PAX International Asia-Pacific May 2022

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Video Clip: Happy K introduces amenity kit Vietnam-based Happy K Solutions has launched a new travel safe amenity kit. Designed with double function post-flight, the K-Trustkit has space for a cell phone, passport, travel documents, wallet and more. Available in two designs, a purse or a pouch, it includes two pairs of disposable gloves, reusable three-layer face mask with adjustable ear line, refillable sanitizer and surface spray bottles and antigen COVID test kit. It also has a removable clear inner plastic bag that holds all contents for security checks. “With the current new world, safety products are more important than a razor or moisturizing cream, so we went with what we think is really important to travelers these days,” says Keerthi “Happy” Hapugasdeniya, Founder of Happy K Solutions. Happy K Solutions plans to produce more luxury amenity kits in the future that offer value to the passenger with high-end products.

AIRLINE

THAI and Doi Tung launch black silk blend coffee onboard Thai Airways and Doi Tung are bringing locally sourced drip coffee into the cabin

THAI passengers traveling on the Royal First and Royal Silk classes to Europe, Australia, Japan and Korea destinations will be able to enjoy black silk blend premium drip coffee. Doi Tung Development Project produced an extract for THAI with a taste and aroma that engages the six senses, for a “magically smooth” experience at 30,000 feet, reads the March 14 press release. The partnership aims to help generate local employment, a circular economy, and sustainable community development. The coffee beans are harvested by local farmers on hills at 1,200 meters above sea level and roasted through a sustainable process by Doi Tung.

CATERING

dnata further enhances sustainability efforts at Changi Airport dnata is investing further in infrastructure and equipment to improve global resource efficiency. The company has installed a 3.5 megawatt-peak rooftop solar power system across its operations at Changi Airport (SIN), including its cargo and catering facilities. The rooftop power plant has more than 6,500 individual solar panels and will generate more than 4,300 megawatt hours of green power per year, enabling dnata to reduce its electricity-related carbon emissions by 20 percent annually in Singapore. The strategic objective us to reduce its global carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2024. In Singapore, dnata has replaced several of its ground

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The solar panels at SIN generate more than 4,300 megawatt hours of green power per year

support equipment (GSE) and forklifts with hybrid or electric alternatives, and refurbished some GSE to extend life cycles, reduce waste and update them to the latest safety and quality standards. Most recently, dnata has added 44 electric baggage tractors to its GSE fleet at Changi Airport. The company serves more than 50 airline customers with a team of 1,100 employees in Singapore. “The inauguration of the solar power system in Singapore marks a significant milestone in our efforts to make dnata’s operations even more sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint,” said David Barker, dnata’s Divisional Senior Vice President for Airport Operations.