News in Brief: Thursday February 27

News in Brief: Thursday February 27
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Etihad will add a second destination in Thailand to its network with the launch of non-stop daily services between Abu Dhabi and Phuket from October 26.

The new route will use two-class Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with 22 Pearl Business seats and 240 Coral Economy seats.

The airline already serves Bangkok, along with six other destinations in South East Asia including Phuket will become the second destination in Thailand to be served by Etihad Airways, and the seventh in South East Asia, alongside Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta.


Emirates will launch a daily Boeing 777-200LR service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport – Terminal 5 from August 5.

Chicago will become the airline’s ninth gateway in the US, following soon after the commencement of its services to Boston on March 10.


Building has commenced on the new $30 million Novotel hotel in Albury located on Smollett Street, delivering the city’s newest internationally branded hotel since the 1970s.

The 120-room hotel will be managed by the Accor Hotel Group following the signing of an agreement in October with owners.

Novotel Albury will create more than 200 construction jobs and then 30 permanent jobs in the local community when the hotel becomes fully operational in 2015.


Metro Hospitality Group has appointed Harry Leong to the position of general manager of its flagship property, Metro Hotel Sydney Central.


Quest Serviced Apartments new property in Abbotsford is on track for its April launch with bookings coming in steadily, according to the serviced apartment firm.

The property will feature 93 brand new studio, one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments.

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