July 15, 2024

News in brief: Finnair, Ryanair and Singapore Airlines

Finnair is to give old crew uniforms a new lease of life by recycling them or turning them into items such as pots, tables and benches. Under the initiative, all uniform parts that are in good condition and previously used by ground and cabin crew are being refurbished to be ‘wear-ready’ for the next user. Finnair is also working with top-flight Finnish work-clothing manufacture Image Wear to turn some of its old ground and Cabin Crew uniforms into garden furniture.

Ryanair has introduced a new twilight bag drop service at Manchester Airport. It allows passengers travelling on early morning flights up to 8:00 am to drop their checked bags at Manchester Airport the evening before their flight (between 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm). On arrival at the airport the evening prior to travel, Ryanair customers proceed to the check-in desks as normal and follow the signage for the ‘Twilight Bag Drop’.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will ramp up services to destinations across its network in summer 2024. It will restore Airbus A380 services between Singapore and Frankfurt, deploy widebody Airbus A350-900 medium-haul aircraft on services to Cairns and Male, reinstate direct services between Singapore and Barcelona, and increase flight frequencies to pre-pandemic levels, or more, across other routes.