Friday, June 15, 2012
Airways to Launch Non-Stop Flights to Tokyo
Qatar Airways will boost services to Japan to twice-daily with the introduction of non-stop flights to Tokyo, effective October 28, according to AME Info.
Etihad to Open Sydney and Melbourne Lounges
Etihad Airways will open a joint premium lounge with Virgin Australia in Sydney early next year and plans to follow it up by opening one in Melbourne, according to Business Traveller.
Courtyard by Marriott to Open First Hotel in Saudi Arabia
Courtyard by Marriott opened its first hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on June 10. The 286-room Courtyard Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter is strategically located in the heart of Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter at the Al-Hada District.
American Airlines to Add Nonstop Service Between Miami and Asuncion, Paraguay
According to PR Newswire, American Airlines announced it will offer nonstop service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Asuncion, Paraguay's Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU) four times per week beginning November 15.
Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' to Fly from San Diego starting December 2
USA Today reports that Japan Airlines will inaugurate its San Diego-Tokyo Narita service via Boeing 787 Dreamliner on December 2.
LIRR Expands its 'Quiet Car' Effort
The Long Island Rail Road's Quiet Car program will add a noise-free car to all single-level electric trains to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal during the morning peak hours and from those stations during the evening rush beginning Monday, reports Newsday.
Inspired Meetings at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia
In 2012, groups can enjoy significant savings with Four Seasons Resort Langkawi's Meetings in Nature package. Valid for bookings of 10 rooms or more, the rate includes a night in a Melaleuca Pavilion, daily breakfast for up to two people and high-speed internet access.
American to Begin Evaluating Merger Options After Labor Ruling
American Airlines is expected to begin evaluating merger proposals, including one with US Airways, following a ruling by a bankruptcy court judge on its labor contracts on June 22, Flightglobal reports.
Etihad Airlines and airberlin Team up on SME Rewards
As part of their strategic partnership, airberlin and Etihad Airlines are now teaming up for their business loyalty programs airberlin business points and Etihad Airways Business Connect for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
Regional Jets Crowd Skies, Squeeze Fliers
USA Today reports that 53 percent of all commercial airline departures in the United States today are now operated by regional airlines.
Airline On-time Performance Improves in April; Mishandled Baggage at All-time Low
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 86.3 percent in April, up from both the 75.5 percent on-time rate of April 2011 and from March 2012’s 82.2 percent rate, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.