IATA Harnesses Advanced Data Analytics to Enhance Aviation Safety and Sustainability

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unveiled enhanced analytical capabilities within its Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) program, utilizing big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to drive improvements in aviation safety, operational efficiency, and sustainability. GADM aggregates data from various sources, including the Incident Data Exchange (IDX) and Flight Data eXchange… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Unveils Star of the Seas, a Next-Generation Cruise Ship Set to Debut in 2025

The Latest in the Lineup of the World’s Best Vacations Debuts August 2025 in Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean International has unveiled its latest cruise ship, Star of the Seas, which will debut in August 2025 from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida. The ship will offer 7-night vacations to the Caribbean and the cruise… Read the full press release

Grand Hyatt Kuwait Residences Elevates Luxury Living with Debut Residential Offering in Kuwait

The iconic Grand Hyatt brand expands presence into the luxury residential space in Kuwait (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Kuwait Residences, marking the brand’s debut in the residential sector in Kuwait. Located in the Tamdeen Square residential community, the new property offers luxury-serviced living with meticulously designed living… Read the full press release

Hyatt Global President of Operations, Chuck Floyd, Announces Retirement After Four Decades with the Company

(IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the retirement of H. Charles “Chuck” Floyd, who currently serves as the Executive Vice President – Global President of Operations. Floyd will step down from his role on December 31, 2023, and transition to a Senior Advisor role to Hyatt’s President and CEO, Mark Hoplamazian, starting January 1,… Read the full press release

Arkansas Culinary Scene Takes Center Stage in New York Cinematic Showcase

(IN SHORT) Arkansas chefs and restaurants are set to be featured in a cinematic culinary experience called “A Southern Night at the Cinema” in New York on December 7. This event will showcase bite-sized stories highlighting Southern chefs and their favorite culinary spots, inviting filmgoers into the world of Southern cuisine. The film includes segments… Read the full press release

SFO’s Wag Brigade Marks a Decade of Comforting Travelers with Therapy Animals

Airport’s team of therapy animals has grown to include more than just dogs (IN SHORT) San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its Wag Brigade, a team of certified stress-relief animals that provide comfort to travelers in the terminals. Launched in December 2013, the Wag Brigade originally consisted of dogs but… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport Receives Back-to-Back Business Traveler Award for Best Airport in North America

ATL recognized as passenger favorite for the second consecutive year (IN SHORT) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has received the 2023 Business Traveler Award for “North America’s Best Airport” for the second consecutive year. These awards recognize excellence in the airline, airport, hotel, and travel service industries. ATL was nominated by industry experts and readers of… Read the full press release

easyJet Teams Up with Collins Aerospace to Enhance Aircraft Operations and Reduce Carbon Emissions

The low-cost carrier becomes the largest operator to roll out Collins GlobalConnectSM (IN SHORT) Low-cost carrier easyJet is partnering with Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, to implement GlobalConnectSM connected aircraft services on over 330 Airbus aircraft in its fleet. This collaboration enhances safety oversight, pilot training, and operational efficiencies for easyJet. GlobalConnect enables insights into… Read the full press release

easyJet Launches ‘Letters to Santa’ Postal Service to Ensure Magical Christmas for Young Travelers

Airline’s new Lapland postal service launches for young flyers easyJet’s ‘Letters to Santa’ post boxes will be at airports for children flying this festive season The airline’s pilots and crew will fly children’s letters on its flights to Rovaniemi in Lapland, the home of Santa Claus A special letter collection service for schools across the… Read the full press release

Airlink Boosts Capacity at Richards Bay Airport in Response to Growing Demand

(IN SHORT) Airlink is upgrading its aircraft at Richards Bay Airport in KwaZulu-Natal due to increased demand for passenger and cargo services. The regional airline will transition from the 29-seater British Aerospace Jetstream 41 to the 75-seater Embraer ERJ 170. This upgrade is prompted by the growing demand for services at Richards Bay Airport, which… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Marks 35 Years of Cadet Pilot Training and Graduates First Integrated Programme Cohort

Celebrating the graduation of the first group of cadet pilots from its integrated programme with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (IN SHORT) Cathay Pacific celebrated the 35th anniversary of its Cadet Pilot Training Programme, emphasizing its commitment to nurturing young aviation professionals. The event also marked the graduation of the first group of cadet pilots… Read the full press release