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Brussels Airlines Launches New York JFK Service, New Business Class

Brussels Airlines Launches New York JFK Service, New Business Class

Brussels Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, is scheduled to launch daily service between Brussels, Belgium and New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on June 1. Tickets are now available for purchase.
The route will be flown using Airbus A330-300 or A330-200 aircraft, featuring Brussels Airlines’ new 180° lie-flat business-class seats.  Both aircraft also feature new ergonomic economy-class seats, and a new on-demand entertainment system available in six …

Hyatt to Bring Hyatt House Extended-Stay Brand to India

Hyatt to Bring Hyatt House Extended-Stay Brand to India

Hyatt Hotels Corporation will introduce its new Hyatt House extended-stay brand to India with the opening of a property in Mumbai.
The 170-room Hyatt House Mumbai will feature a fitness center and pool, restaurant and bar, meeting rooms, and a business center.
Hyatt is developing 53 hotels in India in both the select-service and full-service categories. Six of the hotels are to open this year, in cities including Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, and …

Regus Joins American Airlines AAdvantage Program

Regus Joins American Airlines AAdvantage Program

Regus, a provider of virtual offices and meeting rooms, has partnered with American Airlines so that AAdvantage members can now earn miles when booking Regus services.
Miles can be earned by booking Regus offices in 92 countries worldwide, as well as by booking virtual offices. AAdvantage members with elite status will also receive a Regus Businessworld Gold card, giving them access to Regus business lounges worldwide.

Choice, Hilton, Hyatt, ICH, Marriott, Wyndham Launch Roomkey.com Search Engine

Choice, Hilton, Hyatt,  ICH, Marriott, Wyndham Launch Roomkey.com Search Engine

Six hotel companies have launched the new hotel search engine Roomkey.com, which provides search and direct booking capabilities for U.S. travelers.
Choice Hotels International, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International Inc., InterContinental Hotels Group and Wyndham Hotel Group partnered to create the new site. Following its launch, Roomkey is to expand to other English-speaking countries and to add features such as independent reviews.

Air France-KLM Finalizes $6 Billion Boeing 787 Dreamliner Order

Air France-KLM Finalizes $6 Billion Boeing 787 Dreamliner Order

The Air France-KLM Group has confirmed its order for 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, with the aim of making the Dreamliner an important component of the carrier’s fleet renewal.
The 787-9, a slightly larger iteration of the 787-8, can carry up to 290 passengers on flights of up to 8,500 nautical miles (up to 15,750 kilometers). Of the 860 Dreamliners that have been ordered from Boeing, 305 are 787-9 aircraft.

Kia Introduces Two New Electric Cars at CES

Kia Introduces Two New Electric Cars at CES

Bypassing the Detroit Motor Show, Kia Motors introduced the Ray electric vehicle (EV) and Naimo EV Concept Car to the North American market at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
New features on the zero emissions Naimo include a large heads-up digital touch-screen display, and air jets rather than windshield wipers. Designed for urban markets, the Naimo can travel up to 124 miles per charge and takes 25 minutes to …

SkyTeam Opens Shared Check-In Facility at Beijing Capital International Airport

SkyTeam Opens Shared Check-In Facility at Beijing Capital International Airport

The SkyTeam alliance has opened a new shared check-in area at Beijing Capital International Airport’s Terminal 2.
Airlines operating from the new area include alliance members Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, China Eastern, Delta Air Lines, KLM, Korean Air, and Vietnam Airlines.
The new facility, China’s first such shared check-in area, features 60 check-in desks, including special counters for premium passengers.