Tuesday, October 16, 2012
to Launch New Hotel in Okinawa
Hilton Worldwide announced that they will be launching the Hilton Okinawa Chatan, their 11th property in Japan, according to The Japan Daily Press.
Air Arabia Touches Down in Odessa, Ukraine
The inaugural Air Arabia flight to Odessa touched down in the Ukraine's fourth largest city yesterday, marking the on-going expansion of Air Arabia's operations into the Ukranian market, with four cities in the country now served by the airline Al Bawaba reports.
Marriott Launches Bonus Miles Program with Airlines
CNBC reports that Marriott is allowing clients to earn bonus frequent flier miles through Delta Air Lines, Southwest and United with the purchase of Marriott International gift cards.
All Nippon Airways Restarts Myanmar Flights
Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) restarted direct flights to Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon after a 12-year hiatus, underscoring renewed interest in the fast-reforming nation, according to the Agence France-Presse.
American's First and Business Class Customers Can Reserve Onboard Meal Prior to Departure
American Airlines announced its entree reservations program, becoming the first domestic airline to offer premium class customers the opportunity to review menu options and pre-select their desired meal prior to their flight's departure.
Fairfield Inn Planned for Airport's Concourse Hotel Site
According to Columbus Business First, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority plans to seek a Fairfield Inn and Suites franchise for the site of the former Concourse Hotel and Conference site at Port Columbus International Airport.
Improvements in Handicap Travel
Since traveling with a disability can be challenging, the BBC shares a few places around the world that have recently made improvements with handicapped visitors in mind.
Frankfurt Airport Gets An A+
Reuters reports that Frankfurt Airport's new terminal, A-Plus, allows Germany's biggest hub to serve up to six million additional passengers annually or a total of around 65 million people per year.
Lufthansa's New 747-8 Achieves Near-perfect Dispatch Reliability
Lufthansa's introduction of the Boeing 747-8 has met all expectations, achieving 100 percent dispatch reliability in June and July, the first two months of 747-8 operations, reveals Aviation Week.
Morocco May Sell Airline Stake to Major Gulf Player
Morocco may sell a stake in Royal Air Maroc to a major Gulf Arab airline, reports Reuters Africa.