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Weekly Roundup of News: November 14, 2021

GoFirst Airlines launches flights from Surat

GoFirst Airlines, India’s first Ultra low cost carrier and formerly known as GoAir, has announced the addition of Surat, Gujarat to its network. Surat will be the airline’s second destination in the Indian state of Gujarat after Ahmedabad.

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Indigo launches 12 new domestic flights

Indigo, India’s largest carrier, has announced the launch of 12 new domestic flights, in which 10 are already launched and 2 will be launched in the near future.

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British Airways and Virgin Atlantic celebrate US border reopening with simultaneous takeoffs

Today is the day on which the United States has reopened its borders to international travellers for the first time in nearly 20 months. To celebrate the reopening, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic performed simultaneous takeoffs from London Heathrow Airport.

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Hyatt announces plans for Grand Hyatt The Red Sea in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Hyatt has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with The Red Sea Development Company for a Grand Hyatt hotel on Shaura Island, the hub of the ambitious Red Sea Project on Saudi Arabia’s west coast.

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Marriott announces the signing of The St. Regis Red Sea Resort and The Red Sea EDITION in Saudi Arabia

Marriott has announced that it has signed an agreement with The Red Sea Development Company to develop two luxury hotels as part of the highly-anticipated Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia.

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Finnair to fly to nearly 100 destinations in Summer 2022; adds Busan, Tokyo Haneda and Dallas to its network

Finnair has announced that it is preparing for the continued expected gradual opening of Asia, and plans to serve nearly 100 destinations in Asia, the US and Europe during the summer season, which begins on 27th March 2022.

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Emirates signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Garuda Indonesia

Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Garuda Indonesia to establish a codeshare partnership between both airlines.

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Scandinavian Airlines to operate up to 100-weekly flights to the United States this winter

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced that it will operate up to 100-weekly flights to the United States during the Christmas and New Year period to and from Scandinavia as demand for travel has risen.

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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is now a part of Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott has announced that The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has joined the loyalty program as of 9th November 2021.

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Etihad Airways announces resumption of flights to Medina, Saudi Arabia

Etihad Airways has announced resumption of flights to Medina, Saudi Arabia that will start later this month.

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IHG announces the opening of Crowne Plaza, Budapest

IHG has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Budapest, the premium brand’s debut hotel in the European country of Hungary.

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GoFirst Airlines launches flights from Amritsar

GoFirst Airlines, India’s first Ultra low cost carrier, has launched flights from Amritsar, Punjab.

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Delta Airlines plans to operate 73-daily flights to 25 destinations in Europe in Summer 2022

Delta Airlines has announced that it will operate 73 daily flights to 25 destinations in Europe in Summer 2022. The airline will also offer more premium seats as compared to Summer 2021.

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Now Open: Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town

Marriott has announced the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town, its newest hotel on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand and the brand’s debut property in the city.

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Marriott announces the signing of The St. Regis Aerocity and New Delhi Marriott Marquis

Marriott International, the largest hotel group in the world, today announced the signing of an agreement with Prestige Group and DB Realty to introduce the New Delhi Marriott Marquis and The St. Regis Aerocity, New Delhi.

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Embraer unveils the Energia Family – four new sustainable aircraft concepts

Embraer has unveiled a new family of concept aircraft that it is exploring to help the industry achieve its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Marriott to open W Dubai – Mina Seyahi in 2022

Marriott has announced that it has signed an agreement with wasl Hospitality & Leisure LLC, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, to bring the W Hotels brand to Dubai’s sought-after Jumeirah Beach coastline. This will be the second W hotel in Dubai.

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Scoot to launch flights between Singapore and London Gatwick

Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has announced that it will launch flights between Singapore and London Gatwick. London will be its first destination in the United Kingdom.

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Japan’s ZIPAIR announces Los Angeles as its first long-haul destination

Low cost carrier ZIPAIR has announced Los. Angeles as its first long-haul destination with nonstop flights from Tokyo.

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Indigo Partners places order for 255 A321neo family aircraft

The Dubai Airshow has started today and will continue until 18th November 2021. While the first day of the Dubai Airshow started off slow, it it slowly gathering pace. Airbus has revealed an order from Indigo Partners consisting of 255 A321 family aircraft.

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ITC Hotels signs its first Momentos-branded property in Udaipur

Mementos by ITC Hotels is the latest luxury brand by ITC’s Hotel Group which brings together a collection of unique hotels, across varied destinations ranging from modern marvels, hidden retreats to historic treasures. ITC has announced the signing of its first Mementos-branded property in Udaipur.

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