Air Canada opens a new wave of lounges, based on a café culture concept

While the trend for airlines is to open a residential style lounge concept, Air Canada has leapfrogged its competition by creating a new lounge concept which focusses on time-sensitive travellers looking purely for a place to charge up their computers, phones and themselves. The opening of the Air Canada Café at Toronto Pearson International Airport supports the existing…

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It’s a goodie bag! Virgin Atlantic revamps amenities, with cool eco-credentials

Virgin Atlantic has just pulled back the drawstring on a series of eco-savvy amenity enhancements across its cabins. Naturally focussing on their Upper Class product, which has recently had an upgrade, there are a plethora of extra enhancements from socks to pyjamas. The hero of these enhancement is Virgin’s quirkily-named ‘Goodie bag’ which features REN…

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Air Seychelles introduces new uniforms and new cabin for A320neo aircraft, brought to life by Lift

In recent years Air Seychelles has reconfigured its route network and fleet opting for narrow-body aircraft over their long haul routes, relying on their strategic partnership with Etihad to feed the traffic to their tropical paradise home. With this repositioning comes a new breed of aircraft for the carrier, the A320neo which will operate the…

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ANA to open its new Okinawa lounge next week

All Nippon Airways is set to open its renovated lounge at Okinawa (Naha) Airport on September 3rd 2019. The newly revamped lounge, situated in Naha – one of Japan’s most southerly and tropical islands – is approximately 2.5 times larger and includes yet more seating space. The changes, which follow the new design palette recently…

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Air Tahiti Nui launches new uniforms

Last month saw Air Tahiti Nui unveil its unique, French Polynesian-inspired crew uniforms. The uniforms complete the passenger experience which includes the previous introduction of the 787 to the airline’s fleet. Air Tahiti Nui’s crew debuted the new uniforms at an event on June 20, 2019 in Paris Le Bourget. The uniforms which refine the previous…

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Cathay opens latest lounge in Shanghai Pudong

While Cathay Pacific’s latest ethos might have shifted from ‘Life well travelled’ to ‘Move beyond’ it seems that the physical manifestation of the brand hasn’t taken a different tack just yet. The latest offering from the carrier will open tomorrow in Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. The re-opening of their existing space in the new airline…

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Alaska Airlines opens doors to new flagship lounge with cosy design flourishes and a dozen Seattle microbrews on tap

Alaska Airlines have finally opened the doors to their impressive new flagship lounge in the North Satellite Terminal at Sea-Tac International Airport. Designed by Seattle architect Graham Baba, this 15,800 square foot lounge oozes West Coast charm, framed by picture windows looking out across the runway, Olympic Mountains and of course, downtown Seattle. Once inside,…

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ANA launches awesome new luxury cabins in collaboration with famed Japanese architect and British design team Acumen

We are in awe by the latest developments at ANA (All Nippon Airways). The airline has just announced its collaboration with famed architect Kengo Kuma and leading British designers Acumen to roll out a total of twelve completely redesigned Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in time for the Tokyo 2020 games. The first redesigned (premium-heavy) aircraft will…

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Turkish launches two new amenity kits, with Versace for Business Class and Mandarina Duck for Economy (You heard us right!)

Turkish Airlines has taken their position as a leading European carrier one step further this week with two small luxury additions, but showcase the airline’s never ending improvement to the hard and soft products available onboard. Turkish has just announced two new amenity kits for its long-haul routes, one in Business and amazingly, a fully-fledged…

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Juneyao Airlines introduces new uniforms and reveals inflight offering on first of true long-haul routes, to Helsinki

Juneyao Airlines has just revealed its new cabin crew uniform, which will be rolled out on the new route from Shanghai to Helsinki this week. The threads, designed by Guo Pei, might look familiar, with the female uniform looking quite similar to the Cheongsam dresses from Hainan Airlines thanks to the ornate embroidery and Chinese traditional elements.…

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Jetlines launches bold, and quirky brand

Jetlines might be one airline you haven’t heard of yet, and that’s for good reason. It’s not even flying yet, but that hasn’t stopped this Canadian start-up from releasing a punchy bold new brand, designed by Canadian marketing company Cossette. The rebranding (yes it’s already a rebrand) comes in preparation for commercial launch targeted for December…

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Yas Kween! JetBlue Celebrates Pride With Their Latest Aircraft, ‘Shantay Blue Stay’

JetBlue, like many other airlines, gets itself behind Pride each year, but yesterday it announced announced a series of special events, highlighting the airline’s continued support for various LGBTQ organisations throughout Pride Month. At the heart of these events, ‘The Official Airline of Fierce’ and RuPaul’s Drag Race named one of the fleet “Shantay Blue Stay”…

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ANA To Launch Route Specific Safety Video For Hawaii Routes… Of Course It Features Turtles.

While it hasn’t been launched yet, All Nippon Airways has produced a cute one-off in-flight safety video and a deplaning video specifically for its flights between Tokyo (both Haneda and Narita) and Honolulu. Expanding on the very specially branded route for the airline, it features three distinct characters (Lani, Kai and Lā) – modelled after the Airbus…

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