Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The world's most punctual airlines and airports for 2017

UK-based travel analysts OAG has just released its rankings for punctuality in the airline industry. Now you know which airlines to use and which airports to fly from if you need to get to your destination quickly.

The top airlines in terms of punctuality are: 

Hawaiian Airlines
Copa Airlines 
Japan Airlines 
Alaska Airlines 
Monarch Airlines
Singapore Airlines


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The top airports in terms of punctuality are: 

Tokyo Haneda (Japan)
Sao Paulo Guarulhos (Brazil) 
Detroit (USA)
Atlanta (USA)
Minneapolis (USA)
Seattle (USA)
Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia)
Singapore Changi 
Munich (Germany) 
Phoenix (USA) 


The top large airports in terms of punctuality are:

Surabaya (Indonesia)
Honolulu (Hawaii)
Salt Lake City (USA)
Brasilia (Brazil)
Brisbane (Australia)
Sao Paulo-Congonhas (Brazil)
Portland (USA)
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Athens (Greece) 
Copenhagen (Denmark)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery opens in Phuket, Thailand

Vista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery opens in Phuket, Thailand

Set on a verdant hillside overlooking some of Thailand's best beaches, the prime location of Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery by Sofitel is the perfect setting for a private hideaway for families and couples seeking tranquil island adventure.

While drawing its inspiration from the traditional culture, arts and way of life of the local villages of Thailand, guests will find all of the luxurious comforts and amenities they have come to expect from MGallery by Sofitel.


Vista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery opens in Phuket, Thailand

MGallery by Sofitel are AccorHotels' collection of inimitably enchanting, unique boutique hotels offering havens for those who relish off-the-beaten-track experiences,” says Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia.

He added: “Our vision is to seek out singular destinations that offer a memorable experience and the natural beauty of Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery by Sofitel's surroundings, contemporary Thai design and warm hospitality defines the 'hideaway boutique hotel' concept.”

Hotel Manager Alberto J. Lugo-Vina added, “Avista Hideaway Phuket is a tranquil and serene sanctuary that encapsulates the essence of Thailand's rich heritage amidst awe-inspiring natural surroundings.


Vista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery opens in Phuket, Thailand

The hideaway Thai village theme of the Avista Hideaway Phuket is featured prominently in the hotel's 150 rooms and suites, each infused with classic motifs and Thai-inspired interior décor of rich local woods and natural stones.

The family-friendly hotel also features three themed swimming pools with saltwater filtration system, a kid's club, games room, mini putting green and virtual golf game, spa, fitness centre, library, and business centre.

Vista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery opens in Phuket, Thailand
The aptly named Vista all-day-dining restaurant serves contemporary Thai and international cuisine, while Sizzle, the resort's rooftop steakhouse serves a variety of seafood dishes and the Rendez-Vue Rooftop bar offers an array of tapas and cocktails.

The Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery by Sofitel is 45 kilometres from Phuket International Airport and a five-minute stroll from Jungceylon Shopping Complex, numerous fine seafood restaurants and popular nightspots.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Shooting at Florida Airport causes chaos and panic

Just a few hours earlier, a lone gunman walked into Terminal 2 of the international airport of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, international airport, gateway to many Florida, the home of theme parks and amusement centers for travelers from abroad and their families.

Delta Airlines and Air Canada are some  of the major international airlines that use this Terminal 2.

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So far, according to unconfirmed reports, he has killed five people and injuring 13 in Fort Lauderdale International Airport's Terminal 2 before authorities were able to overpower him and further killings were averted.

The gunman got as far as the airport tarmac, according to eyewitnesses, so there were reportedly several injured and dead in the tarmac area itself.

The gunman has been identified as Esteban Santiago and he is currently being detained for interrogated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).