Qantas Launches $2 Million Grants Program for Australian Regional Community Groups

(IN SHORT) Australia’s national carrier, Qantas, has announced the commencement of its Qantas Regional Grants program, inviting regional community groups across the country to apply for a share of its multi-million dollar grants program. With $2 million allocated for this year and a total of $10 million set aside over five years, the program aims… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s ‘Fly Up’ Breakfast Raises Awareness of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Heathrow partners with Heston Blumenthal’s Perfectionists’ Cafe to create a special new full English Biofuel breakfast launched to increase understanding of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) SAF is single biggest driver to help Heathrow reach Net Zero by 2050 Only 14 per cent of travellers have heard of SAF Heathrow calls on government to mandate SAF… Read the full press release

AOA Unveils Exciting Agenda for Aerospace and Air Traffic Conference

(IN SHORT) The Airport Operators Association (AOA) has revealed the agenda for its upcoming Aerospace and Air Traffic Conference, scheduled for April 25, 2024, at the Renaissance Hotel London Heathrow. Sponsored by Egis, the conference promises a comprehensive exploration of crucial topics in airspace and air traffic management, featuring speakers from the Department for Transport,… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Partners with EnviroSpark to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Across North Americah

Agreement supports IHG’s commitment to accelerate EV charger installation across its portfolio (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced a collaboration with EnviroSpark to provide electric vehicle chargers (EVCs) at all IHG-branded hotels in the United States and Canada. This initiative aims to meet the rising demand for EV charging infrastructure and support environmentally… Read the full press release

dnata Achieves IATA CEIV Accreditation for Lithium Battery Handling Across 11 Global Stations

(IN SHORT) dnata, a prominent global air and travel services provider, has obtained the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) accreditation for the safe handling of lithium batteries. After initiating the process in April 2023, dnata has swiftly become the first ground services provider to certify 11 of its… Read the full press release

Avani Hotels & Resorts Set to Make a Splash in The Netherlands with Avani Museum Quarter Amsterdam Opening

Avani Museum Quarter Amsterdam to Open in Q2 2024 (IN SHORT) Minor Hotels announces the debut of Avani Hotels & Resorts in the Netherlands with the opening of Avani Museum Quarter Amsterdam in the second quarter of 2024. Located in Amsterdam’s cultural hub near renowned landmarks, the rebranded 163-key hotel will offer a contemporary canal-side… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and KDDI SmartDrone Collaborate for Post-Earthquake Damage Assessment in Noto Peninsula

(IN SHORT) Japan Airlines (JAL) and KDDI SmartDrone partnered to support post-earthquake damage assessment in the Noto Peninsula, affected by a January 2024 earthquake. Through aerial drone photography, they surveyed potential construction sites for temporary housing in Suzu City and conducted emergency bridge inspections in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The use of drones facilitated rapid… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Withdraws Exchange Offer and Expands Share Repurchase Program: Update on Wyndham Acquisition Proposal

Announces Expiration of Exchange Offer and Withdrawal of Independent Director Candidates for Election at Wyndham’s 2024 Annual Meeting Increases Share Repurchase Authorization (IN SHORT) Choice Hotels International, Inc. provided an update on its exchange offer to acquire Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc., announcing the expiration of the offer and the withdrawal of its independent director candidates… Read the full press release