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Marriott to Hit 1,000-Property Milestone in Asia by End of 2020

Marriott to Hit 1,000-Property Milestone in Asia by End of 2020

Marriott International said it will open 100 hotels in Asia in 2019 and have a total of 1,000 properties in the region by the end of 2020, a 40% increase in its footprint there.
The move – part of the company’s 40×2020 Vision plan – includes several brand debuts in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, and the Philippines. Currently Marriott has 710 properties in 23 countries and territories in the region.
The …

Hainan Airlines Links Haikou, China, with Osaka

Hainan Airlines Links Haikou, China, with Osaka

Hainan Airlines inaugurated its new route linking Haikou, the capital of the Hainan Province in southern China, and Osaka, Japan.
Hainan will use Boeing 737-800 aircraft to operate the thrice-weekly flight.
China plans to increase tourism in the region, the government has said, and hopes to turn it into a global destination by 2035. The province expects to welcome two million visitors next year and predicts an increase of 25% per annum …

American, Delta, Hawaiian, United Apply for Tokyo Haneda Routes

American, Delta, Hawaiian, United Apply for Tokyo Haneda Routes

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines are vying to obtain a limited number of slots to offer service from the United States to Tokyo Haneda Airport.
The 12 new slots will be in addition to the six currently being used by U.S. carriers. American and United each operate one daily non-stop flight to Haneda while Delta and Hawaiian each operate two. American serves Haneda from Los Angeles, …

ANA to Offer Thrice-Weekly Airbus A380 Service to Honolulu

ANA to Offer Thrice-Weekly Airbus A380 Service to Honolulu

All Nippon Airways announced plans to offer thrice-weekly Airbus A380 service from Tokyo Narita International Airport to Daniel K. Inouye Airport in Honolulu.
The Tokyo-based airline will also build a new lounge in Honolulu that will offer direct boarding of the aircraft.
The aircraft will have a total of 520 seats including eight in the first-class cabin, 56 in business, 73 premium economy seats, and 383 seats in coach, all on the …

ANA to Offer Non-Stop Service to Vienna

ANA to Offer Non-Stop Service to Vienna

All Nippon Airways announced plans to offer non-stop service from Tokyo to Vienna.
The capital-to-capital flights will be operated using Boeing 787-9 aircraft and will offer connecting service to other European cities in conjunction with Star Alliance partners Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines.
Flights will depart Tokyo Haneda Airport at 1:55 a.m. local time and arrive at Vienna Schwechat Airport at 6 a.m.  Return flights will leave Vienna at 11:50 a.m. and arrive …

Flights Resume to Kansai Airport Following Devastating Typhoon

Flights Resume to Kansai Airport Following Devastating Typhoon

Seventeen days after Typhoon Jebi caused the flooding of Kansai International Airport’s runways and terminals and damaged the main bridge leading to the island airport, the airport resumed normal operations.
As of September 20, domestic flights returned to a normal schedule and international flights resumed normal operations on September 21.
Kansai Airports, the airport operator, said that 469 domestic and international flights were scheduled to resume at Terminals 1 and 2, accounting …

World’s Busiest Airport? It’s Atlanta (Again)

While it may seem that airports are getting busier, that may not always be the case.
The world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – saw close to 104 million passengers last year, allowing it to hold that title for yet another year.
Indeed, two of the world’s five busiest airports are in the United States – the other was Los Angeles International Airport – but the busiest, Atlanta, was slightly less …