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CheapAir.com introduces first flights from Los Angeles to Havana

Saturday, October 17, 2015 -

cheapoair logoCheapAir.com is the first online travel agency to book direct flights between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. The first weekly flights are online and bookable for travel December 12, December 19 and December 26. More flights will be added in the coming months.



 
 
In February 2015, CheapAir.com became the first website to book flights between the U.S. and Cuba. Since then, demand for these flights has grown. In recent months, nearly 40 flights between Havana and Miami have sold out. West Coast residents, however, had no opportunity to fly non-stop to Cuba. Now, that has changed.
 
   
 
 

Amtrak Announces Comprehensive Development & Improvement Program For Chicago Union Station

Saturday, October 17, 2015 -

Amtrak logoAs part of the ongoing work to improve Chicago Union Station, Amtrak, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago area transportation leaders from Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announced today a set of initiatives aimed at advancing the master plan to redevelop the station.





 The initiatives announced today include a Request for Proposal (RFP) for designing the major improvements and a Request for Information (RFI) for a master developer to lead redevelopment efforts.
   
 
 

Qantas expands its codeshare network across North America with 40 new routes

Saturday, October 17, 2015 -

qantas-logo-4160Qantas has announced a significant expansion of its existing codeshare agreements with American Airlines, WestJet and Alaska Airlines, delivering greater benefits for customers travelling between North America and Australia.
 
 


 
Effective for travel from 25 October, Qantas will codeshare on American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and WestJet services on an additional 40 routes across the United States, Canada and Mexico.In total, Qantas will now offer codeshares on over 200 routes, covering more than 100 destinations across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
 
   
 
 

Cargolux appoints Jason Holt as new Post Holder Flight Operations

Saturday, October 17, 2015 -


Cargolux-Airlines-LogoCargolux Airlines has appointed Jason Holt as its new Nominated Person Flight Operations. As the new post holder, Jason Holt succeeds Wieger Ketellapper, who will fully concentrate on the development of the planned joint venture airline in Zhengzhou, China. The change took effect on 15 October, following the approval of Luxembourg’s Civil Aviation Authority.





 
Jason Holt has only recently taken up his position as Cargolux’s new Executive Vice President of Flight Operations. He joined Cargolux from Easyjet Airlines where he held the position of Head of Gatwick Operations and Operational Strategy for the airline.
   
 
 

Friday, October 16, 2015 -
HeathrowHeathrow welcomed today the arrival of Finnair’s first commercial flight on an A350 XWB, the newest and most advanced passenger plane of its kind. 




The Airbus A350 XWB’s cutting-edge technology reduces both nitrogen oxide emissions and noise, helping Heathrow be a better neighbour to local residents.
   
 
 

Turkish Airlines contributes to the health tourism by offering a 50% transportation rebate for foreign travelers coming to Turkey for their treatment

Friday, October 16, 2015 -

Turkish AirlinesTurkey, the world’s 6th most popular tourist destination attracting 40 million visitors, now aims to take an active role in global health tourism by participating in this growing henomenon.




 
Turkish Airlines will provide support to Turkey’s public and private sector organizations that provide important components in the health tourism sector. It is a market that has shown significant growth and will become a significant contributor to the nation’s GDP.
   
 
 

Diversity Travel and Travelport signs multi-year agreement

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -

PR-diversity-travelTravelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced a new multi-year contract with the UK-based travel management company, Diversity Travel.
 



 
Multi-award winning Diversity Travel specialises in travel for the academic and charity sectors and is one of the fastest growing companies of its kind in the UK. The agreement provides Diversity Travel with access to Travelport’s unrivalled travel content inventory, which includes fares and ancillaries from the world’s leading network and low cost carriers and over 650,000 hotel properties (of which 550,000 are independents).
 
   
 
 

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for September 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -

cathay pacificCathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for September 2015 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the amount of cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month last year.




Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,632,845 passengers last month – an increase of 5.8% compared to September 2014. The passenger load factor grew by 2.9 percentage points to 83.9% while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), grew by 3.4%. In the year to the end of September, passenger traffic rose by 8.2% while capacity increased by 6.0%.
   
 
 

Shannon Airport wins top award from European airline association for second year running

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -
Shannon AirportShannon Airport has received major recognition from the European airline community after being chosen as this year’s winner of the Airport of the Year Award from the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) for the second year in a row, the first time this has happened in the history of the award.
 



 
The award was announced last night at a gala event at the ERA’s annual General Assembly, held this year in Berlin. 
   
 
 

Full lineup for Just For Laughs Comedy Week at Royalton Riviera Cancun, Mexico announced

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -

Sunwing AirlinesThe full lineup for the inaugural Just For Laughs Comedy Week taking place at Royalton Riviera Cancun, has been announced. Exclusive to Sunwing Vacations, the resort will be the first venue ever chosen by the popular comedy show to recreate their award-winning comedy formula in a beach setting.





Taking place between November 8 and 14, 2015, headlining acts for the first-ever comedy event include Saturday Night Live’s Jim Breuer, Last Comic Standing’s Alonzo Bodden, Vegas magician Ben Seidman, as well as Rolling Stone’s “Five Comics to Watch” Ryan Hamilton, and Entertainment Weekly’s “Top 10 Comics” Pete Correale. In addition to the stand-up performances, Sunwing guests will also enjoy busker-style sidewalk shows and ‘sleight of hand’ workshops throughout the week at no additional charge.
   
 
 
 
   
     
   
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