star alliance logoStar Alliance member SAS Scandinavian Airlines and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways are set to begin codeshare operations between Scandinavia and the United Arab Emirates.

United Airlines will begin distribution of iPhone 6 Plus to its more than 23,000 mainline flight attendants during the second quarter of 2015. Plans include replacing the flight attendants’ printed safety manual with an electronic version on their iPhones and providing real-time reporting and improved follow up on aircraft cabin issues and repairs. Additionally, The deployment of iPhone 6 Plus for United flight attendants follows the airline’s deployment of iPads to pilots beginning in 2011 in a move toward creating paperless aircraft and flight decks. United has renewed the iPad pilot program with iPad Air 2. (Source: United Airlines)

thumb lhr starThe opening of London Heathrow Terminal 2 in June 2014 marked a new phase in choreographed, mutually beneficial relationships between airports and their airline customers. Called the Queen’s Terminal, it is a dedicated Star Alliance facility. This forward-thinking project was highly ambitious, involving a five-year $3.8 billion upgrade. The new terminal is now home to 23 Star Alliance airlines and three codeshare partners—which represent over 20 percent of the airport’s.

TAP Portugal pilots announced a 10-day strike beginning May 1
TAP Portugal’s Pilots Union SPAC has announced a 10-day strike from May 1 to protest the ongoing privatization process.

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