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Delta to Acquire 10% of Air France-KLM, Combine Separate Joint Ventures

Delta to Acquire 10% of Air France-KLM, Combine Separate Joint Ventures

Delta Air Lines said Thursday it plans to acquire a 10% stake in Air France-KLM, one of three cross-border investments the airline’s partners will make. It also plans to combine its current but separate joint ventures with Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic.
China Eastern, a Delta partner, will also acquire 10% of Air France-KLM, while Air France will in turn buy a 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic from parent Virgin Group.
Delta …

Hilton to Upgrade its Garden Inn Brand

Hilton to Upgrade its Garden Inn Brand

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced that it is introducing new enhancements to its Garden Inn brand of mid-priced hotels.
As part of the brand redesign, Hilton is debuting six new customizable hotel prototypes. Features will include pod-style check-in areas and more natural light, as well as new multi-functional features of the properties’ meeting spaces.
The hotelier says the brand will focus on “the importance of delivering simple things at a higher standard.”
Garden …

Crowne Plaza Pueblo Opens in Mexico

Crowne Plaza Pueblo Opens in Mexico

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of a new Crowne Plaza hotel in Pueblo, Mexico.
The Crowne Plaza Pueblo has 155 guestrooms, 21 of which are suites, each with a 50” TV and in-room coffee machine. The property’s suites offer full kitchens.
Guests can use the hotel’s heated indoor pool, and the property also offers a fitness center. A business center is located on the premises, and the hotel has three boardrooms …

JetBlue Sees Q2 Profit Soar Thanks to Higher Fares

JetBlue Sees Q2 Profit Soar Thanks to Higher Fares

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the first quarter of 2017.
The New York-based airline reported first quarter revenue of $1.8 billion, a hefty 12.1% increase from $1.6 billion in Q2 2016.
Net income for the quarter was $211 million, a rise of 16.7% from $181 million in 2016.
“Our second quarter unit revenue exceeded our initial guidance as a result of our targeted revenue initiatives and a solid demand environment,” said the …

Hawaiian Airlines to Add 3 New West Coast A321neo Routes in 2018

Hawaiian Airlines to Add 3 New West Coast A321neo Routes in 2018

Hawaiian Airlines announced plans for three new routes from the West Coast to Hawaii that will start early next year.
The airline will add service from Portland, Oregon to Maui; from Oakland, California to Kaua’i, and from Los Angeles to Kona. Oakland-Kaua’i is currently a seasonal route served by a wide-body aircraft. The airline plans to operate all three new routes with its new single-aisle Airbus A321neo aircraft.
While Hawaiian will launch …

New Law in Washington State Penalizes Driving Under the Influence of Electronic Devices

New Law in Washington State Penalizes Driving Under the Influence of Electronic Devices

A new distracted-driving law went into effect in Washington State on Sunday that goes well beyond what the state’s current law covers.
In addition to making it illegal to hold a mobile phone to one’s ear while driving or to send text messages by typing them on the device, the new law forbids any handheld use of an electronic device including composing any sort of message or entering any data. Even …

British Pound Remains Weak More than a Year After Brexit Vote, Euro Strengthens Against Dollar

British Pound Remains Weak More than a Year After Brexit Vote, Euro Strengthens Against Dollar

The pound fell to a two-week low against the U.S. dollar late last week, as anxiety of Brexit weighed heavily on the British currency.
In trading last Thursday in New York, the pound plummeted to $1.2942, the lowest it had been since July 12, when it was at $1.2818. It has since recovered slightly, trading at $1.3050 Monday morning.
In recent weeks, the pound spiraled to multi-month lows against the euro, Australian …