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United Airlines Executive Missing in Chicago Area, Search Underway

United Airlines Executive Missing in Chicago Area, Search Underway

The search is underway for a senior United Airlines executive who has not been seen since August 6.
The executive, Jake Cefolia, 49, is the airline’s senior vice president of network sales.
“Our friend and colleague, Jake Cefolia, SVP of Worldwide Sales, was last seen Thursday evening, August 6th,” United said in a statemtn. “We’re concerned about his well-being and have been in touch with Jake’s family over the last couple of …

Austrian Airlines to Resume Long-Haul Flights on the 1st of July

Austrian Airlines to Resume Long-Haul Flights on the 1st of July

Austrian Airlines, which plans to restart a number of flights on June 15, announced Thursday that it will begin to offer long-haul flights starting on July 1.
The first long-haul flight to operate will be from Vienna to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, departing at 10:15 a.m. local time.  Other long-haul destinations that will start in July include Bangkok, Chicago, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The Austrian flag carrier ended long-haul …

Willis Tower, United Airlines’ HQ and Ops Center, Remains Dark After Flooding

Willis Tower, United Airlines’ HQ and Ops Center, Remains Dark After Flooding

The power is still out at Chicago’s Willis Tower, the location of United Airlines’ headquarters and its main operations center, after rainfall caused the Chicago River to overflow into the lower level of the building and submerged a ComEd, substation.
The 110-storey Willis Tower, still known colloquially as the Sears Tower, the name it held for 36 years, opened in 1973.  At 1,450’ (442.1 m), it surpassed the World Trade Center …

Delta Air Lines Suspending Service at 10 Airports

Delta Air Lines Suspending Service at 10 Airports

Delta Air Lines said Friday it plans to temporarily discontinue service at ten airports.
The plan goes into effect on May 13 and will continue until “at least” September.
The list of airports includes Akron-Canton in Ohio; Chicago Midway International; Hollywood Burbank; Long Beach; Manchester-Boston Regional; Newport News/Williamsburg International in Virginia; Oakland International; Stewart International in New Windsor, New York; T.F. Green International in Providence, Rhode Island; and Westchester County in White …

Coronavirus Update: Italy Expands Lockdown, New Cases in China Fall Dramatically, Austria Restricts Access at Italian Border

Coronavirus Update: Italy Expands Lockdown, New Cases in China Fall Dramatically, Austria Restricts Access at Italian Border

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The worldwide number of cases of Covid-19 stands at 116,359.  The global death toll from the virus is 4,091. Of the current active cases, which total 47,621, 12% or 5,788 are serious, while the other cases are mild.
Italy, which has effectively quarantined its entire population as of Tuesday morning – now has 9,172 of the world’s cases and more than 463 of at least 4,000 deaths.
The United …

Nobu Hotels to Open Properties in Chicago, London, Riyadh, and Warsaw

Nobu Hotels to Open Properties in Chicago, London, Riyadh, and Warsaw

Nobu Hotels announced plans to open new locations later this year in Chicago,London, Riyadh, and Warsaw.
The 119-key Chicago property will be located in the West Loop neighborhood, an area known for its restaurants and nightlife.  The Warsaw location will be on the Ulica Wilcza, or Wolf Street in English, in the city center.  The Nobu Hotel Riyadh will be a new 23-story tower that the company said will reflect Nobu’s …

Hilton to Debut 6 Curio and Tapestry Collection Hotels in 2020

Hilton to Debut 6 Curio and Tapestry Collection Hotels in 2020

Hilton Worldwide announced plans to open multiple new properties that will be part of its Curio Collection and Tapestry Collection brand portfolio.
There will be three new hotels in the Curio Collection including the Emerald House Lisbon, the Navy Pier Chicago, and the Fellows House Cambridge.  All three are expected to open in the third quarter of 2020.
The Emerald House is undergoing a major renovation and will reopen with 67 guest …