Atlanta gets power back

WASHINGTON, 19 December 2017: The world's busiest airport, in the US city of Atlanta, said early Monday that power was back on after an outage left passengers in the dark and affected hundreds of flights. "Power has been restored on...

End of Jumbo era

NEW YORK, 18 December 2017: The Boeing 747, the original jumbo jet that was the favourite American presidents and key to affordable mass market air travel in the United States, will pass into aviation history this week. Nearly 50 years...
BEIJING, 18 December 2017 – Star Alliance has entered into a partnership with Plug and Play, the world's largest start-up accelerator and innovation centre. This will allow the airline alliance to identify relevant start-ups and accompany them throughout their idea...
BANGKOK, 14 December 2017: Destination Asia has appointed Michelle Rust to head its North American incentive travel and event business development for the Asian region. The new appointment offers North American customers access to highly skilled Asian operations, backed by...
BETHESDA, USA, 13 December 2017: Marriott International will open  more luxury hotels in 2018 as the company continues to expand its eight distinct luxury brands. Marriott International's luxury brands include world-renowned hospitality hallmarks: Ritz-Carlton; Ritz-Carlton Reserve; St. Regis; W Hotels;...
SINGAPORE, 6 December 2017: Tour East is tapping the  US outbound  travel market with the launch of a sales support service for travel companies based in New York. It already operates a long-standing sales support and development arrangement focusing on MICE sector...
WASHINGTON, 1 December 2017: American Airlines was scrambling Wednesday to avoid thousands of cancelations over the busy holiday travel period after a scheduling glitch left many flights without pilots, the company said. Some 15,000 flights scheduled between 17 to 31...
LOS ANGELES, 30 November 2017:  Three Asian airlines made it to the top-10 list for the sheer financial weight of their loyalty programmes, when compared with 170 airlines worldwide. Japan Airlines in 8th place, Korean Airlines in 9th and ANA...

Airlines settle Twin Tower claim

NEW YORK, 24 November 2017: American Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to a USD95.1 million settlement with the developer of the World Trade Center over the September 11, 2001 attacks, ending 13 years of litigation. Insurers will cover the...

Uber teams up with Nasa

LOS ANGELES, 10 November 2017: Uber on Wednesday unveiled a partnership with NASA that will see it develop flying taxis priced competitively with standard Uber journeys. It also announced Los Angeles will join two other previously revealed "UberAIR" pilot schemes...