Jet2.com was the only UK airline not to cancel any flights during the busy month of July, flight data published by leading travel intelligence company OAG reveals. Despite the leading leisure airline operating thousands of flights and carrying over two million customers during July, OAG data shows that Jet2.com operated every flight without making a […]

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USA. The Southern Steak & Oyster, a well-known downtown Nashville steakhouse, has opened a full-service restaurant and bar in Concourse D of the South Terminal at Nashville International Airport. The new 3,589sq ft restaurant will be jointly operated by TomKats Hospitality owner Tom Morales, who concessionaire Fraport Tennessee describes as a “legendary restaurateur”, and Skyport […]

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MALAYSIA. Enrich, the Malaysia Airlines travel and lifestyle loyalty programme, has partnered with local fashion & accessories brand Kapten Batik to launch an eco-friendly capsule collection. The collection was officially launched by environmental and social activist Her Royal Highness Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at The Curve shopping mall in Petaling […]

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easyJet has appointed Robert Birge to the new role of Chief Customer and Marketing Officer, sitting on the airline’s management board. This role brings together a number of key areas including Marketing, Digital, Customer Service along with Customer Experience and Insight. Robert will join the airline later this month. Robert is a highly experienced leader […]

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SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group (CAG) has delivered a positive update on retail activity at Singapore Changi Airport, as air travel recovers strongly with passenger traffic surpassing 50% of pre-COVID levels in June. The airport operator noted that a steady recovery in retail sales buoyed by the relaxation of border restrictions in the Asia Pacific region. […]

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Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Carrier, has sponsored the prestigious Qatar Goodwood Festival in partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) for the fourth time. The festival took place from 26 July to 30 July at Goodwood Racecourse, West Sussex, UK. The British flat racing season added yet another iconic equine race event […]

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GERMANY. German brand-building specialist Borco has partnered with Gebr. Heinemann in a Sierra Tequila ‘Lead the Party’ promotion at Hamburg Airport. Travellers are encouraged to interact with brand ambassadors in sampling sessions which introduce a three-step tequila shot process. They also have the opportunity to win a Sierra Tequila party box by uploading their favourite Sierra […]

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MEXICO. Guadalajara (GDL) International Airport is set to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for 23 specialty retail outlets at the international boarding lounge. GDL is run by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), which also operates another 11 airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica. GDL is currently undergoing reconstruction. The bid process will be […]

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US. Luxottica Group has partnered with Duty Free Americas to highlight the Scuderia Ferrari Ray-Ban eyewear range in Miami International Airport. The collection was showcased with a series of high-profile promotions in the South Terminal and Concourse D of the North Terminal. The campaign launched in May and ran for three months. The Ferrari Ray-Ban […]

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Farnborough Airport, Europe’s leading airport for premium air travel connectivity and the home of British aviation has appointed contractors McLaughlin & Harvey and Gebler Tooth for the design and construction of its new £55m 175,000 sq. ft state of the art and sustainably designed hangar development, Domus III. Farnborough Airport has been working closely with […]

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INTERNATIONAL. International tourism continues its steady recovery from the impact of the pandemic, according to the latest figures from the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). In the first five months almost 250 million international tourism arrivals were recorded, or 46% of 2019 levels. This compared to 77 million in the same period last year. “The […]

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flynas, the Saudi air carrier and the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East has announced the launch of its first direct flights between Riyadh and Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro “Black Mountain,” starting on July 28, 2022. flynas will connect Riyadh and Podgorica via weekly direct return flights, scheduled every Thursday, from King Khalid […]

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Delta is opening its first Delta Sky Club at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport – the only club there operated by a U.S. airline – a luxurious addition featuring regional specialties as Japan gradually eases pandemic-era restrictions and welcomes business and leisure travelers alike. “We’ve been looking forward to this day for years,” said Claude Roussel, Managing […]

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L’Oréal Group posted €18.36 billion in first-half revenue, a rise of +20.6% on a reported basis and +13.5% like-for-like. Travel retail sales grew by an encouraging +30.1% on a like-for-like basis in the first half. L’Oréal Travel Retail’s performance was driven by the return of international air traffic in Europe (+425% versus the same period […]

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Etihad Airways has announced its financial and operating results for the first half of 2022, posting a record-breaking core operating profit of US$ 296 million (H1 2021: US$ 392 million loss). This result was achieved despite fuel costs increasing by almost 60% in comparison to the same period last year. Etihad carried 4.02 million passengers […]

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