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SFO Enhances Safety & Security With QSP Revision

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

sfo-sanIn a further enhancement of safety and security, the San Francisco International Airport Commission today approved plans for the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to expand its wage and benefit policy, known as the Quality Standards Program (QSP), to include airline catering employees – who supply on-board food for airline passengers.
 





SFO’s industry-leading QSP was first established in 1999, in part, to address the high turnover rates among security screeners, who at the time – prior to the establishment of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) – were airline contract employees.
   
 
 

SAS launches eight new routes

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

SAS_logo[2]SAS continues to open new direct routes, providing nearly 600,000 more seats from Scandinavian airports in its 2016 summer timetable. More departures are also being added on a number of popular routes.
 





As the summer timetable gradually comes into effect from the end of March, SAS customers will be able to look forward to new direct year-round routes from Copenhagen to Reykjavik, Vienna, and Krakow, and from Stockholm to Gdansk. Krakow and Vienna are particularly popular holiday destinations, while Reykjavik and Gdansk both attract business and leisure travelers.
   
 
 

bmi regional increases flight frequency to meet demand from French Rugby fans

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

bmi regionalDemand for travel to the UK by French rugby fans keen to support their team in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup Quarter-final match test at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium has prompted independent British airline, bmi regional, to add capacity on its Paris to Bristol route.





Commenting, Chief Commercial Officer Jochen Schnadt said: “France’s progress into the Quarter Finals of the Rugby World Cup has seen demand for our scheduled services on the Paris to Bristol route surge.
   
 
 

Southwest Airlines Offers Domestic Fares Starting As Low As $49 One-Way And International Fares As Low As $99 One-Way To Select Destinations!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -
southwest airlinesSouthwest Airlines is launching a three-day domestic and international sale offering extra low fares for winter travel—hurry, this sale won’t last long!  Customers may take advantage of low domestic fares starting at $49, $99,$129, and $149 one-way to select destinations today through Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.






Fares are available for travel on nonstop, domestic flights except Fridays and Sundays from Dec. 2 through Dec. 16, 2015, and Jan. 5 through Feb. 10, 2016 (check fare rules below for restrictions and exclusions).
   
 
 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

unnamed (25)Hold your breath, Star Wars fans! The first-ever commercial aircraft in the world to be decorated with Star Wars livery is coming to Changi Airport, and fans in Singapore now stand a chance to get on board this iconic jet without the need to buy a ticket.








 Come 12 November 2015, Changi Airport will be the first Asian airport outside of Japan to welcome the R2-D2TM ANA jet, which is making a special visit here to greet some very lucky fans in Singapore.The first in a series of three Star Wars themed planes by ANA and The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd., the R2-D2TM ANA jet dressed as the robust droid from Star Wars, was unveiled last month to much global fanfare.

   
 
 

easyJet launches new initiative to increase recruitment of female pilots

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -
BasiseršffnungInitial content easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today launched a new initiative to increase the proportion of new entrant easyJet pilots who are female.
 




This is part of a new strategy to encourage the development of female pilots at all ranks and positions and will widen the pipeline of women who enter our pilot community.
   
 
 

easyJet launches new initiative to increase recruitment of female pilots

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -
BasiseršffnungInitial content easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today launched a new initiative to increase the proportion of new entrant easyJet pilots who are female.
 




This is part of a new strategy to encourage the development of female pilots at all ranks and positions and will widen the pipeline of women who enter our pilot community.
   
 
 

Sabre names Anupam Bokil as Vice President of Technology, Asia Pacific

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -
sabreSabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, announced today that it has appointed Anupam Bokil as its Vice President of Technology for Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific.
 





Anupam will lead the region’s combined technology teams in driving fresh innovation across the Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific product portfolio. He will leverage the deep market knowledge acquired with Abacus and Sabre’s global development assets to deliver world class software, data, mobile and distribution solutions from within the region.
 
   
 
 

easyJet announces recruitment of over 1100 cabin crew and pilots as it opens new crew training centre

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

easyJetInitial content Today  easyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall was joined by Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP for the official opening of the airline’s new training facility ‘The easyJet Gatwick Academy’.
 





The new Academy, a £2.7 million investment by easyJet, has been built to accommodate easyJet’s continued growth and houses a world-class training facility comprising classrooms, cabin simulator, evacuation slide and fire training rig.
   
 
 

Demand is Up and Airfares Are Down This Holiday Travel Season, According to Orbitz Insider Index

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 -

orbitzThe start of fall signals a drop in temperatures and the unofficial kick-off of the holiday travel season. The latest Orbitz Insider Index breaks down the holiday travel outlook for 2015, including top destinations, average prices, best times to book and Americans’ attitudes toward the busiest travel season of the year.




 
According to the Orbitz.com 2015 holiday survey, 71 percent of Americans are planning to take at least one trip betweenThanksgiving and New Year’s, up 6 percent from last year.1 Not only are more Americans planning to travel during the holidays, they are also budgeting more.
   
 
 
 
   
     
   
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