Tag: technology

AI’s 'transformative' role in commercial aviation

AI’s ‘transformative role’ in commercial aviation

Artificial intelligence is revolutionising advancements in technology, and experts believe it is poised to “transform” all areas of our lives. William Hallowell explores the potential of AI in commercial aviation as industry professionals hint at its ability to play a major role in the future of...

SITA to 'transform' ITA Airways' digital network infrastructure

SITA to ‘transform’ ITA Airways’ digital network infrastructure

Aviation technology company SITA has announced a new partnership with the Italian flag carrier ITA Airways to "transform" the airline's global network infrastructure. The partnership will include the migration from the airline’s multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network to SITA’s recently ...

dnata showcases advanced robot to serve exquisite Asian cuisine at WTCE

dnata showcases advanced robot to serve exquisite Asian cuisine at WTCE

Visitors to dnata Catering & Retail’s stand at the World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) in Hamburg this week will be treated to some of the best dishes of Asian cuisine – all prepared by a cutting-edge cooking robot. Throughout the event on 28-30 May, the robot, which dn...

Menzies boosts accessibility with assistive technology

Menzies boosts accessibility with assistive technology

Menzies has introduced a series of accessibility tools to its careers and corporate website, making it easier for existing and prospective employees to access the latest career opportunities barrier-free. Visitors to the Global Careers Hub can now access a wide range of tools to customise their dig...

Airport automation: Start-up secures $7mn to 'revolutionise' ground operations with AI

Airport automation: Start-up secures $7mn to ‘revolutionise’ ground operations with AI

Tech start-up Moonware has secured $7mn in venture capital to automate airport ground operations through artificial intelligence (AI). In hopes to "revolutionise the aviation industry", the company said that with the funding it is ready to address the industry's "operational inefficiencies". T...

airBaltic: Artificial intelligence could 'revolutionise' commercial flying

airBaltic: Artificial intelligence could ‘revolutionise’ commercial flying

In June last year, airBaltic announced it would begin to adopt new artificial intelligence technology in the hopes of providing a "seamless" customer experience and improving efficiency.  Indeed, as a new technology, key players across the industry are looking to explore AI to enhance their oper...

What does the UK’s ban on airlines’ ‘greenwashing’ ads mean for travel sellers and B2B distributors?

Last week the UK’s advertising watchdog banned Google adverts from Air France, Lufthansa and Etihad for giving a misleading impression of the airlines' environmental impact, as reported by ARGS.  This followed reports in September of separate similar actions against Ryanair, Etihad and Lufthansa...

BR-DGE onboards leading UK luxury tour operator Kenwood Travel as demand for international travel accelerates

Rapidly growing payment orchestration provider BR-DGE has today announced a new partnership with leading UK luxury tour operator Kenwood Travel. The partnership equips Kenwood Travel with the latest payment orchestration technology in order to deliver a first-class, seamless online checkout exper...

Shell Aviation and AMEX GBT launch blockchain SAF booking platform

American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) and Shell Aviation announced their joint venture with a pilot sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) program, Avelia, a blockchain-powered digital SAF platform for business travel. Shell Aviation will supply SAF into the aviation fuel network, whilst Aveli...

Air Nostrum launches Airlander 10 airship

Spanish regional carrier Air Nostrum has become the launch customer for the Airlander 10 airship, signing a "reservation agreement" for 10 aircraft. The Airlander 10 is manufactured by UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV). The plan is for Air Nostrum to take delivery of its first Airlander ...

Aena sets up its international start-up accelerator at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport is to host the headquarters of the international start-up accelerator which Aena has set up with the aim of promoting innovation and technology in its strategic business areas. The five start-ups taking part in Aena Ventures are from France, the United ...

Alaska Airlines introduces touch-free travel

With hygiene and safety concerns top of mind, Alaska Airlines is making it easier for guests to travel touch-free. Through improved technology and innovation, Alaska is creating more convenience and less contact among guests and employees during travel. Over the coming weeks, new touch-free optio...

S. Korea’s KT to Develop In-Flight VR Service

KT Corp. South Korea's largest telecommunications company, will develop virtual reality (VR) entertainment service for air passengers jointly with Jin Air Co. and Hanjin Information Systems & Telecommunications (HIST) Co. KT signed an agreement with Jin Air, the only widebody low-cost carri...

Airbus’ Skytra reveals Kiwi.com as data supplier as COVID-19 drives demand for flight bookings

Skytra, the wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus, reveals today that the second key data provider to its unique flight ticketing database is the online travel platform Kiwi.com. Price checks from Kiwi.com help power Skytra’s unrivalled market intelligence for an air travel industry that is hungry for...

American Airlines Introduces New Technology to Enhance the Customer Experience

American Airlines is taking more action in advancing its technology capabilities to ease the customer experience and focus on the well-being and safety of customers and team members. New touchless check-in experience Starting July 17, American has created a new touchless check-in experience for cu...

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