Qatar Airways Breast Cancer Awareness Month amenity kit

Qatar Airways goes pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Qatar Airways Breast Cancer Awareness Month amenity kit

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Qatar Airways is offering passengers an exclusive ‘Think Pink’ experience in the sky as well in its lounges, offering custom-designed limited-edition amenity kits and pink-themed special menus.

The exclusive amenity kits designed in-house and created exclusively for Qatar Airways by Italian luggage brand BRIC’S, are made from vegan leather with male and female options available. Both kits feature a unique zipper pull in the shape of the iconic breast cancer ribbon.

The kit is further customised with a message imprinted on a band, reading: ‘Think pink and support the fight’. Each kit contains select products from Italy’s Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, the environmentally friendly and innovative nutrition-centric olive oil company. The skin care range includes lip balm, hydrating facial mist, and anti-ageing moisturiser, as well as pink socks and eyeshades.

On flights departing from Doha, passengers travelling in Business Class will be given exclusive pink-themed food and beverage including pink guava and grape lemonade and assorted desserts with the iconic pink ribbon. On all ultra-long-haul flights departing from Doha, passengers will be served a special pink afternoon tea menu featuring raspberry macaroons and opera cake.

Economy Class passengers travelling on overnight long-haul and all ultra-long-haul flights are also offered limited edition breast cancer awareness amenity kits. The bags feature the pink ribbon and include eyeshades, socks, earplugs, lip balm, toothbrush and toothpaste. Pink raspberry or strawberry mousse desserts will be served on all lunch and dinner services on all flights departing from Doha.

Penhaligon's amenity kit

Penhaligon’s comes onboard with SIA business class

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Penhaligon's amenity kit

Singapore Airlines has partnered with renowned British perfumers Penhaligon’s for their business class amenity kits.

Buzz created the collaboration which sees the green Penahligon’s branded folio-style bag feature a signature perfume bottle stopper shaped zip pull. Inside the kit are three luxurious Penhaligon’s skin care products: Quercus Lip Balm, Quercus Hand Lotion and Quercus Facial Mist.

Quercus is “a modern and invigorating cologne with a joyful burst of citrus and basil, supported by jasmine, cardamom, lily and amber.”

The Penhaligon’s for Singapore Airlines program will be available via the SIA@home Business Class experience from 5 October and onboard in coming months.

A blanket containing microbeBarrier from BUZZ

Buzz promotes MicrobeBARRIER technology

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A blanket containing microbeBarrier from BUZZ

Australia-based Buzz has introduced a new antimicrobial fabric protection, MicrobeBARRIER, to reduce the presence of germs.

Laboratory tested and proven, MicrobeBARRIER protects from bacteria, mildew, mold and odours caused by heat, moisture and organic matter that builds up on textiles,

Buzz has partnered with leading suppliers to create MicrobeBARRIER, and recently launched protective wear treated with the technology for Etihad Airways First and Business Class passengers.

iFlySmart amenities from FORMIA and Calego

FORMIA and Calego unveil new partnership

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iFlySmart amenities from FORMIA and Calego

A new collaborative initiative has been launched by Calego International and FORMIA to develop a range of health & wellness amenity kits for airlines.

Branded under Calego’s iFLYSmart brand, the kits will contain antibacterial products, protective face masks and soon-to-be announced items.

“We developed our health amenity kits back in 2017, long before COVID-19 emerged, because we always believed travellers must prioritise their health,” said David Rapps, President of Calego and CEO of iFLYSmart. “We’re thrilled to partner with FORMIA because together we will provide travellers around the world a range of products that answer their health and safety concerns in the most practical way possible.”

“As we watch the aviation community grapple with changes to travel and travellers, we believe it’s critical to be at the forefront of product innovation in the health & wellness space,” said Roland Grohmann, FORMIA’s CEO & Managing Partner.

WK Thomas Quick serve meal boxes

WK Thomas steps up hygiene and personal protection offering

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WK Thomas Quick serve meal boxes

With COVID-19 introducing a new dimension to both food and beverage services onboard the aircraft as well as facilities management, WK Thomas, (WKT) has unveiled its ‘Essentials Range’ offering increased hygiene and personal protection. The collection covers a core range of personal protective equipment (PPE), disposable food packaging and hygiene products.

“Hygiene and personal protection are now more important than ever and will remain so for the forseeable future,” said WK Thomas Head of Travel, David Simpson. “Alongside our popular packaging ranges from hot food boxes and containers, to plates, single wrapped cutler and sealed cutlery packs – as well as our new Quick Serve meal boxes – offering our Essentials Range timely and practical support for businesses now operating under different rules.”

Alongside its range of hygienic food packaging and wrapped cutlery WKT’s Essentials Range PPE products include face masks, powder-free vinyl gloves, aprons and hairnets. Anti-bacterial soaps, hand sanitisers, touchless hand sanitiser dispenser stations and signage illustrating social distancing guidelines are also on offer.

With more than 90 years experience in the travel and catering sector, David Simpson underlines that, “We not only have the product range but are actively working alongside businesses to ensure a safe return to normal with the appropriate practices and procedures in place.”

Qatar Airways introduces new onboard PPE for passengers and crew

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Qatar Airways has introduced new personal protective equipment (PPE) for customers and cabin crew, including face shields and protective kits to all passengers, and a new protective gown for cabin crew.

The disposable face shield is available in two standard sizes – one for adults and one for children. The children’s face shields feature the airline’s Oryx Kids Club mascots as part of their design. Passengers travelling from Hamad International Airport (HIA) will receive their face shields at the check-in counters, whereas at other destinations, the face shields will be distributed at the boarding gates.

Children under two years of age are not advised to wear face shields and face masks or coverings. During boarding and disembarkation, all passengers will be required to wear their face mask or covering as well as the face shield.

Onboard, all Qatar Airways passengers will be provided with a complimentary protective kit inside a ziplock pouch containing a single-use surgical face mask, large disposable powder-free gloves and an alcohol-based hand sanitiser gel. Business Class customers are also offered an additional 75 ml sanitiser gel tube.

Qatar Airways has also introduced new disposable protective gowns for cabin crew that are fitted over their uniforms, in addition to safety glasses, gloves and a mask. The new branded gowns are personalised with Qatar Airways’ logo imprinted on the top left corner.

Finnair distributes ‘Clean Kit’

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As of the beginning of July, Finnair has begun providing passengers with a new ‘Clean Kit’, containing a hand sanitiser, surface wipes, and an information leaflet packaged within an envelope that acts as a waste container.

Karim Al-Soufi, Finnair Vice President of Customer Experience, said: “Travelling with Finnair will feel different than before, with changes to our services and new types of procedures in place, such as the mandatory use of a mask on our flights.”

The kit has a special sustainable focus and features artwork by Finnish artist Reeta Ek. The paper product has been sourced using sustainable Finnish forestry fibers and the hand sanitiser has been supplied by Kyrö distillery. Better known for their award-winning world-famous gin, Kyrö changed its production focus to hand sanitiser to help combat COVID-19.

To prevent the coronavirus transmission, the wearing of masks by all customers and crew will continue to be mandatory throughout the entire journey, except during dining.

Customers are requested to ensure they bring enough masks for their journey, however, a limited supply will be available onboard upon request.

“We are delighted to be able to bring back familiar elements of our valued customer service while still taking good care of the hygiene and safety of our customers and staff.”

During July and August, the airline’s in-flight service will expand with coffee, tea, juice and water being served in economy class on short European routes (such as to Stockholm) and on Finnish domestic services.

On longer European flights, customers will be served a biscuit or a sandwich, depending on the length of the route. On long-haul flights, Finnair’s service returns closer to normal in both Economy Class and Business Class. However, the range of special meals and alcoholic beverages is still limited.

To limit the exposure of surface to touch, Finnair has also temporarily reduced the size of permitted hand luggage for customers. The new dimensions of hand luggage (55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm) has been slightly reduced from 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm.

Economy Class carry-on baggage allowance is for one piece of hand luggage and a small personal item with dimensions of 40 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm. The total weight of hand luggage and personal belongings may not exceed 8 kg.

Business Class customers will notice a slight change with up to two pieces of hand luggage allowed to now include one personal item, such as a handbag, with a total weight of up to 10 kg.

Formia Clean Kit

FORMIA launches Clean Kit range

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Formia Clean Kit

FORMIA has introduced a new range of Clean Kits to support the health, safety and wellbeing of airline passengers.

The new Clean Kit range has been developed with quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sanitiser products which comply with international safety standards and regulations, to ensure passengers are protected throughout their journey.

All products are available as own-branded or in collaboration with a choice of trusted brands to provide a comprehensive selection with the flexibility to be adapted to suit airlines’ requirements.

The range has been designed with individually sealed products for added safety, and presented in a durable pouch with customisable options for airline branding.

“We understand that airline passengers’ needs are changing, and with this our focus is to deliver relevant and timely solutions to support and protect their needs. Our new Clean Kit range has been created to ensure the health and wellbeing of travellers remains the priority. We are pleased to be able to offer airline customers added value with quality, tailor-made solutions for their needs, ”commented Philipp Wendschuh, FORMIA’s Chief Commercial Officer.

Kaelis PPE platform

Collaboration enables online PPE platform to manage supply chain

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Kaelis PPE platform

Kaelis has helped launch a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) online platform to expedite  the supply-chain process.

Having spent the past month re-purposing its resources to supply PPE globally, Kaelis has partnered with Neurored, S4G Consulting, several Logistics Partners and Global Payment Network Veem to offer a Salesforce.com-based secure and encrypted online platform to its customers.

Corporations, NGOs, Healthcare and Government Institutions can now place, pay and track their orders online directly in the Kaelis PPE Platform.

Kaelis unveils its self-protective pocket pouch

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As the need to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus becomes part of everyone’s daily routine by frequently washing hands and wearing face masks, Kaelis is aware that once the travel industry starts operating again, new rules will apply in order to assure crew and travellers’ safety. We have designed the Self-Protective Pocket Pouch (SP·3) including the most important Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including a mask, gloves, hand sanitiser and alcohol wipes, to face these new rules.

The pouch can be customised in shape, colour and materials in order to fit any company’s identity and can include an information leaflet with information about how to prevent the spread of the virus. It is also a great time to make changes to move towards a sustainable future, so eco-friendly, biodegradable and washable pouches are available.