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Ryanair unveils mobile app update

Ryanair unveils mobile app update

Ryanair has launched the latest update to its mobile app making it even easier for customers to browse, book, check-in, board and fly on Europe’s lowest airfares. → Read More

Hilton Panama opens its doors

Hilton Panama opens its doors

The newly built 374-room Hilton Panama is opening in Panama City, Panama. Forming part of a 70-story mixed-use complex with offices, shopping and entertainment, the 16-story Hilton Panama boasts one of the most desired locations in the city on a prominent intersection on the Panama Bay. → Read More

Etihad steps up services to South Africa

Etihad steps up services to South Africa

Etihad Airways is planning changes to its schedule between Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg, effective 26 October 2014. A new daily departure options from Abu Dhabi to Johannesburg and vice versa, will provide travellers in either direction with improved opportunities to connect onwards to regional networks across Africa, and internationally beyond the airline’s hub in Abu Dhabi. → Read More

American Airlines back on Orbitz sites

American Airlines back on Orbitz sites

Orbitz Worldwide has reached an agreement with American Airlines to continue to offer American Airlines and US Airways flights on all of its sites. Consumers should see all available flights immediately. All tickets previously purchased on Orbitz Worldwide sites remain valid. → Read More

Caribbean visitor arrivals surge

Caribbean visitor arrivals surge

The Caribbean recorded a rise in visitor arrivals during the first half of this year, keeping pace with the world average. → Read More

Air China inks codeshare deal with China Express

Air China inks codeshare deal with China Express

Air China and China Express have signed a codeshare cooperation agreement in the city of Guiyang , Guizhou province on August 29, 2014 , and the two carriers will start to share codes on each other’s selected flights from September 1, 2014 . → Read More

New appointment for IATA

New appointment for IATA

The International Air Transport Association have appointed Rodolfo “Rudy” Quevedo as Director of Safety. On 2 September 2014 Quevedo will join IATA’s Safety and Flight Operations team and will be based in Montreal. He will be responsible for Cabin Safety, Safety Management Systems (SMS), and Global Aviation Data Management. → Read More

Enchanted Island Resort launches in Maldives

Enchanted Island Resort launches in Maldives

Enchanted Island Resort, the first international property managed by UAE-based hospitality group JA Resorts & Hotels, is hosting its inaugural event. Home to ten boutique style villas, the island paradise opened in January 2014 within one of the Indian Ocean archipelago’s protected National Marine Parks. → Read More

Malaysia Airlines to enter state ownership

Malaysia Airlines to enter state ownership

Officials in Malaysia have confirmed troubled flag-carrier Malaysia Airlines will enter state ownership following two disasters in 2014. As many as 6,000 staff positions will be cut as part of recovery plan to be put in place, representing around 30 per cent of its workforce of 20,000. → Read More

Low-cost carrier flydubai reaches destination milestone

Low-cost carrier flydubai reaches destination milestone

Dubai-based flydubai has announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier’s network to 80. With the launch of flights in September 2014 to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, flydubai will fly to nine destinations in Africa. → Read More

Red Sea Jazz Festival welcomes thousands to Eilat

Red Sea Jazz Festival welcomes thousands to Eilat

The 28th annual Red Sea International Jazz Festival has attracted more than 10,000 visitors to watch top jazz artists perform and take part in jam sessions in Israel’s most popular tourism resort in Eilat. Despite continued political unrest in the region, this year’s festival took place from August 24th-27th 2014 and featured a performance by Kojo – the world’s youngest professional drummer at ten years old. → Read More

fastjet takes first steps into Kenyan market

fastjet takes first steps into Kenyan market

fastjet has incorporated a company in Kenya, to be known as fastjet Kenya, as part of its goal to launch a Kenyan base. Further, fastjet Kenya has submitted its Air Service Licence application to the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority. → Read More

Keith Wood to discuss Rugby World Cup 2015 at WTM

Keith Wood to discuss Rugby World Cup 2015 at WTM

Following another dramatic summer of sport around the world, World Travel Market 2014 – the leading global event for the travel industry – will be assessing the relationship between sporting events and the travel industry during its sport tourism programme. A number of high-calibre sports tourism professionals will be at WTM to give their views and assessments about the potential for destinations to capitalise on high-profile forthcoming sport events. → Read More

New marketing leadership for Cathay Pacific in UK

New marketing leadership for Cathay Pacific in UK

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced the appointment of Adrian Bastow as head of sales and marketing for the UK and Ireland. Based at the airline’s UK head office in London, Bastow will be responsible for all online and offline sales and marketing activities in both the UK and Ireland. → Read More

Japan Airlines signs Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft deal

Japan Airlines signs Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft deal

Japan Airlines and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation have signed a letter of intent to order thirty-two Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft, as the next-generation regional jet for the JAL Group. JAL plans to deploy the MRJ on domestic routes from 2021, operated by J-AIR, the group’s 100 per cent owned regional airline subsidiary. → Read More

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