Corporate Travel News – December 2018

Airline & Airport News.

New CTM & ETM logos take flight!

The team at CTM are excited to share our new look logo, as we mark entering our 25th year in business travel! We’ve loved our bright suitcase, but its complexity has become difficult to apply in digital environments. We’ve been working hard for many months to develop a new simplified logo, which better reflects our company’s evolution into the mature, sophisticated and energetic global company we are today. The new logo will gradually roll out across our brands and locations in the coming months, but rest assured our commitment to delivering service excellence, innovative technology and a return on investment remains the same. We’re excited to see our new logo take flight, and hope you like it as much as we do!


United Airlines Premium PlusUnited Airlines Premium Plus takes off

The new premium economy product from United Airlines, United Premium Plus, is now available to purchase on select trans-Pacific flights and trans-Atlantic flights. The seats feature added legroom, further recline and new features such as an adjustable leg and foot rest, individual power outlet and an upgrade dining experience. Book today for travel from 30 March 2019.


American Airlines and British AirwaysBritish Airways and American Airlines 2019 Network Enhancements

Starting early next year, customers flying on American can choose from up to nine new European routes, including seasonal routes Edinburgh (EDI) to Philadelphia (PHL), Dublin (DUB) and Munich (MUC) to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), London (LHR) to Phoenix (PHX), Athens (ATH) to Chicago (ORD), and the year-round service between Munich and Charlotte (CLT). AA also announced the launch of new stations in Berlin (TXL), Bologna (BLQ) and Dubrovnik (DBV) all offering seasonal nonstop flights to Philadelphia in 2019. British Airways has introduced London Heathrow to Nashville in 2018 and additionally, next year you can reach Charleston (CHS) or Pittsburgh (PIT) direct from London on British Airways – the first airline to connect either of the two cities.


VS lugaggeVirgin Atlantic – home luggage check service

Virgin Atlantic has partnered with AirPortr, allowing passengers to check-in their luggage from home or the office. AirPortr will collect the luggage from a particular address at a time that suits the passenger and process the bags through the airport before ensuring they are loaded onto the correct flight. VS is currently offering a 20% off promotion for all first Airportr bookings for Virgin Atlantic flights with promo code: VIRGINLAUNCH


UA expands San FranUA expands international connections from San Francisco

From 30 March 2019, Bay area customers will enjoy nonstop year-round services to Toronto, Canada and Melbourne, Australia and seasonal service to New Delhi*. United will also operate a second daily flight between San Francisco and Seoul, South Korea*. In addition to the new routes, UA will begin new year-round nonstop services between San Francisco and Auckland, New Zealand, Tahiti, French Polynesia and Amsterdam in 2019. *Subject to government approvals


SAS Premium DiningPremium dining for SAS Go Travellers

To enhance the travel experience to and from Asia and the US, SAS is now offering all SAS Go travellers the chance to upgrade their in-flight meals to our Premium Set Menu (for their main meal).


UA launches non-stop FrankfurtUA launches non-stop Frankfurt-Denver

From 2 May 2019, United Airlines will offer a direct service between Denver and Frankfurt, Germany. United has become the first U.S. carrier to offer a non-stop route between the two cities, bringing the total flights between the US and Frankfurt to nine.  Tickets are now available for purchase.


United Airlines CopaUnited Airlines expands partnership with Copa and Avianca

United Airlines has expanded its partnership with Star Alliance partners Copa and Avianca, including many of Avianca’s affiliates, and is expected to provide substantial benefits for customers. The new agreement will offer passengers flying between the United States and 19 countries in Latin America new nonstop routes, additional flights on existing routes and reduced travel times. READ MORE.


Air Astana’s ‘Snow Leopard’Air Astana’s ‘Snow Leopard’ Embraer e190-e2 arrives in Kazakhstan

Sporting a special Snow Leopard livery, Air Astana’s first new generation Embraer E190-E2 has arrived at Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport in Astana. The new aircraft will operate on domestic and low-density regional services. The airline hopes the attention-grabbing livery will gain awareness for and improve ecological protection of endangered species, like the Snow Leopard.


Hotel News.

Maldron Hotel NewcastleMaldron Hotel Newcastle officially open

Officially opened as of 4th December 2018, Maldron Hotel Newcastle is a fresh and contemporary 4-star hotel situated in the heart of the city centre. The hotel features 265 bedrooms, Grain & Grill Restaurant, Courtyard and four Meetings & Events Rooms.


Four Seasons HampshireFour Seasons Hampshire – the perfect holiday location

Four Seasons Hampshire has officially launched a new children’s activity pool and ice-skating rink to kick off the holiday fun this festive season. The new additions will be in place from now until February and compliment the hotel’s other range of activities including horse riding, a Highwire Adventure, clay pigeon shooting, falconry, and much more.