Icelandair is having Row 44 Inc., which provides inflight Wi-Fi and device-based entertainment content for airlines, equip its fleet with high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi, starting this year.

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Residents of Dallas, Houston and San Antonio will be able to travel on Megabus.com buses to Austin, Texas; Norman, Oklahoma; Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; and New Orleans, at fares beginning at $1. Megabus.com service in Texas will begin June 19.

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On May 9, in-flight broadband service provider Row 44, Inc. and its African partner, Wireless G, in association with Mango Airlines and Vodacom, launched the G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi service on Mango. The carrier operates five Boeing 737-800 jets.

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Boeing aerodynamicists used advanced computational fluid dynamics to combine rake-tip technology with a dual-feather winglet concept into one advanced treatment for the wings of the 737 MAX.

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Rolled out from the Airbus A320 final-assembly line in Toulouse on April 26, 2012, MSN 5098 will be one of several A320-family aircraft in the certification flight-test campaign.

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Since the first 737 Boeing Sky Interior was delivered in October 2010, 65 airlines and leasing companies have ordered the new interior, according to Boeing.

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Boeing has made a series of design decisions to update the 737 MAX design in order to optimize the new-engine 737 variant’s performance, from the time the 737 MAX family enters service in 2017.

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As a result of a two-year refurbishment program, the Gold Twin cabins aboard the Indian Pacific now feature new modern, en-suite bathrooms and new, plush furnishings and fittings, as well as improved bunk ladders and safety rails. All cabins have also been fitted with a new in-cabin audio system.

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Alaska Airlines has unveiled its new ‘Airport of the Future’ location at Los Angeles International Airport in the newly remodeled Terminal 6, where the carrier has replaced traditional ticket counters with customer-friendly check-in kiosks and bag-check stations.

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Boeing Business Jets has unveiled the latest BBJ to enter service, showing the aircraft at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai. The aircraft is the first BBJ to enter service with Honeywell’s new Ovation Select digital-connectivity system.

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With the expansion of in-flight Internet across its Airbus A320-family and Embraer 190 fleets, US Airways will have 90 per cent of its mainline domestic fleet equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access. The service will also be expanded to US Airways Express Embraer 170 and 175 jets operated by Republic Airlines.

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Qatar Airways has unveiled new Business Class seats and Economy Class seats for its Boeing 787s at the International Travel Bourse in Berlin, as well as a revamped in-flight entertainment system which will feature in the airline’s new aircraft type.

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To maximize passenger comfort, choice and productivity, Swiss International Air Lines has created a Business Class cabin configuration in which alternate seat rows have a 1-2-1 configuration and a 2-2-1 configuration. This means, importantly, that there are only five seats in the cabin which don’t have direct access to an aisle.

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British Airways has completed refurbishing the first of 18 Boeing 777-200ERs with the same new First, World Traveller economy and World Traveller Plus cabin interiors and new Thales in-flight entertainment system that are installed on BA’s six new Boeing 777-300ERs.

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Named ‘Evolve: The New Southwest Interior’, the cabin update makes use of durable and environmentally responsible products to reduce waste and create weight savings on board the aircraft, while (according to the airline) enhancing comfort for customers.

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A year after the debut of its Greyhound Express service, Greyhound Lines, Inc. is expanding the premium service to Florida by adding routes from its Atlanta hub to Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Greyhound also is adding an Express stop in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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On December 12, Delta Air Lines began operating between New York JFK and Sao Paulo with Boeing 767-400ERs, which offer 180-degree, flat-bed seats in BusinessElite. On December 14, Delta will begin using Boeing 767-400ERs between Atlanta and Sao Paulo.

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In addition to 250 satellite images which the European Space Agency made available to Air France in 2007, ESA has provided more than 1,200 new images to incorporate into Air France’s in-flight Geovision program, which displays satellite views that link to the route on passengers’ onboard screens.

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Otherwise known for the excellence of its service, Virgin America ranks a distant last in a study released today which reveals how quickly the call centers of the 13 largest U.S. airlines have been responding to customer calls during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

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