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Taiwan’s Mandarin Airlines buys six ATR 72-600s

The airline, subsidiary of Taiwan’s flag carrier China Airlines, becomes a new ATR operator and will mainly reinforce and expand regional connectivity across the island

Toulouse, July 19, 2017 – ATR and Taiwan’s Mandarin Airlines, a regional subsidiary of Taiwan’s flag carrier China Airlines, today signed a contract for the purchase of six ATR 72-600s, valued at some US$ 160 million.

With the acquisition of these brand new ATR -600s, Mandarin Airlines becomes a new member of the ATR family. The aircraft will operate within Taiwan’s domestic network, featuring the highest standards of passenger comfort and the most advanced technologies. With its new fleet of ATR 72-600s, Mandarin Airlines will benefit from the lowest operating costs among all 70-seat regional aircraft, and will be able to compete in a highly challenging market with cutting-edge and affordable air services. read more

Wiz Air introduit sa nouvelle politique de bagage à main

Fin des frais supplémentaires pour les bagages à main à partir du 29 octobre

Wizz Air, la plus grande compagnie aérienne à bas prix d’Europe centrale et orientale, annonce aujourd’hui la suppression du supplément pour l’embarquement de grands bagages à main. Cette mesure entre en vigueur sur tous les vols de Wizz Air à partir du 29 octobre 2017.

  • Les passagers pourront emporter en cabine un bagage jusqu’à 55 x 40 x 23cm. Ce bagage cabine est inclus dans le prix du billet d’avion.
  • Ceci représente une augmentation de 50% en volume par rapport aux dimensions précédentes auxquelles les passagers avaient droit sans paiement de supplément.
  • A tout client, ayant déjà payé le supplément de bagage à main par les canaux Wizz Air*, sera remboursé un montant de 120% du prix payé, porté sur leur compte WIZZ.

Il ressort de l’enquête de satisfaction auprès de la clientèle que plus que 80 % des passagers** attribuent une note élevée pour le service à bord, l’amabilité et le professionnalisme du personnel. Wizz Air reste constamment à l’écoute des remarques de sa clientèle.  Voilà pourquoi Wizz Air est persuadée que la nouvelle politique de bagage à main améliorera l’expérience de voyage Wizz davantage. read more

IHG Set for Growth in South Korea

Leanne Harwood, IHG VP Operations, South East Asia & Korea

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, has announced that it is gearing up for growth in Korea. The hotel group cites the success of its existing brands and identifies opportunities to expand it footprint in the market
Leanne Harwood, IHG’s Vice President Operations, South East Asia and Korea said: ‘On a regional level, we have our eyes firmly set on Korea. With a robust domestic market and a steady flow of foreign leisure and business visitors, our brands cater to guests from winter sports fans in the mountain resort town of Alpensia Pyeongchang, to corporate travellers in some of the major cities. Korea also represents a substantial outbound market for us, where Korean business and leisure travellers make a sizeable contribution to our network across South East Asia.” read more

1 in 4 Couples Could See Their Holidays And Relationships Ruined This Summer

Too much time spent checking social media whilst on holiday could result in arguments and even complete relationship breakdowns for couples this summer, a new survey has revealed.

The online survey of over 1000 married individuals* was commissioned by London-based family law firm Brookman last month and revealed that whilst many expected their partner to take work calls or emails whilst on holiday, their biggest frustration came from their partners often constant use of social media.

Although over half of respondents said their partner had sent an email or made a work-related phone call during a holiday and over a third said their partner often takes a laptop or phone with them on holiday, almost 80% felt that their partner had actually had a good work-life balance. read more

UIA exonerates from the charges of preventing Ryanair from entering Ukrainian market

UIA is bewildered by Ryanair’s press release stating that Irish low-cost carrier decided to cancel its entry into Ukraine due to Kiev Boryspil International airport’s intention to “protect high fare airlines (including Ukraine International Airlines) and deprive Ukrainian consumers/visitors access to Europe’s lowest air fares”.

The assumption is in opposition to the fact since UIA offers passengers the widest selection of ticket fares starting from 249 UAH (approximately 10 USD) and 587 UAH (approximately 23 USD) for domestic and international services respectively.

Responding to numerous charges of preventing new carriers from entering Ukraine’s aviation market, UIA denies being part of negotiations between two business entities, namely Kiev Boryspil International Airport and Ryanair. Therefore, it is not in a position to affect the negotiation process by any means. Hence, UIA is taken aback with emotional and unreasonable rhetoric by Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, who states that UIA is the major obstacle for Ryanair to enter Ukraine and instead of finding an alternative solution attempts to rehabilitate himself in the public spotlight. read more