United Airlines is revamping its fleet of Airbus aircraft with Slimline Recaro seats. "The new seats will allow us to increase the capacity of these aircraft, but without compromising personal space," said Aaron Goldberg, senior manager of customer experience planning with United Airlines.
The new Pittsburgh International Airport mobile application shows flight status details along with updates on parking lot capacity and wait times at security checkpoints. The Apple app has links to other airport services.
SriLankan Airlines has debuted self-service check-in kiosks at Bandaranaike International Airport. To check in, fliers enter the ticket number, booking reference or FlySmiles membership number, or scan the digital ticket bar code. The kiosks also will serve some other airlines.
International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways, reported Wednesday it has agreed to buy 18 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The 787 has been grounded for battery-related issues, but Boeing says it is almost done testing a new system. IAG is also looking to order 747 jets for its carrier Iberia.