Flydubai fleet

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

  • Hungary tries another go at national airline – After last year’s fall of the flag carrier Malev, a new startup airline is set to take its place, called Solyom. (euronews – link dead)
  • Singapore unveils sweeping, ambitious tourism plans – The prime minister of the city-state announced a giant plan to transform much of the infrastructure: building a 4th runway at Changi Airport, Southeast Asia’s largest, doubling capacity, moving a large port, and constructing a new waterfront city, among other things. (Reuters)
  • UK budget airline set to fly to North America – Jet2, one of the low-cost carriers of the UK, added three new North American destinations to its routes: Boston, New York City, and Toronto. It will be flying from Leeds Bradford and Newcastle airports to New York, from Leeds Bradford and Glasgow to Boston, and from Leeds Bradford and Newcastle to the Toronto. (Telegraph)
  • Asia Air budget carrier rebranded and renamed – One of Japan’s most popular budget carriers, Air Asia, has been renamed “Vanilla Air” in conjunction with a rebranding effort. (Malay Mail)
  • Google Maps adds Peru to coverage – Peru becomes the 51st country that is covered by the world’s most popular mapping application. (Google +)
  • Abu Dhabi aims to become sailing hub in Mid East – The capital of the United Arab Emirates is looking to become the capital of sailing in the Middle East, as it continues hosting races and regattas. (Khaleej Times)
  • Flydubai preparing to launch business class – The budget carrier of Dubai is preparing for the October launch of its new business class by beginning to sell tickets this week. (ATW)

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