While sustainability has become a major focus for airlines, the emphasis has largely been on areas such as fuel alternatives. In-flight services have not been that much of a focal point. That is now beginning to change. Not only are airlines recognizing the opportunities to develop more eco-friendly in-flight services, but they are also seeing the potential savings to be gained. Read here some of the initiatives that carriers are already taking.
Queues at airports, congested taxiways, and bursting airspaces – this was the reality before the Coronavirus outbreak. With the pandemic, carriers experienced a significant reduction in their flights and thus an apparent improvement in their on-time performance. However, as increasing vaccinations generate greater confidence to travel again, 2022 is expected to be a crucial year for aviation to rebound. How may higher traffic and increased journey times due to COVID-19 measures affect airline punctuality?
From enhanced cleaning routines to physical distancing measures, fulfilling COVID-19 safety requirements can extend the time for aircraft turnaround. As airlines add more flights to cover travel demands this summer, the surge of potential capacity bottlenecks puts ground handling operations under pressure. Read here how airlines can optimize the time jets spend on the ground between flights.
Looking forward to a bright summer season 2021 – Airlines prepare for demand to rebound as experts predict an increase in leisure and “visiting friends and relatives” travel. However, the patchwork of quarantine and testing regulations that apply to different destinations is forcing carriers to plan their operations very carefully. How can they do that? Find out here.
After challenging months where carriers had to ground most of their fleets, optimism breaks out with an upturn in global capacity in recent weeks. Pent-up demand and the increase in vaccinations are moving planners to add more flights to their schedules. Read here how airlines can prepare for ramping up operations towards summer travel 2021.
Flight delays and cancellations are not only an inconvenience for passengers. They can bring aviation stakeholders high operational costs. With an ongoing pandemic that forces government regulations to change rapidly, the industry needs strategies to minimize the impact of flight disruptions. Read here, how operators can deal with irregular operations amid COVID-19.
To control another wave of Coronavirus, countries like Germany and the UK imposed another lockdown. Restrictions on international travel affected booking numbers, for which airlines had to cancel several flights. Now that these measures are about to be eased in the coming weeks, carriers need strategies to resume flight operations efficiently. Read here how to achieve that.
The cleanliness of an airplane has never been more important. In a recent IATA passenger survey, 79% of the respondents showed concern about catching COVID-19 on a flight. A thorough planning of aircraft cleaning measures is essential to reinstall confidence in air travel. Read here what managers can do to optimize the implementation of enhanced sanitizing.
The changing governmental restrictions and volatility in air travel demand make it difficult for carriers to have stable flight schedules. Booking cancellations and flight delays due to COVID-19 further spread results in high operational costs. This situation also impacts passengers´ confidence to travel again. Read here, what carriers can do to improve their schedule management.