CAPA - Centre for Aviation outlined (08-Dec-2017) Hainan Airlines EVP Jason Liu, Indigo Partners managing partner Bill Franke and Interjet CCO Julio Gamero as the latest speaker additions for the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit in Houston on 16/17-Apr-2018.
Dublin Airport reported (08-Dec-2017) the following traffic highlights for Nov-2017:
- Passengers: 2.1 million, +7% year-on-year;
Nov-2017 was the busiest November in the airport's 77 year history. [more - original PR]
Bogota El Dorado International Airport reported (08-Dec-2017) the following traffic highlights for Oct-2017:
- Passengers: 2.3 million, -14.7% year-on-year;
- Domestic: 1.5 million, -19.1%;
- International: 811,191, -5.1%;
- Cargo: 61,377 tonnes, +1.0%;
- Domestic: 12,283 tonnes, -3.0%;
- International: 49,094 tonnes, +2.0%. [more - original PR - Spanish]
Malaysia Airlines, via its official Facebook account, stated (07-Dec-2017) its new A350-900 aircraft "took off... for the first time today". The aircraft will operate from Kuala Lumpur to Penang from 09-Dec-2017, Bangkok from 09-Dec-2017, Singapore from 15-Dec-2017 and Kota Kinabalu from 27-Dec-2017. According to the CAPA Fleet Database, the carrier has another five A350s on order.
ODINSA inaugurated (07-Dec-2017) the expansion of Bogota El Dorado International Airport's terminal. The project cost more than COP420 billion (USD140 million) and includes six additional aerobridges, three VIP lounges and over 25,000sqm of commercial areas. The airport's commercial offer includes Dufry Duty Free's Hudson, Tech on the go, The Market Place, Gaira Café, Attenza Duty Free, Archie's, la Plaza de Andrés, Wing Paris Croissant, Papa Johns, Inkanta, Montblanc and Dufry Duty Paid. The airport totals 1000ha, with six VIP lounges, 90 aerobridges, capacity to handle 8200 bags per hour, over 700,000 tonnes of cargo p/a and 43 million passengers p/a. [more - original PR - Spanish]
Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) called (08-Dec-2017) on the UK Government to focus on the following central points in relation to travel during the next stage of Brexit negotiations:
- Maintain ability to travel freely within Europe and beyond;
- Ensure businesses can post staff to support holidaymakers;
- Visa free travel for holidaymakers and business travellers;
- Protect valuable consumer rights.
ABTA CEO Mark Tanzer added: "It is vital that the importance and scale of the travel industry are recognised in the discussions. The UK outbound travel industry generates over GBP37 billion for the economies in the EU, and GBP28bn for the UK. It also supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and businesses, both here and abroad". [more - original PR]
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