Javier Pardo reports directly to Robert Kunkler, chief operating officer of Avani-owner Minor Hotels, and is based at the regional office in Bangkok. He brings almost two decades of hospitality experience throughout Europe, with his last posting being director of operations and commercial director for the NH Hotel Group.
Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, India, for the first time in four years. Tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, with the first service set to take off on October 27th.
Paul Halford joins Onyx with close to 20 years of hospitality industry experience at hotels and resorts in Australia, Vanuatu, Fiji and Thailand, including a ten-year tenure across multiple Radisson Hotel Group locations.
Leeds Bradford Airport has announced the appointment of Hywel Rees to the role of chief executive. Rees is an experienced executive in the airports and infrastructure sectors, with airport operating experience at leadership team level.
Airbus has announced that the A220 family, the newest addition to its single-aisle portfolio, will be offering an increased range starting from early next year. The A220 aircraft maximum take-off weight is now confirmed to increase by 2,268 kilograms (2.3 metric tonnes).
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and American Airlines have announced plans to develop a sixth terminal at the airport. The plans call for the airport to invest up to $3 to $3.5 billion in terminal improvements, including the construction of Terminal F and enhancements to Terminal C.
Marriott International has announced its first-ever longer stays category marketing campaign, Room for Possibility. The integrated effort features Residence Inn by Marriott, Element Hotels and TownePlace Suites by Marriott to reinforce each brand’s offerings.
Hyatt Hotels has entered into a franchise and related agreements with Realtejo - Hotelaria e Turismo to develop the first Hyatt branded hotel in Portugal: Hyatt Regency Lisbon.
Jamaica has been selected to chair the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Regional Commission for the Americas. The Caribbean nation will lead the organisation for the biennium 2019-2021.