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Iberia places order for 20 Airbus A320neo aircraft

Iberia places order for 20 Airbus A320neo aircraft

Iberia chairman Luis Gallego has disclosed that the Spanish airline has made a firm order to acquire 20 new Airbus A320neo aircraft to modernise its short- and medium-haul fleet. The aircraft will be delivered from the first half of 2018 through 2021.

Sinclair to lead London City Airport

Sinclair to lead London City Airport

London City Airport has announced that, following an international search and selection process, Robert Sinclair will be appointed as chief executive of the facility. He will replace Declan Collier who is stepping down.

Boeing 40-year veteran Fancher step down

Boeing 40-year veteran Fancher step down

Scott Fancher, senior vice president of program management, integration and development programs, Boeing, has announced his intention to retire in September 2017. The move brings to a close 40-years at Boeing and a career that spans executive leadership roles across the company's signature commercial, defence and space programs.

Haandrikman to lead Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Haandrikman to lead Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has tapped a veteran of the hospitality industry, William Haandrikman, to lead the property as general manager. Haandrikman was previously general manager of Thailand’s Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit.

First Intercity Express runs to Cornwall on Great Western Railway

First Intercity Express runs to Cornwall on Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway’s first Intercity Express Train has made its maiden voyage to Cornwall, as part of a very special test journey from London Paddington to Penzance. Part of an expo event with Cornwall Council to showcase improved rail services for the South West, the Intercity Express Train left London Paddington at 05:33 and arrived at Penzance Station at 11:01.

Grand Park Kodhipparu opens in the Maldives

Grand Park Kodhipparu opens in the Maldives

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Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, has become the latest all-villa luxury resort to opened in the Indian Ocean. A one-island-one-resort concept with luxury villas, world-class experiences, incredible dining choices and wide-ranging facilities, the new destination resort is truly a paradise.

TAP Portugal launches first retrojet, Portugal

TAP Portugal launches first retrojet, Portugal

TAP Portugal is debuting its first retro aircraft livery today, featuring a design it first used in the 1950s. The new aircraft, an A330, has been named Portugal, as a tribute to Portugal and the Portuguese people.

Ascott passes 100 property milestone in China

Ascott passes 100 property milestone in China

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The Ascott has clinched seven new contracts to manage over 1,300 apartments across six cities in China. These properties mark Ascott’s first foray into Kunming and Yichang while deepening its presence in Chongqing, Dalian, Shenzhen and Xuzhou.