A cleaner TheDesignAir for your enjoyment

“It’s hard to believe I created this site over eight years ago. In such a short time the passenger experience has developed so much. It is testament to the airlines, design agencies and passengers who collectively morphed the airline experience

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A cleaner TheDesignAir for your enjoyment

“It’s hard to believe I created this site over eight years ago. In such a short time the passenger experience has developed so much. It is testament to the airlines, design agencies and passengers who collectively morphed the airline experience

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PriestmanGoode shows off their vision for a future ‘Pure Skies’ cabin

Meet Pure Skies, PriestmanGoode’s answer to the future of flight, responding to the recent curve ball Covid-19 threw at cabin designers of today. The London-based design studio created a new design concept to support the future success of the aviation

PriestmanGoode shows off their vision for a future ‘Pure Skies’ cabin

Meet Pure Skies, PriestmanGoode’s answer to the future of flight, responding to the recent curve ball Covid-19 threw at cabin designers of today. The London-based design studio created a new design concept to support the future success of the aviation

Don’t put your feet up. Why airlines still have to invest in design, especially now

Unless you’ve had your head under a rock, you might have noticed that airlines are struggling to survive right now. Their entire model is based on free movement between destinations, a right that has since been rescinded by the global

Don’t put your feet up. Why airlines still have to invest in design, especially now

Unless you’ve had your head under a rock, you might have noticed that airlines are struggling to survive right now. Their entire model is based on free movement between destinations, a right that has since been rescinded by the global

Vistara receives new A321Neo with three cabin classes including fully-flat beds in Business Class

Vistara was one of the last airlines we covered pre-lockdown who received a brand new jet. The carrier’s 787 certainly showed this airline meant business and its latest arrival, a brand new Airbus A321neo shows Vistara is living up to

Vistara receives new A321Neo with three cabin classes including fully-flat beds in Business Class

Vistara was one of the last airlines we covered pre-lockdown who received a brand new jet. The carrier’s 787 certainly showed this airline meant business and its latest arrival, a brand new Airbus A321neo shows Vistara is living up to

MEA receives new A321neo with new interiors and livery

MEA doesn’t often feature on TheDesignAir, as it has slipped under the radar for a while with its older fleet and less-than-design approach to aviation. However it seems the airline has turned a corner and is featuring firmly on our

MEA receives new A321neo with new interiors and livery

MEA doesn’t often feature on TheDesignAir, as it has slipped under the radar for a while with its older fleet and less-than-design approach to aviation. However it seems the airline has turned a corner and is featuring firmly on our

British Airways bids a fond farewell to the Queen of the Skies

Friday July 17, 2020 saw another casualty due to the Coronavirus. British Airways announced that its fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft, also known as ‘The Queen of the Skies’, are likely to have flown their last scheduled commercial service. While

British Airways bids a fond farewell to the Queen of the Skies

Friday July 17, 2020 saw another casualty due to the Coronavirus. British Airways announced that its fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft, also known as ‘The Queen of the Skies’, are likely to have flown their last scheduled commercial service. While

Emirates trying to fix its two-product proposition for premium passengers

Fly better. That’s Emirates‘ marketing slogan. It’s the same marketing campaign that has featured the likes of Jennifer Anniston, onboard bars, showers, all-aisle access and swathes of space. The problem is, Emirates has – since the A380 entered its fleet

Emirates trying to fix its two-product proposition for premium passengers

Fly better. That’s Emirates‘ marketing slogan. It’s the same marketing campaign that has featured the likes of Jennifer Anniston, onboard bars, showers, all-aisle access and swathes of space. The problem is, Emirates has – since the A380 entered its fleet

OMG, OWG launches brand image and we’re a bit … WOW

Nolinor the well known charter outfit from Canada has created a scheduled offshoot low cost carrier called ‘Off We Go’ or OWG as the livery would have us know. Apparently launching end of August it’s determined to brush off the

OMG, OWG launches brand image and we’re a bit … WOW

Nolinor the well known charter outfit from Canada has created a scheduled offshoot low cost carrier called ‘Off We Go’ or OWG as the livery would have us know. Apparently launching end of August it’s determined to brush off the

Finnair launches sustainable clean kit for passengers as of tomorrow

While Finnair isn’t the first carrier to introduce a hygiene amenity kit, as of tomorrow passengers will be able to enjoy this simple complimentary addition to their passenger experience. While other airlines have brought a variety of kits out, what

Finnair launches sustainable clean kit for passengers as of tomorrow

While Finnair isn’t the first carrier to introduce a hygiene amenity kit, as of tomorrow passengers will be able to enjoy this simple complimentary addition to their passenger experience. While other airlines have brought a variety of kits out, what

Amaala unveils new airport design, representing a desert mirage.

Amaala, a luxurious destination located along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coast, has just unveiled plans for a new international airport, with a design inspired by the optical illusion of a desert mirage which will act as a striking entry point to

Amaala unveils new airport design, representing a desert mirage.

Amaala, a luxurious destination located along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coast, has just unveiled plans for a new international airport, with a design inspired by the optical illusion of a desert mirage which will act as a striking entry point to

Qatar Airways updates its Covid19 onboard product with more… measured measures

Qatar Airways has adapted its health and safety measures onboard by introducing new personal protective equipment for both customers and cabin crew, which increase the protection for passengers and bring the crew protection in line with (if not more than)

Qatar Airways updates its Covid19 onboard product with more… measured measures

Qatar Airways has adapted its health and safety measures onboard by introducing new personal protective equipment for both customers and cabin crew, which increase the protection for passengers and bring the crew protection in line with (if not more than)

TEAGUE questions if making the invisible, visible within design is the way forward with new AirShield?

With such a fast changing narrative around Coronavirus it’s difficult for airlines to plan for a post-Covid future. From social distancing to personal shields, designers have been supporting airlines across the globe, working quickly to help navigate the scale and

TEAGUE questions if making the invisible, visible within design is the way forward with new AirShield?

With such a fast changing narrative around Coronavirus it’s difficult for airlines to plan for a post-Covid future. From social distancing to personal shields, designers have been supporting airlines across the globe, working quickly to help navigate the scale and

British Airways goes on the charm offensive with extended Executive Club memberships and enhanced temporary catering

British Airways is having a tough time at the moment, like many airlines around the world, however the narrative of late has been surrounding job cuts, legal cases and because it has lagged behind other carriers in some of its

British Airways goes on the charm offensive with extended Executive Club memberships and enhanced temporary catering

British Airways is having a tough time at the moment, like many airlines around the world, however the narrative of late has been surrounding job cuts, legal cases and because it has lagged behind other carriers in some of its

LaGuardia’s transformation breathes new life (and light) in to the airport

Yesterday saw the opening of the brand-new Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall at LaGuardia Airport, the biggest milestone to date in the airport’s ongoing $8 billion transformation into a 21st century airport. The project – one of the largest

LaGuardia’s transformation breathes new life (and light) in to the airport

Yesterday saw the opening of the brand-new Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall at LaGuardia Airport, the biggest milestone to date in the airport’s ongoing $8 billion transformation into a 21st century airport. The project – one of the largest

Virgin Atlantic sets out its approach to return to the skies

Last week saw the announcement of Virgin Atlantic’s return to service, with first flights taking wing on the 20th July to Orlando and Hong Kong, with New York (JFK) Los Angeles and Shanghai following suit the very next day. Following

Virgin Atlantic sets out its approach to return to the skies

Last week saw the announcement of Virgin Atlantic’s return to service, with first flights taking wing on the 20th July to Orlando and Hong Kong, with New York (JFK) Los Angeles and Shanghai following suit the very next day. Following

Factorydesign conceives a new Covid-19 idea, ideal for LCCs. Introducing HeadZone

Factorydesign certainly hasn’t let Covid-19 stifle its creative streak. In yet another innovative concept, this time aimed more at the LCC model, the London based design studio has created yet another confidence-inducing personal shield which has application beyond the cover-19

Factorydesign conceives a new Covid-19 idea, ideal for LCCs. Introducing HeadZone

Factorydesign certainly hasn’t let Covid-19 stifle its creative streak. In yet another innovative concept, this time aimed more at the LCC model, the London based design studio has created yet another confidence-inducing personal shield which has application beyond the cover-19

Etihad’s new Wellness Ambassadors could be the industry’s next ‘Flying Nanny’

Etihad Airways is the latest airline to announce its wellness strategy to rebuild confidence and increase reassurance. Dubbed ‘Etihad Wellness’, the carrier has outlined its expanded and more comprehensive health and hygiene programme in an accessible customer guide. In a direct

Etihad’s new Wellness Ambassadors could be the industry’s next ‘Flying Nanny’

Etihad Airways is the latest airline to announce its wellness strategy to rebuild confidence and increase reassurance. Dubbed ‘Etihad Wellness’, the carrier has outlined its expanded and more comprehensive health and hygiene programme in an accessible customer guide. In a direct

United turns to upcycling as a solution to the current situation

This time, the latest Design Thinking result from Covid-19 has come from United Airlines. The carrier delivered 7,500 face coverings over the past week to front line employees at San Francisco International Airport and maintenance base, but instead of shipping

United turns to upcycling as a solution to the current situation

This time, the latest Design Thinking result from Covid-19 has come from United Airlines. The carrier delivered 7,500 face coverings over the past week to front line employees at San Francisco International Airport and maintenance base, but instead of shipping

Emirates latest to invest in a measured design approach to hygiene

Emirates has taken a very pragmatic approach to hygiene in – perhaps – the most advanced myriad of sanitisation products to ensure a safer journey without impacting the passenger experience in a way so far removed from what we were

Emirates latest to invest in a measured design approach to hygiene

Emirates has taken a very pragmatic approach to hygiene in – perhaps – the most advanced myriad of sanitisation products to ensure a safer journey without impacting the passenger experience in a way so far removed from what we were

Buzz and Delta are the latest to bring out ‘Wellbeing Kits’

The addition of ‘Wellbeing Kits’ to flights might not be a brand new idea, but over the past few weeks, launches of these new amenities have certainly been a welcome addition in the airline’s arsenal to help empower passengers over

Buzz and Delta are the latest to bring out ‘Wellbeing Kits’

The addition of ‘Wellbeing Kits’ to flights might not be a brand new idea, but over the past few weeks, launches of these new amenities have certainly been a welcome addition in the airline’s arsenal to help empower passengers over

Air Canada innovates with new All-Premium ‘Jetz’ service between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal

In the height of Covid-19, airlines are having to rapidly innovate and the fastest route to market is adapting products that airlines already have in their arsenal. While potentially the next few months could see the rebirth of the All-Business

Air Canada innovates with new All-Premium ‘Jetz’ service between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal

In the height of Covid-19, airlines are having to rapidly innovate and the fastest route to market is adapting products that airlines already have in their arsenal. While potentially the next few months could see the rebirth of the All-Business

EXCLUSIVE TheDesignAir ‘Future of Travel’ White Paper

TheDesignAir is pleased to share a free-to-download White paper on the ‘Future of Travel’, reflecting on the changes to the passenger experience post-Covid19. Founder of the site, Jonny Clark, explores gradual shifts and changes we can expect to see across

EXCLUSIVE TheDesignAir ‘Future of Travel’ White Paper

TheDesignAir is pleased to share a free-to-download White paper on the ‘Future of Travel’, reflecting on the changes to the passenger experience post-Covid19. Founder of the site, Jonny Clark, explores gradual shifts and changes we can expect to see across

Embraer’s new Pulse concept showcases its vision for the future of personal transport

The idea of personal transport is certainly not new, and we’ve seen Uber concepts and real life flying taxis being trialled in Dubai, but to celebrate its 50th birthday, Embraer has given us a taste of how it sees us

Embraer’s new Pulse concept showcases its vision for the future of personal transport

The idea of personal transport is certainly not new, and we’ve seen Uber concepts and real life flying taxis being trialled in Dubai, but to celebrate its 50th birthday, Embraer has given us a taste of how it sees us

About face! Why British Airways might need to accelerate its Business Class retrofit

There’s quite a lot of commentary on Covid-19 right now, and the research is constantly evolving. There’s already some innovative designs on the drawing board for helping with the perception of social distancing, including Factorydesign’s Isolation Kit and Aviointeriors’ Janus

About face! Why British Airways might need to accelerate its Business Class retrofit

There’s quite a lot of commentary on Covid-19 right now, and the research is constantly evolving. There’s already some innovative designs on the drawing board for helping with the perception of social distancing, including Factorydesign’s Isolation Kit and Aviointeriors’ Janus

Opinion: In a battle to regain passenger trust, every inch counts

While no one has successfully modelled the complex commercial outlook of the airline industry over the coming months, some airlines are predicting it will take many years to return to pre-Covid19 levels of revenue, profitability and passenger numbers. When borders

Opinion: In a battle to regain passenger trust, every inch counts

While no one has successfully modelled the complex commercial outlook of the airline industry over the coming months, some airlines are predicting it will take many years to return to pre-Covid19 levels of revenue, profitability and passenger numbers. When borders

Factorydesign creates innovative social distancing screen that could also have demand outside of a Covid-19 world

While WHO’s recommendation to reduce the spread of a virus is through the alteration of passenger behaviour and that actually aircraft – with their HEPA filtration and regular cleaning – are relatively clean already; there’s still passenger perception to overcome

Factorydesign creates innovative social distancing screen that could also have demand outside of a Covid-19 world

While WHO’s recommendation to reduce the spread of a virus is through the alteration of passenger behaviour and that actually aircraft – with their HEPA filtration and regular cleaning – are relatively clean already; there’s still passenger perception to overcome

American unifies 787 Business Class product, with the 787-8 receiving an upgraded experience.

We’re starting to see some positive stories across the industry now, focussing on a return to service and a return to growth. From Wizz’s latest route announcements, to design agencies and airlines setting up their near-future solutions to Covid-19. However,

American unifies 787 Business Class product, with the 787-8 receiving an upgraded experience.

We’re starting to see some positive stories across the industry now, focussing on a return to service and a return to growth. From Wizz’s latest route announcements, to design agencies and airlines setting up their near-future solutions to Covid-19. However,

Predicting move to new amenity offerings in the near future, Formia launches the ‘Clean Kit’

While airlines are trying to get to grips with what their new landscape will look like, the suppliers to the industry are working frantically to help the industry prepare for the new normal. While perhaps the most logical requirement, especially

Predicting move to new amenity offerings in the near future, Formia launches the ‘Clean Kit’

While airlines are trying to get to grips with what their new landscape will look like, the suppliers to the industry are working frantically to help the industry prepare for the new normal. While perhaps the most logical requirement, especially

Could paper and card be a simple solution to help stop viral transmission? 

A recent National Institute of Health report highlighted the length of time that different viral strains could possibly live on surfaces. Most of us have heard how a trace of Covid-19 can live on plastic and metal for up to

Could paper and card be a simple solution to help stop viral transmission? 

A recent National Institute of Health report highlighted the length of time that different viral strains could possibly live on surfaces. Most of us have heard how a trace of Covid-19 can live on plastic and metal for up to

Airline cabins and hotels that are giving us wanderlust right now

While the team are doing their bit to help fight this pandemic and staying indoors, it’s also making us a little stir crazy as our wings have been clipped, at least for the coming weeks or months. Like many others

Airline cabins and hotels that are giving us wanderlust right now

While the team are doing their bit to help fight this pandemic and staying indoors, it’s also making us a little stir crazy as our wings have been clipped, at least for the coming weeks or months. Like many others