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May 2018
Dear Applehouse Customer,
As we celebrate our 10th anniversary this year, we are excited to welcome you to the latest issue of Applehouse Travel's monthly newsletter. In this month's edition read about the unveiling of new business class travel products by KLM, launch of a new flight route by Emirates, the opening of Radisson RED in Glasgow, and much more. We hope you find the information useful in managing your corporate travel better. Enjoy your reading!
Yours Faithfully,
The Applehouse Travel Media Team
Alaska Airlines unveils new lounge at New York's JFK
  • Alaska Airlines recently opened its Alaska Lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), providing travellers a comfortable space to work or relax while flying through the airport. The lounge has fabulous living room-inspired design with a range of seating options for the guests. Passengers will be served custom handcrafted espresso beverages and full-leaf tea beverages as well as complimentary oatmeal and yogurt bars and salad and soup. Located on the mezzanine level of Terminal 7 at JFK, Alaska Lounge is accessible to Alaska Airlines' passengers who have purchased a day pass or lounge membership or have First Class tickets.

India's Jet Airways to upgrade business cabins, do away with first class
Private Indian carrier Jet Airways is revamping its operations by doing away with the First Class and upgrading its Business Class seats on international flights. As of now, the airline offers a configuration of eight first class, 30 premiere (business class) and 308 economy seats on each of the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The revamp will enhance the seating capacity to 400 on the aircraft, while upgrading its Business Class.

Radisson RED opens in Glasgow, the first in UK
  • The Radisson RED Glasgow opened its doors recently, marking the concept hotel's entry into the UK market. Located near Glasgow's SSE Hydro, it is a 174-room property that offers keyless entry and self check-in and check-out. The hotel's ground floor has the OUIBar + KTCHN, the property's food, drink and social hub, while its rooftop bar offers cocktails and tapas. Moreover, the Event and Game studios offer meeting space, integrated technology and super-fast Wi-Fi access.
Principal London opens its doors
  • Principal London, earlier known as the Hotel Russell, opened its doors recently following a massive £85 million restoration. It is a historic building that was designed by Charles Fitzroy Doll in 1898. After refurbishment, the hotel now has 334 bedrooms and suites, including the two-bedroom Principal Suite. The hotel's meeting spaces are equipped with audio-visual and IT in line with Principal's Smart Space concept. Also, guest can access the super-fast Wi-Fi, and take advantage of an on-site team of IT experts.
KLM unveils new business class seat for Dreamliner aircraft
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines unveiled its choice of business class seat which will feature in the airline's B787-10 Dreamliner aircraft, due to be delivered from June 2019. 'Venture' seats, designed by Japanese firm Jamco, will be configured in a fishbone layout, offering direct aisle access to all business class travellers. A total of 38 World Business Class seats will be available in the airline's new Dreamliner.
Emirates announces new daily flight from Scotland to Dubai
  • Emirates will launch a daily service between Edinburgh and Dubai from 1 October. The new flight will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER and will feature three-class configuration on the route, with eight luxury private suites in first class, 42 lie flat seats in business class and 304 seats in economy class. Flight will leave Dubai at 0955 and arrive in Edinburgh at 1450, while the return flight will depart at 2015 and land in Dubai at 0640, next morning. Emirates also has services to Glasgow.
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is world's busiest air route
  • UK-based data agency OAG has revealed the world's 20 busiest air routes. Asia dominates the list, with the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route coming in at number one, with a total of 30,537 flights between March 2017 and February 2018. Of the top 20 busiest routes a startling 14 operate to, from, or within Asia. At number 14 is Heathrow-Dublin, even though only two carriers – British Airways and Aer Lingus – serve the route.
Yotel to open a hotel at the Istanbul New Airport
  • Yotel is all set to open a hotel at the Istanbul New Airport, expected to open in October 2018 and replace Ataturk airport. Located inside the main terminal building, the property will consist of 451 rooms, 102 of which will have airside access for passengers in transit. Both sections of the hotel will have public spaces, co-working and relaxing areas and wellness centres. Along with a bar and restaurant, the hotel will have a selection of meeting spaces equipped with latest technology.
Long-Haul flights drive record passenger numbers at London Gatwick
  • Long-haul routes from London Gatwick Airport grew by almost a quarter last month, pushing passenger numbers to record levels. Airport bosses recently announced its busiest March ever with the number of travellers rising by 2.5% on the previous year to a whopping 3.5 million. Flights to destinations such as Hong Kong, Banjul and Toronto helped push the number of passengers to record levels.
World's best airlines for 2018 revealed
Singapore Airlines has been named the best airline in the world for 2018 in the latest TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. The 5-star airline topped the list thanks to its fantastic passenger experience across all its cabins. Air New Zealand was named the world's second-best airline whilst multi award-winning Emirates grabbed third place. Japan Airlines and Taiwan's Eva Air completed the top five in the list.

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