Thursday, August 16, 2012
America Makes Debut at Washington Reagan National
Virgin America made its debut at Washington's Reagan National Airport (DCA) Tuesday, inaugurating nonstop round-trip service to San Francisco. The carrier's one daily round-trip is currently its only presence at the slot-restricted airport, according to USA Today.
DoubleTree by Hilton Increases Presence in India with Launch of Third Hotel
Hilton Worldwide opened the newly-renovated, upscale, full-service DoubleTree by Hilton Goa-Arpora-Baga, Hotel Interactive says.
Qatar Airways to Launch Belgrade, Warsaw Routes
Qatar Airways will launch new flights from its Doha hub to the Serbian capital Belgrade on Nov. 20 and Warsaw, Poland on Dec. 5, Flightglobal reports.
Fly Frontier Between Denver and Minot Beginning November 5
Frontier Airlines announced new nonstop service between its Denver, Colorado (DEN) hub and Minot, N.D. (MOT), according to Business Wire.
HK Airlines to Delay Boeing Delivery
Hong Kong Airlines plans to replace a number of Boeing planes with Airbus jets and delay delivery of six Boeing freight jets past 2015 from an earlier target of 2013-14 as it seeks to cut costs and unify its fleet, reports Reuters.
Westin Unveils New Nature-inspired Public Space Concept
Westin Hotels and Resorts announces that it is applying its industry leading, design-driven approach to the new public space design, allowing travelers to stay balanced, refreshed and connected on the road.
Virgin Australia Rethink Policy of Not Allowing Men to Sit Next to Children on Flights
Virgin Australia has said it will review its controversial policy of not allowing men to sit next to unaccompanied children on flights, the Daily Mail reports.
A TSA Report Card – The Good, The Bad and The Grounded
The Business Journals reports that average Americans, including a majority of business flyers, simply don't hate the Transportation Security Administration as much as its most vociferous critics would have you believe.
Hotels Expected to Fetch $1.95 Billion in Fees, a Record
According to USA Today, U.S. hotels are on track to collect fees totaling a new record of $1.95 billion, which is 3/5% more than the amount hotels brought in last year.
Hotel Albany Showcases First in Series of Upgrades and Improvements
Hotel Albany has unveiled the property's first completed renovations. The $14 million renovations, which began in June, are part of the downtown hotel's transition to the Hilton Hotel and Resorts brand.
Ethiopian Becomes Third Airline to Take Delivery of 787
Ethiopian Airlines became the first carrier outside Japan and the third overall to take delivery of the Boeing 787 in a Tuesday ceremony in Everett, Wash., and said it will use the aircraft on routes within Africa, reports Air Transport World.
Halifax Stanfield to Upgrade Facilities and Services
Halifax International Airport Authority is preparing to implement the next phase of its current 10-year capital plan to upgrade its facilities, expand current services and enhance the passenger/visitor experience at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.