economics and increasing the use of these lower carbon fuels.
Neste’s SAF is produced from 100 percent renewable and sustainably sourced waste and residue materials. Over the lifecycle and in neat form, it has up to 80 percent smaller carbon footprint compared to fossil jet fuel whilst also emitting less particulate matter, SOX, and other pollutants. The fuel is shipped via the fuel pipeline, and is fully compatible with the existing jet engine technology and fuel distribution infrastructure when blended with fossil jet fuel. Safety is JetBlue’s number one priority, and the fuel is used alongside regular fuel without any changes in safety or impact.
How carbon offsetting works – When projects that reduce CO₂ emissions are developed, every ton of emissions reduced results in the creation of one carbon offset or carbon credit. A carbon credit is a tradeable certificate that represents the avoidance or removal of one ton of carbon dioxide emissions. Buying carbon credits means investing in emission reduction projects that require carbon offsets financing in order to take place (a.).
JetBlue will support carbon offsets projects focused on but not limited to:
  • Landfill Gas Capture (LFG): Landfill gas is a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic material in landfills. Instead of escaping into the air, LFG can be captured, converted and used as a renewable energy resource. LFG energy projects generate revenue and create jobs in the local community and beyond.
  • Solar/Wind: These projects develop expansive solar and wind farms, generating power that otherwise would have been supplied by fossil fuels like coal, diesel and furnace oil. These projects also create jobs and revenues for local communities.
  • Forestry: Forest conservation projects prevent deforestation by helping voluntarily forego plans that would have converted forests for other purposes, while having additional co-benefits for communities and local wildlife.
All of JetBlue’s purchased carbon offsets are audited, verified and retired on the airline’s behalf. These projects are audited to confirm the carbon reductions are permanent and ongoing. The sale of carbon offsets help to finance the projects. (b.)
JetBlue’s focus on climate leadership – JetBlue’s environmental social governance (ESG) strategy focuses on issues that have the potential to impact its business and the industry in the long-term. Customers, crewmembers and community, as well as stakeholders, are key to JetBlue's climate and sustainability strategy. Demand from these groups for responsible service is one of the motivations to further reduce the airline’s environmental impact. Shareholders, including many crewmembers, have demanded that JetBlue’s ESG strategy benefit stakeholders and the airline’s financial position. Tying ESG to its treasury function, including cash investments and a sustainability-linked loan with some terms dependent on the airline’s ESG scores, further demonstrates JetBlue’s commitment to combat climate change.
Carbon offsetting is just one example of how JetBlue is mitigating its contribution to climate change in response to public and market demand. JetBlue’s 2019 Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Report identifies key sustainability factors that affect the airline’s business and financial performance. For more information, visit jetblue.com/sustainability.
















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Flights Resume from Moscow's Sheremetyevo to Popular Resorts in Turkey

                                          Leading Russian airlines resumed flights from Sheremetyevo International Airport to popular tourist destinations in Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman, in Turkey, on August 10 as part of the phased restoration of international air traffic. Passenger traffic on these routes totaled 9,000 people during the first 24 hours.



Flights to these destinations are operated by Aeroflot, Rossiya, Nordwind Airlines, Azur Air, Royal Flight and Ikar. Passengers are served in Terminal D, where a wide range of services are available, including multilevel parking, public transport stops, sale of goods in vending machines (including PPE), cafes and restaurants currently offering limited services, and shops operated by Sheremetyevo Duty Free Hienemann.

Regular flights from Sheremetyevo Airport to Istanbul resumed on August 1, and 21,535 passengers traveled between Sheremetyevo airport and Istanbul from August 1-10. There were 4,868 arrivals and 16,667 departures.







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AirAsia accelerates digital transformation with robotic process automation in partnership with JIFFY.ai

AirAsia Group is accelerating its ongoing digital transformation journey further by implementing robotic process automation (RPA) in collaboration with Silicon Valley and India-based enterprise automation platform JIFFY.ai.

Chief Transformation Officer Azli Mohamed said the implementation of RPA followed a review of AirAsia’s internal processes and workflows, which showed that business process automation can be done easily with the right tools in place.

“At AirAsia, we continuously seek to push the boundaries of innovation. RPA will allow our workforce to automate mundane and repetitive tasks, which will free up valuable time to focus on other tasks that require thinking and experience-based judgment.

2020 second quarter results now in for Fly Leasing

Fly Leasing Limited a global leader in aircraft leasing, has this week announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2020.

The company is reporting net income of $9.6 million,  for the second quarter of 2020. This compares to net income of $54.1 million for the same period in 2019.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2020, was $47.7 million, compared to net income of $99.0 million, for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

Adjusted Net Income was $11.3 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $61.9 million for the same period in the previous year. On a per share basis, Adjusted Net Income was $0.37 in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $1.92 for the second quarter of 2019.

Condor to offer seven additional departure airports in Germany

More choice and flexibility: Germany's most popular leisure airline will be selling Sundair flights on the Condor website as of now and is thus expanding its selection of German departure airports as well as the destination portfolio on short and medium-haul routes. The sales cooperation complements the eight Condor airports of Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Munich and Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Hanover, Stuttgart and Berlin-Schönefeld with departures from the seven airports of Bremen, Dresden, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Kassel, Nuremberg, Paderborn and Berlin-Tegel, from where Sundair takes off into the sun.

The sale of Sundair flights under SR flight numbers via Condor sales channels will begin on 13 August 2020 with the first departure on 1 September 2020. Bookings can be made up to two hours before departure. Tickets can be booked in the Standard Economy Classic fare with up to 20 kg free baggage allowance and 6 kg hand luggage.







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Boeing Recognized for Sustainability Leadership

 Boeing has received a 2020 Sustainability Leadership Award from the National Association of Manufacturers. The award recognizes the company's innovative efforts to recycle aerospace carbon fiber, diverting waste away from landfills across the globe.

Since 2018, Boeing has partnered with UK-based ELG Carbon Fibre to recycle excess aerospace carbon fiber. Boeing collects the scrap material, which ELG then treats in a furnace to remove binding agents. The result of this process is clean material that can be sold to third parties to make products such as electronic accessories and automotive equipment.