Boeing is investing $20 million in Virgin Galactic, a vertically integrated human spaceflight company. The companies will work together to broaden commercial space access and transform global travel technologies.
Vietnam Airlines will launch Wi-Fi connections on a number of flights from October 10th. Passengers will be able to access the new services on selected A350 flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai, and Osaka.
Flight Centre Travel Group’s global procurement network has appointed Yon Abad to the role of vice president, corporate supplier relationships and distribution platforms.
Through the channel, Iberia customers can check their flight status, obtain general information about their trip or check-in for any flight to Schengen area countries operated by Iberia, Iberia Express and Iberia Regional Air Nostrum.
This will be the first time Airportr has collaborated with an airport operator to create a fully integrated baggage service, which allows passengers to check-in baggage before arriving at the airport.
CoStar Group has entered into an agreement to acquire STR, a leader in data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for global hospitality sectors. The transaction, valued at $450 million in cash, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to customary conditions.
Inna Kizenkova will become a member of the company’s dedicated team focused on developing next generation airline distribution capabilities, including new distribution capabilities.
Travelport has further deepened its collaboration with Singapore Airlines with the implementation of the carrier’s KrisConnect Programme. The scheme is the airline’s initiative to leverage IATA’s New Distribution Capability standard.
American Express Global Business Travel has announced that Paul Abbott will assume the role of chief executive officer, effective October 1st. Abbott replaces Doug Anderson, who is stepping down.
Booking.com is continuing to mislead consumers with pressure selling tactics – despite a crackdown by regulators aimed at putting a stop to such unscrupulous practices. That is according to a new investigation by consumer watchdog Which? Travel.
Bolt will seek to make journeys taken using its platform in Europe carbon neutral by offsetting emissions. The Estonia-headquartered company is making a number of commitments as part of its environmental strategy, called Green Plan.
Wego has partnered with Singapore Tourism Board in the Middle East to drive more travellers from the GCC during the winter season to visit the destination.