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SuperShuttle Shared Van to Airports to Shut Down

SuperShuttle Shared Van to Airports to Shut Down

Those blue SuperShuttle vans, which have been ubiquitous at many airports since the company was founded in 1983, will cease ferrying passengers to or from their final destinations when the company that operates the service closes at the end of the year.
The company, which started at Los Angeles International Airport and expanded to many cities in the United States as well as in Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, has …

WestJet Plans Non-Stop Service Linking Calgary and Boston

WestJet Plans Non-Stop Service Linking Calgary and Boston

WestJet announced plans for service between Calgary and Boston that will start next spring.
The non-stop flights will commence operations on May 14, 2020.
The airline said it is offering the service Alberta’s business and leisure travelers, adding that “it’s never been easier to explore and do business in Calgary, Boston and beyond.”
Boston will be the airline’s 19th destination in the United States, joining a list that includes Atlanta, Portland, Austin, Los …

Air Canada Launches Non-Stop Service Linking Montreal and Brazil

Air Canada Launches Non-Stop Service Linking Montreal and Brazil

Air Canada announced the start of non-stop service between Montreal and São Paulo on Thursday.
The thrice-weekly flights will operate through March 27, 2020.
The airline will operate the service using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, equipped with 21 lie-flat seats in business class, 21 seats in premium economy, and 247 seats in economy. Business-class seats are 21” wide and have a pitch of 80”.
Air Canada also operates non-stop service from Toronto to …

Hyatt to Open New Hotel in Iceland

Hyatt to Open New Hotel in Iceland

Hyatt Hotels announced plans to open a new hotel in Reykjavík, Iceland.
The Hyatt Centric Reykjavík will be the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the country.  The 169-property, which will open in 2022, will be located in the building that formerly housed the headquarters of the Ríkisútvarpið, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, which will undergo a top-to-bottom redevelopment to be converted into a hotel.
Hyatt said it had spent the past year carefully …

Jaguar Boosts Range of I-Pace EV With Software Update

Jaguar Boosts Range of I-Pace EV With Software Update

Jaguar is releasing a software update to its I-Pace EV that will increase the vehicle’s range by 12 miles (19 kilometers).
The I-Pace was unveiled in concept-car form at the 2016 Los Angeles International Auto Show and officially announced in early 2018. Manufactured under contract by Magna Steyr in Austria, the I-Pace  is a long-range purpose-built EV with sumptuous accommodations.
The automaker said that the extra range comes from know-how it gleaned …

U.S. Airlines Expect Over 47 Million Passengers This Holiday Season

U.S. Airlines Expect Over 47 Million Passengers This Holiday Season

Traveling over the Christmas and Hanukah holiday period?  One thing is certain: you will have company.
Over 47.5 million passengers are expected to board planes operated by U.S. airlines during the 18-day holiday travel period, which runs from Friday, December 19, 2019, through Thursday, January 5, 2020, according to figures released Tuesday by airline industry trade group Airlines for America.
In addition, many millions more are expected to travel by train or …

Qantas and Air France-KLM Upgrade Partnership

Qantas and Air France-KLM Upgrade Partnership

Australian flag carrier Qantas and the Air France-KLM Group announced enhancements to their codeshare and frequent-flyer partnership.
The move allows members of Qantas’ Frequent Flyer loyalty program to use points to purchase award flights on Air France- and KLM-operated flights and earn points when flying on Air France and KLM flights, while members of the Flying Blue Air France-KLM program can earn miles as well as Experience Points when flying on …