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International Airlines Group returns to black as Iberia struggles

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International Airlines Group returns to black as Iberia struggles

International Airlines Group has reported second quarter operating profit €380 million, some €135 million better than last year. Revenue for the quarter at the group – which operates British Airways, Iberia and Veuling – was up 6.7 per cent to €5,086 million. → Read More

Regent Porto Montenegro brings a luxury flourish to southern Europe

Regent Porto Montenegro brings a luxury flourish to southern Europe

Regent Porto Montenegro has opened its doors to guests for the first time. The 51-room and 35-suite deluxe property is the first and only hotel in the Porto Montenegro super-yacht marina resort and is Regent Hotels & Resorts’ second property in Europe and its seventh world-wide. “We are absolutely thrilled to announce the opening of the Regent Porto Montenegro, the latest addition to the growing Regent Hotels & Resorts collection,” said Mark Lettenbichler, chief executive, Regent Hotels & Resorts. → Read More

Courtyard Irvine Spectrum celebrates grand opening in California

Courtyard Irvine Spectrum celebrates grand opening in California

Marriott International has announced the grand opening of Courtyard Irvine Spectrum, a new property that offers a fusion of high technology with high style accommodations. Located at 7955 Irvine Center Drive, the eight-story hotel features modern arrangements for a stylish yet affordable stay, as well as comprehensive amenities to enhance guests’ experiences at corporate meetings and social functions. → Read More

Gulf Air boosts flights to Kuwait

Gulf Air boosts flights to Kuwait

Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, has said it will increase its flights between Bahrain and Kuwait from 40 to 42 flights per week. The national carrier’s decision to add frequencies to the Kuwaiti capital followed an increase in passenger demand between the two countries. → Read More

easyJet offers support to Manchester Pride

easyJet offers support to Manchester Pride

easyJet and Manchester Airport have announced they will be sponsoring Manchester Pride, taking the headline spot at the Big Weekend. It is the second time that both companies have come together to sponsor, and the third consecutive year at the event for both. → Read More

New leadership for tech giant Abacus in Hong Kong

New leadership for tech giant Abacus in Hong Kong

Abacus has announced that Agatha Lee is to lead the company’s Hong Kong operations as the new general manager, as Winnie Lau steps down from the role. Lee takes over one of the strongest portfolios for Abacus, with the Hong Kong gateway contributing ten per cent of revenue to the global distribution business. → Read More

Gatwick hires additional staff ahead of crunch weekend

Gatwick hires additional staff ahead of crunch weekend

Gatwick is seeking to avoid a repeat of the baggage chaos which affected passengers last weekend as it prepares for some of the busiest days of the summer. Last weekend some passengers were forced to fly without bags, while people arriving at the airport had to wait hours for their luggage. → Read More

All Nippon Airways places $13bn Boeing order

All Nippon Airways places $13bn Boeing order

Boeing and All Nippon Airways have finalised an order for 40 widebody airplanes as part of the airline’s strategic long-haul fleet renewal plan. The order, valued at approximately $13 billion at list prices, was originally announced as a commitment in March. → Read More

ASKY Airlines cancels flights as Ebola fears grow

ASKY Airlines cancels flights as Ebola fears grow

West African carrier ASKY Airlines has cancelled all flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone as fears over the outbreak of the Ebola virus there continue to spread. The carrier has suspended all flights to and from Freetown and Monrovia. → Read More

Lufthansa struggles in difficult second quarter

Lufthansa struggles in difficult second quarter

Lufthansa has reported lower than expected second-quarter profit as ticket prices continued to fall on North American, Asian and European routes. German flag-carrier Lufthansa also saw strike action weigh on results. → Read More

Boeing to base 787-10 Dreamliner production in North Charleston

Boeing to base 787-10 Dreamliner production in North Charleston

Boeing has that final assembly of the 787-10, the newest and longest member of the 787 Dreamliner family of airplanes, will take place exclusively in North Charleston, South Carolina. Boeing will continue to assemble both 787-8s and 787-9s in Everett, Washington, and North Charleston. → Read More

Sabre Corporation brings chauffeured vehicles to GDS for first time

Sabre Corporation brings chauffeured vehicles to GDS for first time

Sabre Corporation and Carey International, a global leader in chauffeured services and ground transportation logistics management, have worked together to create a new application that will enable travel agents to book chauffeured ground services directly from the Sabre Red Workspace. This marks the first time that chauffeured car services have been fully integrated into the Sabre marketplace or any global distribution system. → Read More

FCm Travel Solutions expands Scottish operations

FCm Travel Solutions expands Scottish operations

FCm Travel Solutions’ specialist oil and gas division in Aberdeen has expanded into new premises and hired four extra staff after securing additional clients worth £18 million over the last year. New business includes a three-year contract to provide full travel management services to KCA Deutag, one of the world’s leading drilling and engineering companies, which is headquartered in Aberdeen. → Read More

Japan Airlines signs with Amadeus for Altéa Suite upgrade

Japan Airlines signs with Amadeus for Altéa Suite upgrade

Amadeus and Japan Airlines have announced an agreement has been reached for the tech giant to provide the airline with its full Altéa Suite of IT solutions. The agreement, which sees JAL become the latest oneworld airline to adopt Amadeus’ Altéa, will allow the airline to replace its existing passenger service system, which was originally activated back in 1969. → Read More

Thomson Airways offers exclusively Dreamliner flights this summer

Thomson Airways offers exclusively Dreamliner flights this summer

Thomson Airways has said all its long-haul flights will be scheduled exclusively on the 787 for the rest of the summer. As the first UK airline to only fly long-haul on the 787, Thomson Airways will give thousands of customers from across the UK the chance to experience the revolutionary new aircraft en-route to destinations like Mexico and Mauritius. → Read More

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