Icelandair has introduced its new textile collection inspired by Icelandic nature.

Icelandair unveils new onboard textile collection

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Icelandair has introduced its new textile collection inspired by Icelandic nature.

Icelandair has introduced its new textile collection inspired by Icelandic nature.

The new collection replaces the carrier’s previous range which included blankets, pillows, headrests and more, and promoted aspects of the Icelandic language. Remnants of this collection have been donated to charities.

The new collection is inspired by the peaks of Iceland’s mountainous landscapes and has been created in collaboration with WESSCO. It is primarily produced from sustainable materials.

The economy blanket and pillow are made from a recycled PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) a strong, lightweight and often transparent plastic, made from a combination of oil and petrochemicals.

Icelandair has confirmed it will no longer use plastic for fresh Saga Premium duvets and blankets. An attached elastic band will show that the duvet is unused.

The introduction of the new range coincides with an initiative to minimise the use of onboard disposable water bottles. This change was planned for 2020 but was delayed because of changes related to COVID-19 safety measures. The airline estimates that this will reduce the use of plastic by up to 20 tons per year.

Shinola’s new amenity kit bag has been designed exclusively for American and includes aromas Rose Atlantic and Radio Bombay in lip balms and lotions from D.S. & Durga.

American Airlines revamps amenity kits

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Shinola’s new amenity kit bag has been designed exclusively for American and includes aromas Rose Atlantic and Radio Bombay in lip balms and lotions from D.S. & Durga.

American Airlines is introducing new onboard amenity kits for premium cabin customers in partnership with luxury design brand Shinola and perfumer D.S. & Durga.

“American often seeks brands that are rooted in creativity, especially those that celebrate travel before, during and after the actual journey,” said Clarissa Sebastian, Managing Director of Premium Customer Experience and Onboard Products. “D.S. & Durga and Shinola underscore what we value in our partners at American — the ability to inspire connection with people or places that matter and experiences that enrich us.”

Shinola’s new amenity kit bag has been designed exclusively for American offering the functionality to be repurposed post-flight.

The amenity kits include aromas Rose Atlantic and Radio Bombay in lip balms and lotions from D.S. & Durga.

Rose Atlantic is inspired by summers on the New England coast with aromas of wild rose and the salty sea. Radio Bombay is described by the perfumers as a journey to the ol’ days of Mumbai as “hot copper tubes warm the soft wood releasing the blooms of musk, cream, peach, ambrette, coco and cedar distillates.”

The new amenity kits, which are pouches of personal care items wrapped in sustainable packaging that American provides for premium customers on long-haul international and transcontinental flights, have begun to be rolled out on flights operating between the US and London Heathrow. The kits will roll out across other long-haul international and transcontinental flights throughout the summer.

As an extension of AA’s partnership with Shinola, the company is creating limited 1,000 desk clocks, desk clock featuring a dial made entirely from the original metal of American’s iconic, but now retired, fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft. Each dial is unique and bears small markings from the aircraft’s decades of service. Clock dials are hand-cut and repolished under the watchful eye of Moto Art in California, with final assembly in Shinola’s Detroit factory.

Forward view of HAECO Cabin Solutions Vector Ligh

HAECO Cabin Solutions achieves TSO for Vector Light single-aisle seat

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Forward view of HAECO Cabin Solutions Vector Ligh

HAECO Cabin Solutions has obtained FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification for Vector Light, the newest member of its Vector seating line for single-aisle aircraft.

Doug Rasmussen, President and Group Director of HAECO Cabin Solutions, said:  “Vector Light, with a weight of 7.9 kg per passenger for a fully equipped seat, has achieved significant weight savings, best-in-class passenger comfort and low cost-of-ownership without compromising on the quality and reliability, which define our Vector seating line.”

Vector Light uses a patent pending primary structure and advanced materials, such as titanium and flexible slotted body-contouring carbon fibre.

The Vector Light catalogue features a wide range of selectable options for enhanced passenger convenience, as well as offering airlines choice with two dedicated versions: recliner seat, or fixed-recline seat.

“HAECO has further built on our reputation for delivering high-quality products that maximise comfort and exceed reliability standards,” added Rasmussen. “We expect to begin delivering Vector Light to customers in Q4 2021.”

Qatar Airways has introduced a new line of luxurious toiletries for premium passengers, created exclusively by parfumerie maison diptyque.

Qatar Airways signs global exclusive partnership with fragrance brand diptyque

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Qatar Airways has introduced a new line of luxurious toiletries for premium passengers, created exclusively by parfumerie maison diptyque.

Qatar Airways has introduced a new line of luxurious toiletries for premium passengers, created exclusively by parfumerie maison diptyque.

The new range of toiletries will be available in the First and Business Class washrooms on board and at the airline’s premium lounges around the world.

The new collection includes a velvet hand lotion with scents of sweet almond and petitgrain, hand wash with notes of lavender, rosemary, and a hint of ylang ylang, infused facial water with floral notes of rose, virginia cedar and lemon petitgrain, and essential face cream with a heart of roses, notes of prickly pear and the freshness of lemon petitgrain. Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion complete the range of products offered to customers at the airline’s premium lounges at Hamad International Airport (HIA) and other key airport hubs.

Qatar Airways Head of Product Development and Service Design, Genevieve Rosario, said: “We are so excited to be introducing our premium passengers to a new and exclusive range of diptyque toiletries that we hope will become a part of their lifestyles. The lavish and exquisite toiletries are designed to further enhance the customer experience, surrounding our customers in comforting essences and fragrances that will take them on a sensory journey to create travel memories with Qatar Airways. We are proud to be offering world-class products from brands such as diptyque that have a lasting impact on our passengers.”

diptyque’s Executive Director, Fabienne Mauny, said: “Travel has formed an integral part of our House since its creation in 1961. We are therefore delighted to partner with Qatar Airways, a company that shares our passion to provide our customers with enchanting experiences. We are very happy to launch this exclusive collection of products designed for passenger wellness and pleasure.”

The collaboration between Qatar Airways and diptyque was facilitated by FORMIA, and will continue with more offerings planned for the coming months.

Malaysia Airlines has launched Mhartisans to sell local craft

Malaysia Airlines highlights handcrafted products by employees

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Malaysia Airlines has launched Mhartisans to sell local craft

Malaysia Airlines has launched MHartisans, a platform for its employees to create, produce and sell their own range of handcrafted items via the airline’s e-retail store, Temptations.

In celebrating the launch, the airline will debut an exclusive line of dolls and memorabilia by two of its cabin crew.

Group Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer of Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Lau Yin May said, “We are thrilled to launch this fantastic line-up of handmade creations by Malaysia Airlines’ employees. With MHartisans, we now have a platform for our internal homegrown talents to showcase their innovations and nurture their entrepreneurial spirit.

“We believe that this new initiative is more than just an opportunity for us to support our colleagues. It also allows us to feature Malaysian-made products which embody our nation’s diverse cultures and heritage. I hope that these products will instil national pride and love for Malaysia amongst our loyal customers. The handicrafts make for an exciting and unique gift for your friends and family to rekindle their love for Malaysia! What’s more, they are now featured on Temptations, so our customers can easily have a souvenir of the Malaysian Hospitality that they miss so much delivered right to their doorstep,” she added.

Open to all employees; MHartisans will continue to feature more artisans under this campaign to bring more exclusive MH merchandise designed by them.

Malaysia Airlines also supports its employees with the creation of MHhomecooks, a special segment on its YouTube channel that features Malaysian local favourite dishes such as Laksa Johor Ikan Parang, Paratha with Kirti and Nasi Hujan Panas, all cooked by the airline’s employees.

Linstol will distribute Aerocare sanitising amenities

Linstol and Aeroscare ink exclusive distribution agreement

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Linstol will distribute Aerocare sanitising amenities

Linstol has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Aerocare International for Aerocare’s line of sanitising amenity products within the aviation industry.

“We continue to search for innovative solution within the airline space and are excited to raise the bar for our airline partners. Aerocare’s 3-in 1 technology allows us to provide a unique product that cleans, sanitises and protects the end user while being safe to use onboard aircraft,” commented Mark Russell, Linstol’s CEO.

“Aerocare is excited to work with such a complementary and dynamic partner, providing an invaluable opportunity to further enhance our range of products as the preferred choice to the world’s leading airlines,” commented Jason Hickson, Director of Aerocare International.

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.