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New Sports Complex Opens at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

New Sports Complex Opens at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport announced the opening of a sports training complex, the fist of its kind at an airport in the United States.
The $10.4 million Drive Nation Sports Complex is located on 16.2 acres (6.5 hectares) of land at the airport, and comprises over 90,000 square feet (8,361 square meters) of indoor space including basketball and volleyball courts, player lounges, a performance training area, 50-yard all-purpose indoor turf area, …

ANA, Vietnam Airlines Enhance Codeshare

ANA, Vietnam Airlines Enhance Codeshare

All Nippon Airways announced the expansion of its codeshare with Vietnam Airlines.
Beginning October 29, ANA will be allowed to place its code on Vietnam Airlines flights between Siem Reap, Cambodia and both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In addition, members of ANA’s Mileage Club loyalty program will be able to earn and redeem miles on these flights.
The two carriers first began a codeshare arrangement in 2016. On some …

Hainan Airlines to Link New York with Chongqing, Chengdu

Hainan Airlines to Link New York with Chongqing, Chengdu

Hainan Airlines announced two new routes linking New York with both Chengdu and Chongqing
The carrier began flights to Chongqing on October 21, and will launch new service to Chengdu on October 27.
Flights to Chongqing will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 2:50 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays and arrive at 5:55 a.m. the next morning. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and …

China, California Tighten Zero Emission Vehicle Standards

China, California Tighten Zero Emission Vehicle Standards

From California to China, regulators are promulgating new and more stringent emissions and fuel consumption requirements. A new law in China will require 8% of automakers’ sales in the country to consist of zero emission vehicles starting in 2019.
Certain states in the U.S., such as California, have put similar measures into place. The Golden State is ramping up its zero emissions vehicle requirement mandate from 4.5% of sales in 2018 …

Four Seasons Debuts New Chat Platform for Guest Service

Four Seasons Debuts New Chat Platform for Guest Service

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced the launch of Four Seasons Chat, a new messaging system that allows guests to interact with before, during, and after their stay.
Guests can use the system to ask for advice such as information on the city they are in, or to find dining and nightlife hotspots. The system can also be used to request personal services during a stay, such as making a dinner …

Southwest Reports Lower Numbers, Citing Hurricanes and Earthquake

Southwest Reports Lower Numbers, Citing Hurricanes and Earthquake

Southwest Airlines announced financial results for the third quarter of 2017. The airline posted lower profits, saying it had cancelled some 5,000 flights due to the powerful storms that hit the U.S. and Caribbean, resulting in a write-off of $100 million as well as a severe earthquake in the region.
The Dallas-based carrier reported net income of $503 million, up 29.6% over the same period in 2016, which was $388 million. …

United Selling Boeing 747 Parts to Customers as Souvenirs

United Selling Boeing 747 Parts to Customers as Souvenirs

United Airlines said Wednesday it was auctioning off pieces of its Boeing 747 fleet. United is in the process of retiring its 747 fleet: the Queen of the Skies will make her last flight in United livery on November 7, 2017, recreating the airline’s first 747 flight which took place in 1970, from San Francisco to Honolulu.
The Chicago-based carrier is selling a variety of components both on a buy-it-now and …