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Delta adds flights at Cincinnati

Delta adds flights at Cincinnati

Delta Air Lines is expanding travel options for Cincinnati customers, with more seats, improved schedules and upgraded aircraft. “These enhancements reflect the solid demand from both business and leisure travellers,” said Joe Esposito, vice president – network, Americas.

Etihad Airways adds third flight to Bengaluru, India

Etihad Airways adds third flight to Bengaluru, India

Etihad Airways is launching a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi – Bengaluru route, effective from March 26th this year. The triple daily schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between the two cities, and improved connectivity to destinations across the GCC, North America and Europe via the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub.

Flybe adds summer holiday flights from Southampton

Flybe adds summer holiday flights from Southampton

Flybe has added seven more flights a week on four popular summer sun routes to Spain and Portugal as part of its expanded 2017 summer schedule from Southampton. From May 27th the airline will operate up to five times a week to Alicante, with new flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays in addition to existing Tuesday and Friday services.

Dubai International welcomes first Air India flight from Kochi

Dubai International welcomes first Air India flight from Kochi

Dubai International has welcomed Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to arrive from the city of Kochi, Kerala, with a traditional water salute. The crew and representatives of the airline were welcomed at a cake cutting ceremony at Concourse D.

Heathrow welcomes UK government National Policy Statement on expansion

Heathrow welcomes UK government National Policy Statement on expansion

Heathrow’s expansion programme has passed its first delivery milestone and is advancing on schedule as the government published its draft National Policy Statement on a third runway at the UK’s hub earlier. Now begins 16 weeks of public consultation across the country on the draft NPS, before submitting a final version for a vote in parliament this coming winter.

Ryanair adds Israel flights to winter schedule

Ryanair adds Israel flights to winter schedule

Ryanair has launched its Israel winter 2017 schedule, with 19 routes, some 15 of which are new. The low-cost carrier will operate seven new Tel Aviv routes later this year, with flights from Baden Baden, Gdansk, Krakow, Milan Bergamo, Paphos, Poznan and Wroclaw on offer.

Qatar Airways signs loyalty partnership with Accor

Qatar Airways signs loyalty partnership with Accor

Qatar Airways and leading global hotel group AccorHotels have partnered to provide reciprocal benefits to members across both loyalty programmes. The deal seeks to provide an opportunity to earn and redeem Privilege Club Qmiles and Le Club AccorHotels points.

AccorHotels signs new property at London Stansted

AccorHotels signs new property at London Stansted

AccorHotels has made a new signing at London Stansted Airport. The Novotel London Stansted has been signed under a franchise agreement and will be operated by Arora Hotels a division of the Arora Group which acquired the property in 2016. At the same time, London Stansted’s complimentary Wi-Fi service has been extended so passengers can now enjoy up to four hours free of charge as part of the airport’s on-going customer service improvement programme.

Profits rise at low-cost carrier flydubai

Profits rise at low-cost carrier flydubai

flydubai has today reported a profit of AED31.6 million (US$ 8.6 million for financial 2016. The low-cost carrier reported total revenue of AED5 billion (US$ 1.37 billion) an increase of 2.4 per cent compared to the same period last year.