FRHI, Hilton Launch New Midscale Brands

FRHI Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Worldwide have announced the addition of new brands to their respective portfolios. The latest launches amid an ongoing trend by international and regional hospitality chains, Neqta Hotels and Tru by Hilton both target the midscale market, but differ in their geographical focus.   Neqta Hotels – Betting on China Partnering … Continue reading

Dreamliner Joins American Airlines Fleet

American Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 jet, adding the Dreamliner to its widebody fleet. The first aircraft, a B787-8 registered N800AN, was officially handed over at Boeing’s factory in Everett, Washington and flown to its new home at Dallas-Fort Worth on Friday afternoon.   The Oneworld founding member has fitted its … Continue reading

Etihad Begins Los Angeles Flights

Etihad Airways has launched flight services between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles. The UAE national airline’s inaugural flight to California took off this morning at 0915 hrs, becoming one of the longest commercial flights in the world.   Flight EY 171 will depart Abu Dhabi International Airport at 0850 hrs daily, arriving in Los Angeles … Continue reading

Qantas To Place A380s On Sydney – Dallas Route, Retimes Melbourne – Dubai – London (Heathrow)

Australian carrier Qantas has announced changes to its Airbus A380 operations. The airline revealed it will fly its flagship Airbus A380s on its Sydney – Dallas/Fort Worth route in a bid to maximize aircraft utilization as part of its turnaround plan, while also retiming its Melbourne – Dubai – London (Heathrow) flight to free up … Continue reading

Etihad To Add Dallas, Perth In 2014

Etihad Airways continues its expansion with the announcement of plans to connect the UAE capital to Dallas and Perth in 2014. The national airline of the UAE will fly 3 times weekly to Texas and daily to Western Australia, boosting the hub status of its Abu Dhabi base.   Abu Dhabi – Dallas/Fort Worth Scheduled … Continue reading