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Weekly Roundup of News: November 21, 2021

Emirates and Gulf Air sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Emirates and Gulf Air have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a deeper commercial cooperation between both the airlines.

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United Airlines adds 44 flights to Las Vegas for Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022

United Airlines has announced that it has added 44 flights to make it “easier” for CES 2022 attendees to join the in-person show in Las Vegas. The airline says that it has expanded its schedule in response to feedback from its business customers and an uptick in demand.

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Hilton announces the opening of Hilton Hotel Tahiti

Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Hotel Tahiti. This is the hospitality chain’s third property in French Polynesia.

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Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton

Hyatt has announced the opening of Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton, marking the debut of the Hyatt House brand in Africa.

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IHG announces the opening of largest Holiday Inn Express in Europe in Düsseldorf

IHG has announced the opening of Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf – Hauptbahnhof, the largest Holiday Inn Express in Europe.

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India’s Akasa Air orders 72 Boeing B737MAX aircraft

Akasa Air, India’s latest Ultra low-cost carrier and startup airline, has today placed an order for 72 Boeing B737MAX aircraft at the ongoing Dubai Airshow 2021.

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Singapore Airlines unveils stunning new Boeing B737MAX cabin

Singapore Airlines has unveiled its stunning new Boeing B737MAX cabin.

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Emirates to install Premium Economy cabin on 105 aircraft

Emirates, at Dubai Airshow 2021, has announced that it will install its new Premium Economy product on 105 aircraft and is also considering upgrading its Boeing B777 Business Class.

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American Airlines to open a new Admirals Club in Austin

American Airlines has announced plans to open a new Admirals Club in Austin.

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Hyatt announces the opening of dualbranded hotel in Los Angeles International Airport

Hyatt has announced the opening of a dual-branded hotel at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Flair Airlines adds Cancun and Los Cabos to its network

Flair Airlines, a Canada-based Ultra low-cost carrier, has announced the addition of Cancun and Los Cabos in Mexico to its network with flights from Vancouver, Abbotsford, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Kitchener-Waterloo.

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WestJet to launch flights to London Heathrow from Calgary

WestJet has announced the addition of London Heathrow to its network with nonstop flights from Calgary. The airline already flies to London Gatwick Airport with nonstop flights from Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax.

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Swoop Airlines announces major expansion in Edmonton; to start 9 new routes

Canada-based Swoop Airlines has announced a major expansion plan in Edmonton that will see 9 new route launches including a new service to Palm Springs, United States.

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Hyatt announces plans for Hyatt Place Georgetown Demerara

Hyatt has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with SIR Investments Guyana Inc. for the development of Hyatt Place Georgetown Demerara.

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Emirates to operate a Boeing B777 test flight with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Emirates has announced that it will operate a Boeing B777 test flight with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel in order to reduce CO2 emissions.

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Hyatt Place debuts in Nepal with the opening of Hyatt Place Kathmandu

Hyatt has announced the opening of Hyatt Place Kathmandu, the second Hyatt-branded hotel in Nepal after Hyatt Regency Kathmandu.

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Six Senses to open its second hotel in Portugal in the city of Lisbon

Six Senses has announced that it will open a hotel in Lisbon, Portugal in 2025, expanding its urban portfolio. Presently, the brand only has a single ‘urban’ property which is located in Istanbul. However, it is continuing to expand its urban portfolio with new hotels coming up in Rome, New York, London, and Bangkok. To translate the Six Senses vision of reconnection into an urban environment, the brand looks for iconic landmarks in some of the world’s most breathtaking downtown addresses and then weaves wellness, sustainable design, bespoke hospitality, and community into the guest experience. Six Senses Lisbon will be the brand’s second property in Portugal after Six Senses Douro Valley.

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Finnair to resume flights to Bergen and Tromsø in Norway

Finnair has announced that it will start flying to Bergen and Tromsø in Norway in December 2021.

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IHG announces the signing of Kimpton Budapest

IHG has announced the signing of Kimpton Hungary, the brand’s debut property in Hungary. The hotel is signed under a management agreement with the owner of the property MAM BUDA PROJECT Kft., a subsidiary of Market Asset Management Zrt., and is set to open in early 2025.

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United Airlines to resume flights to Singapore in January 2022

United Airlines has announced that it will resume flights to Singapore in January 2022 as part of the Singaporean Government’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL).

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Now on Sale: United’s new flights between Washington D.C. and Amman, Jordan

United has announced that the tickets are now on sale for its new flight between Washington D. C. and Amman, Jordan. United will be only airline to offer flights to Jordan from the United States next year.

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Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Hotels debut in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Hyatt has announced the debut of Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Hotels in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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World’s first Warner Bros hotel on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island

Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading curator of magnetic experiences, in collaboration with Warner Bros., home to one of the most well-known and successful collections of brands and characters in the world, has announced the opening of The WB Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton, located on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. This is the first ever Warner Bros. themed hotel in the world.

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