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CAPA Insights 19 Jan 18

CAPA Centre for Aviation today offers its latest exclusive infographic, presenting insight from its own data and external sources. As PART of its continued review of global alliances CAPA Insights brings you a snapshot of Star Alliance. The airline grouping was established in 1997 as the first global airline alliance to “better meet the needs of the frequent international traveller” and is now the world’s largest global alliance. In terms of market share, Star Alliance is the largest global alliance in the world with 18.7% of total seats. It comprises 28 members from around the globe, with over 2,540 aircraft currently in operation. In 2017, the capacity of Star Alliance partner airlines totalled more than 989 million seats, reaching 199 countries, 1,356 airports and 6,296 city pairs. The post CAPA Insights 19 Jan 18 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Travel Specials 19 Jan 18

WELCOME to Travel Specials, Travel Daily’s Friday feature. If your firm has released a travel special you’d like to make the industry aware of, send the details to specials@traveldaily.com.au. The post Travel Specials 19 Jan 18 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Window Seat 19 Jan 18

THEY’VE walked down the aisle so many times they’ve lost count, but as airline cabin crew they’re usually pushing a trolley. But on a LATAM service in Chile this week, Paula Ruiz and Carlos Elorriga were married mid-flight – by the Pope himself. The airborne nuptials were performed after the couple asked the pontiff for a blessing as he flew a leg of his current Chilean tour. Though the pair had legally married in a civil service in 2010, plans for a religious service were thwarted when an earthquake destroyed their parish church in Santiago. On hearing their story, the Pope offered to go one step further than a blessing, and conducted a brief wedding ceremony from his seat. The post Window Seat 19 Jan 18 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Swiss-Bel BNE gm

SWISS-BELHOTEL International has announced the appointment of Pankal Dhingra as the new general manager of the 134-room Swiss-Belhotel in Brisbane. Dhingra joins the company from his most recent role as executive assistant manager at the NEXT Hotel in Brisbane. He will work closely with Swiss-Belhotel business director Murray Bote and Grant Gaskin, area gm for NZ and Australia. The post Swiss-Bel BNE gm appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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