Love is in the air

The many reasons we love aviation at AirlinePros By Thommen Jose, Head of Communications, AirlinePros International Walking through the atrium of the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, Achma Asokan Foster, our CEO, suddenly veered towards one of the elevators and led me to the third floor. We passed some coffee shops and airline offices along […]

Where have all the people gone? Or, the rise of tech in travel.

Traveling after a long hiatus Yuko Imai, Regional Managing Partner, AirlinePros Japan, found the increasing absence of people at various contact points in airports both interesting and intriguing. It led her to think aloud about people-free technologies – already there and on the way. During my three-year break from international trips – enforced, of course, […]

The Anatomy of an Interview

Some people musings and airline facts along the sidelines of ‘From the flight deck’ interview in AirWaves, our international newsletter. By James Foster, Chairman, AirlinePros.  I traveled to Brazil to interview Eduardo Fairen Soria and Lisa Mota-Pinto McNally, the Chief Executive and Chief Commercial Officer respectively of TAAG – Angola’s national airline – in Salvador, […]

Five best views from the aircraft window you do not want to miss

Here are some sights you should not miss out on – from the window seat – if you love traveling around the globe like I do and experiencing what the world has to offer. By James Foster, Chairman, AirlinePros.  1. Sunrise over the Indian Ocean Almost all air carriers fly from Europe to Africa at […]

Air Travel Trends – From Pandemic to Endemic

According to a recent MasterCard study, for the first time since the pandemic began in March 2020, business flight bookings have actually exceeded 2019 levels (the number of flight bookings made by business travelers in April 2022 versus the same period in 2019) and leisure travelers in April of this year are within 7% of […]