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.
Air India all-woman record
International Women’s Day last week took on special significance for Air India after the carrier claimed a record for completing a round the world flight with an all-female crew.
The flight, operated by a Boeing B777-200LR, departed from Delhi on 27 February for San Francisco, flying across the Pacific, with the return crossing the Atlantic. Air India said it had now applied to Guinness World Records to recognise the feat.
IAG signs wifi deal for short-haul aircraft
British Airways’ parent company IAG has signed a contract with global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat,
The deal means the airline group will be the launch customer for its new European Aviation Network (EAN) high-speed broadband service.
British Airways to cut legroom on some short-haul flights
British Airways will reduce the average leg room on some European flights as it plans to squeeze more passengers on its A320 and A321 aircraft.
The move to add an extra 2 rows (12 seats) will cut passenger leg room by 1 inch to 29 inches – the same as Easyjet but less than Ryanair.
Cathay Pacific Will Increase Service to Europe, Australia & San Francisco
In October, Cathay Pacific will add four weekly flights from Hong Kong to San Francisco, upping its service between the two cities to three times daily. The new flights also will mark Cathay Pacific’s first North America flights to use A350-900 aircraft.
Travelogix to Supply CTI with Data Management & Reporting Platforms
Travelogix has signed an agreement with CTI Travel which will see them deliver their full complement of products within the Analytix data management suite. Both companies are targeting a launch of Analytix, DataShare, DataPublisher and DataValet in May 2017.
Industry ‘disappointed’ over lack of action on APD
The travel sector has expressed disappointment over Chancellor Philip Hammond’s lack of action on air passenger duty in Wednesday’s Budget.
The campaign for cuts to APD has been ignored in the past few Budgets, although George Osborne did revaluate bands in the 2014 Budget.