April 15, 2024

LE BOURGETFrance/PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Akasa Air today announced an order for four additional 737-8 jets at the Paris Air Show. Akasa Air, which launched operations in 2022 with its first 737-8, has rapidly grown its market share and fleet to 19 airplanes across 16 destinations to support the fast-growing market in India.

With the order of four additional aircraft, the Indian carrier's order book comprises 76 jets, which include 23 737-8s and 53 high-capacity 737-8-200 airplanes. 

"As the world's fastest growing airline, we are excited to add four more Boeing 737-8 airplanes into our fleet, taking our initial order of 72 aircraft up to 76 jets which will be delivered over the next four years. In addition to supporting our rapid domestic expansion, these airplanes allow us to take full advantage of the category leading 737-8 aircraft with its unparalleled range, as we prepare our foray into international routes," said Vinay Dube, Founder and CEO, Akasa Air. "The fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions of the 737-8 allows us to remain focused on sustainable operations, while also providing our environmentally conscious passengers with a more comfortable way to fly. Sustainability is at the core of our business, and we strive for more opportunities to reduce our impact to the environment."

The Indian carrier is operating 19 737-8s today with high-capacity 737-8-200 airplanes on order. As passenger traffic rises above pre-pandemic levels in India, the versatile 737-8 is supporting Akasa Air's growth strategy and domestic network and positions the airline for future regional expansion.

"This follow-on order by Akasa demonstrates the market-leading capabilities of the 737 MAX in the world's fastest-growing commercial aviation market," said Brad McMullen, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. "The efficiency and range of the 737-8 support Akasa Air's plan to expand domestic and regional networks."

The 737 MAX family provides Akasa Air with greater range and fuel efficiency, reducing fuel use and carbon emissions 20% compared to older-generation airplanes. In addition, the 737 MAX is a quieter airplane with a 50% smaller noise footprint.

Boeing customers have placed more than 1,000 orders and commitments for the company's new commercial airplanes since July 2022. This includes over 750 737 MAX airplanes, reflecting the value of the family's versatility and commonality.

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing's diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company's core values of safety, quality and integrity. Join our team and find your purpose at boeing.com/careers.

DUBAI, UAE, PRNewswire/ -- Since the introduction of the Emirates app on HUAWEI AppGallery in early 2020, Emirates, a prominent player in the aviation sector, and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), cutting-edge technology services, have joined forces to enhance travel experiences for HMS users. This collaboration has evolved and flourished, enabling them to provide outstanding user experiences to a wider global audience.

Now, with its seamless integration on the HUAWEI Watch 4, the Emirates app has reached new heights in enhancing the performance and user experience for travelers. In addition to providing easy access to booking and flight details, the app now enables users to utilize a QR code as their boarding pass. This innovative feature eliminates the need for passengers to use their phones while boarding, streamlining the travel process and ensuring a hassle-free experience.

William Hu, Managing Director of Huawei Consumer Business Group, Middle East and Africa Eco Development and Operation, said: "This integration of Emirates app on the HUAWEI Watch 4 represents another milestone in HMS journey to deliver exceptional travel experiences to our users, who can now effortlessly access vital flight information, manage their bookings, and stay connected on the go, all from their wrist. We are excited to bring this convenience and innovation to our users, further enhancing their travel experiences and demonstrating our commitment to providing unparalleled solutions in the digital age."

"Our collaboration with Huawei Mobile Services and integration with HUAWEI WATCH 4 Series showcases our shared commitment to delivering exceptional user experiences and simplifying travel processes for consumers," said Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand at Emirates. "We are dedicated to leveraging cutting-edge technology to provide the best possible services to our passengers. By integrating our app seamlessly on Huawei's latest smartwatch, we aim to exceed the expectations of our tech-savvy customers."   

In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) believes that collaboration with partners and developers will thrive within HMS' ecosystem, resulting in continuous innovation and improved convenience for users. This strategic partnership between Huawei and Emirates exemplifies this belief, as they continue to push boundaries and unlock new possibilities for the travel industry.

Visit HUAWEI AppGallery to download Emirates app and embark on an enhanced travel experience.

About Huawei Mobile Services (HMS)

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is a part of Huawei Consumer Business Group, which aims to provide a complete, all-scenario mobile ecosystem to Huawei device users. HMS users can enjoy official services such as AppGallery, Mobile Cloud, Themes, Video, Petal Search, Petal Maps and more which come along with EMUI. HMS covers users in over 170 countries and regions, serving as an ultimate and premium smart living experience to benefit every user. As the era of a fully connected world has arrived, HMS continues evolving to provide an optimised mobile experience and fulfil the commitment to bring the world closer.

FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vanpowers officially announced the European launch of its latest e-bike, UrbanGlide — a precision-built, high torque, smooth-powered bike with a 500-watt motor designed for metro commuters and capable of traveling 110 kilometers on a single charge.

The UrbanGlide-Ultra is now available for pre-order for the early-bird price of €2,599.

The connected, intelligent e-bike can be experienced for the first time in Europe in person at EUROBIKE in Frankfurt between June 21st through June 25th at Hall 8.0 H32.

“We created UrbanGlide specifically for commuters navigating the concrete jungle,” said Darik Duan, chief of research and development at Vanpowers. “This is their tool--and toy. Every component--from the hydraulic brakes, powerful motor, the suspension fork, the ultra-comfortable suspension seatpost and saddle, the long-range battery, etc—was carefully considered. We are proud to have created a safe, reliable, cutting-edge e-bike that city dwellers will prefer to their cars.”

The following are key details about the UrbanGlide:

  • Low cross frame and low step point are user-friendly, suitable for people of different ages and different body types
  • 500W motor and sensitive torque sensor deliver quick acceleration and make the ride easy and smooth
  • Battery charges to 90% in four hours
  • Suspension seatpost with pressure-relieving saddle for ultra rider comfort
  • Suspension front fork filters out vibrations and softens the impact of the road conditions
  • Adjustable handlebar with 0-90 degree adjustment angle
  • Lighting function for night riding
  • UrbanGlide’s app allows riders to plan their routes, as well as track their speed, distance traveled, and calories burned

About Vanpowers

Founded in 2021 and run by a group of creative and conscientious cycling enthusiasts, Vanpowers has set the standard high for e-bikes. In addition to UrbanGlide, Vanpowers sells four other e-bikes, which are sold worldwide. With supply chains and local warehouses across the US, UK and Europe, Vanpowers offers fast shipping with deliveries usually taking between 3 to 7 days. For more information, please visit www.vanpowers.com.

LIMA, Peru--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Peru is a country with outstanding natural landscapes, incredible history, incomparable gastronomy, and a rich cultural mix. All these elements make it an essential tourist destination. Today, it has an offering that goes even further, since it has also become an ideal destination for hosting large international events and meetings.

According to PROMPERÚ, Peru's economic growth, modernity, and first-class infrastructure, complementing all the elements that have always marked out the country and that make it unique, now ensure memorable meetings and business trips.

The attention to detail offered by Peru takes center stage and is a fundamental element of the enriching experience it provides. In addition, it highlights its special geographical location, facilitating connections to all the key destinations in America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

In recent years, the country’s strategy of developing the MICE segment or business tourism within the tourism sector has encouraged investment in hotels in the country’s main cities, especially by international chains.

Thus, Lima (the country's capital), Arequipa, Cusco, and Paracas (beach resort) are ideal cities that are fully equipped to host congresses, meetings, and incentive trips.

In this context, the Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies (CEAV) has chosen the imperial city of Cusco as the location for its next board of directors meeting. This will take place on Tuesday, June 20, as part of a trip from June 15 to 21 to be carried out by 15 members of the CEAV board and two representatives of Iberia, thanks to an invitation from Peru’s Commission for Promotion of Export and Tourism (PROMPERÚ).

The visitors will meet with Peruvian business leaders with the aim of strengthening relations and business between both countries. Activities will include a tour of cultural attractions in Lima and Cusco, and showcasing of the robust offer in the MICE segment.

Other upcoming global meetings to be held in Peru include the 8th World Forum on Energy Regulation (WFER), the 12th Congress on Business in the Digital Age (NED 2023), the 15th International Gold, Silver & Copper Symposium, and the MinPro trade fair.

For more information, see: https://meetings.peru.travel/en

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SEATTLEJune 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Our commitment to care for our guests comes in all forms, including improving their travel day. To help do that, Alaska Airlines is partnering with CLEAR – the secure identity company – to provide friction-free and predictable travel experiences with CLEAR Plus. With our new partnership, Mileage Plan members can take advantage of a discounted rate for a CLEAR Plus membership and also receive bonus miles for a limited time. This is the first step in the partnership to accelerate the adoption of digital identity and remove friction throughout the travel journey.

 "We understand from our guests how important it is for them to have the best possible experience when traveling with us, and part of that is saving time when they're at the airport," said Shane Jones, vice president of real estate and business development at Alaska Airlines. "Our frequent flyers are already big fans of CLEAR Plus. With a discounted CLEAR Plus membership available to all of our Mileage Plan members, we believe more of our guests will appreciate this valuable travel benefit."

All Mileage Plan members can enroll in CLEAR Plus at a discounted rate of $179 a year at clearme.com/alaska. Plus our elite Mileage Plan members – MVP, MVP Gold, MVP Gold 75K and MVP Gold 100K – who enroll will receive 1,500 Mileage Plan bonus miles. Elite Mileage Plan members who renew an existing CLEAR Plus membership and link it to their Mileage Plan account will receive a total of 1,250 miles every year upon renewal.

In addition, to celebrate the launch of the partnership, between now and July 16, 2023, all Mileage Plan members – elite or non-elite – who enroll in a new CLEAR Plus membership will receive 1,000 Mileage Plan bonus miles.

"CLEAR is obsessed with delivering the best customer experience, so we're excited to provide Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan members with the confidence and predictability of CLEAR Plus," said Kasra Moshkani, executive vice president of operations at CLEAR. "We look forward to expanding our partnership with Alaska to continue unlocking seamless experiences for their frequent flyers from home to gate and beyond."

CLEAR Plus is available at Alaska's key hub airports in SeattleSan Francisco and Los Angeles. Mileage Plan members who join CLEAR Plus can add up to three family members or friends to their account for just $70 each. Family members under 18 years old can always join CLEAR members in the CLEAR Lane for free. CLEAR has more than 16 million members.

While CLEAR Plus and TSA PreCheck are independent of each other, many passengers use CLEAR Plus and TSA PreCheck together for the fastest way through airport security.

About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines and our regional partners serve more than 120 destinations across the United StatesBelizeCanadaCosta Rica and Mexico. We strive to be the most caring airline with award-winning customer service and an industry-leading loyalty program. As a member of the oneworld alliance, and with our additional global partners, our guests can travel to more than 1,000 destinations on more than 25 airlines while earning and redeeming miles on flights to locations around the world. Learn more about Alaska at news.alaskaair.com and follow @alaskaairnews for news and stories. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group. 

About CLEAR 
CLEAR's mission is to create frictionless experiences. With more than 16 million members and a growing network of partners across the world, CLEAR's identity platform is transforming the way people live, work, and travel. Whether you are traveling, at the stadium, or on your phone, CLEAR connects you to the things that make you, you - making everyday experiences easier, more secure, and friction-free. CLEAR is committed to privacy done right. Members are always in control of their own information, and we never sell member data. For more information, visit clearme.com.

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