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JAL to Open Diamond Premier Lounge in Sapporo

JAL to Open Diamond Premier Lounge in Sapporo

Japan Airlines announced it will open a Diamond Premier Lounge at Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport.
Once the lounge opens, New Chitose will become the second airport with a Diamond Premier Lounge, after Tokyo Haneda.
The Tokyo-based airline plans to expand its Diamond Premier Lounge to other Japanese airports in the future, including Osaka’s Itami Airport and Fukuoka Airport.
In addition, the carrier said that it would revamp its Sakura Lounge at New Chitose …

Air Canada to Build Global Transit Hub in Toronto

Air Canada to Build Global Transit Hub in Toronto

Air Canada announced plans to build a global transit hub around Toronto Pearson International Airport, citing the model of European transit hubs such as London Heathrow and Amsterdam Schiphol airports.
Under the plan, which was announced by Ben Smith, Air Canada’s president, speaking at an aviation industry meeting in Las Vegas, Toronto would become the airline’s international hub and it is already “seeing a massive increase” in the number of passengers …

EgyptAir Flight from New York to Cairo Rocked by Extreme Turbulence

EgyptAir Flight from New York to Cairo Rocked by Extreme Turbulence

Several passengers on board an EgyptAir flight earlier this week were injured earlier this week when the aircraft encountered severe air turbulence en route from New York to Cairo.
The Boeing 777, which departed John F. Kennedy International Airport for Cairo International Airport, had 268 passengers on board.
EgyptAir Flight 986 encountered turbulence several hours into the flight and the plane reportedly dropped 700 feet (213 meters).  Reports on Facebook from passengers …

DOT Panel Backs Change in Policy for In-Flight Mobile Phone Use

DOT Panel Backs Change in Policy for In-Flight Mobile Phone Use

The Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection recommended on Wednesday that airlines have the final say on whether passengers may make telephone calls during flights.
The recommendation, which is non-binding, follows a 2013 decision by the Federal Communications Commission to consider lifting the ban on in-flight calls.  The news at the time resulted in vocal opposition from frequent travelers, flight attendants, and others, and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx …

Boeing Delivers Emirates’ 150th 777

Boeing Delivers Emirates’ 150th 777

Emirates Airline announced that it took delivery of three Boeing 777s, marking the 150th 777 in the carrier’s fleet.  The order, which consisted of two 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter, was the first time in 15 years that Boeing has delivered three 777s at one time to a single customer.
The Boeing 777-300ER can seat up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration.  The aircraft has a maximum range of 7,930 …

Delta Prasm Falls Almost 7% in August

Delta Prasm Falls Almost 7% in August

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for August 2015.
The Atlanta-based carrier carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 20.82 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.9%, up from 20.3 billion in August 2014.  Domestic traffic rose 5.1%, up to 12.02 billion RPMs from 11.43 billion last year, while international traffic rose 2.3% to 8.8 billion RPMs, up from 8.6 billion during the same period of …

Starwood to Debut New Tribute Hotel in Hokkaido, Japan

Starwood to Debut New Tribute Hotel in Hokkaido, Japan

Starwood announced plans to open a new Tribute brand hotel in Hokkaido, Japan this December.  The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido will be located at the base of a mountain in the Kiroro Resort, a world-renowned skiing destination.
The property will have 282 guestrooms and suites, as well as four restaurants and bars.  The hotel will also have a pool and fitness center.
Over 15,069 square feet (1,400 square meters) of …