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A4E criticises Italian air traffic control strikes

A4E criticises Italian air traffic control strikes

European holiday makers witnessed an unprecedented spectacle last weekend when a July 23rd strike by Italian air traffic controllers was called on and off twice. However, thousands of passengers still saw their travel plans disrupted when airlines had to cancel more than 100 flights to and from Italy even though the planned eight-hour strike was called off at the very last minute, as the notice provided was insufficient to reinstate the cancelled flights. → Read More

Air Europa to offer summer flights to Veradero, Cuba

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Air Europa to offer summer flights to Veradero, Cuba

Air Europa has launched its new route from Madrid to Veradero, Cuba. The flight, on-board an Airbus 330-200, will operate until August 25th, with two weekly fights. The operation of the new route will also enable excellent connection through the airline’s hub in Madrid, with the rest of the airline’s domestic and European destinations. → Read More

UK passengers offered Olympic options with American Airlines

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UK passengers offered Olympic options with American Airlines

This summer, British sporting enthusiasts can experience the action live from Rio de Janeiro, with convenient connections to Brazil from four UK airports when travelling with American Airlines. The world’s largest airline, American, has serviced Brazil for 26 years, and offers daily flights to five destinations across the country including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Manaus. → Read More

JetBlue Airways orders 30 additional A321 aircraft from Airbus

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JetBlue Airways orders 30 additional A321 aircraft from Airbus

New York-based JetBlue Airways has amended its purchase agreement with Airbus to include an additional 15 Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) and 15 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. The airline, which already operates A321s, has not yet announced its engine selection for the newly ordered aircraft. → Read More

Europcar reports slight increase in profits for early 2016

Europcar reports slight increase in profits for early 2016

Europcar has reported total revenue amounted to €948 million for the first half of 2016, compared to €961 million in 2015 first semester, representing an increase of 0.5 per cent at constant currency. This increase is mainly driven by a 0.9 per cent growth in rental revenue, to €883 million, and partly off-set by the decrease of petrol prices. → Read More

Etihad Airways brings latest lounge concept to Los Angeles

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Etihad Airways brings latest lounge concept to Los Angeles

Etihad Airways has today officially opened its new First and Business Class Lounge within the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. The lounge reflects a commitment to delivering exceptional hospitality experiences for First and Business Class guests departing on Etihad Airways’ daily EY170 Boeing 777 services from the US West Coast’s commercial and entertainment hub. → Read More

Brazil enters last lap of Olympic preparations

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Brazil enters last lap of Olympic preparations

Brazil is getting ready to hold the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America, with the opening ceremony just ten days away. Following the success of the 2014 World Cup, the country has already shown that Brazil is a culturally rich country, with a friendly and welcoming population. → Read More

Marriott launches M Live Studio in London

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Marriott launches M Live Studio in London

Marriott International continues to lead the way in digital and social marketing innovation with the launch of the company’s fourth M Live Studio. Located at Marriott’s European headquarters in London, the newest studio will serve as the epicentre for creating real-time content and generating social engagement with travellers in Europe. → Read More

Oakwood Worldwide adds three London properties to portfolio

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Oakwood Worldwide adds three London properties to portfolio

Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, has added three new locations of luxury, serviced apartments to its London portfolio: Canary Wharf, Kensington and Fitzrovia. “We are very excited to announce these new apartments, which join our other recent opening in Clerkenwell and strengthen the choices we offer our guests in London,” said Debbie Lundon, managing director EMEA, Oakwood Worldwide. → Read More

Wiwitwanit takes up leadership role with ONYX Hospitality

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Wiwitwanit takes up leadership role with ONYX Hospitality

ONYX Hospitality Group has appointed Suganya Wiwitwanit as senior vice president of human resources. Wiwitwanit will report to Anand Rao, executive vice president and chief people officer, and is based at ONYX Hospitality Group’s headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. → Read More

Finnair brings flag-ship Airbus A350XWB to London-Helsinki flights

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Finnair brings flag-ship Airbus A350XWB to London-Helsinki flights

Finnair has announced that it will operate the flagship Airbus A350XWB aircraft on a fifth service between London Heathrow and Helsinki, replacing the current Airbus A320 aircraft on the route. From October 5th, passengers travelling on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday on flights AY832 between London and Helsinki and AY831 between Helsinki and London will be able to enjoy long haul levels of comfort on the short flight of two hours and 55 minutes. → Read More

Pegasus welcomes first Airbus A320neo to fleet

Pegasus welcomes first Airbus A320neo to fleet

Pegasus Airlines has taken delivery of the first aircraft of its 100 Airbus order made in 2012, the single largest aircraft order in Turkish civil aviation history at the time. The A320neo aircraft TC-NBA - nicknamed ‘Demokrasi’ (Democracy) - makes Pegasus the launch operator for A320neo with CFM engines. → Read More

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