22 AUGUST 2016
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Shower rooms and an express clothes-pressing service, plus a business centre and meeting room, are among features just unveiled by American Airlines in its refurbished Arrivals Lounge in Heathrow’s Terminal 3.
London Underground trains on the Victoria and Central lines began running all night on Friday as the Night Tube was finally launched. The service on the two lines will operate between 00:30 BST and 05:30 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Members of the British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association (BASSA) at British Airways have voted to take industrial action over a new performance review system, known as a dashboard scheme, but stopped short of calling for a strike.
Access for business travellers to the domestic Chinese market took several steps forward last week after British Airways launched a new partnership with Shanghai-based carrier China Eastern Airlines (MU).
Further expansion in Poland has been announced by the Hilton Worldwide group with two new Hampton by Hilton hotels scheduled to open in Gdansk and Lubin in 2017 and the arrival of a DoubleTree by Hilton property in Wroclaw. They join more than 20 Hilton properties trading or under development throughout Poland.
IAG member Iberia has been cleared to start operations to Japan after being included in an extension of an anti-trust immunity agreement covering Japan Airlines, British Airways and Finnair.
A plan by Ryanair to close its Pescara base in Italy in November was reversed last week after the Italian government pulled back from a €2.50 municipal tax increase and brought in revised airport guidelines.
Australia’s capital, Canberra, will gain direct international air service for the first time in more than a decade next month when Singapore Airlines begins a four-a-week service linking its home base with the city and Wellington (New Zealand).
Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) celebrated the delivery of the airline’s 50th 787 Dreamliner at a ceremony on Thursday at Boeing's Everett Delivery Centre. The event saw ANA become the world's first airline to operate that number of the 787.
Travel between Asia and Central America became easier last week with the signing of a codeshare deal between Eva Air of Taiwan and fellow Star Alliance member, Avianca of Colombia.
Strikes at Virgin Trains and Eurostar were halted last week. Action at Eurostar planned for the past weekend and over the coming bank holiday was called off at the last minute, enabling the company to run a revised timetable with two services cancelled on Saturday and yesterday and a normal timetable next weekend.
One of the best-known figures in the transport industry, Rod Hoare MBE, a former Heathrow Express chairman and British Airways Regional managing director, has died at the age of 77. He had been suffering from cancer.