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November 2, 2022



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Tony Fernandes Steps Down as Acting Group CEO of AirAsia X

Tony Fernandes has stepped down as the acting group CEO of Capital A’s long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X, citing “other commitments”. In a press statement, Fernandes announced that he will now focus on delivering significant value to shareholders of Capital A, including the AirAsia Aviation Group, aviation services, logistics, travel, fintech and Capital A’s e-commerce lifestyle platform. Having served as the non-independent non-executive director of AirAsia X, Fernandes had been the acting group CEO since July.  

Skift | Related AirAsia X To Focus On Medium-Haul Operations - Asian Aviation



ACI Agrees On Resolutions To Strengthen Airport Sustainability

The Airports Council International (ACI) Africa’s World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition (WAGA) concluded with a series of industry resolutions to tackle workforce and sustainability challenges for airports. According to ACI, investment in airport infrastructure is necessary to meet emerging air travel demand and meet the UN SDGs. It calls on governments to support the global electrical grid transition, and incentivize alternative fuel sources and infrastructure development at airports.

Passenger Terminal Today | Related Mumbai Airport Becomes 100 Per Cent Sustainable On Green Energy - International Airport Review



Qantas Rolls Out A ‘Retro Menu’ At Its First Class Lounges

Visitors to the Qantas international first class lounges at Sydney and Melbourne this month will find several new items on the menu. The new menu marks 25 years of Qantas’ dining collaboration with chef Neil Perry. The special dishes added to the all-day dining menu of the Qantas First Lounges at Sydney and Melbourne will be available throughout November. The menu includes crab, pork and green mango salad, Duck ragu, Torta di Verona and Kung pao chicken bao.

Executive Traveller | Related Capital One Is Launching Tapas-Style Airport Lounges With José Andrés - Condé Nast Traveler



AirFi To Fit Atlantic Airways With LEO Boxes

Portable wireless IFE provider AirFi is gearing up to install its AirFi LEO connected box on Atlantic Airways’ Airbus A320 family aircraft. AirFi LEO will support inflight messaging and crew applications in addition to the usual streaming entertainment functionality provided by AirFi’s kit. AirFi has entered into a three-party partnership with Skytrac and satellite operator Iridium for the AirFi LEO box. The first Atlantic Airways aircraft will be fitted with the AirFi service at the end of November.

Runway Girl Network | Related easyJet Snags AirFi For Digital Inflight Transformation - Paxex.Aero



Emirates And Air Canada Sign Codeshare Agreement

Air Canada and Emirates have launched a codeshare partnership, with aims to provide customers with access to 46 points across North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Codeshare tickets to 35 markets will be available via the carriers’ websites from December 1. The additional 11 markets will be added pending final regulatory approval. The airlines have also announced plans to introduce a reciprocal frequent flyer plan, allowing Aeroplan and Skywards members to earn and redeem points when flying with either airline.

Business Traveller | Related Emirates Codeshares With Batik Air - TTR Weekly



Turkish Airlines Reveals 28 Cities It Wants To Target

Turkish Airlines has disclosed 28 destinations that it is planning to target from its Istanbul Airport hub. These include five destinations in the Americas, ten in Europe, six in Asia-Pacific, and seven in Africa and the Middle East. The routes include Orlando, Detroit and Denver. If materialized, the airline will have 15 US routes, a key growth market for the carrier. The exact timeline of the new flights might be subject to aircraft availability and bilateral traffic rights.

Simple Flying | Related Chinese Airlines Are Expanding International Routes - Simple Flying



F/LIST Reveals Shapeshifter Concept At NBAA-BACE 2022

F/LIST introduced its new F/LIST Shapeshifter technology concept at this year’s NBAA-BACE. The concepts include seemingly impossible interior prototypes that will redefine the cabins of the future. The innovative technology applications, combined with F/LIST’s newly launched sustainable materials, will enable customers to transform aircraft cabin interior design and space. Shapeshifter challenges traditional notions and dimensional limits of the cabin through the implementation of actuators, pneumatic elements and other mechanical systems, and brings cabin components to life.

Inflight | Related Wisk Reveals New eVTOL Aircraft Design - Aerospace Testing International




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“Each year the assembly considers resolutions on key priorities for airport operators that reflect the concerns and interests of ACI members. This year, the assembly unanimously adopted resolutions that will strengthen the sustainability and resilience of airports as essential players in the aviation ecosystem, and for the benefit of travelers and communities worldwide. These resolutions will help airports deliver the long-term net zero carbon goal; restore economic equilibrium; support small, emerging and regional airports; and build aviation’s workforce.”

Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General, ACI World
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