Author: Metropolitan Airport News

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Swissport International AG has set extensive goals for the de-carbonization of its operations, waste management, and circularity and for diversity and inclusion among its people. The new ESG agenda will be aligned with its ambitious growth plan and will, at the same time, support its long-term development and success. Swissport’s sustainability agenda is built around a comprehensive set of ESG measures which includes the de-carbonization of its operations with a focus on introducing more electric vehicles; the avoidance of waste in all areas of the business, from cargo centers to airport lounges; as well as additional efforts to further improve…

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Air Canada today announced a purchase agreement for 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft under development by Heart Aerospace of Sweden. The revolutionary regional aircraft, expected to enter service in 2028, will generate zero emissions flying on battery power and yield significant operational savings and benefits. Under the agreement, Air Canada has also acquired a US$5 million equity stake in Heart Aerospace. “Air Canada has taken a leadership position in the industry to address climate change. The introduction into our fleet of the ES-30 electric regional aircraft from Heart Aerospace will be a step forward to our goal of net zero emissions by 2050,” said Michael Rousseau, President…

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Air Canada has become the first airline to be re-certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the safe transport of live animals by Air Canada Cargo. IATA awarded Air Canada Cargo with the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) recertification following the successful completion of the verification process. “We are very proud to be recognized for our work in operating to the highest global standards for the worldwide transport of all live animals, and being the first airline to be re-certificated continues to position Air Canada Cargo as an industry leader.…

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CSX Corp., one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers, today announced that, as part of a planned succession process, its Board of Directors has appointed seasoned executive Joseph R. Hinrichs as the Company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 26, 2022. Joseph R. Hinrichs Hinrichs succeeds James M. Foote, who plans to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as from the Board, on September 26, 2022. Foote will continue to work with the Company through March 31, 2023 as an advisor to facilitate a seamless leadership transition. Hinrichs has more than 30 years’ experience in…

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For the twelfth year in a row, Vaughn College has been ranked among the top colleges. The U.S. News & World Report survey results released September 12 recognized Vaughn in its 2022 survey of the best colleges in the regional North. The rankings serve as a guide for prospective students and their families, evaluating 1,500 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality. “Our vision: ‘To change the world, one student at a time, with a transformational education that provides a lifetime of learning,’ is our constant guide to providing students with a quality education that prepares them…

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Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, will reinforce its commitment to the China market with the introduction of an additional 30 tonnes of belly capacity via two new weekly direct passenger flights to Guangzhou from 10 October, subject to regulatory approvals. With this latest addition to the carrier’s network, Etihad will become the first international airline to operate long-haul passenger and cargo services to the top three Chinese gateways since the start of the pandemic. In July, the carrier announced the introduction of direct passenger flights to Beijing, bringing the total number of direct passenger…

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The two leisure airlines of the Lufthansa Group, Edelweiss and Eurowings Discover, are to further expand their tourism competence in the future. To this end, both airlines, which will remain independent in the future, will have a joint CEO: Bernd Bauer, CEO of Edelweiss airline in Switzerland since 2014, will assume this position on October 1, 2022. The management team of Eurowings Discover will thus be expanded and strengthened. The airline, which was founded during the Corona pandemic in challenging times, has experienced rapid growth. It has successfully positioned itself in the market and operates with high reliability and punctuality.…

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The Economic Stabilization Fund of the Federal Republic of Germany (WSF) announced yesterday that all the remaining shares of its holding in Deutsche Lufthansa AG had been sold to various investors via an accelerated bookbuilding process. The WSF last held around 6.2 percent of the company’s share capital (74.4 million shares). The WSF had acquired its original shareholding of 20 percent of the share capital of Deutsche Lufthansa AG for EUR 306 million in the summer of 2020. It was agreed at the time that the holding would be sold by October 2023 at the latest. Deutsche Lufthansa AG had…

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LATAM announced changes to its Economy cabin service that has allowed it to eliminate more than 1,200 tons of single-use plastics, equivalent to eliminating 36,000 500 ml plastic bottles. The new service seeks to implement a more sustainable cabin and considers important changes in the materiality of all items on board (cups, cutlery, trays), replacing them with more sustainable materials such as bamboo cutlery, reusable trays, kraft paper packaging for cutlery, and certified sustainable paper cups. These changes have been implemented on all of LATAM group’s regional and long-haul routes and are part of the group’s sustainability strategy, which aims…

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United and Emirates announced a historic commercial agreement today that will enhance each airline’s network and give their customers easier access to hundreds of destinations within the United States and around the world*. United will launch a new direct flight between Newark/New York and Dubai starting in March 2023 – from there, customers can travel on Emirates or its sister airline, flydubai to more than 100 different cities. Tickets for United’s new Dubai flight are now on sale. Starting in November, Emirates customers flying into three of the nation’s biggest business hubs – Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston – will have access to nearly 200 U.S. cities in the United network – most of which…

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