Tampa International Airport becomes home to a series of art installations including a rather large, hungry flamingo

In the hunt to be instagram-friendly, airports are increasingly installing large-scale artworks to delight passengers and become memorable parts of the passenger experience. After all, Sacramento has its rabbit. Denver has its mustang and further afield, Doha has it’s well documented teddy bear/desk lamp combo. Perhaps in a less likely location, Tampa has announced it…

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Hot Hotel: Pullman Maldives Maamutaa

The Maldives has just opened its doors to a new resort, taking the all-inclusive concept to an entirely new level. Part of the Accor Group of hotels, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa – situated in the south of the Maldives – is the epitome of hedonist luxury without the exorbitant price tag. We were lucky enough to…

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Jason Wu launches new sleepwear range on EVA Air, brought to life by Buzz

EVA Air, unlike it’s competitor China Airlines, offers sleepwear for it’s Business Class passengers on the carrier’s long-haul flights. Extending on a successful partnership, EVA Air is updating its collaboration with internationally renowned fashion designer Jason Wu to create its second-generation inflight sleepwear. The exclusive partnership brought to life by global design company Buzz, sees…

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Hawaiian launches new culturally sensitive amenities and soft products

Hawaiian Airlines has teamed up with Moloka‘i-based brand Kealopiko to launch and upgrade a new line of in-flight amenities built upon the idea of sustainability. Starting just after Thanksgiving on November 26th, guests travelling between Hawai‘i and the carrier’s International and East-coast US destinations can relax with amenities and soft goods decorated with coral and…

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Aeromexico’s stylish new Etro amenity kit raises the question, do these kits now need to be reimagined?

It’s another month, another airline, another amenity kit. This time, Formia brought together a collaboration with Etro and Aeromexico, offering their business class passengers a stylish new kit bag filled with the usual perks befitting a premium passenger. “The style of Etro’s fashion lends itself perfectly to these amenity kits whose exterior is made of…

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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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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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TheDesignAir Exclusive Interview With Véronique Jeanclerc, Chief Of The Architecture & Design Department, Air France

Air France has – for many years – been a bastion of design detail. From uniforms, the ever changing menu card designs, amenity kits, safety videos and now new CDG lounges featuring digital art installations, every design choice is carefully considered, which allows the carrier to exude a very French design aesthetic to the passenger…

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Swiss Opens New First Class Lounge in Zurich

Swiss opened the doors today to its stunning new First Class ‘Lounge A’ in Zurich. Designed as part of a curb-to-aircraft experience, the 650-square-metre lounge features check-in facilities, its own security checkpoint, an à la carte restaurant and a barista bar serving a wide range of Swiss grappas and further fruit brandies. As part of…

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Alaska Airlines Introduces New Uniforms By Luly Yang

Friday saw Alaska Airlines and fashion designer Luly Yang debut a modern, West Coast-inspired, custom-designed uniform collection. The collection features over 90 garments and accessories for the airline’s thousands of employees. The design, which has been more than two years in the making, will clad no less than 19,000 Alaska, Virgin America and Horizon Air employees,…

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Finnair’s Latest Marimekko A350 Livery Bolsters Carrier’s Design-Led Ethos

Finnair have continued their long-standing relationship with Finnish design and textile company Marimekko with the introduction of their 11th A350, joining the fleet in late September. Titled ‘Kivet’, the aircraft isn’t the first aircraft to sport a special Marimekko design, however it is the first for the next generation Airbus aircraft. While the inside of…

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Trip Report: Turkish Airlines A321 & 737 Business Class April 2017

Flight: TK1984 & TK1981 Aircraft Type: A321 & 737-800 Class: Business Class Route: LHR-IST-LGW Date: April 2017 http://www.turkishairlines.com Turkish Airlines may be the most International airline, flying to more countries and destinations than any other carrier, both short and long-haul, but its not size that always counts. While the ME3 carriers get most of the attention, Turkish Airlines was certainly worth a…

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