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South Korea Adds 75,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots

South Korea Adds 75,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots

Boingo Wireless, a wireless internet company, has announced it has partnered with SK Telecom, the largest wireless company in South Korea, to bring more than 75,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to the country.
The new hotspots will be available in airports, hotels, convention centers, restaurants, and offices across the country.
Boingo Wireless’s roaming partners, such as Wi2, BT Openzone, and Orange France will also be able to extend their network access to their customers …

Oberoi Introduces Oberoi Experiences Program

Oberoi Introduces Oberoi Experiences Program

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has introduced Oberoi Experiences at its Indian hotel locations. The program offers special events and excursions for guests to take part in at select establishments.
Events include cooking sessions with master chefs, block printing, and kite decoration and flying. Outdoor activities include elephant safaris, bird watching, hikes in the woods, and picnics.
The Oberoi Experiences program is available in India at the Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur; the Oberoi Udaivilas, …

London Marriott Hotel Kensington Undergoes Renovations

London Marriott Hotel Kensington Undergoes Renovations

The London Marriott Hotel Kensington is currently undergoing a full renovation of all 216 of its rooms. The renovations include new furniture, lighting, and beds.
The hotel refurbishment started in March, and will be completed by winter 2012. The process is occurring floor by floor so as not to disrupt guests of the hotel.
The London Marriott Hotel Kensington features the Atrium Restaurant, which serves American cuisine, the Nabuco Bar, and a …

U.S. Airlines Hit Highest Levels of On-Time Arrivals Since 2009

U.S. Airlines Hit Highest Levels of On-Time Arrivals Since 2009

The Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report, which was released today, showed that 86.3% of all U.S. airline flights arrived within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival times in April 2012.
This marks the best performance for U.S. airlines since November 2009, when the on-time rate was 88.6%
Among individual airlines, in April the carriers with the highest on-time arrival rates were Hawaiian Airlines (94.4%), AirTran Airways (94%), and Delta (90.9%). …

United Introduces First Redesigned 767-300

United Introduces First Redesigned 767-300

United Airlines has redesigned its Boeing 767-300 aircraft interiors. The first redesigned aircraft went into international service on June 12 on an evening flight from Chicago to Amsterdam. Among the renovations are a United BusinessFirst cabin with flatbed seats, and upgraded inflight entertainment systems.
The 767-300 is the first of United’s 14 aircraft to undergo the renovations, which reconfigure the aircraft to offer 30 United BusinessFirst, 49 Economy Plus, and 135 …

American Airlines to Add Miami-Paraguay Route

American Airlines to Add Miami-Paraguay Route

American Airlines has announced it will add a nonstop route between Miami International Airport and
Asunción, Paraguay’s Silvio Pettirossi International Airport. The route will be offered four times a week, beginning November 15.
The southbound flight will leave Miami at 11:40 pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, and arrive in Asunción at 9:40 am the following day. The return flight will depart Asunción on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 11 …

JetBlue Airways and Air China Announce Partnership

JetBlue Airways and Air China Announce Partnership

JetBlue Airways and Air China Limited have announced a partnership at the 68th Annual General Meeting of the IATA.
JetBlue and Air China will begin the partnership by offering interline connections at JFK and LAX, with tickets to go on sale this summer. Air China also plans to codeshare with JetBlue (adding “CA” to their flight designations) this fall, pending government approval.
Air China currently has one daily flight from JFK and two …