It’s been another busy week at Kevin towers, so its time for me to take a breather and look back at some of the headlines at Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond
This week in “Shots of Birmingham I gather for last week at Economy Class and Beyond, we’re looking out over the main concourse of Birmingham New Street station – one of the main entry points into the city.
- Scandinavian Airlines chooses Inmarsat for its A350 fleet – Inmarsat’s GX Aviation gets another win for in-flight connectivity
- Icelandair tries to reduce plastic, with new biodegradable cutlery – With a focus on reducing plastic waste, cornstarch-based equivalents are being introduced.
- Delta steps its International Main Cabin Economy Product – Welcome to a world of Welcome Cocktails and Bellini’s. In Economy Class.
- Singapore Airlines to upgrade its Terminal 3 lounges – It’s hard to think that Singapore Airport Terminal 3 has been open for 11 years – but it’s enough for Singapore Airlines to refurbish their lounges.
- Emirates and Chocolates in the Air – Chocolate is great. Chocolate at 35,000ft is better.
Routes and Networks
- Etihad upscales aircraft on three Asian Routes – In a major Asian push, Etihad assigns larger aircraft to four destinations.
Business of Aviation
- Connect Airways gets European Commission approval of FlyBe purchase – FlyBe is finally saved… but there will need to be a “what next” analysis to keep the airline alive – as well as the divestiture of some of FlyBe’s core routes out of Birmingham
It’s almost time for one of my favourite events of the year – Donuts in the Mound near Dublin Airport. Which means I’ll be up in the air for the day next Saturday, keeping a check on the passenger experience of one airline. However, during the week – it’s normal service as I keep abreast of what’s happening in the world of passenger experience.
Until we see each other again – happy landings!
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