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Ryanair sees profits edge up in early 2016

Ryanair sees profits edge up in early 2016

Ryanair has today reported a four per cent rise in quarter one profit to €256 million. Over the same period traffic at the low-cost carrier grew 11 per cent to 31 million, while the average fare fell ten per cent to €39.92, offset by a nine per cent reduction in unit costs. → Read More

Maldives Tourism reappoints Indian PR agency

Maldives Tourism reappoints Indian PR agency

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation has re-appointed Think Strawberries as its public relations agency in India. The company’s roles would be as a liaison body for MMPRC in implementing the destination’s PR strategy in the respective markets for a period of one year from date. → Read More

Sheraton Grand London Park Lane moves into top tier

Sheraton Grand London Park Lane moves into top tier

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has announced the designation of the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, welcoming it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels recognised for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs and excellence in service and guest experiences. Joining 32 other Sheraton Grand properties worldwide, the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane will start a new chapter in the hotel’s 90-year history this October, following a multi-million pound top-to-bottom renovation. → Read More

Smith to lead Omni Frisco Hotel

Smith to lead Omni Frisco Hotel

Omni Hotels & Resorts has appointed Jeff Smith as general manager for the Omni Frisco Hotel. In this role, he will lead the opening of the hotel and oversee all departments including operations, sales and marketing, rooms, risk management and food and beverage. As a veteran of the hospitality industry, Smith has been with Omni Hotels & Resorts for nearly 15 years serving in various corporate and property leadership positions. → Read More

Jet Airways reveals Fare Choices pricing structure

Jet Airways reveals Fare Choices pricing structure

Jet Airways is set to introduce a new flexible fare structure allowing guests more choice when booking flights. The new fare structure, named ‘Fare Choices’, will be introduced from August 17th, 2016. Jet Airways joins a select group of airlines worldwide offering a branded fare structure which offers flexibility and transparency. → Read More

easyJet to recruit cabin crew across Europe

easyJet to recruit cabin crew across Europe

easyJet has today announced that it is to recruit more than 1,200 new permanent and fixed-term cabin crew positions as the airline continues its growth. The carrier, which flies more than 250 aircraft on over 820 routes in 31 countries, will offer its new cabin crew positions across all of its 27 European bases. Around half of these positions will be based in the UK. → Read More

Delta Air Lines wins approval for LaGuardia terminal redevelopment

Delta Air Lines wins approval for LaGuardia terminal redevelopment

Delta and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will partner to replace Terminals C and D at New York’s LaGuardia Airport with a state-of-the-art facility. The project, which was approved earlier by PANYNJ, is part of a new lease agreement to be negotiated at the airport through 2050. The authority has committed, as part of the agreement, $600 million to facilitate construction of the terminal and other supporting infrastructure. → Read More

Qatar Airways adds flight to Muscat, Oman

Qatar Airways adds flight to Muscat, Oman

From August 1st, Qatar Airways will provide travellers from around the world with even more choice when flying to Muscat, with the addition of an extra flight to its existing schedule - increasing the number of daily flights to five. Now with 35 flights a week from Hamad International Airport travellers can easily explore the popular Omani capital city. → Read More

Emirates increases capacity to Milan, Italy

Emirates increases capacity to Milan, Italy

Emirates has unveiled plans to increase capacity on the Dubai-Milan route with the deployment of a second daily A380. The migration from a Boeing 777-300ER to the double decker represents a capacity increase of 1,834 seats per week between the two cities; enabling more A380 to A380 connections to and from key destinations in Australia, China, South Korea and south-east Asia with just one stop in Dubai. → Read More

Vietnam Airlines sees sharp rise in pre-tax profits

Vietnam Airlines sees sharp rise in pre-tax profits

Vietnam Airlines has announced total consolidated revenue of VND36 trillion for the six months to June 30th 2016. At the same time pre-tax profits are estimated at VND 1,600 billion, reaching nearly seven per cent of the target set for 2016. In the first six months of 2016, the aviation market in Vietnam by 27.2 per cent compared to the same period last year, with a 37 per cent increase in the domestic market. → Read More

Hawaiian Airlines to operate daytime Tokyo flights

Hawaiian Airlines to operate daytime Tokyo flights

Hawaiian Airlines has received tentative approval from the US department of transportation to shift its current daily flight between Honolulu and Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport into a coveted daytime schedule. The new flights will begin on October 29th, 2016. The tentative award follows a DOT ruling in May granting Hawaiian a night-time slot pair to provide daily service between Haneda and Kona three times weekly and Haneda and Honolulu four times weekly. → Read More

Passenger increases continue at London Heathrow

Passenger increases continue at London Heathrow

A total of 35.7 million passengers used Heathrow in first six months of 2016, up 0.6 per cent from the same period of last year. At the same time, cargo volumes increased 1.7 per cent. John Holland-Kaye, chief executive officer of Heathrow, said: “As the UK’s biggest port, we are supporting businesses from every corner of Britain to get their products to global markets, with cargo volumes up by almost 2 per cent.” → Read More

Marriott International extends NBA partnership

Marriott International extends NBA partnership

Marriott International and the National Basketball Association have announced a partnership extension that will make the global hotel company a partner of several league events, including NBA House Rio, NBA All-Star, and select NBA Global Games. In addition, Marriott International will become an official partner of USA Basketball. → Read More

Search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to be suspended

Search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to be suspended

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is likely to be suspended if the aircraft is not found in the current search area. Officials from China, Malaysia and Australia confirmed the search will reach a hiatus if an area of the southern Indian Ocean currently under investigation reveals no further information. → Read More

Flybe launches summer holidays route to Rennes, France

Flybe launches summer holidays route to Rennes, France

Flybe has started its new peak summer route to Rennes from London City with a service to north-western France that flies six times a week. Flights operate through to September 4th. London travellers can be in Brittany’s capital city in just an hour and twenty five minutes, in comparison to a lengthy six and a half hour journey if taking the Eurostar from London St Pancras. → Read More

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