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May 16, 2023



Today's Top Stories


Hawaiian Airlines Unveils Boeing 787 Dreamliner Cabins

Hawaiian Airlines has unveiled the cabin design of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners ahead of the first delivery, set to take place this November. The Dreamliners will feature an all-new business class named Leihōkū Suites, inspired by early Polynesian voyages. The new widebodies will have 34 Leihōkū Suites, with lie-flat seating, 18-inch inflight entertainment screens and privacy doors. The lighting configurations, laminates, fabrics, cabin walls, and lavatory floors in the new Dreamliners cabin all feature highlights of Polynesian culture.

Simple Flying | Related Hawaiian Airlines Unveils Stunning Business-Class, Economy Cabins On The New Boeing 787 Dreamliner - The Points Guy



Pilots At Canada’s WestJet Give 72-hour Notice As Strike Looms

Pilots at WestJet Group gave notice on Monday that could allow for strike action as early as May 19, raising the possibility of travel disruptions during Canada’s Victoria Day holiday next weekend. WestJet has issued a lockout notice in response to the union’s strike notification, saying that a work stoppage could potentially occur on May 19. North American pilots are pressing for higher salaries and better scheduling after aviators made big gains in a recent deal with Delta Air Lines that delivers a 34% pay increase over four years.

Reuters | Related Spanish Airline Pilots Propose Summer Strikes - Simple Flying



Etihad Airways Plans To Use Sustainable Fuel Made From CO2

UAE-based airline Etihad Airways has partnered with Twelve, a carbon transformation company, to promote sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from CO2 and renewable energy. Twelve combines renewable energy and water to convert CO2 into vital chemicals and materials derived from fossil fuels. This innovative formula reduces lifecycle emissions by 90% compared to traditional fossil-based fuels and is compatible with current aircrafts. The new partnership aligns with Etihad's sustainability goals of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and converting waste into fuel, with a target of diverting 75% of waste from landfills by 2025.

Sustainability Magazine | Related Etihad Plans Flight With Sustainable Aviation Fuel Made From CO2 - Simple Flying



Lufthansa To Offer Unsold Inflight Food At Discount Price

Lufthansa has joined fellow group carriers Austrian, Eurowings and SWISS in offering unsold inflight food at a discount to reduce wastage. The German airline said that because its fresh food options including salads and sandwiches have a short shelf life, they must be disposed of if they are not sold on the designated flights. As a result Lufthansa has launched a new “Onboard Delights Last Minute” initiative, where passengers on European flights to Frankfurt and Munich will be offered the chance to purchase unsold fresh food at a discounted set price of €3.50.

Business Traveller | Related Lufthansa Selling Leftover Food At A Discount: Too Easy To Game? - One Mile at a Time



IndiGo Elevates The Travel Experience With RECARO Seating On New A321/A320neo Fleet

IndiGo is installing RECARO Aircraft Seating’s BL3710 economy class seat on its fleet of 75 brand-new A321/A320neo aircraft. Outfitted in a customized trim and finish, the lightweight seat features numerous comfort features, including integrated neck support, an ergonomic backrest and generous living space. The airline will be the first in the subcontinent to offer the award-winning RECARO Aircraft Seating BL3710 onboard their aircraft.The slim design, weight of less than 10kg per passenger, and small number of parts reduces waste and advances the sustainable goals of both IndiGo and RECARO.

Future Travel Experience | Related IndiGo Receives New A321 With Recaro’s BL3710 Seats - Mobility Outlook



Eviation & MONTE Sign LoI For 30 Alice Aircraft

Eviation Aircraft and MONTE have announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for up to 30 all-electric commuter Alice aircraft. The LOI marks a significant milestone for Eviation, as it is the first commitment for Alice from a leasing company. MONTE will provide financing and leasing solutions for Alice and its associated charging infrastructure to its global customer base of regional aircraft operators. The Alice is a nine-passenger electric aircraft that is designed to operate on short-haul routes with zero carbon emissions.

Aviation Source News | Related Lessor Monte Signs LOI For 30 Eviation Alice Aircraft - Aviation Week Network



Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Launches Online Reporting Tool

Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) in Texas has launched an online reporting tool to enable travelers to report suspicious activity and operational concerns to airport authorities. The platform was created to address public safety matters, but customers can also use See Say to submit other concerns. These reports go directly to the airport’s integrated operations center, which will dispatch the correct airport department to handle the matter. Customers also can upload photos with their submissions to better assist airport personnel.

Passenger Terminal Today | Related DFW Launches Online Reporting Tool - Airports International




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> Tweet of the Day

Hawaiian Air revealed its upcoming 787 premium cabin, a massive upgrade from its unique but underwhelming A330 seat. This seat comes from @Adient , and looks like a much more competitive product. Coming on its first 787-9 in "November," with 12 through 2027. #PaxEx

Jason Rabinowitz @AirlineFlyer


Association News


Future Travel Experience EMEA returns to the “Silicon Valley of Europe”, Dublin from 23-25 May, to become established as the region’s definitive end-to-end air transport innovation show with an atmosphere, energy and audience like no other. This high-level three-day event, focused on the art of scaling innovative ideas, is dedicated to new thinking and concepts, and combines an exhibition, extensive social activities, conference sessions, interactive workshops, pitch sessions and awards with turbo-charged networking. For more information, click here.


> Quote of the Day

“The combination of our evocative cabin design and unparalleled service will make our 787 the most relaxing and enjoyable choice for travel to and from Hawaiʻi. We take pride in sharing our home with our guests, and the design and details of this product truly reflect what it means to be the flagship carrier of the Hawaiian Islands.”

Avi Mannis, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Hawaiian Airlines
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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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