Budapest Airport Embarks on Extensive Development Program

(IN SHORT) Budapest Airport has launched a significant development program, with over 130 billion HUF invested in airport improvements over the past five years. With passenger traffic steadily increasing, surpassing pre-pandemic levels, Budapest Airport aims to enhance its infrastructure and services to accommodate future growth. Major construction works, including the expansion of parking facilities, sewage… Read the full press release

CALC Delivers Airbus A320CEO to South African Airways, Expanding African Presence

(IN SHORT) China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC) announces the successful delivery of the first of three Airbus A320CEO aircraft to South African Airways (SAA) as part of the carrier’s 90th-year celebrations. The aircraft, previously part of Pacific Airlines’ fleet, underscores CALC’s commitment to broadening its footprint in Africa and signifies a globalized business… Read the full press release

Record Number of Villages Apply for UN Tourism’s Best Tourism Villages 2024

Over 260 villages from more than 60 countries representing the five regions of the world have put themselves forward for the 2024 edition of Best Tourism Villages by UN Tourism 2024. This marks the highest volume of applications ever received in the past four editions. (IN SHORT) A record-breaking 260 villages from over 60 countries… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit 2024: Reimagining Tourism with Global Leaders

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is gearing up for its Annual Summit 2024 in Macao, China, from May 15-17, 2024. The event, themed ‘Reimagining Tourism,’ aims to foster discussions on transforming the Asia Pacific tourism industry to be more resilient and sustainable. With esteemed speakers from various sectors including tourism, government, and… Read the full press release

Africa Travel Indaba 2024: Airlift Strategies for Economic Growth Discussed

(IN SHORT) The 2024 Africa Travel Indaba convened discussions on how airlift can drive economic development, tourism growth, and regional integration in Africa. Industry leaders including Ms. Mpumi Mpofu, CEO of Airports Company South Africa, and representatives from airlines such as CemAir and Kenya Airways participated in panel discussions addressing the challenges and opportunities surrounding… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Elevate Leadership with Industry Veterans

(IN SHORT) Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have announced strategic leadership promotions, underscoring their commitment to safety, reliability, and customer experience. Shane Jones, a 20-year industry veteran, has been promoted to senior vice president of fleet, revenue products, and real estate at Alaska Airlines, tasked with overseeing critical investments and strategic partnerships to enhance guest… Read the full press release