Icelandair has launched a new gateway in the United States: Cleveland, Ohio. The inaugural flight will take place in May 2018, and will begin with four flights a week. Tickets will be available for purchase in the coming weeks.
Aer Lingus has announced its winter schedule, with the airline set to offer 300,000 additional seats to Europe and North America as part of its largest ever deployment. Soon to begin its direct service on September 1st, Aer Lingus will operate three flights per week to Miami, Florida, a new long-haul destination for winter.
The Bradenton Area on Florida’s West Coast has opened its newest luxury hotel, the Zota Beach Resort. Formerly the Hilton Longboat Key, the $24 million property offers a secluded beachfront setting, stylish pool area, contemporary restaurant and a chic wine bar.
The new all-suite, 166-guest American Duchess, has arrived in New Orleans to undergo final preparations for her August 14th inaugural sailing. The American Duchess is owned and operated by the American Queen Steamboat Company and the luxurious paddlewheeler will join the American Queen and American Empress to become the third vessel of the riverboat company.
Saudia Arabian flag-carrier Saudia has said passengers will now be allowed to carry laptops on flights to the US. The news comes after the country’s airports received security clearance from the department of homeland security in the United States.
Norwegian has confirmed its British subsidiary, Norwegian UK, has been given tentative approval by the United States department of transportation for a foreign air carrier permit. The approval reaffirms that the NUK application is in full compliance with the EU–US Open Skies Agreement.
The United States ban on carrying laptops in aircraft cabins has been lifted “immediately” from Emirates Airlines.
Passengers on Etihad Airways flights out of Abu Dhabi to the United States will be able to use larger gadgets, such as laptops, during their journey. Regulations requiring passengers to put laptops and other gadgets in baggage in the hold were introduced in March.
People from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen will face tougher US entry criteria as a controversial travel ban comes into force. All refugees will also face tougher restrictions on entering the country as a key plank of president Trump’s agenda comes into force.
A US appeals court in San Francisco has upheld a decision blocking a proposed ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries entering the United States. The proposed ban was initiated by president Donald Trump in the early days of his administration, but has been dogged by legal problems.