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How Airlines Decide What You’ll Eat and Drink On Board

For almost a decade, the Germany-based company SkyTender has promised airlines they can revolutionize how they serve drinks by dropping canned sodas and watery coffee and adding special trolleys that dispense fountain-style sodas and specialty coffees, such as cappuccinos and espressos. Each year, in April, SkyTender brings its contraptions to the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo in Hamburg, where food and […]

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Lufthansa slips to loss in first quarter of 2019

German flag-carrier has reported a loss of €336 million for the first three months of the year. The carrier, the largest in Europe, was hit by rising fuel costs and overcapacity in Europe. Shares in the company fell slightly in response, down to €21.82 this morning. Lufthansa said a €202 million rise in fuel costs had contributed to the loss. […]

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American Airlines launches Phoenix connection from Heathrow

The world’s largest carrier, American Airlines, has launched new service between London Heathrow Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport. The new flight, operated on Boeing 777-200 aircraft, is American’s ninth US destination served from Heathrow and brings the airline to 21 peak daily departures. In response to strong forward bookings, American has extended the new service to operate year-round. […]

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Princess Cruises completes Fincantieri order for two new ships

Princess Cruises and Fincantieri shipbuilding company announced today the signing of the final contracts for the construction of two next-generation cruise ships, which will be the largest ever built so far in Italy. Delivery for the 4,300-guest, 175,000-tonne vessels is scheduled for late 2023 and spring 2025 respectively. The announcement follows the initial signing of a memorandum of agreement between […]

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Etihad Airways signs codeshare with Gulf Air

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understangin (MOU), Etihad Airways and Gulf Air have announced the signing of a codeshare partnership for travel commencing with the summer schedule. The announcement was made at a signing ceremony held at Etihad Airways Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, attended by Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group, and Krešimir Kučko, […]

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Emirates: The Media Company That Happens to Fly Jets Too

We tend to think of media companies as the things we sit down with after work, or the brands bringing us blockbusters at the cinema. But one of the most unexpected media companies also is in the business of slinging Airbus A380s around the globe. Emirates, the Dubai-based carrier, has one of the most sophisticated approaches to buying media and […]

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Inca city welcomed biggest cruise ship ever

Modernization works continue generating a positive impact on the Inca country’s tourism industry, and this includes cruises. Peru’s tourist city of Paracas welcomed the biggest cruise ship in the metropolis’ history at San Martin Port. It brought in over 3,900 passengers onboard the 330-meter long Royal Princess. “This figure will make a significant impact on the local tourism industry,” Terminal […]

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Lufthansa Group renews its partnership with Amadeus

The Lufthansa Group and Amadeus have announced an agreement to renew their longstanding technology partnership. Through the deal, Amadeus’ Altéa Passenger Service System (PSS) will continue to provide Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines with their IT systems for reservation, inventory and departure control. In addition, the Lufthansa Group and Amadeus are also expanding their partnership […]

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Turkish Airlines prepares to complete move to new Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines will complete its move to the new Istanbul Airport in April. The process of moving to the new location began in October last year, with the final stage expected to take 45 hours and be completed just before midnight on April 6th. In order facilitate the operation, both the outgoing Atatürk Airport and incoming Istanbul Airport will be […]

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Boeing Max 8 Flying: What Airlines, Agencies Are Telling Customers

As the list of countries banning the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft grows and more airlines suspend services, more travelers are getting nervous about flying on planes similar to the one which crashed on Sunday near Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people aboard. That anxiety is putting travel management companies into a difficult position of whether to advise clients against […]