Alaska Airlines and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers reach agreement on new five-year contract

Seattle, WA, US, 2014-2-3 — / — Alaska Airlines and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for the carrier’s 2,500 clerical, office and passenger service employees. “It’s a tribute to the professionalism of the negotiators for the IAM and Alaska that we agreed on… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to start 15 new nonstop domestic destinations from October and November 2014

Post Wright Amendment Offerings from Dallas Love Field Available Oct. 13, 2014 Dallas, TX, US, 2014-2-3 — / — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced the airline will offer new nonstop service to domestic destinations from Dallas Love Field following the repeal of flight restrictions imposed in 1979 limiting the reach of Dallas’ most convenient airport. Southwest will… Read the full press release

Le Meurice announced partnership with the Théâtre du Palais Royal under the rubric of the Musical Mondays

Paris, France, 2014-2-3 — / — Since 1835, artistic creation has been a defining element of the art de vivre as practised at Le Meurice. In this grand hotel, art is synonymous with a certain French genius, because such luxury is an embodiment of creativity and innovation – historically the highest order of artistic expression. Under the… Read the full press release

First Cathay Pacific Freighter arrived at Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport

Dubai, UAE, 2014-2-3 — / — Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central welcomed Cathay Pacific’s first freighter flight on Saturday. The first Cathay Pacific CX061 Boeing 747-8 freighter took off from Hong Kong and arrived at DWC on 1 February 2014. The milestone event was celebrated by a traditional water salute upon the freighter’s arrival at… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority encourages pilots to convert their licenses to equivalent EASA licence by 8 April 2014

Restricted privileges to take effective from 8 April 2014 for National Licences London, UK, 2014-2-3 — / — Pilots with a UK CAA ‘National’ (non-JAR/Part-FCL) licence flying ‘EASA aircraft’, such as Piper PA28s and Cessna 172s, are being encouraged by the Civil Aviation Authority to convert it to an equivalent EASA licence by 8 April 2014. Although… Read the full press release

Marriott comments on franchise management company White Lodging’s data breach

Bethesda, MD, US, 2014-2-3 — / — One of our franchise management companies has experienced unusual fraud patterns in connection with its systems that process credit card transactions at a number of hotels across a range of brands, including some Marriott-branded hotels.  They are in the midst of the investigation and are in close contact with the… Read the full press release

The Autograph Collection to debut in three of the world’s most exciting destinations

Bethesda, MD, US, 2014-2-3 — / — The Autograph Collection, an exclusive portfolio of hotels recognized for championing independence, is thrilled to announce its debut in three of the world’s most exciting destinations.  This season, Autograph Collection proudly welcomes Pier One Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia, the ocean front Pier South Resort in San Diego, California, and the Hotel Chicago (formerly the Hotel… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports reported record 2013 passenger figures for Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2014-2-3 — / — Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports, witnessed an 18% increase in visiting aircraft traffic and 6% increase in commercial aircraft traffic for 2013, compared to 2012. Yousif Al Hammadi, General Manager of Al Bateen Executive Airport, said: “Al Bateen executive Airport performed very… Read the full press release

Europe Airpost ouvre la première ligne aérienne entre Brive et Porto

Brive, France, 2014-2-3 — / — Jean-François Dominiak, Directeur Général d’Europe Airpost, en présence de Jean-Louis Nesti, Président de l’aéroport Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne, a présenté aujourd’hui à l’aéroport, la série de vols réguliers mise en place par la compagnie vers Porto. Pendant tout l’été Europe Airpost reliera en vols réguliers Brive à Porto, inaugurant ainsi la première… Read the full press release

Chef Daniel Boulud, Bar Boulud, Mandarin Oriental Boston, Boston

Hong Kong, 2014-2-3 — / — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is delighted to announce a partnership with renowned Chef Daniel Boulud to open Bar Bouludat the award-winning Mandarin Oriental, Boston in Autumn 2014. The French-inspired bistro and wine bar will be Chef Boulud’s first restaurant in Boston and will follow the successful format of Bar Boulud in New York and… Read the full press release