Transport: New and Wonderful – Airline Innovations

Air travel is the everyday source of news. Lost luggage, delays, prices – they all feed the newscast considerably. However, let’s see how the industry is moving forward. Get familiar with the luxury of Airbus A380, see what the airlines can do about delays, or how accessible they really are.


Airlines and Innovation: What Comes Next?

Sara Thopson

Innovation comes in many shapes and forms. Along with a strong brand, innovation is an essential way to create differentiation in an industry that is highly commoditized. Come to think about it: travelers are flying in the same planes; they eat food that was prepared in the same airport kitchens… even the schedules are not that different as airlines are coveting the same time slots. And you may even have noticed if you have flown different airlines on the same month: you often get the exact same...

A380 – The New Concept of Luxury and Comfort

Samuel Dorsi

The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. The largest passenger airliner in the world, the A380 made its maiden flight on 27 April 2005 from Toulouse, France, and made its first commercial flight on 25 October 2007 from Singapore to Sydney with Singapore Airlines. The aircraft was known as the Airbus A3XX during much of its development phase, but the nickname Superjumbo has since become associated with i...

Airlines Accessible to All? Not Yet

Cecilia Garland

The world is becoming friendlier to disabled people in recent years. Accessibility is an important issue for growing number of hotels and other facilities world wide. There are, sad to say, still some unresolved issues though. For example air travel may be a very unpleasant experience for a disabled person. Some airlines even make steps that may be considered discriminatory by these people...

Airline Innovation Could Take a Bite Out of Delays

Daniel A. Tanner

It will come as no surprise to air travelers that the last year has been the worst on record for flight delays and cancellations. Since technology failures played a role in some of the year's worst headaches, it's a fair question to ask whether better technology might fix what's broken with air travel...

Airline Get Ready for Euro 2008

Bill Alen

Austrian Airlines has completed the lion’s share of its preparations for the European Football Championship 2008 less than 100 days before the competition is due to begin: In the short- and medium-haul scheduled segment, based on the higher passenger volumes expected, the domestic carrier will employ substantially larger aircraft on European routes...