Swissport’s Aspire Executive Lounges Partners with oneworld for New Lounge Experience at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

(IN SHORT) Swissport’s Aspire Executive Lounges, in collaboration with oneworld, has inaugurated the second alliance lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, following the successful launch of the first in Korea. The lounge offers modern amenities, including ergonomic seating, meeting booths, and a botanical room, catering to travelers’ comfort and productivity. With a focus on sustainability, the… Read the full press release

Bangkok Flight Services (BFS) Achieves Pharma Handling Certification at Suvarnabhumi Airport

(IN SHORT) Bangkok Flight Services (BFS), a joint venture between Bangkok Airways and Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), has obtained Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for its dedicated pharmaceutical handling facility at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. This certification, granted by independent audit body Escem/TüV Rheinland, attests to BFS’s adherence to international standards for the safe… Read the full press release

Expedia Group Elevates Long-Time Veterans to Lead New Operating Divisions

Following the succession from Peter Kern to Ariane Gorin, Expedia Group taps two long-time Expedia veterans to lead newly formed operating divisions (IN SHORT) Expedia Group has appointed Alfonso Paredes as President of Private Label Solutions and Greg Schulze as President of Travel Partners and Media, establishing two new operating divisions within the company. With… Read the full press release

Singapore Aviation Industry Eyes Hydrogen Fuel for Decarbonization

(IN SHORT) The Singapore Hydrogen Cooperation Committee, comprising Airbus, Changi Airport Group, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), and Linde, is spearheading efforts to integrate hydrogen fuel into the nation’s aviation decarbonization strategy. Through a comprehensive study, the committee explores the feasibility of using liquid hydrogen to power future aircraft, emphasizing the need for infrastructure… Read the full press release

Changi Airports International Partners with Cam Ranh International for Terminal 2 Management

(IN SHORT) Changi Airports International (CAI) and Cam Ranh International Joint Stock Company (CRTC) have sealed a groundbreaking agreement at the Singapore Airshow, marking a significant milestone in Vietnam’s aviation industry. Under this partnership, CAI will leverage its global expertise to manage Cam Ranh International Airport’s Terminal 2’s non-aeronautical businesses and support international route development…. Read the full press release

Changi Airports International and Sociedade Gestora de Aeroportos Forge Strategic Partnership to Enhance Angolan Airports

(IN SHORT) On February 18, 2024, Changi Airports International (CAI) and Sociedade Gestora de Aeroportos (SGA) inked a pivotal 2-year technical partnership agreement aimed at optimizing the operational efficiency and traffic potential of 16 regional airports managed by SGA in Angola. As part of the collaboration, CAI, renowned for its airport management expertise, will assist… Read the full press release

Radisson RED Launches Its Vibrant Style in Southeast Europe with Radisson RED Belgrade

(IN SHORT) Radisson Hotel Group introduces its dynamic Radisson RED brand to Southeast Europe with the opening of Radisson RED Belgrade, a stylish lifestyle hotel located in the heart of Belgrade, Serbia. Boasting a fusion of modern design and traditional charm, the hotel offers 88 contemporary accommodation units and features vibrant communal spaces including a… Read the full press release

Days Inn Offers $10,000 Solar Sun-ternship to Capture 2024 Solar Eclipse

World’s sunniest hotel brand offers two Solar Sun-terns a shared $10,000 payday (IN SHORT) Days Inn by Wyndham is offering a unique opportunity for two adventurous friends to become Solar Sun-terns and witness the 2024 total solar eclipse from a private helicopter. The selected duo will capture their experience through photo and video content to… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Introduces Winter 2024-25 Canary Islands Itinerary with MSC Opera

7-night itinerary with MSC Opera to some of the most sought-after winter sun destinations in the Canary Islands and Madeira – sales now open (IN SHORT) MSC Cruises has unveiled its plans to deploy the MSC Opera to the Canary Islands for the winter 2024-25 season, with bookings now available. The ship will embark on… Read the full press release

Qantas Group Unveils Airbus A220 Interiors and Expansion Plans

New interior of QantasLink A220s revealed; first flights now on sale. Order for 8 additional A321XLRs for Qantas Domestic. Acceleration of Wi-Fi on international flights from late 2024. Major digital investment to help streamline travel experience on the ground. Jetstar adding more than 400,000 seats to meet strong demand for low fare leisure travel[1]. New… Read the full press release

Qantas Group Reports $1.25 Billion Underlying Profit Before Tax in First Half of FY24

Underlying Profit Before Tax: $1.25 billion (down 13 per cent) Statutory Profit After Tax: $869 million (down 13 per cent) Statutory earnings per share: 52 cents (down 4 per cent) Net debt: $4.0 billion Additional on-market share buy-back of up to $400 million announced. Fares falling as capacity continues to normalise; restart costs unwinding. Significant… Read the full press release