Month: November 2016

Southwest Airlines announces executive promotions

DALLAS – Southwest Airlines Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary C. Kelly announced changes to the company’s executive Leadership ranks with Thomas M. Nealon named as President and Michael G. Van de Ven named as the airline’s Chief Operating Officer. These changes are effective immediately. In his role as President, Nealon, 55, will report…

Passenger groups ask Supreme Court to reverse decision placing new burdens on airline passengers

WASHINGTON – FlyersRights.org, the nation’s largest airline passenger organization, and Travelers United, have joined forces with an aggrieved airline passenger whose personal injury claim was denied by a Federal Appeals court. In a short 2-1 decision, the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals struck a blow against airline passenger rights with claims against airlines by…

MGM Resorts International rolls out solar powered mobile device charging solution: The ZON “Powersol”

LAS VEGAS – MGM Resorts International has begun its rollout of Powersol, demonstrating that MGM continues to lead the hospitality industry by adopting relevant tech amenities and working with ground breaking companies like ZON. Powersol’s solar powered mobile device charging technology is integrated in to a commercial grade patio umbrella enabling hotels and guests to…

Pennsylvania Wolf administration announces investments to improve 23 airports

HARRISBURG, PA. – Twenty-three airports will make safety upgrades and expand operation opportunities with the assistance of $8.8 million in state investments, Governor Tom Wolf announced. “Maintaining and expanding opportunities in our transportation system includes the more than 400 airports in our state,” Governor Wolf said. “Hundreds of thousands of jobs are supported by aviation…

Ethiopian to link Chengdu with Africa

Ethiopian Airlines, announce that it has concluded preparations to start new flight to Chengdu, China three times weekly as of June 3, 2017. Chengdu is the capital of China’s Sichuan province and is the 7th-largest city in China. Chengdu is the country’s western center of logistics, commerce, science and technology, as well as a hub…

Carnival Vista, recognized by Lloyd’s Register for ‘green’ ship environmental design, construction and operation

MIAMI – Classification society Lloyd’s Register has bestowed the “ECO Notation” designation on the new Carnival Vista, marking the first Carnival Cruise Line ship to achieve this distinction. The notation recognizes that the cruise line designed, built and operates Carnival Vista in a manner that exceeds current maritime statutory environmental regulations. Lloyd’s Register (LR) established…

New 133,500-ton Vista Class ship to join Carnival Cruise line fleet in 2019

MIAMI – A new 133,500-ton cruise ship, which will be the third vessel in the company’s Vista class series, will join the Carnival Cruise Line fleet in late 2019. The ship, under contract with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, was originally designated for the P&O Cruises Australia brand. In conjunction with this change, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival…

Deloitte forms strategic relationship with Milepost Group Inc. to power CruisingStore.com

NEW YORK – Deloitte announced a strategic relationship to power CruisingStore.com, the newly introduced cruise travel platform from Milepost Group Inc. poised to evolve the cruise industry. Deloitte brings many years of travel industry technology experiences and solutions to CruisingStore.com, which is designed to deliver advanced, personalized engagement to the travel cruise industry. “This collaboration…

JetSmarter launches three new JetShuttle routes from South Florida to Orlando, Tampa and Bahamas

JetSmarter, leading private jet company, has announced the launch of three new JetShuttle routes from Ft. Lauderdale, which include Orlando, Tampa and the Bahamas. Coming off of the company’s recent series C funding, JetSmarter plans to continue to increase its current destination offerings with more shared, scheduled flights, as well as expand to new destinations.…