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Weekly Roundup of News: February 13, 2022

Qantas to launch flights to Broken Hill in New South Wales

Qantas has announced that it will launch new nonstop flight to Broken Hill, the “Iconic Aussie Outback Town”. This will be the first time that the airline will begin flights from Broken Hill.

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Australia to reopen borders to fully vaccinated travellers on 21st February 2022

Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister of Australia, yesterday announced that it will reopen borders to fully vaccinated international travellers later this month.

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Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines announce plans to merge to create the biggest ULCC in the United States

Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines, in a surprising move, announced plans to merge to create the biggest Ultra low cost carrier (ULCC) in the United States.

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Emirates resumes flights to Casablanca, Morocco

Emirates has announced that it has resumed flights to Casablanca, Morocco on 8th February 2022.

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Scandinavian Airlines announces the addition in Toronto to its network

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced the addition of Toronto, Canada to its network. Toronto is the airline’s first destination in Canada.

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SpiceJet announces new flights to Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Low cost carrier SpiceJet has announced new nonstop flight to Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh.

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Mandarin Oriental to debut in Greece with a property in Costa Nanarivo

Luxury hospitality brand Mandarin Oriental has announced that it will open its first property in Greece in Costa Nanarivo.

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Turkish Airlines adds nonstop flight to Juba, South Sudan

Turkish Airlines has announced new nonstop flight to Juba in South Sudan.

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India removes pre-departure RT-PCR for those fully vaccinated in 82 countries; no test on Day 8

India has taken its biggest decision yet in terms of international passengers arriving into India since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DoubleTree by Hilton opens 6 new hotels in Europe

DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of 6 new hotels in Europe, in Italy, France, Romania, Hungary, the Netherlands and Germany. DoubleTree by Hilton is Hilton’s fastest growing full-service brand in Europe, with 37 hotels expected to open in the region in the next five years. These 6 hotels join 120 DoubleTree by Hilton properties currently operating in Europe.

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Finnair unveils new Premium Economy Cabin and enhanced Business Class Cabin

Finnair has unveiled its highly-anticipated Premium Economy Class cabin and a “enhanced” Business Class cabin. The airline has also made minor changes to its Economy Class to “make the experience more premium”.

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SpiceJet announces two new routes to Sharjah, UAE

Indian low cost carrier SpiceJet has announced two new routes to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

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ITC Hotels launches new one-stop Mobile App

Indian hospitality brand ITC Hotels has announced the launch of its new ‘One-stop’ Mobile App.

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British Airways to resume flights to Sydney in March

British Airways has announced that it will resume flights to Sydney in March. The announcement comes after the government of Australia announced that the country will reopen its borders to international travellers on 21st February 2022.

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Hyatt announces plans for first Hyatt-affiliated hotel in the Greek Islands

Hyatt has announced plans for first Hyatt-branded hotel in the Greek Islands. The hotel will be located on the Greek Island of Santorini.

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One&Only Hotels and Resorts announces its first resort in the United States

Luxury hospitality brand One&Only Hotels and Resorts has announced its first resort in the United States.

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