Qatar Airways’ first fully connected Airbus A380 has entered revenue service on flights between Doha and London. Qatar’s nine other A380s will also be serviced with both Mobile OnAir and the next generation Internet OnAir.

Alaska Air Group has appointed former Yahoo! chief marketing officer Kathy Savitt and former Expedia CCO Dhiren Fonseca as new members of its board of directors. The appointments support the company’s continued efforts to develop new and innovative technologies.

Etihad Airways has appointed Dimitrios Karagkioules as GM-Thailand. Karagkioules, who has more than 20 years of airline experience, takes up the Bangkok-based role after five years in Athens as Etihad Airways GM-Greece. Prior to joining Etihad Airways, he held a number of Athens-based sales and marketing management roles at Continental Airlines and Delta Airlines.

Lufthansa Consulting has established a new advisory committee that includes the following members: Lufthansa executive board member and CFO Simone Menne as chair; SVP-corporate strategy Sadiq Gillani as deputy chair; CEO Austrian Airlines Jaan Albrecht; Lufthansa German Airlines board member Thomas Kluhr; Lufthansa Group, EVP & CIO Christoph Kollatz; former executive board member Stefan Lauer; Virgin American CEO and president Frederick Reid; and Lufthansa Techik CEO-products, services & IT Thomas Stuger.

Air France has appointed Pierre-Olivier Bandet as EVP-chairman’s office and public affairs from Nov 1. Since 2013 he has been VP of Air France chairman’s office for Alexandre de Juniac and Frederic Cagey.