• Sabre Travel Solutions Appoints Nicole Regel as Senior Director

    (23 Sep 2021)
    Sabre Travel Solutions has appointed Nicole Regel as
    Senior Director for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

    Nicole, whose career in the travel business spans
    over 25 years, has been promoted to the significantly
    expanded role as she takes on the leadership of the Australia and
    New Zealand team while also retaining her role overseeing Sabre’s
    ongoing partnership with the Flight Centre Travel Group.

    Nicole has experience across the wholesale, airline,
    TMC, and technology sectors and has held leadership roles within
    operations, sales, and account management.

    The promotion builds on
    three years as Director – Global

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  • Pan Pacific to Open 13 More Properties by End-June 2024

    (21 Sep 2021)
    Pan Pacific Hotels Group has unveiled plans to open 13
    properties across 10 key gateway cities by the end of June

    More than 3,300 rooms will be added to the group’s
    inventory, bringing its portfolio to 48 hotels, resorts, and
    serviced suites across 29 cities.

    The expansion started with the opening of the
    Parkroyal Monash Melbourne in April, followed by the highly anticipated Pan Pacific London on 1

    Thirteen more
    are set to open in
    key gateway cities, including Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi,
    Melaka, Jakarta,
    Dalian, Hanoi, Phnom Penh (pictured), and Siem Reap.

    “We recognise

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  • Eve Partners Helipass to Promote eVTOL Flights in France

    (20 Sep 2021)
    Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Helipass are
    working together to accelerate and deploy electrical vertical
    takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft across France and Europe.

    The partnership aims to fly Eve’s electric
    aircraft for 50,000 flight hours per year, possibly increasing to
    100,000 annual flight hours across Helipass’ network.

    Following the commercial introduction of the new
    eVTOL aircraft, which is planned for 2026, both companies will
    endeavor to launch eVTOL flights across Helipass’ markets. Flights will
    include sightseeing, city and airport transfers, as well as on-demand services.

    “This is a great step for Electric Air Mobility.

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  • QantasLink Launches Flights Between Brisbane and Proserpine

    (19 Sep 2021)
    QantasLink has launched flights between Brisbane and
    Proserpine Airport (PPP) on the Whitsunday Coast.

    The airline will operate up to seven weekly return
    flights on the route with 74-seat Q400 turboprop aircraft, adding
    more than 1000 seats each week.

    It is the first time in seventeen years that
    Qantas has operated flights to the airport.

    “We have already seen a great response for our new
    flights to the Whitsunday Coast and we’re pleased to be making it
    easier for Australians to explore this fantastic region with its
    world-famous beaches,” said QantasLink CEO, John Gissing. “Once
    borders reopen,

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  • Rolls-Royce’s All-Electric Spirit of Innovation Aircraft Takes Off for First Time

    (18 Sep 2021)
    Rolls-Royce’s all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’
    aircraft completed its maiden flight on Wednesday.

    The plane took to the skies propelled by its
    powerful 400kW (500+hp) electric powertrain with the most
    power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft.

    The flight is
    another step towards the plane’s world-record attempt and another
    milestone on the aviation industry’s journey towards decarbonisation.

    Warren East, CEO, Rolls-Royce, said, “The first
    flight of the ‘Spirit of Innovation’ is a great achievement for
    the ACCEL team and Rolls-Royce. We are focused on producing the
    technology breakthroughs society needs to decarbonise transport
    across air, land and

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