Wednesday, 3 August 2011

New first-class lounge at Dubai Airport for Emirates

Emirates Airlines have opened a further dedicated first class lounge at Dubai Airport.
The new lounge allows people to have a seamless travel experience if in first class. The airline now offers exclusive chauffeur transfers, dedicated check-in counters, luxurious lounges and upgraded

service on its flights. The lounge is 1058 sq mt in size and features the standard amenities along with an a la carte restaurant.

Emirates now operate 29 lounges across the world's major airports.

Thomas Cook CEO leaves with immediate effect

Travel giant Thomas Cook today confirmed the shock departure of group chief executive Manny Fontenla-Novoa with immediate effect.

The news follows a series of profit warnings and a drop in share of 90p per share. The position will be filled temporarily by Fontenla-Novoa's deputy , Sam Weighan.
Thomas Cook say that a search process is underway to identify a permanent successor and an announcement will be made in due course.

Fontenla-Novoa had been group CEO since 2007 after joing the company in 1996. On his departure, Fontenla-Novoa commented: “Thomas Cook and its people have a sound heritage and I have been proud to have been part of the company.”