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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) May 12, 2013

Air Culinaire Worldwide Announces Menu Customization Program In-flight catering provider Air Culinaire Worldwide[umlaut] announced a menu customization program based on client need at high-traffic locations and new menus, featuring local specialties at all of its 16 owned kitchens. "Based on feedback from our Middle East-based clients who are frequently operating to London and Paris, we have developed a new 'Selections of the Middle East menu,'" said Paul Schweitzer, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Air Culinaire Worldwide[umlaut]. "The new Middle East menu is made with certified halal products in accordance with Middle East customs. We will continue to use this model at our kitchens around the world to make sure we continue to meet our clients' unique culinary requirements." In addition to the new Middle East menu, Air Culinaire Worldwide[umlaut] has also recently updated its menus at all locations with new regional specialties, featuring fresh local ingredients. "We continue to offer popular menu items that are most requested internationally. Our executive chefs and culinary teams, who have extensive local expertise, have been busy with research and development in our test kitchen at our Tampa headquarters and at our kitchens in London and Paris," said Schweitzer. "They have created new menu items that accent their particular region's culinary specialties and flavor like Duck Tournedos in Paris, the 'Soprano' Italian-style sandwich in New York, and our Cuban sandwich in Palm Beach. We encourage EBACE attendees to stop by Universal[umlaut] exhibit (#363) to discuss with our chefs how we can create a customized in-flight catering strategy that further enhances their overall experience." For more information on Air Culinaire Worldwide[umlaut], go to airculinaireworldwide.com or visit Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. exhibit #363. May 10, 2013

ExcelAire Receives London City (LCY) Approval for Its Fleet of Five Legacy Jets ExcelAire today announced that it has received approval to operate its five Embraer Legacy 600s into London City Airport (LCY). ExcelAire, one of the nation's leading private jet charter and aircraft management companies, operates the largest and most active Legacy 600 charter fleet in the U.S. London City Airport is located in the heart of the City of London, making it the closest and most convenient airport for easy access to London's financial district. Flight crews and aircraft require special certification and training to operate at London City Airport, and ExcelAire's crews and Legacy jets have met these rigorous requirements. Although it is the fifth busiest airport serving the greater London area, London City is the most convenient and efficient for business and leisure travelers visiting London via private jet. "Flying into London City Airport is one example of how private jet travel can offer passengers more convenient access to their destination," said David Rimmer, President, ExcelAire. "With our London City approval, ExcelAire offers an option that few U.S. private jet operators can provide and it gives our business clients a competitive advantage." May 10, 2013

Star Alliance Adds Navigator App for iPad to Mobile Support Star Alliance announced that it has expanded its mobile device offer by introducing the customised Navigator app for the iPad. The new app complements the existing iPhone app. The new tool features an interactive 3D globe which visually depicts the 27 airline network. The debuting OMy TripO feature, enables customers to store and monitor their Alliance flight itineraries and is only available on the Navigator iPad app. Customers using the app can search flights on all Star Alliance member airlines, check flight status across the alliance and find lounges on over 1,000 lounges through the AllianceOs member airlines. Airport information including weather, city guides, lounge locations and details of the member airlines serving the selected destination is also available. Frequent Flyer Benefits...

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