Gogo sees record revenue, saves on 5G lawsuit costs
Gogo's legal victory at the end of September allows the company to continue selling its new Gogo 5G network, even as SmartSky believes it will succeed with an appeal to have the injunction reinstated. The ruling also saved the company a few million dollars.
Pairing, casting and streaming: The next generation of inflight entertainment emerges
The next generation of IFE is coming, and it will feature at-home entertainment concepts, including pairing and casting from personal devices, as well as streaming content from online providers. And, quite likely, a new generation of suppliers will also participate in the developments.
Bringing the moving map online: Panasonic’s Arc gets a data feed
Panasonic Avionics' Arc 3D inflight moving map is getting a live data update. The company announced the release of Arc v2 at APEX EXPO in Long Beach last week, adding multiple features which deliver immediate value and also demonstrate the ability of the platform to scale and grow.
Alaska Airlines adds loyalty to flight pass subscription pitch
Alaska Airlines is adding a touch of loyalty to its flight subscription program. In addition to adding Salt Lake City as an eligible market, the carrier will now give some subscribers MVP or MVP Plus status for enrolling in the program.
Iberia pivots to revenue-based loyalty; British Airways to follow
Iberia will shift to a revenue-based earning scheme for its loyalty program at the end of November. British Airways will soon follow.
Other Industry News
Hong Kong Airport Opens ‘Skybridge’ in Preparation for Revival
Hong Kong International Airport opened a bridge connecting a terminal and satellite concourse on Tuesday, part of a wider HK$9 billion ($1.15 billion) upgrade even as a full recovery in air traffic remains far off.
United pilots reject contract deal that 'fell short'
United is the latest airline to hit a roadblock in contract talks with its highest paid work group.
As flyer habits change, airlines rethink approach to scheduling: Travel Weekly
The changing travel patterns brought about by the pandemic have caused the Big Three U.S. airlines to begin a readjustment of their decades-old approach to flight scheduling.
Mexico considers foreign airlines for cabotage operations
Mexico's President want to see more competition in the domestic air travel market. López Obrador proposes to allow foreign airlines to operate within the country - service known as cabotage - competing against the local incumbents. But will any show up??
Eastern Airlines plans Shanghai flights
Eastern Airlines wants to fly to China before the end of the year. The carrier applied to the US Department of Transportation for allocation route frequencies connecting New York's JFK Airport with Shanghai.