As it celebrates five years of independent ownership, London Gatwick Airport has announced a £1 billion investment to transform the North Terminal passenger experience. Enhancements will include a new check-in area with 60 self-service bag drop units, a new next-generation security area, and 15 state-of-the-art new e-gates.
Speakers from TUI, Estonian Air, Inmarsat and Thales are already confirmed to join Runway Girl Network’s Mary Kirby on stage in the Cabin Connectivity Forum Europe.
One year after closing its merger with US Airways, American Airlines is looking ahead to 2015 and beyond with more than $2 billion in investments, which will include fully lie-flat seats, international WiFi, and more inflight entertainment options.
Air France and Orange will offer Wi-Fi access onboard two Airbus A320s on short and medium-haul networks during a three-month trial phase, from summer 2015. This will allow passengers to surf the internet, read their emails, watch live TV, or enjoy their favourite series.
Japan Airlines’ new B787-8 has been equipped with the Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system, making it the first airline in Asia to carry the state-of-the-art technology.
View a picture round-up of FTE Asia 2014, which took place in Kuala Lumpur and attracted almost 250 delegates from airlines, airports and other key travel stakeholders.
Sydney Airport’s team of ‘Airport Ambassadors’ will now carry iPad Minis, so they can provide passengers with real-time information on the go.
The new app is available on iPhone and Android devices and includes a flight tracker, plus information on airport retail, parking and ground transportation.
Two “avatars” have been introduced in Terminal A with the aim of helping to ensure passengers know what to expect when they reach the security checkpoint.
A preview of what FTE Asia 2014 delegates can expect to see from Rockwell Collins/ARINC Airports, PrehKeyTec and SITA.