Farnborough 2018: Starlux Airlines selects A350 XWB for 2020 take-off | News

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Starlux Airlines has selected the all-new A350 XWB for its future long-haul fleet, following the signature of a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of 17 aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The agreement was announced at the Farnborough Airshow by Chang Kuo-wei, founder of Starlux Airlines and Eric Schulz, Airbus chief commercial officer.
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Farnborough 2018: Vistara to add 50 Airbus A320neo family planes to fleet | News

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Vistara has signed a letter of intent for 13 A320neo aircraft to add to its existing portfolio of 21 Airbus aeroplanes, reconfirming the appeal of the best-selling single aisle family. The full-service airline has also committed to an additional 37 A320neo Family aircraft from lessors. The combined agreements would add 50 A320neo family to Vistara’s
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Farnborough 2018: United Airlines orders 25 E175 jets from Embraer | News

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Embraer and United Airlines have announced at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow that they have signed a firm order for 25 E175 jets in a 70-seat configuration. The contract has a value of US$1.1 billion, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraer’s 2018 third-quarter backlog. Deliveries will begin in the second quarter
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Farnborough 2018: Sichuan Airlines confirms A350 XWB order | News

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Airbus confirmed at the Farnborough Airshow a deal agreed earlier in 2018 that Sichuan Airlines, based in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu, has selected the A350 XWB to become the latest aircraft in its fleet. Sichuan Airlines operates the largest all-Airbus fleet in China with over 130 Airbus family aircraft. In addition to its
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Farnborough 2018: Embraer predicts demand for 10,550 new aircraft | News

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Embraer has forecast demand for 10,550 new aircraft with up to 150 seats worldwide, worth US$600 billion, over the next 20 years. Releasing its findings at the Farnborough International Airshow gets underway in the UK, the manufacturer said demand would see the in-service fleet increase to 16,000 aircraft, up from the 9,000 aircraft currently in
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American Express Global Business Travel to complete Hogg Robinson acquisition | News

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American Express Global Business Travel expects to complete its acquisition of Hogg Robinson Group this week. Hogg Robinson is a global business-to-business services company specialising in travel management. American Express Global Business Travel expected to close the deal on Thursday, July 19th, following the receipt of EU merger control clearance. The transaction was previously cleared
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LRC Group acquires Amaris Hospitality for undisclosed sum | News

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LRC Group has acquired Amaris Hospitality and has agreed to add seven Hilton-branded hotels from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management to the portfolio for an undisclosed consideration. The transaction for the seven hotels, which all trade under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, is expected to close later this year. Amaris Hospitality will become LRC’s
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Centara introduces WeChat Pay to woo Chinese guests | News

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Centara Hotels & Resorts is now accepting WeChat Pay transactions on its websites for online room reservations. This is in addition to the 15 hotels that already deploy nearly 100 EDC devices for QR code scanning on WeChat Pay, making it the largest hotel group in Thailand offering Chinese tourists omni-channel payment solutions. Bills for
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