20 NOVEMBER 2017
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The importance of building partnerships with stakeholders to continue advancing America’s global leadership on aviation was stressed last week by the head of the US Federal Aviation Administration, Michael Huerta.
Passengers using Frankfurt Airport now have a range of new facilities to enjoy with the completion of a major facelift for Departures Hall B at the heart of Terminal 1. The area is now brighter and more open, with green “oases” adding to the atmosphere.
A Christmas present for air travellers (& aviation enthusiasts).
London City Airport 30 Years Serving the Capital is available now. And if you already have a copy, why not add a review? The book is not only a history of the airport but the tale of the past 30 years.
It comes to something when The Daily Telegraph, with its famously aspirational readership, returns from the Dubai Air Show with the headline “First Class is getting increasingly ridiculous”. We think the paper is being tongue in cheek. As the actor Sid James once said on the subject of money: “If you’ve got it, spend it; if you haven’t got it, make it.” We see nothing wrong in those with it spending it on travelling First Class, and clearly nor do the airlines as they indulge in their latest game of “luxury one-upmanship” (to quote the Telegraph again).
Airline 2018, a dedicated airline and airport networking event, is making its debut next April at Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands. It has been developed by Global Travel Investments (GTI), a specialist in aviation gatherings.
Experienced pilots with existing commercial or military experience are being sought by BA CityFlyer, a wholly-owned subsidiary of British Airways, in a campaign to attract new captains.
In a move hailed by the carriers as a significant milestone in the creation of a leading joint venture between the US and Asia, America’s Department of Transportation on Friday approved a formal partnership between Delta Air Lines and Korean Air.
In a new development in the “Worldwide by easyJet” programme launched a few weeks ago (BTN 9 October), flights by Loganair have now gone on sale on the Luton-based airline’s website.
Improvements to Britain’s rail network mean a record number of around 100,000 schedule changes will be coming in next May, writes Andrew Sharp. Train timetables normally change in May and December; the number of changes in May this year was 14,500.
New York-based Nakash Holdings, part of the Jordache Jeans empire, is introducing its luxury Setai hotel brand to Tel Aviv early next year. It will be the hospitality group’s second property in Israel and the third in the world.
There are probably very few travellers who sing the praises of airlines, aircraft, airports and the travel industry in general more than the “eccentric globetrotter,” Brother Michael Bartlett, a sometime contributor to BTN.
The largest single-aisle jet order by number of aircraft and total value from a Middle East carrier set the seal on a successful week for Boeing at the Dubai Air Show when the manufacturer and flydubai signed a landmark agreement for 225 B737 MAXs.
A new service to between Dublin and Seattle as part of a 2018 summer schedule boasting 3.7m seats between the UK and Ireland and seamless connections to 13 North American destinations was announced last week by Aer Lingus.
Bookings are now being taken for the 2018 Airlines UK annual dinner in central London on 24 January, with transport secretary Chris Grayling due to deliver the keynote speech at the start of another busy year for UK airlines and the aviation sector.
Almost submerged in the competing Airbus and Boeing deals at the Dubai Air Show was an announcement by Egyptair that it had issued a letter of intent for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s to serve domestic and regional routes.
Hyatt Hotels has extended the reach of one of its leading brands with the opening of Andaz Singapore, the first property in the division to open in South East Asia and the 17th example worldwide.
Three management contracts to introduce the luxury boutique hotel brand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to South East Asia and China have been announced by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
Global airline alliance SkyTeam has officially opened its latest branded lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), marking the group’s first such facility in the Americas and seventh worldwide.