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 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.

Kaelis blanket donations

Kaelis donates blankets in fight against COVID-19

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Kaelis blanket donations

Kaelis, an independent provider of onboard products, services & solutions, has donated 20,000 blankets to the Order of Saint Lazarus, several Spanish Hospitals and Field Hospitals, Red Cross, Spanish Homeless Shelters and Madrid’s General Directorate of Emergencies and Civil Protection.

“As a socially responsible company, it is important for us to give back to the society in which we operate and to help the government bodies to weather this storm. With the help of other companies from all the sectors and the society’s support by staying at home, we will be able to pass through these hard times,” the company posted in a statement.

EVA Air expands partnership with fashion designer Jason Wu

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EVA Air has unveiled its updated collaboration with fashion designer Jason Wu, launching a second-generation of in-flight sleepwear and extending the previous collaboration led by design company Buzz.

The set will include sleeper-suits and slippers “designed for style and comfort”, created from soft fabrics and featuring a drawstring waist with pockets. The airline will provide three sizes to accommodate its passengers and is aimed at creating a refreshing, relaxed experienced. The new outfits will be loose-fitting with distinctive collars and buttons, featuring a mixture of black, grey and navy shades. 

The first launch of sleepwear was announced in 2019, exclusively for EVA Air’s Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel Class passengers. The updated Jason Wu for EVA Air collection will be available onboard from February 2020.  

Jason Wu incorporated his collection shown at New York Fashion Week with the designs for the in-flight sleepwear, ensuring that passengers could “make their way from the fashion runway to the airline runway and onto the street.”

“As a jet-setter myself, one of the most important criteria for my travel is comfort,” Wu said. “This collaboration was a great opportunity for me to marry form and function to address something that would improve the experience of the EVA passenger.”

British Airways new pillows and blankets

British Airways unveils new World Traveller cushions and blankets

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British Airways has unveiled new blankets, cushions and headrests for its World Traveller (long-haul economy) cabin, aiming to help passengers relax onboard.

The headrest covers will come in white, and the refreshed cushions are a bright blue with a herringbone design, while the blankets are made of a “super-soft” fleece material which British Airways hopes will help customers “settle in and get comfy.”

“We want our customers to be able to sit back and really relax on board,” said Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Customer experience. “Making the most of the comfortable new soft furnishings, the in-flight films and programmes and the four-course World Traveller menu. Our aim is to deliver them to their destination feeling refreshed and feeling their trip is off to a great start.”

The items are available on all long-haul flights to and from Heathrow and are set to launch on Gatwick flights on 1 March. The blankets that are being replaced will be donated to charities.

This upgrade follows a series of investments made by the airline including new aircraft and the refurbishment of the airline’s long-haul fleet with new cabins.

Eco-flight shows off Etihad’s sustainable credentials

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Etihad Airways, has operated a special ‘eco-flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, featuring a range of initiatives designed to illustrate the airline’s broad commitment to sustainable practices in the air and on the ground, in support of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

The flight on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner included the collaborative efforts with a range of cabin service suppliers to highlight incremental opportunities to reduce the airline’s impact on the environment.

The Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group, Tony Douglas, said: “This year’s national theme of the United Arab Emirates is ‘2020: Towards the next 50’. Etihad is committed to working continuously with a range of partners as part of a broader national focus on environmental sustainability.”

Initiatives included minimal single-use plastics on board, including removal of plastic wrapping from blankets, headsets wrapped in paper (Economy) and velvet bags (Business), plastic-free amenity kits; lightweight metal cutlery (Sola Cutlery the Netherlands), meals served in aluminium dishes, water served in recyclable boxes (Oasis), and hot beverage cups replaced with recyclable cups (Butterfly Cup); and innovative wheat-based plates (Biotrem) for on-demand meals in Business class.

Air France rolls out new range of amenity kits

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Air France has introduced new amenity kits across all cabins as it prepares for the winter season. Specially designed for each cabin, the new kits are available on board Air France’s long-haul flights.

Intended as gifts to be taken home after the trip, the Air France comfort kits feature the company’s iconic symbols including the winged seahorse or the brand’s accent.

The leather look La Première comfort kit has a designer finish featuring the La Première suite’s signature seahorse emblem and is available in two colours – navy blue and camel.

The gift box contains a range of facial and body care treatments from cosmetics company Carita, as well an exclusive offer for a hair care treatment with styling (free with any purchase of a 1 hour 30 minute face treatment), an Air France La Première pen and an Air France La Première comb.

Air France’s Business pouch nicknamed “You & Me”, comes in four new colours – ocean blue, peacock blue, camel and mineral grey, and combines modern design with suede fabric a leather flap and two pockets closed by a zip.

The pouch includes items for comfort and well-being creams from Clarins, Uvex ear plugs, an Air France pen, Air France microfibre wipe, headphone protectors and shoehorn.

Air France’s Premium Economy customers will receive a kit with an original design and fabric on board each of their flights. Made from neoprene foam fabric, the onus is on comfort and modernity. This kit designed in the shape of a sachet comes in a choice of two bright colours – blue and green.

Young travellers from 3 to 11 years with a pre-ordered kids’ meal will receive a pastel-coloured metal box from the Air France cabin crew

The Kids kit, available until next April, contains two paper games, Solitaire and Sudoku, 36 magnet game pieces, an activity booklet, a postcard that can be animated in 3D with the Kids app, five colour pencils and six coloured plane-shaped paperclips

Infants aged up to 23 months travelling in the La Première, Business and Premium Economy on board long-haul flights until September 2020 will be offered a “feeding bottle bag” kit in soft colours is available. It contains a bib, an adapted spoon,comforter, two Mustela baby beauty products and a nappy.

Rossiya and AK- Service update kits for kids

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Rossiya Airlines has updated its children’s travel kits, in an onboard partnership with AK-Service, on flights longer than six hours.

Two types of kit are available depending upon age.

Children from 3 to 5 years old are offered a round backpack made in the branded red colour with the image of an aircraft engine. The kit also contains an educational puzzle, informative colouring book, wax pencils and eraser, ‘Airport’ table game – a playing field and a 3D-puzzle and a ‘Remove before flight’ keychain.

For children aged 6 to 11 years, the airline has prepared a grey waist bag containing a ‘Flight Log’ activity book, an exciting game with cards, branded magnetic badge-wing, ‘Airport’ with board game – a playing field and a 3D-puzzle, wax pencils and a ‘Remove before flight’ keychain.

Rossiya Airlines is one of the first companies in the world to use augmented reality technology in its children’s amenity kits. By running the downloaded app, directing the camera to the playing field, models of airplanes, helicopters, airport buildings, bus and ramps assembled from a 3D-puzzle will transform into full-fledged three-dimensional objects.

Redesigned amenity kits celebrate Hawaii’s culture and environment

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From 26 November, Hawaiian Airlines’ passengers travelling between Hawaii and international and select US mainland destinations will receive a new exclusive collection of in-flight amenities and soft goods carrying a message of sustainability.

Named ‘Ekaha – the Hawaiian name of black coral representing a thriving coral reef, as well as the bird’s nest fern, an indicator of a healthy rainforest – the line developed with Moloka’i-based brand Kealopiko, are adorned with coral and fern patterns, alluding to the deep, symbiotic relationship between the land and sea.

“This collaboration gave us and Hawaiian Airlines an opportunity to design a beautiful collection that also shares a significant mo’olelo (story),” said Jamie Makasobe, co-owner of Kealopiko.

“Embarking on this redesign, we knew we wanted a partner who could help us tell the stories of our island home,” said Avi Mannis, senior vice president of marketing at Hawaiian Airlines. “Kealopiko is a natural fit. Their sustainable production and bold, contemporary design align with our values and complement the flight experience we want to offer our guests.”

International Business Class and JFK/BOS First Class guests will be given a Hawaiian Airlines-branded canvas clutch, available in two different colourways, with the coral print and a coconut shell button. International guests seated in Extra Comfort will receive a natural felt pouch with a wood tag engraved with the ‘Ekaha story.

Guests seated in the Main Cabin on international flights, First Class on North America red-eye flights, and First Class on Papeete and Pago Pago will receive a coral print kraft paper pouch with earplugs, earbuds and a sleep mask in one of three collectible, Hawaii-inspired designs.

All amenity kits feature eco-friendly paper packaging, furthering Hawaiian’s effort to reduce single-use plastics in its fleet and throughout its operations.

“Our partnership with Kealopiko advances our company’s progress to reduce waste, bring sustainability into our cabin, and encourage our guests to join us in taking care of our environment,” added Mannis.