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BOC Aviation places $8.8bn order with Boeing

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BOC Aviation places $8.8bn order with Boeing

Boeing has announced an order by BOC Aviation for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range). The order, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices, is the largest in BOC Aviation's 20-year history and part of the Singapore-based leasing company's effort to grow its portfolio of fuel-efficient airplanes. → Read More

Royal Jordanian joins Dreamliner club with first delivery

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Royal Jordanian joins Dreamliner club with first delivery

Boeing and Royal Jordanian have celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane will play a central role in the Amman-based airline's strategic plan for fleet modernisation. Royal Jordanian acquired this airplane through leasing company AerCap. → Read More

Budget Car Rental to double rental facilities in Europe

Budget Car Rental to double rental facilities in Europe

Budget Car Rental has announced that it has opened more than 175 new locations across Europe so far this year, with more to follow as part of a strategic growth initiative. In Germany, Budget is doubling its number of rental facilities. Since April this year, Budget has opened more than 150 new locations, bringing the total number of rental facilities in Germany to nearly 300. → Read More

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai sees strong growth in arrivals

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JW Marriott Marquis Dubai sees strong growth in arrivals

Boosting the UAE’s ability to cater to the business and leisure traveller, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has announced its first half year results. Having grown its inventory by 86 per cent since March 2014, the hotel has been able increase its RevPAR by 7.2 per cent and occupancy by 9.5 per cent - an impressive achievement given the increasing supply of hotels on to the market. → Read More

Norwegian set for new Gatwick base as long-haul services grow

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Norwegian set for new Gatwick base as long-haul services grow

Norwegian has continued to expand internationally following a decision to establish a new long-haul base at London Gatwick Airport. Both pilots and cabin crew will be based at London Gatwick. → Read More

Hilton Panama comes to Latin America

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Hilton Panama comes to Latin America

Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of the newly-built Hilton Panama, a 347-room Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Panama City, Panama. With a privileged location in the heart of this booming city that offers panoramic ocean views, this newest hotel in Panama City opens its doors just in time to celebrate the Panama Canal's Centennial. → Read More

Emirates signs memorandum of understanding with Arik Air

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Emirates signs memorandum of understanding with Arik Air

Emirates and Arik Air, West Africa’s leading airline, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship and explore further areas of co-operation. Emirates and Arik Air currently have a one-way interline agreement, whereby Emirates passengers are connected throughout Nigeria and West Africa via Arik Air’s current domestic and regional network. → Read More

Family holidays to drive growth in Dubai tourism sector

Family holidays to drive growth in Dubai tourism sector

His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai's Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing has revealed how family-centred travel is emerging a key component of travel to the emirate. Following the release of strong new tourism figures yesterday, he commented: “Our strategy continues to be positioning Dubai as the must-experience family destination: as such we are constantly diversifying our tourism offering and increasing our hotel portfolio to attract, and cater to, a broader market of visitors.” → Read More

Germanwings links London Stansted with Düsseldorf

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Germanwings links London Stansted with Düsseldorf

Germanwings has launched a new route from Düsseldorf to London Stansted Airport. Düsseldorf is a fantastic European hot spot, having just been voted the German city with the best quality of life for the second time running, it boasts a fascinating historical old town and upmarket shopping district Königsalle. → Read More

IHG announces Holiday Inn Kayseri, Düvenönü

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IHG announces Holiday Inn Kayseri, Düvenönü

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of Holiday Inn Kayseri, Düvenönü. Operating under a franchise agreement with Ali Sert Otel, the new build Turkish hotel is due to open in early 2016. → Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles strengthen ties

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Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles strengthen ties

The Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles have revealed plans to work together as part of a drive to enhance the Seychelles tourism offering and drive more visitors to the sunny destination. → Read More

Manchester Airport Group and NATS sign ten year air traffic deal

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Manchester Airport Group and NATS sign ten year air traffic deal

Manchester Airport Group and NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic control provider, have signed an agreement confirming a ten-year contract for air traffic control and engineering services at both Manchester and London Stansted airports. NATS has a long standing relationship with Manchester and Stansted Airports, built up over many years, and will commence the new contract on April 1st 2015. → Read More

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