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Weekly Roundup of News: January 30, 2022

Frontier announces new flights from Chicago Midway and Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport

Low cost carrier Frontier Airlines has announced the addition of Chicago Midway International Airport and Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport to its network. The airline will serve these two airports in addition to the already-served airports – Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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Lufthansa Group to install new ZIM Privacy Premium Economy seats on select aircraft

The Lufthansa Group, comprising of several airlines, has announced that it will install new ZIM Privacy Premium Economy seats on select aircraft.

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England and Scotland remove mandatory Arrivals test for fully vaccinated international travellers

Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has announced that fully vaccinated international travellers arriving will no longer need to undergo mandatory Arrivals test as of 4th February 2022.

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Vueling to launch 5 new routes from London Gatwick Airport

Vueling has announced that it will launch 5 new routes from London Gatwick Airport. The announcement comes as the competition among the low-cost carriers at London Gatwick is intensifying, with Wizz Air recently announcing a significant expansion at the airport and British Airways announcing a new Gatwick-based low-cost subsidiary called ‘British Airways Euroflyer’.

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Hyatt continues to expand in leisure markets in the Americas with multiple openings planned in 2022 and 2023

Hyatt has announced plans to accelerate its brand growth in the Americas region with a strong pipeline of expected hotel openings through 2023.

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Spirit Airlines to launch flights to Salt Lake City in May 2022

Spirit Airlines has announced that it will launch flights to Salt Lake City in May 2022. Salt Lake City will be the airline’s first destination in the state of Utah.

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Delta Airlines unveils new sustainable onboard soft products

Delta Airlines, one of the “Big 3” airlines of the United States (the others being United and American), has unveiled new sustainable on-board soft products.

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British Airways and American Airlines unveil new plans for New York JFK’s Terminal 8

British Airways and American Airlines have revealed more details regarding plans to co-locate operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s (JFK) Terminal 8 starting 1st December 2022.

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Westin Hotels and Resorts debuts in the United Kingdom with a London property

Marriott’s Westin Hotels and Resorts, one of the 30 hotel brands of the hospitality chain, has announced the opening of The Westin London City, the brand’s first hotel in the United Kingdom and the 1,000th hotel within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces growth plans for 2022 and beyond

Luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced strategic expansion of its portfolio of hotels, resorts and residential developments.

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Emirates to resume flights from five African countries

Emirates has announced that it will resume flights from five African countries on 29th January 2022.

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Air India’s journey comes full circle as Tata Group takes control of the airline again after nearly 7 decades

Yesterday on 27th January 2022, Air India’s journey came full circle as the Tata Group took over the control of the airline again after nearly 7 decades. Air India is now a private enterprise with the Tata Group as its new owner.

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Canada relaxes COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers coming from India and Morocco

Canada has announced revised testing guidelines for travellers arriving from India and Morocco.

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Marriott to debut Moxy Hotels in Canada with a hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Marriott, in partnership with JONO Developments Ltd. and Hotel Equities, has announced that it will open Canada’s first Moxy Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Wizz Air to add four new routes from London Gatwick Airport

After announcing 14 new routes from London Gatwick in December 2021, Wizz Air has again announced plans to expand its network from London Gatwick Airport, with four new routes and increased frequencies on other services.

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