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Weekly Roundup of News: August 17, 2021

GoFirst launches new Inflight Menu

GoFirst (formerly known as GoAir) has announced the launch of a new inflight menu in partnership with Raj Uphaar, a women empowerment programme of Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care, an initiative under Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (SRMD).

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Qatar Airways launches flights to Lusaka and Harare

Qatar Airways has become the latest international airline to land in Lusaka and Harare. The airline has ‘enhanced’ its presence in Southern Africa with the introduction of flights to Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Thompson Hollywood debuts in Los Angeles

Hyatt Hotels yesterday announced the opening of Thompson Hollywood, a luxury lifestyle hotel situated on Wilcox Avenue near Hollywood and Vine.

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Aspire opens its first lounge in Australia at Perth Airport

Swissport has announced the opening of its first lounge under its Aspire brand in Australia.

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Gulf Air restores double-daily flights to London

Following the addition of Bahrain to UK Government’s Amber list, Gulf Air has restored its double-daily flights to London. The move to Amber list means that citizens and residents of Bahrain will be able to quarantine at their choice of residence for 10 days as opposed to institutional quarantine for arrivals from red list countries.

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Emirates adds second Airbus A380 service to New York JFK

Emirates is doubling down on its service to New York JFK by introducing a second Airbus A380 service to the metropolitan city. From Friday this week, the Middle Eastern airline will add a second A380 service to its existing daily A380 service, replacing the Boeing B777-300ER. The decision comes as the airline looks to up its capacity and frequencies on its most in-demand routes.

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Canada extends ban on direct flights from India

Canada has extended its ban on direct commercial and private passenger flights from India.

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IHG to bring its Regent brand to Kyoto, Japan

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) and GI Capital Management has today announced the signing of Regent Kyoto which will open in 2024.

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Indian startup airline Akasa Air looking to buy up to 100 Boeing B737MAXs

I am pretty sure that you may have heard of India’s newest Startup airline, Akasa Air. It’s been in the news for several weeks now. The latest update of the airline is that it is looking to buy up to 100 Boeing B737MAXs. The airline is backed by investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and is planning to be a Ultra Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC).

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Virgin Atlantic to launch flights to the Bahamas

Virgin Atlantic announced last week that it will launch flights to the Bahamas in the Caribbean. At that time, the airline stated that the tickets will go on sale today (11th August 2021). Well, now, the tickets are on sale and we have a clear view of what the schedule of the flights will be like.

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Radisson to open its 16th hotel in South Africa in the town of Middelburg

Radisson Hotel Group has announced plans to open its 16th hotel in South Africa in the town of Middelburg.

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Virgin Atlantic to launch long-haul flights from Scotland; expands in the Caribbean

Virgin Atlantic has announced its expansion plans in the Caribbean. The airline has announced plans to launch long-haul flights from Edinburgh, Scotland as well as expansion plans in the Caribbean.

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Marriott announces the opening of Delta Hotels by Marriott Riviera Nayarit, an all-inclusive resort

Marriott has announced the opening of Delta Hotels by Marriott, Riviera Nayarit, an All-Inclusive Resort, located on a hillside in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Riviera Nayarit. This is Delta Hotels’ first property in Mexico and the first Delta Hotels’ All-Inclusive Resort, signaling the continued global expansion of the brand since being acquired by Marriott International in 2015.

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces flights to Bahrain

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has announced flights to Bahrain. In addition to the recently-announced Tirana and Sarajevo flights, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s new Bahrain route is the airline’s 32nd destination.

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Emirates ramps up operations across its network

Following the announcement of the UAE easing entry requirements for 12 countries (United Kingdom, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nigeria and Afghanistan) and the UK adding the UAE on its ‘amber list’, Emirates is responding to the pent-up travel demand across its network.

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Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York opens its doors

Hyatt has announced the opening of Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York. The hotel celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting in Queens, NY, featuring executives from Genting, which owns the hotel and casino, and Hyatt, as well as local elected officials and community leaders.

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Indigo launches payable Priority Boarding facility for its passengers

Indian low-cost carrier Indigo has launched a Priority Boarding facility for passengers.

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SpiceJet passengers can now book Airport transfers inflight on Spicescreen

Passengers travelling on SpiceJet can now book airport transfers on the airline’s inflight entertainment platform, Spicescreen, while being on board the flight.

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Singapore Airlines to relaunch fifth-freedom flights between Los Angeles and Taipei

Singapore Airlines is relaunching one of its fifth-freedom flights that it suspended 13 years ago, connecting Los Angeles, California and Taipei, Taiwan.

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Emirates Skywards launches Skywards+ to offer its members access to exclusive rewards

Emirates has announced that it has launched ‘Skywards+’, an online subscription platform to offer its 27 million members easy access to customized rewards and privileges throughout the year.

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Flybig announces flights to Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh

Indian regional carrier Flybig has announced that it will launch first-ever flight services out of Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh. From next week, the airline will connect Tezu to Guwahati, Assam.

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Alaska Airlines adds three New Mexican destinations from San Francisco for the Winter season

Alaska Airlines is expanding its services to Mexico. This winter, the airline will fly to three new destinations from San Francisco – Loreto, Mazatlán and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.

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IHG announces the opening of Staybridge Suites Internet City

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has further expanded its Staybridge Suites footprint in the region with the opening of Staybridge Suites Dubai Internet City, on 1st August 2021.

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Aeromexico announces flights from Guadalajara and Monterrey to Madrid

Aeromexico has announced flights to Madrid from two Mexican cities – Guadalajara and Monterrey.

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Indigo launches flights from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

Indigo, as part of its plans to open seven regional bases this year, yesterday launched flights from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, making it the 68th destination in its network. Flights to Bareilly were announced two weeks ago under the Indian government’s regional connectivity scheme – UDAN.

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Allegiant announces 22 new routes in major expansion

American low-cost carrier has announced 22 new routes as part of a major expansion across the country, expanding services in 25 cities.

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Norwegian to operate 142-weekly flights to the UK and Ireland from Scandinavia in 2022

Low-cost carrier Norwegian has announced that it will operate 142 weekly flights to the United Kingdom and Ireland from Scandinavia in 2022. The airline will be adding new flights in the market in Summer 2022.

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Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District opens its doors

Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District, in partnership with Rockbridge and HRI Properties, LCC.

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Hilton announces the signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Osaka Castle

Hilton has announced the signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Osaka, in a management agreement with Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

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