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Nobu Hotel London Portman Square opens for reservations – Business Traveller – Business Travel Article

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square opens for reservations – Business Traveller Nobu Hospitality has launched reservations for its forthcoming hotel on London’s Portman Square, ahead of a planned July opening. As reported by Business Traveller last year, the lifestyle brand will be taking over the existing Radisson Blu Portman Hotel. The hotel closed in April 2019 for a complete refurbishment project, which will see it reopen as the Nobu Hotel London Portman Square this summer. Features will include 249 rooms…

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Boeing set to live stream first B777X flight – Business Traveller – Business Travel Article

Boeing set to live stream first B777X flight – Business Traveller Airlines increasingly favour twin-engine aircraft over four-engine models due to their fuel savings. Boeing still produces the B747 due to demand for its use as a freighter, but Airbus will end production of the four-engine A380 in 2021. Bloomberg reports that the B777 will be Boeing’s most expensive aircraft, priced at $442.2 million before discounts. The launch comes after Boeing’s toughest-ever year, in which its reputation was called into…

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British Airways to deploy A350 with Club Suite on Bengaluru sector – Business Traveller – Business Travel Article

British Airways to deploy A350 with Club Suite on Bengaluru sector – Business Traveller Known as the “Hushliner”, the A350 is more environmentally friendly than its predecessors and is the quietest twin-aisle aircraft. With lower noise and CO2 emissions, the aircraft’s environment benefits include 40 per cent noise footprint reduction and 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn. Along with the new 56-seat Club World cabin, the three-cabin A350 features the latest World Traveller Plus (premium economy) cabin, new amenity…

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Booking.com reveals trends of 2019 – Business Traveller – Business Travel Article

Booking.com reveals trends of 2019 – Business Traveller As the year comes to an end, Booking.com has revealed booking trends for Indian and international travellers this year. Beyond the metro cities like Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata, top destinations booked by Indians travelling domestically in 2019 included Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur, Kochi and Mysore. International cities that were highly booked by Indians this year include Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore. Top destinations booked by Indians in 2019 Domestically Internationally Hyderabad…

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Renfe launches low-cost Avlo to compete with SNCF’s Ouigo – Business Traveller – Business Travel Article

Renfe launches low-cost Avlo to compete with SNCF’s Ouigo – Business Traveller More information can be found in this report from fr24.news, which reveals that while Avlo will start with one route it will later be expanded to other domestic services. Business Traveller is the first UK media to bring you this news. At time of writing no information is available on service frequency or whether reservations will be online only. I say this because, as we have noted many…

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Norwegian to axe all long-haul routes from Sweden and Denmark – Business Traveller – Business Travel Article

Norwegian to axe all long-haul routes from Sweden and Denmark – Business Traveller Norwegian has announced it will end all its long-haul flights from Sweden and Denmark from March 29, 2020. The low-cost carrier blamed “overall demand and commercial viability”. It currently flies from Copenhagen and Stockholm to Bangkok, Boston, Buenos Aires, Miami, Orlando and JFK, as well as to Los Angeles from Stockholm. A spokesperson told Business Traveller: “As Norwegian moves from growth to profitability, we take a strict approach to route management…

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Mandarin Oriental to debut in Dallas – Business Traveller – Business Travel Article

Mandarin Oriental to debut in Dallas – Business Traveller A Residence in Bangkok The hotel will be owned and developed by Dallas-based JMJ Development. James Riley, CEO of Mandarin Oriental, said: “We are delighted to announce a Mandarin Oriental property in this dynamic and sought-after Dallas neighbourhood, together with a premier residential project. “We look forward to extending the Group’s presence into one of America’s most important business and leisure destinations.” Timothy L Barton, CEO of JMJ Development, commented: “We’re…

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Cathay Pacific is now flying its Airbus A350-1000 to Australia – Business Traveller – Business Travel Article

Cathay Pacific is now flying its Airbus A350-1000 to Australia – Business Traveller Australia got its first A350-1000 service with Cathay Pacific upgauging the aircraft on one of its Melbourne and Perth services during the northern winter period. Cathay Pacific is now operating thrice-daily services between Hong Kong and Melbourne during the northern winter period that lasts from October 27 this year to March 28, 2020. The Hong Kong-based carrier is using different aircraft on each flight, including A350-900, A350-1000…

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Welcomhotel Amritsar to open on November 1, 2019 – Business Traveller – Business Travel Article

Welcomhotel Amritsar to open on November 1, 2019 – Business Traveller Welcomhotel Amritsar, a member of ITC Hotel Group, is gearing up to open its doors to guests on November 1, 2019. Spread across eight acres of lush greens, this plush property is centred around the erstwhile Sandhanwalia Haveli that has now been revamped to suit the needs of a modern day traveller. Welcomhotel Amritsar is close to the city airport and is a short drive from Golden Temple “Darbar…

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China Eastern to up frequency on Shanghai Pudong-London Gatwick service – Business Traveller – Business Travel Article

China Eastern to up frequency on Shanghai Pudong-London Gatwick service – Business Traveller In other news, another Chinese carrier Air China has announced the launch of its new Shanghai Pudong-London Gatwick service on November 2, after the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) approved the new route in early August. The Chinese flag carrier will use its A350-900 aircraft to fly this route four times a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The proposed schedule of Air China’s new…

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