June 14, 2024

News in brief: Air Europa, Accor and Agiito

IAG is to abandon its plan to buy Spanish airline Air Europa. The deal was first announced two years ago but was being investigated by competition authorities in the UK and the EU. Stephen Gunning, IAG’s Chief Financial Officer, said in a statement earlier this week: “International Airlines Group and Globalia today confirm that discussions are at an advanced stage to terminate the agreement.”

Accor has signed a management agreement for a former Travelodge hotel in Heathrow, one of two properties at the airport which have moved over to Accor in the last year. The 307-room ibis budget London Heathrow Central opened this week and will now before undergo a comprehensive renovation and redesign to the global budget brand’s latest design concept ‘reboost’, which is inspired by urban sports.

Agiito is now able to provide complete travel, meetings and events solution on RM6217 Crown Commercial Service (CCS), a new public sector framework. It will enable central government, wider public sector and third sector organisations access to its fully managed, online and offline travel booking solutions covering UK and international rail and sea travel, ground transportation, accommodation and air, in addition to venue-finding services, including virtual and hybrid options.