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Embleton appointed chief executive of Aer Lingus | News

Embleton appointed chief executive of Aer Lingus | News

International Airlines Group has appointed Lynne Embleton to the role of chief executive of Aer Lingus. She will start her new role on April 6th. Embleton replaces Donal Moriarty who has been interim chief executive of the Irish carrier since October last year, replacing Sean Doyle, who departed to lead British Airways. Moriarty will now […]

Qantas delays international return until end of October | News

Qantas cuts 2,000 staff as ground handling is outsourced | News

Qantas and Jetstar are planning to restart regular international passenger flights to most destinations from October 31st. The delay represents a four-month extension from the previous estimate of July, which had been in place since mid-2020. The flag-carrier hopes the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia will be “effectively complete” by the deadline. Capacity […]

International Airlines Group reports €7.4bn loss for 2020 | News

Gatwick to introduce drop-off charges next month | News

International Airlines Group has reported a loss of €7.4 billion for financial 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic wrought havoc in the aviation sector. The losses include charges for exceptional items relating to fuel and currency hedges, early fleet retirement and restructuring costs. The figure is in comparison to a profit of €2.6 billion in 2019. […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Kerry Golds, managing director, Abercrombie & Kent UK | Focus

Breaking Travel News interview: Kerry Golds, managing director, Abercrombie & Kent UK | Focus

Laying out a roadmap for the reopening of the English economy earlier this week, Boris Johnson was able to offer the travel industry the first real good news it had heard it nearly a year. The global travel taskforce would reconvene to examine how to reopen the sector, the prime minister revealed, with a report […]

Katara Hospitality signs with Accor for Maison Delano Paris | News

Katara Hospitality signs with Accor for Maison Delano Paris | News

Katara Hospitality has announced a new partnership with Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, for an exciting new evolution of the iconic Delano brand, Maison Delano. The property is planned to open in 2022. Maison Delano Paris will be located in the heart of the prestigious 8th arrondissement in an 18th century mansion at 4 Rue […]

IATA expects airlines to lose at least $75bn in 2021 | News

IATA expects airlines to lose at least $75bn in 2021 | News

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released new analysis showing that the airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021. Previous analysis, released in November, indicated that airlines would turn cash positive in the fourth quarter of 2021. At the industry level, airlines are now not expected to be cash positive until […]

Nakheel to welcome UAE Tour to Dubai on Friday | News

Nakheel to welcome UAE Tour to Dubai on Friday | News

Three of most iconic master developments from Nakheel will proudly host the best cyclists in the world on Friday as the UAE Tour enters its final stages. The Dubai Stage, day six of the event, begins at Deira Islands, the new, 15.3 square kilometre waterfront city at Deira, passes through the inland waterside community of […]

Red Sea Development Company partners with Gartner | News

Red Sea Development Company partners with Gartner | News

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has awarded a contract to Gartner for the provision of technology procurement advisory services.  Gartner will support TRSDC with sourcing technology partners across three main areas: smart destination development, IT and cybersecurity. The company will provide insights and advice on licensing, technology customisation, service scoping and pricing to serve […]

Heathrow optimistic for year ahead despite huge losses | News

Heathrow sees huge fall in traffic during 2020 | News

Heathrow Airport has reported a loss of £2 billion for financial 2020 as Covid-19 restrictions saw travel come to a virtual standstill. In comparison, the London location made a profit of £546 million in 2019. Revenue fell from £3 billion to just £1.2 billion last year. Passenger numbers fell 73 per cent to just 22 […]

Israel tourism begins reopening as country emerges from lockdown | News

Israel tourism begins reopening as country emerges from lockdown | News

With around 4.3 million people having received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, Israel is currently preparing to reopen its economy. As locals return to cultural events, mall shopping, museums and gyms, the domestic tourism sector is slowly returning. Rural accommodation (zimmers) is now joined by hotels in opening under coronavirus restrictions. The […]

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