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November 26, 2012
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  Passenger Experience 
  • "Twilight" again reigns at box office
    "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2" topped the box office over the extended Thanksgiving weekend, earning $64 million in the Wednesday-to-Sunday period. "Skyfall" and "Lincoln" came in second and third, respectively. Bloomberg Businessweek (11/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • New Apple app for Tenn. airport is available
    McGhee Tyson Airport in Tennessee has added an Apple-based application that displays flight information. It also shows airport directions, parking and airline contact information, and vendor options. "In a time when lines are longer and more people are traveling by air, the airport's new app can save our guests precious time," said Howard Vogel, board chairman at the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority. The Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tenn.) (free registration) (11/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Virgin America continues to struggle
    Virgin America hasn't posted a yearly profit since its launch in 2007, and losses have expanded. The airline lost $12.6 million in the third quarter, up from $3 million a year earlier, despite positive passenger-experience reports. The carrier says it will reduce annual supply growth. APEX Editor's Blog (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Job posting: Aviation technical sales manager at Inmarsat
    Inmarsat is recruiting for a key external-facing individual within the London-based Aviation team responsible for ensuring customers, partners and prospects have access to technical support and expertise to promote and grow Enterprise Aviation sales and to support solutions and business development initiatives at the Inmarsat partner and customer level. Apply here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Job posting: General manager for marketing product management at Middle Eastern Airline
    A major Middle East-based airline with an international network operation seeks a general manager for marketing product management. The position will be based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The candidate will be responsible for the following: designing and developing policies, processes and procedures; establishing a strategy for marketing and product management; managing day-to-day operations for ground products, on-board products and preparations, and customer experience surveys; and preparing budget proposals and relevant reports for implementation. The ideal candidate will have earned no less than a bachelor's degree in marketing or business administration and will have at least 12 years of related experience, of which at least six must be airline-related. To apply, please e-mail personal credentials. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) encompasses a network of businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe. Every day, APEX members are improving every aspect of the airline experience: from designing, building and installing seating, entertainment and communications systems on commercial aircraft, to airport lounges and inflight dining. Visit for more information. APEX is professionally managed by Kellen Company, the premier global association management firm with offices and representation in the United States, Europe, China, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia.

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