BA and Tube strikes, JFK $10bn upgrade and free Facebook on-board in Our Business Travel News round-up

January 9, 2017 - Business Travel, Corporate Travel, supertravelbooker / latest business travel news
latest business travel news

Want to keep up to date with what’s happening in the world of business travel? Here’s our quick round-up of the latest business travel news from around the web.

British Airways: strike will not disrupt flights

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $10 billion plan to redevelop and expand JFK airport.

The international hub, which received more than 60 million passengers last year, will see terminals updated and major improvements to road and rail access.

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Alaska Airlines Makes Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp & iMessage Free

Alaska Airlines is beta-testing free access to Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and iMessage on Wi-Fi-equipped flights and expects to deploy it fully on Jan. 24

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First look: the British Airways M&S On Board menu

British Airways has released images of the new M&S On Board menu which will be available to short-haul passengers from January 11.

The stylish menu boasts of offering customers “some of your favourites from the M&S Foodhall”.

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Heathrow travel hit by London tube strike

Travellers using Heathrow are being urged to use alternative routes due to a 24-hour strike on the London Underground.

The airport warned that Piccadilly Line trains will only run between Hammersmith and Terminals 1 and 2 but not Terminals 4 and 5.

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New York JFK airport to receive $10bn upgrade

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $10 billion plan to redevelop and expand JFK airport.

The international hub, which received more than 60 million passengers last year, will see terminals updated and major improvements to road and rail access.

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Birmingham named world’s most punctual airport

Birmingham airport has been named the most punctual in the world, according to the latest Punctuality League by travel intelligence company OAG.

Over 91 per cent (91.28) of the UK airport’s departing and arriving flights were on time in 2016, beating Japan’s Osaka airport (89.68 per cent) into second place, with Panama City (89.56 per cent) in third.

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