SWISS is planning to launch a new seasonal route between Zurich and Cork. The carrier will operate a weekly service between the two destinations from June, increasing to twice-weekly during July and August.
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has announced this week that it will begin flying out of Pittsburgh International Airport in May 2017. Daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth and Myrtle Beach will commence on May 25, 2017, while Spirit will fly three times weekly to Fort Lauderdale beginning on June 15.
The 257-room Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara has opened its doors in Mexico. With this hotel, the Hyatt brand is marking its return to the city of Guadalajara as part of the mixed use Andares development, a successful luxury commercial complex.
Travelport has announced a new multi-year agreement with Astra Travel, the first dedicated travel management company in Egypt. Established in 1990, Astra Travel provides integrated travel services as well as event management services to large local and international firms.
Malaysia Airlines has become the first Malaysian carrier to receive the International Air Transport Association Fast Travel Green certificate in recognition of the airline’s efforts in making passengers’ travel more flexible and convenient via its self-service facilities.
Heathrow welcomed a record 75.7 million passengers in 2016, up one per cent on the previous year. Passenger charges fell by one per cent at the UK’s largest airport, as Heathrow retained its position as Europe’s best hub for the third year running.
Amadeus IT Group has reported adjusted profit of €911 million for the full year of 2016, which represents growth of 21.2 per cent compared to 2015. This growth was supported by an increase of 14.3 per cent in revenue, to €4,473 million, and 16 per cent in EBITDA to €1,700 million.
International Airlines Group has reported pre-tax profits of €2.5 billion before exceptional items for the year to December 31st, 2016. The figure is up 32.7 per cent on that of 2015.