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Amazon’s Cargo Service ‘Prime Air’ Launched In India

Amazon has launched its dedicated cargo service, Amazon Prime Air in India. The e-commerce giant has partnered with Bengaluru-based QuickJet to use its fleet of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to deliver goods faster. Amazon will continue to use the cargo space of other passenger airlines in India but will use the two freighters in four metro cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. By the end of the year, Amazon plans to increase its dedicated freighters in India to six.

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Qatar Airways Set To Become Formula 1 Airline Sponsor

According to SportBusiness, Qatar Airways, the national airline of Qatar is set to become the new Formula 1 airline sponsor. The Qatari carrier is likely to make an announcement with F1 before the start of the 2023 F1 season in March. Qatar Airways is rumored to have agreed upon a five-year deal as a global partner of F1. The airline is allegedly going to pay double the amount paid by the current sponsor, Emirates. The partnership adds another major sporting deal to the country.

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Air France To Work With 17 Renowned Chefs To Revamp Dining Experience

Air France will partner with 17 famous chefs to design dishes for its La Première and Business classes over the next few months. The culinary experience will also be available at Air France’s lounges. Chefs who will be creating the menus include Arnaud Lallement, Régis Marcon, Anne-Sophie Pic, Emmanuel Renaut, and Michel Roth. This also aligns Air France’s official partnership this year with Bocuse d’Or, one of the world’s most prestigious cooking competitions held in Lyon, France.

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Air India Gets A Delta-Shaped PaxEx Upgrade With 777-200LRs

Late last year, Air India leased a handful of ex-Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200LRs, and retained the stellar hard product already on board. From an interior design perspective, the decision to retain the Delta hard product is good news for travelers. After all, Delta in 2018 spent a reported $100 million to refurbish its fleet of 18 777s. Sensibly, Air India has made very few changes to these cabins, opting to remove the Delta logo and add some Air India-focused soft product. For Air India passengers, the move is nothing short of “game-changing”, tweeted one Air India traveler.

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SAF Agreement For Teesside Airport And Air France-KLM

Teesside Airport has become the UK’s first airport to partner with Air France-KLM for the airline’s program to boost the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The program aims at accelerating the production, adoption and usage of SAF, which currently makes up less than 1% of fuel used on commercial flights. It also focuses on transitioning from traditional fuels and reducing the CO2 footprint of air travel. The partnership also supports Teesside’s plans to ensure its buildings and infrastructure hit Net Zero before the end of the decade.

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Wizz Air Asks Passengers To Design A Livery

Hungary-based ultra-low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced a livery design competition. Creative individuals are encouraged to offer a new sustainability livery for one of Wizz Air’s Airbus A321neo aircraft. The goal is to highlight Wizz Air’s attempts to reduce CO2 emissions. The winning design will receive EUR 2000 in Wizz vouchers. Wizz Air signed the deal to acquire 75 Airbus A321neo and 27 A321XLR aircraft in late 2022, claiming that the transition to the new aircraft will help to reduce the airline’s CO2 emissions intensity by 25% by 2030.

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FlightPath3D Celebrates 10 Years With 4,351 Installs

FlightPath3D, the moving map technology company, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Launched in 2013, FlightPath3D is now installed on 4,351 aircraft on 85 airlines and airports worldwide. Adopted early on by Air France, KLM, and Virgin Atlantic, the company became a disrupter in the industry, setting a new standard for in-flight journey tracking and entertainment. Other major airlines quickly followed suit. The map is now viewed by 375 million passengers annually across 78 airlines. The company now also provides its technology to airports like Heathrow, Houston, and Edmonton.

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> PHOTO OF THE DAY

 
 
Today’s picture comes from @boblikesfood86, showing a Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 taking off from Halifax Stanfield Airport.

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> Tweet of the Day

Still surprised how far along #Flydubai has come from its initial low cost leisure set-up. Current service levels exceed most legacy airlines #paxex #dubai

Luka Popovic @lukapop90

 
 
 
 
 

> Quote of the Day

“Amazon’s largest fulfilment footprint in Asia is also in Hyderabad. And today with the launch of Amazon Air, the first time that Amazon Air is being launched outside of North America and Europe, I am delighted that India and particularly Hyderabad get to host it. So I think this love story is growing from strength to strength.”

Telangana IT & Industries Minister KT Rama Rao
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The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) encompasses a network of airlines, businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe. Every day, APEX members are improving every aspect of the airline experience, from designing, building and installing seating, entertainment and communications systems on commercial aircraft, to airport lounges and in-flight dining. Visit apex.aero for more information. APEX is professionally managed by Kellen Company, the premier global association management firm with offices and representation in the United States, Europe, China, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia.

 
 

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