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December 26, 2012
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  • Airlines in India to offer better discounts in 2013
    Travel-industry professionals in India say travelers who book in advance should expect improved discounts. "The industry is maturing, and we expect to see airlines competing with railways by offering more 30- to 60-day advance purchase schemes, causing 10% to 20% reduction in advance ticket prices," said Keyur Joshi, chief operating officer of Indian travel site The Economic Times (India) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • APEX discusses growth in market with Chinese carriers
    APEX representatives recently met with executives from Chinese airlines and an industry group to discuss developments in the fast-growing region. The "China Road Trip" team met with Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, Cathay Pacific, Juneyao Airlines and the China Air Transport Association. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Art matters at Atlanta airport
    The Mammatus sculpture at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is an example of how travel hubs are embracing art, Jenny Jarvie writes. Atlanta's international terminal has received more than $5 million worth of art during 2012, and the airport plans a $4.3 million underground virtual forest that links concourses. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Job posting: Technical manager, in-flight technology -- British Airways
    British Airways seeks a technical manager for in-flight technology, responsible for following technical procedures to deliver aircraft safety and cost performance targets for BA's cabin and IFE systems, along with continuous improvement of aircraft technical performance and engineering processes. Project management expertise is key, as is an ability to explain and deliver business change. Information for applicants can be found here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • APEX to host panel session at 2013 International CES
    As the U.S. government grapples with possible policy changes regarding personal electronic device use in-flight, the upcoming 2013 International CES will break down the issues related to airlines, convenience and the passenger experience with a series of informational sessions 7 through 10 January in Las Vegas, Nev., USA. APEX will host a panel session 10 January to discuss the restrictions of the current policy compared with regulations elsewhere. The panel will be moderated by Jonathan Norris, executive director for APEX Media Platform, and panelists will include Pal Bjordal of AeroMobile; Patrick Brannelly of Emirates airline; and Paul Misener of To register for this event, please visit here. 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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