Is Allegiant ready to add inflight WiFi?
Little by little, the Allegiant passenger experience is changing. Could inflight WiFi be next?
Viasat, Inmarsat receive UK security approval for merger
Viasat and Inmarsat received approval for their proposed combination from the UK Government under the National Security & Investment Act. This is one of several required approvals.
Jetstar selects Bluebox Blueview for IFE upgrade
Can an airline deliver a modern and consistent inflight entertainment offering across its fleet without an expensive retrofit program? Jetstar Group plans to find out in partnership with Bluebox Aviation Systems.
Air Canada adds a route network to the moving map
The inflight moving map is, by all accounts, the most popular entertainment content inflight. Air Canada, in partnership with FlightPath3d, now plans to use that same interface to inspire wanderlust, and perhaps a few extra ticket sales. The carrier is the launch customer for WhereWeFly, an interactive feature allowing passengers to explore routes and view flights while on board.
Dining upgrades on the horizon for Delta’s Premium Select and Main Cabin passengers
More meal options are slowly coming back on Delta Air Lines. Progress is slow, as the carrier works to ensure supply chain stability and downline kitchen availability. But Premium Select and Main Cabin passengers should start to see some improvements as soon as next week.
Southwest searching for new seats
Southwest Airlines is in the late stages of evaluation for a potential new seat for its fleet. This could serve to augment the existing Collins Meridian deployment or replace it.
Alaska Airlines going digital to slash bag check-in time
Alaska Airlines has grand visions for growth, targeting a 40% increase in passenger count over the next five years. Digital solutions are a large part of the plan to meet that growth, touching every facet of the business, including the tags on checked bags.
Other Industry News
JetBlue shifts Boston to London flights to A321neo
Three weeks ago JetBlue confirmed that some of its flights between New York City and London would be operated on the A321neo owing to delays in delivery of new A321LR aircraft. Those troubles continue to grow, with the Boston-London routes now impacted.
Air Canada, United Airlines Among First to Order New Hybrid-Electric Plane
Air Canada and United Airlines are among the first customers for a new hybrid-electric airplane from Heart Aerospace. The aircraft, named the ES-30 for its 30-passenger capacity, replaces the Gothenburg, Sweden-based planemaker’s all-electric ES-19 airplane that United first committed to last year.
Allegiant flips its digital marketing focus
The holy grail of any digital marketing effort is sufficiently accurate and granular targeting to ensure that consumers engage with the ad rather than ignore it. Allegiant believes it has found that sweet spot in the market. sweet spot in the market.