Two separate groups of workers at Gatwick airport are to begin balloting for industrial action over pay. If the workers vote for strike action, passengers at Gatwick are set to face delays and disruption later this summer.
British Airways has announced that all direct flights to and from Heathrow and Beijing will move to new state-of-the-art Daxing airport from October. The new airport is approximately 50 kilometres from both Beijing city centre and the Xiong'an New Area and only 80 kilometres from Tianjin.
Six Senses is expanding further into Europe with the 2022 opening of Six Senses Loire Valley, France, in the village of Saint-Laurent-Nouan. The resort will be located in the UNESCO World Heritage region renowned for historic chateaux, medieval towns, fine wines, great food and unspoiled landscapes.
The accommodations offer private apartment-style accommodation adjacent to the hotel on Brick Street, in Mayfair’s historic heart and opposite leafy Hyde Park, with easy access to all major rail links.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre has officially opened its doors, joining two other Waldorf Astoria properties in the United Arab Emirates. The 275-room hotel is the latest addition to Dubai’s bustling district.
MAG, the owner of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports, has this month seen a 1.8 per cent year-on-year increase in passenger numbers.
Emirates’ passengers bound for the US will soon be able to enjoy Wi-Fi, mobile service connectivity and live TV, even when flying 40,000 feet over the North Pole and Arctic circle. Previously, on its flights to the US, which often travel over the polar region, passengers can find themselves without connectivity for up to four hours.
Bjørn Kjos has stepped down as the chief executive of Norwegian Air. The 72-year-old has led the organisation for 17 years, seeing it grow from a small regional airline to become one of the largest low-cost carriers in Europe.
Eike Clausen, hotel manager of the prominent Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea since March last year, has now been promoted to general manager at the leading luxury hotel at the shore of the Red Sea in the south of Jordan.
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese has re-opened following a complete redesign by French architect and interior designer, Jean-Philippe Nuel. The 78-room hotel lies on a quaint street in the centre of the city, just moments from iconic landmarks including the Villa Medici, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.