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Weekly Roundup of News: January 16, 2022

Ryanair to close its base at Frankfurt Am Main Airport

Ryanair has announced that it is closing its base at Frankfurt Am Main Airport on 31st March 2022.

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Virgin Atlantic announces new flight to Austin, Texas

Virgin Atlantic has announced the addition of Austin, Texas to its network. Austin will be the first new destination for the airline in the United States since 2015.

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Marriott announces the signing of JW Marriott Hotel São Paulo

Marriott has announced the signing of an agreement to debut JW Marriott Hotel São Paulo in Parque da Cidade, a Class A, LEED-certified mixed-use complex located in one of the city’s main and burgeoning business districts.

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American Airlines and Aer Lingus announce codeshare

American Airlines has announced the signing of a new codeshare agreement with Aer Lingus.

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India revises entry requirements for international travellers

Government of India has issued revised guidelines for travellers coming from an international destination.

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Qatar Airways adds Kano and Port Harcourt in Nigeria to its network

Qatar Airways is boosting its service to Nigeria with the launch of flights to Kano and Port Harcourt in March 2022.

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IHG to open Intercontinental Bali Sanur Resort

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of Intercontinental Bali Sanur Resort under its flagship brand.

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British Airways CityFlyer announces four new European routes for Summer 2022

British Airways CityFlyer has announced that it is launching four new routes across Europe in time for the summer season.

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Marriott to open Greece’s first W Hotel in Summer 2022

Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel operator with a portfolio of roughly 7,900 properties under 30 brands spanning 138 countries and territories, has announced that it has signed an agreement with TEMES S.A., a leading developer and operator in high end tourism and real estate, to debut the W Hotels Worldwide brand in Greece.

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Qantas and Jetstar cut capacity as demand decreases

The Qantas Group has confirmed that it has cut capacity and is adjusting flying levels to better match travel demand in light of the sudden growth in COVID-19 cases in Australia.

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Norse Atlantic Airways’ application for operating transatlantic flights approved by US’ DoT

The Department of Transportation (DoT) of the United States has approved Norse Atlantic Airways’ application for the operation of flights between Norway/The European Union and the United States. This clears the path for the airline to launch operations to the US as Norse has already received its Air Operator’s Certificate by Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority.

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Finnair delays the launch of Dallas flights as the airline cuts capacity

Finnair has announced that it is postponing the launch of flights to Dallas in the United States and has also cut capacity across its network due to less demand as a result of Omicron variant of COVID-19 and also due to a significant increase of sick leave among staff at Finnair and its partners.

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IHG opens South East Asia’s first Kimpton resort in Thailand’s Koh Samui

IHG has announced the opening of South East Asia’s first Kimpton Resort in Thailand’s Koh Samui, Kimpton Kitalay Samui.

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Air France unveils a more environment-friendly Amenity Kit

Air France has unveiled a brand-new more environment-friendly Amenity Kit. Passengers travelling in Business Class and Premium Economy will be able to take advantage of these amenity kits.

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