Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Airlines Post Record First-Quarter On-Time Performance
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that between January and March this year, the nation’s largest airlines posted their best on-time arrival rate for the first quarter of any year since the Department began collecting comparable flight delay data in 1995.
Delta Opens New International Terminal at Atlanta Airport
Delta Airlines is set to operate the first official flight from the new concourse F at Atlanta’s Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal when flight 295 departs today for Tokyo Narita, Business Traveller reports.
Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree Celebrates Opening
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Interstate Hotels and Resorts and Carpenter and Company announced the grand opening of Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree, marking the first Hyatt Place on the South Shore, reports Business Wire.
Asia's International Hotel Boom
The BBC reports that due to booming domestic demand, the Asia-Pacific region is seeing an influx in development by international chains, such as Starwood, Hilton and Marriott.
UK Airport Delays Blamed on Wind, Short Staffing
Witnesses at a British parliamentary committee hearing on Tuesday offered a variety of reasons for the long waits some arriving passengers endure at immigration checks at London's Heathrow airport, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Meeting Planners Optimistic About Hotel Functions
USA Today reveals a new poll suggests that meeting planners are optimistic that companies, associations and other groups will hold more business-related gatherings in 2012.
Choose Chicago Sees Increase in Business and Leisure Travelers
Choose Chicago announced that Chicago welcomed 42.39 million domestic business and leisure travelers in 2011, an 11.2 percent increase from 2010, according to the Examiner.
Big Business Globally Cautious About Spending on Travel
According to USA Today, big businesses around the world are cautious about spending money on travel this year, saying in a new survey that they're most likely to send employees on trips only if they think it will generate revenue.
Two Accor Hotels to Reopen in Recovering Christchurch
The New York Daily News reports that French hotel group Accor has announced plans to reopen two of its major hotels in Christchurch, over a year after a devastating earthquake struck the town.
Unraveling Berlin's Airport Debacle
According to Spiegel, Berlin had hoped to gain worldwide recognition for its future international airport that has now caused embarrassment due to a delay caused by safety problems.
Travel Expense Headaches? Apps and Scanners Ease the Pain
A number of gadgets aim to simplify the chore of recording travel expenses, according to CNN.
JetBlue Airways and Turkish Airlines Form Partnership
JetBlue Airways and Turkish Airlines announced an interline agreement to connect the carriers' networks at New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).