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Gatwick to launch new biometrics trial alongside easyJet

Gatwick to launch new biometrics trial alongside easyJet

Gatwick Airport has today announced the UK’s first trial of end-to-end biometrics - where personal data collected at the airport’s self-service bag drops will be recognised by new automated self-boarding gates - simplifying and speeding up the process for passengers and reducing the risk of human error.

Jet Airways to launch Manchester-Mumbai connection in November

Jet Airways to launch Manchester-Mumbai connection in November

Jet Airways will launch the first non-stop service between Manchester and Mumbai on November 5th. Further strengthening its flight offering in the United Kingdom and Jet Airways’ commitment to opening up travel to India for UK business and leisure travellers, the service will operate four days a week including Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Europcar sees losses widen in first quarter

Europcar sees losses widen in first quarter

Europcar has reported a loss of €21 million for the first quarter of 2018. The figure compares to a loss of €6 million for the same period last year. Revenue at the car rental giant was €556 million for the first three months of the financial year, up 28 per cent at constant exchange rates.

Craig David celebrates launch of Marella Explorer

Craig David celebrates launch of Marella Explorer

Cruise 

Multi-platinum selling and award-winning recording artist Craig David has dazzled employees, suppliers and media at an exclusive ceremony to celebrate the launch of Marella Cruises’ newest ship, Marella Explorer, in Palma, Majorca.

InterContinental Sofia takes brand into Bulgaria for first time

InterContinental Sofia takes brand into Bulgaria for first time

Hotel 

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has brought modern luxury to Bulgaria with the opening of InterContinental Sofia. Sofia, an untapped destination for UK travellers, blends history and modernity with its scattering of domed churches and ottoman mosques intertwined with the sheen of new buildings and striking historic architecture.

Khan appointed Americas vice president at Jet Airways

Khan appointed Americas vice president at Jet Airways

Jet Airways has appointed Athar Khan as its vice president for Americas to leverage the sales and distribution strength of its partners - Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic and Air France KLM Royal Dutch Airlines - in order to increase high quality sales in North American markets.