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Weekly Roundup of News: December 19, 2021

Delta Airlines to launch flights to Stockholm

Delta Airlines, one of the “Big Three” Airlines (United, Delta and American) has announced the addition of Stockholm, Sweden to its network.

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United Airlines to invest in Hydrogen Electric Engine Developer ZeroAvia

United Airlines has announced that it has become the largest airline to invest in zero-emission, hydrogen-electric engines for regional aircraft. This is the latest move by the airline toward achieving its goal to be 100% green by reducing its GHG emissions 100% by 2050, without relying on traditional carbon offsets.

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British Airways launches its new London Gatwick short-haul subsidiary

British Airways, after many rumours, has finally confirmed that it will launch a new London Gatwick Short-haul subsidiary, for which it has revealed the initial destinations. The new subsidiary will start flying in March 2022.

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Hyatt announces plans for first Andaz hotel in Qatar

Hyatt has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Al Mirqab Tourist Company LLC to debut the Andaz brand in Qatar.

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Qantas to launch nonstop flights to Rome

Qantas has announced the addition of Rome to its network. The carrier will launch nonstop flights to the city in mid-2022 and will mark its return to Rome after 18 years.

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Airbus wins Qantas order for its Fleet Renewal Program

In October 2021, IH Aviation and Travel had reported that Qantas was in the process of finalising a 10 year Domestic Fleet Renewal Program. At the time, the airline was evaluating different aircraft options from Boeing (B737MAXs), Airbus (A320neos and A220s) and Embraer (E-2 Family Jets). Well, Qantas has finally finalised the order for its Fleet Renewal Program with Airbus winning the order.

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Moxy Manchester City opens its doors

Marriott has announced the opening of Moxy Manchester City, marking the brand’s debut in Manchester.

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Lufthansa to start flights to St. Louis; to serve 160+ destinations next summer

Lufthansa has announced that it will launch flights to St. Louis in the US state of Missouri next summer. In addition, the carrier has also announced that it will serve 160+ destinations next summer with multiple new destinations added in the network.

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PLAY Airlines to launch nonstop flights to Baltimore/Washington DC and Boston

Icelandic airline PLAY, which started operations this summer, has announced that it will launch new nonstop flights to Baltimore/Washington DC and Boston in the United States next year.

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Flair Airlines to lease 14 additional Boeing B737MAX-8 aircraft

Canadian low cost carrier Flair Airlines has announced that it intends to lease 14 additional Boeing B737MAX-8 aircraft as it continues its rapid expansion.

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Spirit Airlines announces the addition of Memphis to its route network

Spirit Airlines has announced that its bright yellow planes will soon be flying into the Home of the Blues for the first time as Spirit Airlines today announced the addition of Memphis to its route map.

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Now Open: Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai

Hyatt has announced the opening of Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai, marking the lifestyle brand’s debut in the Middle East.

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