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4 JULY 2016
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London accommodation group glh Hotels has launched what it says is the world’s first online booking site that lets guests choose the exact room they want to stay in, before making a reservation.
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Without doubt the world's most successful aircraft salesman, John Leahy has been with Airbus for more than 30 years. With Farnborough starting next Monday, he reflects for BTN on the past and looks into the future with great confidence.
Kazakhstan’s flag carrier Air Astana on Thursday launched a new non-stop three-times-weekly service between Almaty and Tehran, using a 197-seat Embraer 190 with nine seats in Business Class and 88 in Economy Class.
Ryanair’s former director of flight operations, Peter Bellew, was appointed last week as CEO and group managing director at Malaysia Airlines. He joined the company from the Irish carrier last year as chief operating officer.
ANA said last week its new services between Haneda – New York and Haneda – Chicago announced in May and starting on 30 October will be daytime flights with departures between 10:00 and 11:00 and arrival times at about 21:00.
Flight arrivals and departures resumed on Wednesday at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport following Tuesday’s terrorist attack which killed more than 30 people and injured over 100 more.
The inquiry into the cause of the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 into the Mediterranean in May moved up a gear on Saturday after investigators said they had succeeded in accessing data from the cockpit voice recorder (CVR).
Jeffrey Singer is an occasional contributor to BTN, a seasoned traveller and a surgeon in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. He is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC and an instructor at Arizona State University. ALSO SEE CRUISE NEWS JULY
This month’s issue comes to readers as the cruise season reaches its UK peak, with virtually every operator offering a round-the-British-Isles trip. BTN will be reporting on such a journey next month, visiting Kirkwall, where on the longest day of the year the sun sets at 10:29, and Dublin, south but to the west, at 21:57. Guernsey, which does not have a dock, will play host to 111 ship visits in 2016, with up to 170,000 passengers and crew visiting St Peters Port by ship tenders. See also ON TOUR Le Lyrial.
A “Centennial Experience” pavilion celebrating 100 years of aviation technology milestones will be a feature of Boeing’s presence at the Farnborough International Airshow which starts next Monday (11-14 July).
Industry sabre-rattling following the Brexit vote intensified last week after easyJet said it was lobbying the government and the EU to ensure the continuation of a “fully liberal and deregulated aviation market” within the UK and across the continent.
Delta Air Lines last week began celebrating 25 years of service to Manchester since the inaugural flight touched down from Atlanta on 27 June 1991, when it formed part of the company’s largest period of international growth.
Lisbon has strengthened its position as one of the world’s top destinations for international meetings and congresses by moving into the top 10 in the annual International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) city rankings for 2015.
The US Department of Transportation (DoT) on Thursday agreed to continue to review a foreign air carrier permit application for Norwegian’s British-based subsidiary Norwegian UK (NUK).