Intelligence – September, 26 2008

Intelligence – September, 26 2008

Aeromexico is now a partner in Marriott Rewards. Marriott Rewards members can earn one or two miles per U.S. dollar spent at Marriott hotels, depending on hotel brand, and members can convert their points into Aeromexico miles starting at 2,000 miles for 10,000 points…
Aeroplan has a new partnership with Canada’s Sobeys grocery stores. Details are yet to be announced, but Aeroplan members will earn miles with everyday spending at Sobeys…
American Airlines is adding a second Miami to St. Maarten flight beginning November 2008 and a second New York to St. Maarten flight commencing Dec. 18, 2008…
United is set to discontinue two nonstop routes between Los Angeles (LAX) and Hong Kong and Frankfurt this autumn. Other routes to end include Chicago (O’Hare)-Spokane and San Jose, Denver-Charlotte, Los Angeles-Austin and Oakland, San Francisco-Atlanta and Toronto…
Thai Airways will begin flying from Los Angeles (LAX) and Osaka, Japan on Oct. 26, 2008…
Choice Hotels has partnered with Ireland-based Kasterlee to expand Choice’s Clarion brand in the U.K., Germany and Russia to develop 16 Clarion hotels within eight years…
Continental Airlines will launch daily nonstop flights between Newark and Shanghai, China beginning March 25, 2009, subject to government approval…
Emirates and Jet Airways have entered into a codeshare and frequent flyer partnership as of this month. Emirates currently partners with another Indian airline, Kingfisher…
American Airlines is adding three destinations in Brazil to its route network starting Nov. 2, 2008: Belo Horizonte, Salvador de Bahia and Recife. Service from Miami to both Belo Horizonte and Salvador de Bahia will operate nonstop, with the Salvador de Bahia flight continuing on to Recife and then returning to Miami…
Wyndham Hotel Group expects to open nine hotels in Japan during the next five years under the Ramada and Days Inn lodging brands. Wyndham currently has three hotels in Japan: the Ramada Sapporo, Ramada Osaka and Ramada Kansai International Airport, south of Osaka…
Starting Nov. 6, 2008, AirTran Airways will start nonstop daily flights between Columbus, Ohio and Atlanta, Orlando and Ft. Myers and nonstop daily flights between Harrisburg, Pa. and Orlando will begin Nov. 20, 2008…
British Airways has plans to start twice-daily business class flights between New York (JFK) and London City Airport, which is six miles from the capitol, in the fall of 2009…
Look for Delta to begin service to Nairobi, Kenya next year…
Frontier Airlines, which is in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, has found a new lease on life from a private investment company that is backing the carrier with $75 million…
Northwest Airlines is canceling its nonstop flights from Hartford, Conn. to Amsterdam and from Detroit to Duesseldorf…
US Airways plans nonstop service between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv beginning July 2, 2009; subject to government approval…
Delta will begin service between Nashville and Cancun, Mexico on Dec. 20, 2008…
Wyndham Hotel Group is developing 20 Ramada Encore hotels in South Korea within the next six years, ranging in size from 80 to 200 rooms and situated throughout the country.

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