June 15, 2021

Seven days: more industry news in brief

Eastern Airways will increase services between Southampton Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport from September 9.

A new afternoon flight will take the operation to up to three flights a day – and 15 per week in each direction – offering more choice on its Flybe franchise services.

Fares start from £79 one way.

“¢ ACE Travel Management has partnered with Driven Airport Transfers to provide its clients with fully-electric transfers using Tesla X vehicles.

The TMC says it is confident that the option also provides good value, often saving a third compared to traditional airport transfer services.

New research from CWT suggests frequent business travellers are more likely to book flights on their smartphones than occasional travellers.

Those who make more than five trips a year are 13% more likely to book travel on their smartphone, while travellers revisiting a location are 11% more likely to do so.

CWT also says travellers are more inclined to book via mobile devices closer to their date of departure.

Travelperk has secured a further $60million from existing investors as the travel platform continues to invest in products that “deliver a new age of flexibility to the business traveller”.

The company now has over 2,000 predominantly SME customers and has seen revenues grow by 300% in 2019.

“¢ Cathay Pacific has renovated and reopened its Shanghai Pudong Airport lounge, marking the introduction of its new lounge designs to mainland China.

BCD Travel has signed up to Qantas Airways‘ Qantas Channel, giving its users access to a wider range of fares and content through the NDC channel.

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