Thomas Cook to establish new Spanish airline
Thomas Cook will set up a new airline based in Palma de Majorca, Spain. The tour operator hopes the move will lower costs at a time of tough conditions in the European short-haul market
United Airlines reports $637m profit for third quarter
United Airlines has reported third-quarter net income of $637 million, diluted earnings per share of $2.12, pre-tax earnings of approximately $1.0 billion and a pre-tax margin of 9.9 per cent.
First A330neo takes flight over southern France
The first A330neo took off this morning at Blagnac in Toulouse for its maiden flight taking place over south-western France. The aircraft, MSN1795, is a A330-900 and the first of three certification flight-test aircraft to fly, powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans.
British Airways extends codeshare deal with Finnair
British Airways will place its codes on several of Finnair’s European destinations including the new non-stop flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä and Ivalo.
InterContinental Hotels Group takes Kimpton brand into Asia
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed three management contracts to introduce its luxury boutique hotel brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, to Asia.
Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh West End opens in Scotland
Hampton by Hilton has announced the opening of its latest property, Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh West End. The hotel is the first in Scotland’s capital and joins four more which are already open in the country.
Hecker to lead Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius, has appointed Gerhard Hecker to the role of general manager. Having joined the property this month, Hecker is set to continue to establish the resort as one of the leading hotels in the Indian Ocean, following its extensive relaunch in November 2015.
Corinthia Hotels expands into Brussels, capital of Europe
Work is underway to turn a part-listed, trophy property that has stood vacant for ten years into the Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria, injecting true five-star glamour back into the city.
Convention Centre Dublin to host UEFA Euro 2020 draw
The Convention Centre Dublin has announced that it will host the live televised UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying draw, which will take place on December 2nd, 2018. The 2020 championships mark the 60th anniversary of UEFA’s prestigious competition.
Kigali Marriott Hotel recognised by World Travel Awards
Kigali Marriott Hotel has been recognised as Rwanda’s Leading Business Hotel and Rwanda’s Leading City Hotel at the prestigious World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017.
AHIF 2017: Mantis Collection signs Akagera Game Lodge management contract
The Rwanda Social Security Board has signed a hotel management and marketing agreement with one of Africa’s leading hotel management firms, Mantis Collection, headquartered in Queen Elizabeth Park, South Africa.
AviaDev 2017: AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre Rwanda launched
The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority and the AviAssist Foundation, Africa’s only independent, non-profit organisation dedicated solely to the safety improvements in aviation on the continent, have announced a partnership to establish the AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre Rwanda.