April 18, 2024

News in brief: Supercity, Delta and more

By Bev Fearis, published 16/12/20

Here’s a round-up of other business travel news this week:

Supercity Aparthotels has secured £10 million equity to grow its portfolio of serviced apartment hotels in key UK locations. Over the past 11 years, the privately-owned group has grown to six freehold Aparthotels with 300 units across London, Manchester and Brighton.

Delta flew its first Covid-tested flight this week from Atlanta to Amsterdam, in conjunction with partner KLM, allowing passengers to travel without having to quarantine after arrival and with the knowledge that fellow passengers and crew have tested Covid-19 negative. Flights to Amsterdam will depart four days a week, with both carriers operating two frequencies each. Delta will also operate Covid-tested flights to Rome three times a week from Saturday (December 19). 

BA CityFlyer flights between London City Airport and Geneva are to resume from December 19. The service will operate four times a week. A range of health measures have been put in place at the airport, including screens at key points of interaction, such as check-in desks, non-contact, automatic temperature checking technology for rapid preliminary screening and PPE for all staff.

Singapore Airlines will make its NDC content available to travel agencies connected to the Amadeus Travel Platform from next year. This will give agents access to ancillary services such as seat selection, excess baggage, special fares, and personalised merchandising offers for loyalty members and corporate travellers. The implementation will start in the APAC region in January and other markets will come on board in the first half of the year.