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Corporate Travel News – June

Airline, Hotel & Ground Transportation News.

 

UNITED PROVIDE A NONSTOP SERVICE

New nonstop service between New York / Newark (EWR) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) starts October 28th.* Daily service between EWR and EZE will start southbound service on October 28th and northbound service on October 29th. The flights will operate with a Boeing 767-300 aircraft featuring 30 United Polaris business seats, 49 extra legroom Economy Plus seats and 135 United Economy seats. CLICK HERE 

 

EMIRATES HAS PARTNERED WITH BMW GROUP

Emirates has partnered with BMW Group to provide a fleet of luxury automobiles for its complimentary Chauffeur-drive service for Business Class passengers in the UAE. The new fleet, featuring BMW 520i Touring cars, is being rolled out progressively from now until the end of the year, as the previous fleet of cars is retired. This fleet upgrade is part of Emirates’ ongoing investment in product and service both on the ground and on board. Emirates’ Chauffeur-drive service is a complimentary ground transfer service available to customers travelling in First or Business class, whisking customers to and from the airport for a seamless travel experience. The service is available in over 75 Emirates destinations worldwide. READ MORE

 

TAP STARTS NEW SERVICE FROM LONDON CITY AIRPORT

TAP has launched a new service from London City Airport to Lisbon, in addition to its services already available from Heathrow and Gatwick. Available now for sale, the new route will operate from 29 October 2017, with two daily flights from Monday to Friday and one daily flight on weekends. With the new addition to its network, TAP becomes the only airline to offer the route between London City, located in the financial heart of the capital, and the cosmopolitan destination of Lisbon, making short breaks and travel for both business and leisure even more convenient for those starting their journey in London. The direct flights between London City and Lisbon will operate with an Embraer 190 aircraft, with a seat capacity for 106 passengers. CLICK HERE 

 

CITIZENM PARIS LA DÉFENSE OPENED 1ST JUNE

Opposite U-Arena, Europe’s biggest shopping mall, and just 10-minutes from l’Arc de Triomphe, Paris’ shiniest district La Défense has just got 175 new beds, 3 creative meeting spaces for big ideas, and 24/7 service for timezone warriors. READ MORE

 

 

DE VERE WOKEFIELD ESTATE UNVEILS NEW EXECUTIVE CENTRE

De Vere Wokefield Estate, near Reading, has unveiled its new 1,300sq metre, 222-bedroom Executive Centre, which is part of the Estate’s wider phased refurbishment project which will see many areas upgraded including the introduction of the groups’ signature coffee shop, Burr & Co. Also offering 51 high-tech meeting rooms, De Vere Wokefield Estate seamlessly combines the modern facilities of the Executive Centre with the heritage and history of the mansion house. CLICK HERE 

 

THE DOYLE COLLECTION HAVE OPENED THE NEWLY REFURBISHED MARYLEBONE ROOMS

The Doyle Collection have opened their newly refurbished ultra-chic meeting & event spaces which are perfect for social gatherings and corporate events, large or small with indoor and outdoor spaces. Exclusive sessions of Lululemon yoga & brunch are being held on selected Saturdays until the end of July 2017. READ MORE

 

CATHAY PACIFIC ADDS MORE CHOICE TO FLIGHTS FROM GATWICK AND MANCHESTER TO HONG KONG

Two of Cathay Pacific’s routes between the UK and Hong Kong will see a boost in frequency. Gatwick will move to a daily service whilst Manchester increases to five flights per week. Cathay Pacific’s Manchester service will also join Gatwick in becoming an Airbus A350-900 operation. Both routes have previously operated four flights per week. CLICK HERE 

 

JET AIRWAYS ARE INCREASING CAPACITY

Jet Airways will be increasing its capacity from London Heathrow to Mumbai. With effect from 29th of October 2017, Jet Airways will be offering four daily flights from London Heathrow to India, with three flights to Mumbai and one flight to Delhi. READ MORE

 

QATAR AIRWAYS ARE EXPERIENCING RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR FLIGHTS

Qatar Airways are experiencing restrictions on their flights to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain and Egypt. As such, they have implemented policies to support passengers flying into and out of these destinations. All other destinations remain unaffected. All customers booked on affected flights will be provided with alternative options, including the option of a full refund on any unused tickets and free rebooking to the nearest alternative Qatar Airways network destination. As this is a constantly changing situation please contact your CTM travel team for further information or visit Qatar’s website.  READ MORE