Aviation

Taking a Stand: American Advocates for LGBTQ Rights and Hate Crimes Legislation
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Taking a Stand: American Advocates for LGBTQ Rights and Hate Crimes Legislation

FORT WORTH, Texas — American joined with dozens of other Texas-based companies today in an open letter to state lawmakers, making clear the airline supports the inclusion of LGBTQ people in nondiscrimination laws and opposes any effort to exclude the LGBTQ community from full civil rights protections under the law. The effort was led by Texas Competes, a coalition of businesses aligned on ensuring a fair and welcoming Texas for LGBTQ people. “Discrimination of any kind runs counter to American’s mission of taking care of people on life’s journey. Equity and inclusion are core values critical to the success of our company, and laws that create unequal treatment are not only bad policy, but are also bad for business,” said Molly Wilkinson, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and PRIDE EB...
Qatar Airways Introduces Bespoke Iftar Meal Bags During the Holy Month of Ramadan
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Qatar Airways Introduces Bespoke Iftar Meal Bags During the Holy Month of Ramadan

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is delighted to extend its tradition of celebrating the customs of the Holy Month of Ramadan with passengers on board by offering bespoke Iftar meal bags, consisting of Middle Eastern delicacies to break their fast during this holy month. The Iftar bag, designed in-house, is a colourful modern execution of an Arabic pattern that you may see within a Fanous. The Fanous has become a popular symbol to represent the holy month as it adds to the magical and serene atmosphere that one experiences during this time. Each bag contains a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies that will be offered on selected routes across Algeria, Bangladesh, Djibouti, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia and the...
British Airways Launches London City Flights to Jersey and Gibraltar
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British Airways Launches London City Flights to Jersey and Gibraltar

Operating initially over the summer period, the routes will launch on 25 June, 2021. Two flights a week will operate to Jersey and Gibraltar – on Mondays and Fridays - offering important air links for business travellers, holiday makers and those visiting friends and relatives as regulations ease, as well as for cargo. With fares starting from just £42 to Jersey and £43 to Gibraltar each way*, customers can book from today via ba.com. Customers benefit from British Airways’ flexible booking policy, offering customers no change fees or a voucher exchange for bookings made for travel before the end of April 2022, giving customers a large variety of options should their plans change. Tom Stoddart, Managing Director of BA CityFlyer, which will operate the new services, said: "It’s great ...
Jet Zero launches £15 million competition to reduce aviation emissions
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Jet Zero launches £15 million competition to reduce aviation emissions

£15 million Green Fuels, Green Skies competition to turn materials such as everyday waste into sustainable aviation fuel new chief executive officer (CEO) attends second Jet Zero Council meeting to help drive progress on decarbonisation £2.4 million awarded to pioneering project electrifying regional links in the South West Net zero-emission aviation is one step closer today (16 March 2021) following the launch of a new competition to support the development of cutting-edge facilities capable of turning everyday waste into jet fuel. The Green Fuel, Green Skies competition, which is part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan, will support UK companies as they pioneer new technologies to convert household rubbish, waste wood and excess electricity into sustainable aviati...
Aviation sector boost as new jobs portal launches
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Aviation sector boost as new jobs portal launches

Aviation Skills Retention Platform launched with an initial 2,185 vacancies comes as a 6-month renewal of the successful Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme is announced both initiatives are designed to safeguard the sector as wider restrictions begin to lift The aviation sector is set to benefit from further government support with the creation of an all-new Aviation Skills Retention Platform (ASRP) to boost employment and upskill candidates in the industry. The platform is an ‘online skills and recruitment centre’ specially tailored to find jobs for candidates who currently may be unable to work as a result of the pandemic, or similar roles that match their existing skillset. The government has partnered with several leading employers, including the Civil Avia...
Experience First Class Dining at Home with British Airways
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Experience First Class Dining at Home with British Airways

Travellers who are missing the skies and want to experience the culinary delights of first class dining can do so from their home thanks to a new partnership between British Airways, Feast Box and DO & CO. The airline has teamed up with its premium catering partner DO & CO, and Feast Box, a provider of internationally inspired recipe boxes, to create a limited-edition cook-at-home meal kit that mirrors British Airways’ First cabin dining experience. Each meal kit includes a four-course menu inspired by the luxurious food served in British Airways’ First cabin. Customers can choose vegetarian, fish and meat dishes in their kit. They will receive the full ingredients – as used in the First cabin - to cook the meal at home, along with a recipe sheet and an information card in th...
American Airlines marks International Women’s Day with all‑female crew
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American Airlines marks International Women’s Day with all‑female crew

As part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, today we recognize International Women’s Day, which celebrates the contributions and achievements of women around the world. To mark the day, a talented team of women operated and supported Flight AA2808, a Boeing 787, which flew from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) today. Every aspect of the operation and service for today’s flight was delivered by women – from check-in to cargo loading to the air traffic controller responsible for providing the flight’s clearance for departure. In addition, all team members supporting the flight from the airline’s Integrated Control Center in Fort Worth, Texas, were women. Capt. Linda Pauwels led today’s flight crew. Linda has been instrumental i...