The U.K. now allows citizens of the U.S., Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Australia to use ePassport gates at its entry points, according to VisitBritain. Continue reading U.K. Lets Citizens from U.S. & Six Other Countries Use ePassport Gates
Singapore will add a fifth terminal at Changi Airport to address growing travel demand. The island-city hopes to have the terminal up and running by 2030. Continue reading Singapore to Expand its Airport Even More
American Airlines has never flown to Africa, and the last time it flew to India, it lost lots of money. But the airline is now the world’s largest, and it could soon expand internationally. Continue reading American Plots Long-Haul Expansion
The U.S. State Department on Thursday updated its China travel warning, telling Americans to “exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals.” Continue reading U.S. State Department Issues Travel Warning to China, Urging ‘Increased Caution’
Business travel continues to grow in the world’s largest market, presenting significant opportunities for Western travel management companies. The prize is two-fold: winning global accounts from multinationals tapping into China’s growth and taking a share of the enormous domestic market as it matures.
Southwest Airlines plans to add six international nonstop destinations on Oct. 15 from William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. The carrier built a $156 million international terminal at the airport for expanded flights. Southwest is also constructing an international terminal in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Continue reading Southwest Launching 6 International Destinations
European airlines vying for customers are adding in-flight Wi-Fi service to their menu of amenities. The cost for airlines to provide Wi-Fi has dropped as more communications satellites have been placed around the globe, increasing the service’s appeal and profit potential. So soon passengers will be able to stay connected throughout flights on the European continent.
The Department of Homeland Security will install 340 passport kiosks nationwide in an effort to speed up entry for international air passengers. Additionally, a program to allow certain passengers to submit their passport and customs information with their smartphones will be rolled out to 20 additional airports by the end of next year.