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Sabre announces partnership with China’s TravelSky

SOUTHLAKE, Texas - Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company, today announced two new hotel agreements with TravelSky, China's Global Distribution System (GDS) and leading provider of informa

World tourism cities form alliance

With outbound tourism growing rapidly worldwide, Beijing and other major international cities have formed an alliance to make it easier for people to vacation abroad.

Competition regulator approves Virgin Australia-Singapore Airlines alliance

Virgin Australia has gained approval from the competition regulator for its alliance with aviation powerhouse Singapore Airlines.

China Airlines joins SkyTeam

TAIPEI, Taiwan - SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today welcomed China Airlines as its 15th member at a joining ceremony held in Taipei.

Delta and Aeromexico create enhanced commercial alliance

ATLANTA and MEXICO CITY - Delta Air Lines and Grupo Aeromexico today announced a tentative agreement for a long-term, exclusive commercial alliance.

Seven Chinese cities unite to form tourism alliance

BEIJING, China - As the Beijing Shanghai High Speed Rail gives more convenience for residents to travel, 7 cities along the route including Beijing, Tianjin and Nanjing have united to form a city tour

Virgin dumps Malaysia Air, woos Singapore Airlines

Virgin Australia will seek to end its relationship with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) as it pursues a partnership with aviation powerhouse Singapore Airlines (SIA).

NH Hotels teams with AMResorts in Dominican Republic

MADRID, Spain - NH Hotels, the Spanish hotel company leader, and AMResorts, the North American hotel company, have signed a strategic agreement to develop a new formula of collaboration which will joi

Middle East Airlines to join SkyTeam in 2012

AMSTERDAM and BEIRUT - Middle East Airlines – Air Liban (MEA), the national carrier of Lebanon, will sign an agreement on Feb. 28 to officially start the process of joining SkyTeam in 2012.

Saudi Arabian Airlines to join SkyTeam

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabian Airlines, the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, today signed an agreement to join SkyTeam in 2012.

Aerolineas Argentinas to join SkyTeam

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Aerolineas Argentinas, the flag carrier of Argentina, has signed an agreement to join SkyTeam in 2012.

Garuda Indonesia Joins SkyTeam

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Garuda Indonesia, the flag carrier of Indonesia, today signed an agreement to join the SkyTeam airline alliance in 2012.

Russian S7 Airlines to join oneworld on November 15

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - S7 Airlines, Russia's leading domestic carrier, will become part of oneworld® effective Monday, 15 November, offering the alliance's full range of services and benefits

Interim authorization given to Etihad Airways and Virgin Blue alliance

Airfares for new services between Australia and Abu Dhabi will go on sale from 1 October as interim authorisation was today given to the proposed alliance between Virgin Blue and Etihad Airways.

Aviation news: China Airlines joins SkyTeam global airline alliance

TAIPEI - China Airlines, the flag carrier of Taiwan, signed a letter of intent Tuesday to join the SkyTeam global airline alliance. The process is expected to be completed by mid-2011.

Feds give thumbs down to Delta-Virgin Blue alliance

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday gave a thumbs down to plans by Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd. and Delta Air Lines Inc.

Assessing the role of RM in ensuring financial success of an...

IN-DEPTH: Interview with Melissa Skluzacek, director – forecasting and operations research, Frontier Airlines

Can Sir Richard build a fourth global alliance?

Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is linking its Virgin airlines together through frequent-flier programs, raising the question of whether the British entrepreneur can build a true global airline brand

Aviation news: oneworld alliance welcomes Air Berlin

Air Berlin reached an agreement Monday to join the oneworld alliance.

DOT grants antitrust immunity to American Airlines, foreign partners

NEW YORK — The Transportation Department has given antitrust immunity to American Airlines and foreign partners, which will let the airlines work together to set fares and schedules across the Atlan

Aviation news: African airline alliance to rescue losers

(eTN) As Air Tanzania is facing a stiff uphill struggle to survive, with creditors snapping on their heels, private sector airlines gobbling up their former market share, and uncertainty over a strate

Kenya Airways joins Sky Team as full member

(eTN) After a period of associate membership in the world’s third largest airline alliance – Sky Team – Kenya Airways (KQ) has been accepted as a full member, making it the first African airline

Kingfisher Airlines invited to join oneworld

BERLIN - Kingfisher Airlines today became a member elect of oneworld(R) after completing a formal membership agreement with the alliance - moving India's leading airline a landmark step towards flying

Tourism recovery from political instability

Thailand and Greece are two significant tourism destinations, which have had the misfortune of experiencing their reputations as tourism destinations suffer as a result of heavily-publicized episodes

South African Airways, JetBlue to cooperate on flights via JFK

JetBlue Airways Corp., emboldened by its dominance at New York's John F.

Second-biggest Chinese carrier to join SkyTeam alliance

China Eastern Airlines Corp, the nation's second-biggest carrier, will join the SkyTeam airline grouping, rejecting proposals from Oneworld and Star Alliance, according to sources.

New projects for OpenTravel

“As the travel industry comes out of the downturn, companies are refining business models to reflect economic changes and new service needs,” said Valyn Perini, executive director of OpenTravel.

British Airways, American Airlines offer to give up slots to win...

British Airways Plc and AMR Corp.’s American Airlines offered to give up at least four takeoff and landing slots in the U.S. and U.K. to win approval for their proposed trans-Atlantic alliance.