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dnata SVP Robin Padgett talks about company goals and plans for this year’s World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo
20 QSAI 2016
Top onboard caterers honored at the annual QSAI Excellence Awards Ceremony in Athens, Greece!
REGIONAL REPORT: PANAMA 24 BUILDING ON SUCCESS
2016 was an action-packed year for leading operator Motta Internacional, and 2017 promises to be even busier as a number of ambitious projects come to fruition
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Panama’s flag carrier is preparing for a big year, with a major 737 delivery schedule set for 2018
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WORLD TRAVEL CATERING EXPO HAMBURG Regional Report: Panama Copa Airlines Updates Fleet
With the acquisition of Servair completed, gategroup has become a player with greatly expanded reach and inroads to a growing China market and greater culinary expertise
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41 MANDARIN TRANSLATION
Eggs Benedict served with style on Virgin Trains.Story on Page 80.
44 MAGIC IN THE BAG
Now in its second decade, the TravelPlus Amenity Bag Awards brings together designers, suppliers and airline customers to celebrate creativity in design and contents
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Focused on designing the best in next generation onboard guest experience and hospitality, newly-formed Galileo Watermark is creating solutions that are driven by thought leadership, better passenger understanding and futurefocused thinking
52 A FRESH APPROACH
Although relatively new to the passenger services industry, French creative firm Anaïk is using its 40-plus years of branding experience to develop amenity kits with bespoke appeal
55 ECO COMFORT
As sustainability gains ground in the airline sector, PAX International rounds up the latest novelties and trends in the comfort items category