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TECH 17 Jul 2019 | 2:30 AM

Going on holiday? There’s an app for that

Instead of whipping out an oversized map or bulky travel guide anytime you need to figure out where you’re going when you’re on vacation, wouldn’t it be easier to use your smartphone instead?

TECH 19 Mar 2019 | 8:43 AM

Cathay to mine personal data to tailor to premium flyers

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd is doubling down on mining customer data.

TECH 10 Jan 2019 | 11:00 PM

Low-cost airline Norwegian to launch free WiFi for long-haul flights

Norwegian Air Shuttle is launching a first-class service on its low-cost airline – with the rollout of free WiFi on long-haul flights.

TECH 25 Oct 2018 | 12:12 PM

Millions of passengers hit in worst ever airline data hack

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said a hacker accessed personal information of 9.4 million customers, becoming the target of the world’s biggest airline data breach.

TECH 13 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

These airlines help flyers meditate and zone out in the clouds

Virgin Australia is the latest airline to launch a meditation programme on their in-flight entertainment system, to help flyers find a bit of zen 35,000 feet (10.7km) in the air.

TECH 19 Jul 2018 | 6:30 AM

Two become one? Planemakers work on tech to cut pilot numbers

Airplane manufacturers are working to adapt jets to reduce the number of pilots needed for long-haul flights and to build new cockpits designed for a single aviator in order to ease a global pilot shortage and cut airline costs.

TECH 17 Jul 2018 | 1:30 AM

Airline passengers split over using Internet in the air

Whether you regard your next flight as a chance to kick back and relax or a valuable window to catch up on lost work may depend on where you live, according to a survey of 8,000 passengers in 10 key travel markets.

TECH 09 Mar 2018 | 3:00 AM

In-flight WiFi to bring wide benefits

The in-flight WiFi market in China is expected to enter a golden growth period in the near future, providing services to 500 million travellers every year once passengers are allowed to use portable electronic devices while flying in the country.

TECH 06 Feb 2018 | 5:30 AM

New European WiFi network for airline passengers to launch within months

A new European WiFi network for airline passengers will be launched by the end of June, the companies behind the project said on Feb 5.

TECH 10 May 2017 | 11:43 PM

UN aviation agency seeks global approach to laptop ban

A United Nations agency has launched an effort to craft global guidance for the use of laptops and other portable electronics in passenger aircraft cabins after selective bans.