News: InterContinental Hotels Group takes Kimpton brand into Asia

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed three management contracts to introduce its luxury boutique hotel brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, to Asia. Announced at the 2017 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific, the first Kimpton properties in the region will be located in prime markets in south-east Asia and Greater China. Keith Barr, chief executive, IHG, said: […]

News: First A330neo takes flight over southern France

The first A330neo took off this morning at Blagnac in Toulouse for its maiden flight taking place over south-western France. The aircraft, MSN1795, is a A330-900 and the first of three certification flight-test aircraft to fly, powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans. The A330neo’s certification development programme itself will last around 1,400 […]

News: TUI Group unifies under single brand

In 2015, TUI Group launched its international oneBrand initiative. By October 2017, all major European tour operator brands were rebranded to the global TUI master brand. Whether in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Sweden or – as of today – the UK and Ireland: customers now book TUI across the board. Erik Friemuth, TUI Group chief […]

News: British Airways extends codeshare deal with Finnair

British Airways will place its codes on several of Finnair’s European destinations including the new non-stop flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä and Ivalo. The flights will begin operating for the winter season from December 12th and 14th respectively. Finnair will place its codes on British Airways flights between London Heathrow and Tallinn, Copenhagen and […]