SKYTRAX announce that the 2013 World Airline Awards will be staged for the second time at the Paris Air Show on 18th June 2013
London, UK - December 2012
Recognised globally as the most prestigious accolades for the world airline industry, the World Airline Awards represent the global benchmark of airline excellence.
After a most successful Awards Ceremony in 2011 at the Paris Air Show, it has been announced that the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards will return to the Paris Air Show on the 18th June 2013.
Edward Plaisted of Skytrax commented: "With Paris Air Show being the world's premier and largest event dedicated to the aviation and space industry, we are delighted to again enter into a cooperation to hold the 2013 World Airline Awards at the Show in June 2013. We staged the World Airline Awards at the last Paris Air Show in 2011, and were delighted to welcome Chairmen, Presidents, CEO's and other top Management from airlines across the globe to receive these prestige accolades."
“We operate every aspect of these Awards on a not-for-profit basis, and apply the most rigorous monitoring to every element of the survey process, guaranteeing that there is no outside influence or airline involvement in any area. The integrity and global reputation of the Skytrax Awards relies upon our professional ability to maintain total transparency across all areas of the survey and awards format."
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NTA welcomes Delta aboard as official airline
Delta Air Lines Inc. and NTA are now traveling together as business partners, leaders of both organisations announced.
“Delta Air Lines Inc. is pleased to be the official airline of NTA,” said Norma Dean, Director of Specialty Sales for Delta, “By partnering with this great organisation, Delta has the opportunity to reach thousands of NTA members as we are recognised on NTA websites, in printed materials and in member communications.”
The airline will play a prominent role next week at Travel Exchange, NTA’s convention and expo held in conjunction with the United Motorcoach Association in Orlando, Florida. In addition to offering discounted airfare for attendees at Travel Exchange, Delta is hosting the Delta Sky Lounge and offering Delta’s signature peanuts, cookies, and pretzels. Delta also will sponsor many of NTA’s seminars, the business appointment sessions, and NTA’s mobile app for Travel Exchange.
“Air travel is an integral component of most tours, and Delta’s interest in growing that segment of their business shows that they recognise the importance of NTA tour operators as part of their marketing mix,” said Lisa Simon, NTA President, “This partnership is a significant benefit to NTA tour operators, as it will help Delta better understand their needs. We expect both parties will benefit from expanded business opportunities.”
The partnership extends far beyond Orlando and Travel Exchange, according to Dean. “As a large global airline, we’re looking to NTA for added exposure through the association’s contact event in Hawai‘i, at the China Outbound Travel&Tourism Market, during Chinese road shows, and in NTA’s Chinese publications,” she said, “NTA members have chosen this organisation as an avenue for expanding their businesses, and we trust our partnership will bring added value and allow Delta to ‘Keep Climbing’ in our business.”
This article will appear in Air Highways Africa Yearbook Edition.
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The World's Major Airlines and Aircraft Companies
Reviews by Jerry W. Bird, Editor and Publisher
Who flies where and when? From my early experience with bush pilots in the far Yukon to service in the Royal Canadian Airforce and my more recent work with Transport Canada and our airport network, flying has always been in my blood. Little wonder I can hardly wait for our next long haul to Africa.
With our biggest aviation edition well underway, serendipity played its familiar role in my life when I received THE WORLD'S MAJOR AIRLINES by David Wragg. It arrived by mail last week courtesy of the MBI Publishing, St. Paul, MN and was presented by John Wurm, Publicist for Military and Aviation. I plan to write this book review in installments, since my first reading was to get an overall position on how valuable this timely and well researched book will be in my evaluation of Africa's airlines and others serving the continent. Here are some comments from MBI that help set the stage. "Today there are so many airlines operating throughout the world that even the most knowledgeable enthusiast can soon become confused about which airline flies from where to where. This new, fully illustrated edition has been revised and updated to include the major advances in the aviation industry since 1998. The author has added introductions for each nation, summarizing its history of civil aviation and placing the subsequent entries in context. In the World's Major Airlines David Wragg provides more than 500 entries. Listed in alphabetical order by country is every airline in the world which has more than five aircraft with more than 19 seats,or equivalent cargo capacity. Comprehensive information is given on the name, history, bases, aircraft operated, routes flown, number of passengers and tonnage of cargo flown annually, and much other useful and interesting data. The World's Major Airlines is an invaluable source of reference for aviation enthusiasts, travelers and those working within the industry." More to come.
VANCOUVER HOSTS 16TH WORLD ROUTES FORUM IN 2010
Above left: Larry Berg, CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority, says, "Routes 2010 will give our marketing team a key vehicle for promoting new routes for both passengers and cargo. Not only will delegates be able to enjoy the facilities and cultural legacies of the Olympic Games, but they will also be able to experience first hand the new terminal facilities and Canada Line rapid transit link to downtown." More. Photo-right: Photo Stories.
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Corpac announces premium airline service
Corpac Canada Ltd. of Calgary, introduces Corporate Jet Air, the brand name of their new premium business class airline service between Calgary and Toronto. Corpac Canada Ltd. has over 30 years of history in aviation. Corporate Express, another brand in the Corpac family flies between Calgary and Fort McMurray
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High Speed Networks Integrated with Airports
High speed trains refer to passenger rail systems running at operational speed between 200 and 300 km/h. They have been developed in Japan, France, Germany, Spain and South Korea. Another high speed system in Taiwan, linking Taipei to Kaohsiung, is scheduled to be completed in 2006. The high speed train passenger system era truly originates from Japan. More->
"Aerial Highway" Critical for poor countries
From Airline Industry. Without a rational "Aerial Highways" system lifting tourists in and flying goods and services out to global markets, the world's poorer countries will be "sentenced to abject poverty," said the head of a development agency. Speaking this week to European aviation chiefs assembled in Oslo, Lelei LeLaulu, president of Counterpart International, observed terrestrial highways, roads and bridges are recognised as essential components of infrastructure responsible for turning new frontiers into thriving communities as goods and commodities were transported to markets. More->
Wing Aviation Expands Charter Fleet
Fly Air Transat from Canada to 90 destinations in 25 countries
As editors of Air Highways and Africa Travel magazine with a varied agenda of events, we have flown Air Transat from Vancouver to London on our regular to various destinations in Africa and have been pleased with the service, price, reliability and convenience of their flights. Air Transat specializes in charter flights from several Canadian and European cities to vacation destinations, mainly in the south during the winter months and in Europe and Canada during the summer.
Etihad Airways flights to Dublin
Alaska Airlines Boeing 'Combi' Alaska Airlines introduced two Boeing 737-400 "combi" aircraft to its fleet to improve passenger and cargo service in the state of Alaska. The larger airplanes -- converted to transport passengers in the back and main-deck cargo in the front -- have more cargo capacity, more-advanced flight-guidance capabilities and more-comfortable passenger cabins than the 737-200 combis they replace.
United Aviation: New executive charter announced for Toronto's Pearson Airport
Profiles of International Air Carriers: See Sidebar. Airlines and airports are invited to provide news releases, route maps, security and background information: email@example.com
From Northern Skies to Southern Shores and Desert
Having enjoyed a lifelong fascination with the vast and rugged North Country and the Alaska-Yukon area in particular, the story of Aaska Airlines is particularly intriguing. It is as romantic as any profile of energy, initiative and the rewards of following one's dream. As it affects the lives of those who lived in Northwestern Canada and the USA, the modern age of exploration started with the famous bush pilots, who pioneered the Air Highways, carrying every type of cargo imaginable, often performing daring deeds of rescue. Several of this illustrious group started their own airlines and became living legends. Watch this space for our version of the Alaska Airlines Story, plus constant updates on its current services along with news about its sister company, Horizon Airlines. You can get the full story, including some excellent destination profiles on the following web site: http://www.alaskaair.com
COYNE AIRWAYS LAUNCHES NEW BOEING 747 FREIGHTER SERVICE EX LONDON AND COLOGNE TO CASPIAN
Lufthansa First Class Terminal Opens Up New Dimension and Exclusive Services
Lufthansa will offer its First Class passengers a new dimension in travel as of December 1, 2004. The exclusive service starts on the ground in Frankfurt, in the newly-built First Class terminal or in the new First Class lounges. In the premium travel segment, Lufthansa is setting new international standards. Concierge services, l imousine-transfer direct to the aircraft, an exclusive ambience with gourmet catering and personal attention for guests from arrival at the airport right through to take-off are the special features of the service.
Virgin Atlantic London to Toronto
Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Atlantic Airways has announced that the airline will launch nonstop scheduled services between London and Toronto from the summer of 2001. Speaking in Toronto, the Chairman said: "It's long been my ambition to fly to Toronto, and I am thrilled to be able to announce our plans to launch a daily service between London, Gatwick and Toronto from next summer. "London-Toronto is a hugely popular route and completes Virgin's presence on all top ten longhaul routes out of London. We estimate that the Virgin Atlantic service will provide an annual economic benefit to Toronto to of more than $200 million Canadian in increased jobs, trade and tourism. ! look forward to announcing some competitive fares in the New Year, but the biggest difference passengers on this route will notice is the superior quality of our product. All our passengers will enjoy their own seat back TV screen, with a choice of up to 41 channels of films, drama, sports and games. The business passenger will enjoy a range of innovations, including complimentary limousines at both ends of each journey, stand up bars in the Upper Class cabin and in-flight manicures and massages."
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International Northwest Aviation Council: Aviation Without Borders...
North America's premiere Aviation Council (INAC) adopted the above theme at the 61st Annual Convention of the British Columbia Aviation Council. INAC offers a forum for all aviation organizations and governments to present a united front on aviation issues affecting you. INAC works in close liaison with Provincial, State and Territorial Aviation organizations and councils.
Alaska / Alberta / British Columbia / Colorado / Idaho / Manitoba/ Montana / North Dakota / Oregon / Saskatchewan / Washington / Wyoming / Yukon / NWT
Originally formed under the name Northwest Aviation Planing Council, the organization grew to encompass committees and members working on every facet of aviation. By 1936, the Council had become a dedicated group to further aviation on every level. Membership spread to all of the Northwest States and then to Western Canada. President: Curtis Grad, Abbotsford Airport, (604) 855-1001, fax (604) 855-1066.
The Council was instrumental in gaining recognition and acceptance of State departments of aviation in the formation and growth of the CAA (FAA). It encouraged the birth of the British Columbia Aviation Council and the Alberta Aviation Council. The fine work carried out by these groups can, to some extent, be considered a result of the pioneer International Council- INAC. To foster and promote the development of civil aviation in Canada and the United States. To encourage the development of airports, improve navigational aids and safety installation within the Provinces, States and Territories.
To maintain a cooperative liaison with Federal , Provincial, State and Territorial governments in all matters affecting Aviation in Canada and the United States.
To develop alliances among aviation organizations. to energetically promote the simplification of air regulation.
To support aviation education thorough scholarship programs.
To provide a voice for regional, local and small airports in:
Airport Development/ Airport Management / Airline Services
Border crossings/ Bilateral Agreements/ Aviation safety/ Navigation Aids Scholastic Support/ Flying clubs/ Aviation Consultants Business Flying
Fixed Base Operations/ Legal Aspects of Aviation/ Military Liaison
Federal, Provincial, State & Territorial Aviation Concerns
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