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Weekly Roundup of News: June 13, 2021

Denmark is now open to vaccinated Americans and Britishers

Denmark is now open to fully vaccinated Americans and Britishers. The Scandinavian country reopened its borders on Saturday (5th June 2021).

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Air Canada to offer ‘COVID-tested flights’ to Italy

Air Canada has announced that it will offer ‘COVID-tested flights’ to Italy, giving Canadians a chance to escape to Europe this summer. The carrier also mentions that it is the only Canadian airline to offer such flights.

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US and UK-based airlines call for a transatlantic green travel corridor

Airlines based in the United States and the United Kingdom have joined forces to call for a Green Travel Corridor to be opened between both the countries. The airlines made the call ahead of a meeting of G7 leaders in Cornwall, England, at the weekend.

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Hyatt Regency Mumbai ‘shuts’ until further notice due to lack of funds

Hyatt Regency Mumbai, one of the premium 5-star luxury hotel in the financial capital, has informed that it is immediately suspending operations due to a severe cash crunch.

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Indigo announces flights from Darbhanga, Bihar

Indigo has announced flights from Darbhanga, the cultural capital of the Indian state of Bihar and its newest destination.

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DoubleTree by Hilton debuts in Germany

Hilton’s DoubleTree brand has opened its 1st property in Germany. This opening takes total countries in which DoubleTree by Hilton is present to 50.

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Emirates to boost flights to France with resumption of services to Nice and Lyon

After announcing resumption of flights to Phuket and Milan, Emirates has announced that it will restart its flights from Dubai to Nice and Lyon. The decision comes as France is once again accepting international travellers.

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Singapore Airlines to return to Manchester next month

Singapore Airlines has announced that starting next month, it will once again fly to Manchester in the United Kingdom.

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Indian Hotels Company Limited signs a 775-room hotel at Bengaluru Airport

Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) which operates Taj Hotels, Vivanta Hotels, Seleqtions Hotels and Ginger Hotels has announced signing of an agreement with Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL) for a 775-room hotel at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.

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Spirit Airlines is coming to Miami with flights to 30 cities

Spirit Airlines is coming to Miami International Airport. The airline, which calls Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport home, is planning 30 routes from Miami, effectively turning it into its 2nd gateway out of South Florida.

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Etihad Airways announces seasonal flights to Santorini, Mykonos and Málaga

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will launch seasonal flights to Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos and the famous southern Spanish city of Malaga in Andalusia.

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts plans for a new hotel in Osaka, Japan

After announcing plans for a new resort in Italy, Canadian luxury hotel chain Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, in collaboration with Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd, a developer of condominiums and office buildings, and Hotel Properties Limited (HPL), a Singapore-based real estate company, have announced plans for the One Dojima Project in Osaka, Japan, which will include a brand-new Four Seasons hotel.

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Ryanair to double its presence at Rome Fiumicino

Ryanair, Italy’s largest airline, has announced that it will double its presence at Rome Fiumicino Airport. This includes addition of 3 based aircrafts, 6 new routes and over 65 flights every week.

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Renaissance Bordeaux opens its doors

American hospitality chain Marriott International has opened its newest property in the French city of Bordeaux, the Renaissance Bordeaux.

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Delta Airlines takes delivery of its 50th Airbus A220 aircraft

10th June marked the delivery of Delta’s 50th Airbus A220 aircraft. The newest A220, the larger A220-300 variant, was delivered to the airline from Airbus’ manufacturing line in Mobile, Alabama.

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Emirates to restart its flights to Malta via Larnaca

Dubai-based Emirates has announced that it resume its flights to Malta via Larnaca.

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Hyatt Centric debuts in North Carolina, United States

Hyatt’s full-service lifestyle brand, Hyatt Centric has debuted in North Carolina, United States with a property in Charlotte.

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American Airlines continues to grow at Austin with 14 new routes

There is some good news for those staying in Austin or visiting the city frequently. American Airlines is continuing to grow at Austin with a whopping 14 new routes and including 10 domestic and 4 international.

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WestJet expands its Hawaii schedule this winter by 25%

WestJet has announced a significant expansion in Hawaii flights this winter. The airline will offer 25% more flights this winter compared to 2019.

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ITC Hotels opens WelcomHotel Tavleen Chail in Himachal Pradesh

ITC Hotels has announced the opening of WelcomHotel’s latest hotel, WelcomHotel Tavleen Chail in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. This is the 2nd WelcomHotel to open in the state after WelcomHotel Shimla.

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GVK Group unveils 1st look of Navi Mumbai International Airport

The GVK Group which actively participates in the Indian Aviation sector, having already created the Terminal 2 at Mumbai Airport and conceived the Terminal 2 at Bengaluru Airport, has now unveiled the 1st of look of Navi Mumbai International Airport and it is gorgeous.

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Vistara Airlines postpones the launch of Tokyo route

India’s full service airline Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has announced that it has postponed the commencement of its service between Delhi and Tokyo Haneda.

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Tapestry Collection by Hilton debuts in Europe

Tapestry Collection by Hilton has opened its 1st hotel in Europe. Embracing the distinct culture of their local neighbourhoods, the hotel joins a global portfolio of almost 60 Tapestry Collection by Hilton properties.

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American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic partner with Vertical Aerospace for eVTOL aircrafts

United States-based American Airlines and United Kingdom-based Virgin Atlantic have invested and partnered with Vertical Aerospace, a leading UK-headquartered engineering and aeronautical business developing (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft.

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Alaska Airlines announces more flights from West Coast of the United States for the Winter Season

Alaska Airlines has announced more flights from the West Coast of the United States for the Winter season. Specifically, this time, it is focusing on leisure travellers looking for a sunshine holiday in the winter season.

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WizzAir to launch domestic flights in the United Kingdom

Low cost carrier WizzAir has announced that it will be launching its 1st domestic service in the United Kingdom.

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Jazeera Airways to launch flights to London Heathrow

Kuwait-based low cost carrier Jazeera Airways has announced that it will fly to London Heathrow Airport starting next week.

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Flair Airlines launches flights from Ottawa, Ontario

Canada’s only Ultra Low Cost Airline (ULCC) Flair Airlines has added Ottawa in Ontario to its network. The airline will be connecting Ottawa International Airport with 8 Canadian cities.

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WizzAir announces four new routes from Abu Dhabi

WizzAir has announced additional four routes from Abu Dhabi, including three to Greece, taking its route network from the United Arab Emirates’ capital to 29.

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Accor’s Novotel unveils new brand vision with four new distinct designs

Accor’s Novotel has unveiled new brand vision with four new design concepts, providing flexibility to its owning and franchisee partners, allowing each to choose and customize an ideal style that best suits the unique character of the destination.

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Indigo prepares for 3rd wave in India by building up Cash Reserves

As India is slowly coming out of the deadly COVID-19 2nd wave and Indian airlines begin seeing some recovery, low cost carrier Indigo is already preparing for 3rd wave.

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