Spanish carrier Vueling has embraced wearable technology and has partnered with Sony to offer a smartwatch-based boarding pass on the Smartwatch 2.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the latest US airport to opt for Automated Passport Control (APC) BorderXpress kiosks to expedite the customs process.
Lufthansa will introduce security fast lanes for high-value customers and also expand the ‘meet and assist’ arrivals service at Munich and Frankfurt airports.
Finavia will install 12 Scan&Fly self-service bag drop units at Helsinki, Oulu and Turku airports following a successful trial period.
Australian Customs and Border Protection has launched a trial to extend the SmartGate automated border control solution to Singapore nationals arriving in Australia.
Lufthansa has outlined how it plans to enhance the onboard passenger experience across all four classes in its “biggest service initiative in recent years”. Read full article »
Bangkok Airways now offers its business class passengers iPad minis pre-loaded with movies, TV shows and music as it aims to enhance its “onboard boutique service”. Read full article »
Israeli airline EL AL will introduce in-flight Wi-Fi on its Boeing 737s, becoming the first airline to offer ViaSat’s ‘Exede in the Air’ service on flights within Europe. Read full article »
Finnair is adding fully flat seats in Business Class on nine of its long-haul services, including Tokyo, New York, Beijing, Seoul and Hong Kong. Read full article »
GuestLogix has signed an agreement with Global Eagle Entertainment, which will allow passengers to book onward travel tickets and destination-based activities while onboard. Read full article »