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Blue Diamond Resorts Implements New Safety-Assured Vacations Protocols

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 13, 2020: Blue Diamond Resorts prepares to welcome guests back to its resorts with enhanced health, safety and cleanliness programs, brand-wide. The resort management group’s Safety-Assured Vacations protocols will be implemented at each of Blue Diamond’s 47 properties across the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico.

Advanced sanitation measures, new physical distancing guidelines, a 360º Clean Approach and an International Safety Assurance Team are in place to prioritize well-being across every area and touchpoint of Blue Diamond Resorts properties. To help protect both guests and staff members, the new and enhanced Safety-Assured Vacations protocols will adhere to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the local and national Ministries of Health.

“As the countries which our resorts call home begin to re-open, we want to ensure our guests feel safe and cared for when choosing to stay at a Blue Diamond property,” said Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resorts at Sunwing Travel Group. “By heightening our industry-leading sanitation practices, we will continue to guarantee luxurious, relaxing and Safety-Assured Vacations for all of our valued guests.”

The Safety-Assured Vacations program includes:

  • Safe Vacation Assurance: In accordance with international health standards, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local/ national Ministries of Health, a Safety-Assurance Team is in position to ensure the strict adherence of all guidelines and comprehensive implementation of sanitation, physical distancing and cleaning protocols to protect guests and employees alike.
  • 360º Clean Approach: All resort common areas including pools, beaches, restaurants, bars, entertainment facilities, lobbies, elevators, hallways and other shared spaces will be cleaned hourly. All high-touch surfaces, including general transportation units like golf carts and luggage trolleys, will continuously be sanitized throughout the day, plus fitness center equipment and spa facilities will be sanitized after each use. Blue Diamond is also increasing the daily frequency of cleaning and disinfection procedures for air-conditioning systems of both common areas and guest rooms.
  • Family-First Promise: A superior cleaning and disinfection program for kids and teens club’s facilities and equipment has been implemented, in addition to child-friendly signage and physical distancing measures to ensure a safe environment for little ones, tweens and teens.
  • Advanced Dining Safety: All restaurants have reduced capacity and implemented a one-step reservation system to ensure physical distancing guidelines are respected. Further changes include removal of unnecessary items on tables to avoid cross-contamination, elimination of physical menus, the introduction of digital screens to display menu information and physical distancing guidelines at pool bars.
  • Diamond Clean Guest Rooms: Each housekeeping team will thoroughly clean guest rooms from the inside out, with advanced-grade disinfection products to eliminate emerging viral pathogens. Each touchpoint in a guests’ room will be deep cleaned including remote controls, doorknobs, hairdryers, closet doors, thermostats, lamps, telephones, water faucets and toilet handles. All non-essential amenities will be removed and new in-room hygiene kits with personal-size hand sanitizers, masks, gloves and other safety essentials will be places in rooms. Room service procedures have been updated to ensure safe and distant delivery, as well as the process to replenish mini-fridges and other guest room items to limit additional entry.
  • Physical Distancing and Protection: To provide Safety-Assured Vacations, signage and informative messages will be displayed throughout the common areas and in-room TVs to reinforce the importance of following recommendations. To maintain physical distancing protocols, floor markers will be placed around the resort’s common areas, the furniture will be rearranged in common areas, including restaurants, theaters, pool areas, beaches and lobbies. All indoor guest facilities will reduce the capacity to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for both guests and employees. In addition, hand sanitizer dispensers will be available throughout each resort to encourage guests to sanitize their hands regularly.
  • Staff Care, Training and Awareness: Blue Diamond upholds its employees to the highest standards of health and safety. All staff members are trained and empowered to keep safe, take care and be smart while delivering Safety-Assured Vacations. Strict hygiene protocols for resort staff will continue to be enforced, including a thorough cleaning and sanitation process at all staff entrances, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), rigorous and frequent hand cleaning with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, daily health and temperature checks at the beginning of every shift and the practicing of physical distancing rules.
  • Clean Supplier Commitment: To safeguard their promise to guests, Blue Diamond has put into place agreements with various suppliers and partners to ensure they operate in accordance with the new regulations for the products or services which they provide.

For more information on Blue Diamond’s Safety-Assured Vacations, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com/covid-19.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 47 properties, exceeding 15,500 rooms in ten countries. Taking a proactive approach to differentiating brands under each market’s demands, the resort management company caters to a range of budgets and interests from adult-only elegant getaways to fun-filled family vacations. Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts offers signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations, plus the stylish All Exclusive™ CHIC by Royalton. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril provides those over 21 with an upscale and luxurious naturist vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed to impress the entire family, featuring on-site splash parks and a popular kids club with famous themed characters, Toopy & Binoo™, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value for customers in convenient locations. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from movies, music and sports. Mystique Resorts, a boutique-style resort collection, offers personalized vacations in strikingly beautiful locals full of endless adventures.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com.

Blue Diamond Resorts implementa nuevos protocolos para unas Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizada

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 13, 2020:  Blue Diamond Resorts se prepara para dar la bienvenida a los huéspedes a sus resorts con nuevos y mejorados programas de salud, seguridad y limpieza en todas sus marcas. Los protocolos para unas Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizada se implementarán en cada una de las 47 propiedades de Blue Diamond en el Caribe, América Central y México.

Se instaurarán medidas avanzadas de saneamiento, nuevas pautas de distanciamiento social, limpieza con enfoque de 360º y un equipo corporativo internacional que garantizará la seguridad para priorizar el bienestar en todas las áreas y puntos de contacto de las propiedades de Blue Diamond Resorts. Para ayudar a proteger tanto a los huéspedes como a los miembros del personal, los nuevos y mejorados protocolos de Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizada se adherirán a las pautas de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), así como a los Ministerios de Salud locales y nacionales.

“A medida que los países a los que nuestros resorts llaman hogar comiencen a reabrir sus fronteras, nos aseguraremos de que nuestros huéspedes se sientan seguros y atendidos al elegir hospedarse en una propiedad de Blue Diamond”, dijo Jordi Pelfort, Presidente de Hoteles y Resorts en Sunwing Travel Group. “Mejorando nuestras prácticas de saneamiento y limpieza seguiremos brindando a todos nuestros apreciados huéspedes unas vacaciones lujosas y relajantes con Seguridad Garantizada”.

Los nuevos procedimientos implementados incluyen las siguientes áreas de acción:

  • Vacaciones con seguridad garantizada: Se instauró un equipo especial que se asegurará del estricto cumplimiento de todas las pautas establecidas y la exhaustiva implementación de protocolos de desinfección, distanciamiento social y limpieza para proteger a huéspedes y empleados por igual, conforme a las normas de salud dadas por instituciones internacionales incluyendo los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y los Ministerios de Salud locales y nacionales de cada uno de los países en los que Blue Diamond opera.
  • Limpieza 360°: Todas las zonas comunes de los resorts, incluyendo piscinas, playas, restaurantes, bares, instalaciones de entretenimiento, vestíbulos, ascensores, pasillos y otros espacios comunes alrededor del complejo se limpiarán cada hora. Todas las superficies de alto contacto incluyendo todas las unidades de transporte general, como carritos de golf y carritos para el transporte de maletas, serán desinfectadas continuamente a lo largo del día. Además, el equipamiento tanto en gimnasios como en el spa será desinfectado tras cada uso. Blue Diamond también ha aumentado la frecuencia diaria de limpieza y desinfección en los sistemas de aire acondicionado, tanto de las áreas comunes como de las habitaciones de los huéspedes.
  • Promesa “la familia es lo primero” : Se ha instaurado un programa superior de limpieza y desinfección para las instalaciones y equipamiento de los clubes de niños y adolescentes, además de la inclusión de nueva señalización adaptada a niños, incluyendo medidas de distanciamiento social para garantizar un ambiente limpio y seguro para niños pequeños, preadolescentes y adolescentes
  • Seguridad culinaria avanzada: se redujeron los aforos de los lugares de consumos y se implementó un sencillo sistema de reserva para garantizar que las normas de distanciamiento social se respeten adecuadamente. Otros cambios incluyen la eliminación de todos los elementos innecesarios en las mesas para evitar contaminación cruzada, eliminación de menús físicos e introducción de pantallas digitales para mostrar la información del menú y las pautas a seguir de distanciamiento social en los bares de piscina.
  • Limpieza Diamond en las habitaciones: Los equipos de ama de llaves limpiarán y desinfectarán cada rincón de las habitaciones, trabajando desde adentro hacia afuera, con productos altamente concentrados en desinfectantes que eliminan agentes patógenos víricos emergentes. Todos los potenciales puntos de contacto en las habitaciones de los clientes serán rigurosamente desinfectados incluyendo controles remotos, pomos de puertas, secadores de pelo, puertas de armarios y cajones, termostatos, lámparas, teléfonos, manijas de descarga de los inodoros y manijas de grifo de agua. Se eliminarán todos los elementos no esenciales de las habitaciones y se incluirán nuevos kits de higiene con gel desinfectante para las manos, mascarillas y guantes entre otros elementos esenciales de seguridad y sanidad. Se han mejorado los procesos de servicio de habitaciones para garantizar seguridad y distancia durante la entrega de productos, así como el proceso de reposición de minibares y otros artículos en las habitaciones para limitar las entradas adicionales a la habitación.
  • Distanciamiento social y protección: Con el fin de garantizar unas vacaciones seguras, se colocarán nueva señalética y mensajes informativos en las televisiones de las áreas comunes y habitaciones para reforzar la importancia de seguir las recomendaciones.  Para mantener las pautas de distanciamiento social, se colocarán marcadores en el suelo de los resorts, se reorganizarán los muebles en las zonas comunes, incluyendo restaurantes, teatros, áreas de piscinas, playas y vestíbulos. Las instalaciones interiores tendrán capacidades reducidas para mantener un ambiente seguro y agradable tanto para huéspedes como para empleados. Adicionalmente, se agregarán dispensadores de desinfectante para manos alrededor de los resorts para animar a los huéspedes a que se desinfecten las manos con regularidad.
  • Cuidado del personal, educación y conciencia: Los empleados de Blue Diamond mantienen los más altos estándares de salud y seguridad. Todos los miembros del personal están entrenados y capacitados para mantener la seguridad y el cuidado de los huéspedes mientras brindan unas experiencias vacacionales con seguridad garantizada. Se seguirán aplicando estrictos protocolos de higiene para el personal del resort, incluyendo la implementación de procesos de limpieza y saneamiento exhaustivos en la entrada del personal desinfectando desde manos hasta calzado, el uso de equipos de protección personal (EPP) como guantes y máscaras, lavado de manos de forma rigurosa y frecuente con desinfectante a base de alcohol, controles de salud diarios al inicio de cada turno, así como el cumplimiento de las reglas de distanciamiento social.
  • Proveedores comprometidos: Para mantener su promesa más allá de sus puertas, Blue Diamond ha establecido acuerdos con sus diversos proveedores y socios, asegurándose que operen siguiendo las nuevas regulaciones en su elaboración de productos o brindando sus servicios.

Para obtener más información sobre las Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizadas de Blue Diamond, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com/covid-19.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Desde su inauguración en 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts ha crecido exitosamente hasta convertirse en la empresa de complejos hoteleros de más rápido crecimiento en el Caribe, con 47 propiedades que sobrepasan las 15 500 habitaciones en 10 países. Con un enfoque innovador para diferenciar marcas según las demandas específicas de cada mercado, la cartera de Blue Diamond Resorts es más impresionante que nunca. Los galardonados resorts de lujo Royalton Luxury Resorts rediseñan la experiencia todo incluido al ofrecer comodidades exclusivas que incluyen All-In Connectivity™, el moderno concepto de Sports Event Guarantee™ y elementos de bienestar en la suite. Las submarcas de Royalton solo para adultos incluyen Hideaway at Royalton, el cual ofrece gastronomía exclusiva y alojamiento preferencial con acceso a todos los servicios y comodidades del cercano Royalton; y el elegante All-Exclusive™ CHIC by Royalton, una experiencia vacacional dinámica y social con comodidades de lujo y opciones gastronómicas de alta calidad. En Jamaica, se restauró el Grand Lido Negril para brindar unas vacaciones naturistas lujosas y elegantes a lo largo de una exclusiva playa y ser un refugio privado único. Memories Resorts & Spa brinda una experiencia que complace a toda la familia, y Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble en ubicaciones exóticas con alojamiento cómodo. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invita a los huéspedes a Vacation Like A Star ™ con una experiencia atractiva e interactiva, además de artículos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes. Mystique Resorts, una colección de resort de estilo boutique, ofrece vacaciones personalizadas en lugares sorprendentemente hermosos llenos de aventuras sin fin.

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Royal Caribbean Group Extends Cruise with Confidence Policy Through April 2022

Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Introduce New Booking Options

MIAMI, May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – To provide peace of mind in vacation planning, Royal Caribbean Group is extending its ”Cruise with Confidence” cancellation policy to sailings through April 2022.

For new and existing bookings created by August 1, 2020, guests have the flexibility to cancel their cruise up to 48 hours prior to sailing and receive a full credit of the cruise fare for a future cruise through April 2022. The cruise company has also enhanced “Cruise with Confidence” with new rebooking options. The updates now available to travelers and their travel advisors include:

  • Best Price Guarantee”: Guests can choose to change the price and promotional offer on their reservation up to 48 hours before their cruise.
  • “Lift and Shift”: For ease and as close as 48 hours prior to sailing, travelers have the option to simply “lift and shift” their cruise to the same itinerary departing on a future date. The original price and promotional offer on the reservation will be protected, along with the length of the cruise and stateroom category.

“Guests are reacting positively to our Cruise with Confidence policy,” says RCL chairman and CEO Richard Fain, “because it enables them to make informed decisions and to better manage complicated travel plans during this unprecedented time of uncertainty.”

“Cruise with Confidence” applies to both existing cruise bookings and those made by August 1, 2020. In addition to easing concerns of booked guests, Fain says the policy enhances consumer confidence to schedule new bookings, knowing last-minute travel adjustments are allowed.

“We want our guests to feel they can safely keep their existing cruise bookings or schedule new sailings,” says Fain, “because this policy gives them more freedom and flexibility.”

The policy applies to all cruises with sailing dates on or before April 2022 and across the company’s global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara. For individual brand policy details, including information on Silversea’s policy, please visit the cruise lines’ websites: Azamara: www.azamara.com/cruise-with-confidence, Celebrity: www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-with-confidence, Royal Caribbean: www.loyaltoyoualways.com/service/cruisewithconfidence1/ and Silversea: www.silversea.com/temporary-amendment-to-cancellation-policy.html.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that controls and operates four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea Cruises. We are also a 50% joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises and a 49% shareholder in the Spanish brand Pullmantur Cruceros. Together these brands operate a combined total of 61 ships with an additional 17 on order as of December 31, 2019. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on www.royalcaribbean.com, www.celebritycruises.com, www.azamara.com, www.silversea.com, www.tuicruises.com, www.pullmantur.es, or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Jamaica, Tourist and Business Destination, Participates at the Routes Americas

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, operator of 12 airports in Mexico and the international airports of Norman Manley in Kingston and Sangster in Montego Bay, participated in a in the Routes Americas hemispheric meeting, which was held in Indianapolis, United States.

The main purpose for Jamaica’s participation in this forum was to attract new flights, air routes and airlines to this Caribbean Island. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico supports the promotion of Jamaica as destination.

Routes Americas is the main meeting forum of airlines and airports in the American hemisphere, and it served as a platform to lay the grounds for the world meeting that will be held in Milan, Italy next September, where Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico will promote Jamaica more intensely as a tourist and investment destination. Given the global nature of the event, has the participation of airlines from Europe, Africa, Oceania and others, which, in general, would otherwise have no presence at Routes Americas.

Grupo Aeroportuario el Pacífico is committed to Jamaica and acknowledges it both as an extraordinary destination given its natural wonders and excellent tourist offering and as an attractive market for foreign investment that promotes the country’s sustainability, economic and social development.

Grupo Aeroportuario el Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) is a Mexican corporation developing its activity in the airport sector. GAP operates 12 international airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica, servicing over 330 destinations through 35 airlines. Its stock is listed in the Mexico and New York Stock Exchanges. In 2018, GAP served 44.9 million passengers, 10.4% more than in 2017.

The airports managed by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico are located in:

  • Guadalajara and Tijuana, serving the main metropolitan areas.
  • Mexicali, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Morelia, serving developing medium-sized cities.
  • La Paz, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and Montego Bay, serving some of the most important tourist destinations in the country and the Caribbean.
  • On October 10, 2018, GAP signed a concession contract with the government of Jamaica in order to operate, modernize and expand the Norman Manley International Airport (”KIN”) located in the city of Kingston.

The airports managed by GAP in Mexico are owned by the Mexican government and have been allocated in a 50-year concession starting in 1998, as part of a domestic initiative to privatize and improve the quality and security of the country’s airport services.

In Jamaica, the government owns the Montego Bay Airport and the concession granted for its operation is for a 30-year period, which will conclude on April 2033. The Kingston Airport was granted for a 25-year concession. GAP took control of the operation and administration this past October 2019.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico believes in the value of each individual and seeks to trigger his or her potential through education. Better-educated Mexicans will raise their quality of life and contribute towards the country’s development. GAP, in line with its business model and through its Foundation, is committed to be a factor of change. We work on two strategic pillars: work with the community, through the GAP Schools, and on training the airport community, with Community Training Centers.

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Caribbean’s First Peer-to-Peer Car Rental Platform, Rent Yuh Ride™, Launched

Black Women Led; 22+ Million Travelers; Strong Market Growth Projected

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The emerging peer-to-peer car rental sector is projected to grow at 10% annually, but despite the Caribbean being one of the world’s most attractive travel destinations; it has yet to be touched by this sector – until now. The Caribbean’s first peer-to-peer car rental platform, Rent Yuh Ride (RYR), launched this week and will connect thousands of travelers to private car owners to facilitate car renting in a way that “is efficient, affordable and safe.”  RYR promises a platform that will enable seamless transactions while also rewarding users with travel credits and incentivized bonuses.

Uniquely led by a team of black women, RYR’s operations will be out of Kingston, Jamaica. Eventually, operations will expand across the Caribbean – frequented by over 22M travelers annually. Further boosting its new platform, RYR will partner with the Insurance Company of The West Indies (ICWI), a leader in motor insurance across the Caribbean to provide private rental insurance to car owners at a discounted rate. In addition, RYR will use Jumio, a leader in online identity verification, to definitively authenticate users on the platform.

Rent Yuh Ride The What

The Rent Yuh Ride platform will be accessible online from anywhere, at any time. It’s a marketplace where car owners can sign up, upload their vehicle info (and documents) to be approved and listed on the site for free. Simultaneously, travelers can sign up, search through available vehicles in their desired destination, choose a pickup location, then book.

Once the vehicle has been picked up, the owner gets paid electronically. When it is returned, this will complete the transaction, and both parties are then able to leave each other a review. Everything is done online safely, affordably, efficiently.

Rent Yuh Ride The Why

Problems with Current Car Renting Process:

  • Car owner reputation is unknown; current web listings have very limited information — only thing you see is the car you’re renting.
  • 58% of cars in Jamaica are uninsured — lack of protection creates lack of trust.
  • Traditional car renting is costly; advanced booking doesn’t minimize wait time at pickup — “The deposit fees are astronomical.”

The Ideal Solution is a “Win-Win Situation”:

  • Traveler Benefits: 20%-50% cheaper than traditional renting; know the owner right away; book on-demand; pickup when & where you want; more variety of vehicles to choose from.
  • Car Owner Benefits: earn money hosting; free to list and no monthly fees; list once, market to many travelers.

“Travelers deserve a better way to rent cars, they need options and what’s available just doesn’t cut it,” explains RYR Founder & CEO Cherie Williams. “With the Rent Yuh Ride platform, you can choose from a wide range of vehicles that fit your style, a wide range of prices that fit your budget, and there’s absolutely no negotiating back and forth. Moreover, car owners have underutilized vehicles for months at a time and Rent Yuh Ride will provide new opportunities for them to earn additional income,” says a frequent traveler to the island.

“It’s a win-win situation on both sides: one person will make money and the other person will save money.”

Funding
Investment opportunity available on  Series One platform.

About Rent Yuh Ride
Rent Yuh Ride is the first peer-to-peer digital car rental platform in Jamaica with future expansion across the Caribbean. RYR will directly connect thousands of travelers to private car owners across the islands to facilitate car renting, in a way that’s efficient, affordable and safe.

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Forbes Travel Guide Honors Hospitality’s Finest in 2020 Star Rating Awards

107 Properties Earn New Five-Star Accolades

Largest-Ever Global Expansion as Awards Launch in 16 New Countries

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Triumphs as Hotel Brand with Most Five-Star Hotels

London Takes Starring Role as the Five-Star Capital City of the World

ATLANTA, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Forbes Travel Guide (”FTG”), the global expert on genuine Five-Star service, today presented a galaxy of “Stars” to the world’s most luxurious properties. A record 107 new Five-Star awards have been announced, owing to the company’s significant expansion across 16 countries.

The 2020 awards celebrate 1,898 Star-Rated properties in 73 countries; the full list can be found here. The new awards add 70 Five-Star, 120 Four-Star and 81 Recommended hotels to the annual winners list. Among restaurants, there are 13 new Five-Star, eight new Four-Star and two new Recommended winners. The recipients also include 24 new Five-Star and 22 new Four-Star spas.

This year sees the most extensive global expansion in Forbes Travel Guide’s 62 -year history. The company spotlights new international markets, including Antigua, the Bahamas, Cambodia, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, India, Jordan, the Maldives, Mauritius, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, the Seychelles and South Africa, many of which achieved the coveted Five-Star honor.

A total of 432 Five-Star distinctions were awarded to hotels, restaurants and spas, and the top ranking was attained for the first time in Antigua; Bora Bora; Cambodia; Cape Town; Doha; Fiji; Ireland; Johannesburg; the Maldives; Mauritius; Monte Carlo; Moscow; Prague; St. Petersburg, Russia; the Seychelles; and Tahiti.

Four Seasons maintained the prestigious achievement as the brand with the most Five-Star hotels adding 11 new Five-Star hotel awards to its collection. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Four Seasons Hotel Moscow and Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg are among some of the additions in newly rated destinations.

Wynn Resorts took an all-star position, dominating the Las Vegas market by earning seven Five-Star awards for Wynn Resorts Las Vegas (Wynn Las Vegas, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Tower Suites, Encore Tower Suites, The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas, The Spa at Encore Las Vegas and Wing Lei) and an additional eight for Wynn Resorts Macau (Wynn Macau, Encore Macau, Golden Flower at Encore Macau, Mizumi at Wynn Macau, Wing Lei at Wynn Macau, Il Teatro at Wynn Macau, The Spa at Encore Macau and The Spa at Wynn Macau). Wynn Palace Macau also achieved seven Five-Star awards.

London cemented its position as the global Five-Star capital city with 19 top hotels, including six new additions: Brown’s Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel; Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square; Rosewood London and The Berkeley. The Egerton House Hotel and The Milestone Hotel & Residences join Hotel 41 to give Red Carnation hotels a triple Five-Star hotel win for the city.

“It’s a privilege for Forbes Travel Guide to honor such magnificent hotels, restaurants and spas from all corners of the globe. Each deserving recipient excels at enriching people’s lives through the power of exceptional service,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Our role at Forbes Travel Guide is to establish our annual star ratings with absolute independence and integrity and champion those at the very top of their game.”

More than 600 Star-Rated winners and invited VIP guests will gather to celebrate at Verified, The Forbes Travel Guide Luxury Summit at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on February 18 and 19. As the recipients of multiple Five-Star awards, the MGM International property will be packed with inspirational speakers and discovery sessions. The event will culminate in a gala dinner hosted by Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei, followed by an exclusive afterglow hosted by Wynn Las Vegas XS nightclub where headline DJ Dillon Francis and other exciting surprises await the 2020 award winners.

For highlights, trends and fun facts from our 2020 Star Awards, click here.

To view the full Star Ratings for 2020, visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.

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Aireon Signs Agreement With COCESNA To Expand Global Air Traffic Surveillance To Central America

MCLEAN, Virginia, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Aireon LLC (Aireon) and COCESNA (Corporación Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegación Aérea) announced that they have signed an agreement to deploy space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The agreement also establishes a strategic partnership to enhance the operations and collaboration of air traffic surveillance in the Central American region.

Spanning the entire Central American flight information region (FIR), COCESNA’s region encompasses more than 2.6 million square kilometers terrestrial airspace and extensive oceanic areas in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Its central location in the Americas positions COCESNA as the major air traffic control provider at the crossroads of the Caribbean, North, South and Central America.

“Aireon is thrilled to welcome COCESNA as a customer, extending the benefits of space-based air traffic surveillance through Central American airspace,” said Don Thoma, CEO, Aireon. “This agreement represents the beginning of a long-term partnership that will boost operations and efficiency in the region.”

In addition to deploying space-based ADS-B throughout the region and within its member States, this agreement establishes a partnership by which COCESNA can utilize the Aireon data to support its leading role in advancing operations across the region. The strategic partnership brings a greater level of collaboration to the existing agreement and also enables the use of space-based ADS-B data for airspace and traffic optimization projects such as the CANSO ATFM Data Exchange Network for the Americas (CADENA) initiative.

Mr. Juan Carlos Trabanino, Executive President of COCESNA, said, “We pride ourselves as being a regional leader in efficiency and safety. From surveillance of our airspace to optimization about our services provided across Central America, Aireon’s data will radically improve all aspects of our business that assures seamless air traffic management across our land and maritime sectors.  We look forward to the beginning of operations in the third quarter of 2020, and are pleased to work with Aireon in this important development for aviation in our region.”

“This partnership demonstrates that Aireon’s space-based ADS-B data generates significant near, medium and long-term value and operational benefits to their organization,” said Thoma.

About Aireon LLC
Aireon has deployed a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe. Aireon is harnessing next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that were formerly ground-based and, for the first time ever, is extending their reach globally to significantly improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders. Space-based ADS-B surveillance covers oceanic, polar and remote regions, and augments existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace. In partnership with leading ANSPs from around the world, like NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Enav, NATS and Naviair, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon is providing a global, real-time, space-based air traffic surveillance system, available to all aviation stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.aireon.com.

About COCESNA
The COCESNA (Corporación Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegación Aérea) is the non-profit, public service organization ensuring safe and efficient air navigation and aeronautical telecommunication to the Central American flight information region (FIR). The organization covers 2.6 million square kilometers of FIR, including six member states (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) and maritime areas in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. For more information about COCESNA, visit: www.cocesna.org.

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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico Initiates Operations at Kingston Airport

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (”GAP”) initiates operations at the Norman Manley International Airport in the city of Kingston, Jamaica. This is the second airport that the Mexican airport group operates outside of its borders: the first one is Sangster Airport, in Montego Bay, also in Jamaica.

In accordance with the terms of the Contract signed on October 2018, 12 months were granted for the transition and 25 years for the concession. One of the Group’s commitments is to improve the infrastructure and the equipment of the airports it operates. Therefore, during the first 36 months, it expects to make an investment of US$ 60 million in extension and modernization works in the Norman Manley Airport.

At the formal presentation ceremony of the Airport’s operations, GAP’s Director General, Raúl Revuelta, reiterated Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico’s commitment to diversify its airport portfolio and affirmed that “to compete for the operation of Norman Manley Airport represents a strategic decision that will contribute towards GAP’s positioning and it will strengthen the development and growth of Jamaica’s main airports.”

Kingston Airport is the fourteenth airport operated by the Mexican airport group. At the end of 2018, this airport had assisted a total of 1.7 million passengers, and 1.4 million in the period comprised between January and September 2019. This represents an 8.4% growth compared to the same period on the previous year; in other words, practically 30% of the country’s total traffic.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has developed a service-commitment culture in order to improve the flight experience. Additionally, it keeps close relationships with passengers, airlines, business developers, industry members and, particularly, authorities, in an attempt to contribute to the economic and social development of the communities where it operates.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (”GAP”) is a Mexican company developing its activity in the airport sector. GAP operates in 12 international airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica, servicing over 330 destinations through 35 airlines. Its shares are listed both on the Mexico and the New York Stock Exchange.

In 2018, GAP serviced 44.9 million passengers, 10.4% more than in 2017.

The airports managed by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico are located in:

  • Guadalajara and Tijuana, serving the main metropolitan areas.
  • Mexicali, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Morelia, serving developing medium-sized cities.
  • La Paz, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and Montego Bay, serving some of the most important tourist destinations in the country and the Caribbean.
  • On October 10, 2018, GAP signed the concession contract with the government of Jamaica in order to operate, modernize and expand the Norman Manley International Airport (”KIN”) located in the city of Kingston.

The airports managed by GAP in Mexico are owned by the Mexican government and have been allocated in a 50-year concession starting in 1998, as part of a domestic initiative to privatize and improve the quality and security of the country’s airport services.

In Jamaica, the government owns the Montego Bay Airport and the concession granted for its operation is for a 30-year period, which will conclude on April 2033. The Kingston Airport was granted for a 25-year concession. GAP took control of the operation and administration this past October 2019.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico believes in the value of each individual and seeks to trigger his or her potential through education. Better-educated Mexicans will raise their quality of life and contribute towards the country’s development. GAP, in line with its business model and through its Foundation, is committed on being a factor of change. We work on two strategic pillars: work with the community, through GAP Schools, and on training the airport community, with Community Training Centers.

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The Shore Club Turks And Caicos Named #1 Resort In The Caribbean, Bermuda And Bahamas In Travel + Leisure Magazine

Meredith Corporation’s travel authority reveals 2019 “World’s Best” list, spotlighting best hotels around the world

NEW YORK, July 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Travel + Leisure magazine announced the results of its annual World’s Best Awards, with The Shore Club Turks and Caicos named #1 in the category of Top 25 Resort Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. This is the first time in recent years that a Turks & Caicos resort has received top honors.

As the first and only resort on Long Bay Beach in Providenciales, The Shore Club has opened to major acclaim in the last two years, receiving praise and positive feedback from guests, travelers, industry professionals and media. Alongside the 106 ocean-view suites with private verandas and four luxury Villas, four pools, 820 feet of beachfront, a Dune Spa and Wellness Center, water sports, Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, the luxury resort stands apart due to its unbeatable location on the world’s best beach and engaging and anticipatory service.

Every year, Travel + Leisure showcases the top travel destinations and companies around the globe as rated by its readers as the World’s Best. Readers share their favorite cities, hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, and experiences around the world, culminating in the World’s Best list, and earning a spot is considered a high honor in the hotel industry.

“We’ve been thrilled with the positive response to The Shore Club since opening in 2017, and the honor of being named as ‘best’ in the Caribbean is truly the cherry on top,” says Stan Hartling, hotel owner and CEO of The Hartling Group. “What sets The Shore Club apart is the active and vibrant energy that is felt immediately when arriving to the resort, and we thank our team and staff for bringing the island flair to each and every personalized stay.”

With upcoming events such as the Turks & Caicos Islands Film Festival and new Villa openings later this year, The Shore Club remains one of the most sought-after places to stay in the Caribbean. In addition to the highest accolade in that category, The Shore Club was also ranked #30 in the Top 100 Hotels in World. Its sister property, The Palms Turks and Caicos was also listed in the Top 25 Resort Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas as #13.

“For 24 years, our readers have been voting in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. This annual franchise is a global collection of the top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, and more,” says Editor-in-Chief Jacqueline Gifford. “Brands and properties from all over the world—from Peru to Japan, India to Italy, and right here at home in the United States—are recognized by our audience because they deliver on exceptional experiences, rooted in a sense of place. I congratulate all of this year’s winners, who have worked so hard to be among the world’s best.”

The 2019 World’s Best Awards lists, as well as survey methodology, are currently featured on www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest and will appear in the August issue of the magazine.

About Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure is the preeminent voice for the sophisticated traveler, serving up expert intelligence and the most immersive, inspiring travel lifestyle content anywhere. Travel + Leisure captures the joy of discovering the pleasures the world has to offer—from art and design to shopping and style to food and drink—and offers compelling reasons to get up and go. With a total global audience of more than 15 million, the Travel + Leisure portfolio includes the U.S. flagship and four international editions in China, India, Mexico, and Southeast Asia. The U.S. edition of T+L, which launched in 1971, is the only monthly consumer travel magazine in print in the U.S., has an authoritative website, TravelandLeisure.com, and an extensive social media following of more than 13 million. Travel + Leisure also encompasses newsletters and media collaborations.

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Blue Diamond Resorts Celebrates Multiple Accolades Across Resort Portfolio

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 10, 2019: Blue Diamond Resorts, the Caribbean’s fastest growing resort chain, is celebrating numerous awards across multiple resort brands.

At the beginning of 2019, six Royalton Luxury Resorts together with their sister property, CHIC by Royalton, received AAA 4-Diamond Awards. Last week, Royalton Luxury Resorts won two TravelPulse Canada Readers’ Choice Awards in the categories of “Best Hotel Chain Category – All Inclusive” and “Best All-Inclusive Resorts/Chain or Group – Food and Beverage.”

Blue Diamond Resorts continues its record year of industry accreditations with multiple TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice and Certificate of Excellence awards. So far during 2019, 22 TripAdvisor® Certificates of Excellence have been awarded to properties within the Blue Diamond Resorts portfolio, nine of which are from resorts in Cuba. The news was welcomed by President of Blue Diamond Resorts, Jordi Pelfort, who commented, “We are pleased to have received 22 Certificates of Excellence, as well as the AAA 4-Diamond Awards and the Travel Pulse Canada Readers’ Choice Awards. These accolades are a reflection of guests’ experiences and the overall service one can expect when staying at a Blue Diamond Resort.”

Royalton Luxury Resorts’ flagship property, Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa, has long been recognized among the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. In addition to the numerous awards the resort won this year, the adults-only section, Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, has received the TripAdvisor® GreenLeader Platinum award. This award is given to resorts which meet certain eco-friendly requirements, including having a linen re-use plan, tracking energy usage, recycling, using energy efficient light bulbs, hosting staff education programs and having a water waste program.

About Blue Diamond Resorts
Since its inception in 2010, Blue Diamond Resorts has risen to become the Caribbean’s fastest-growing resort company with 46 properties exceeding 15,700 rooms in ten countries. Taking an innovative approach to differentiating brands under each market’s unique demands, Blue Diamond Resorts’ ever-expanding portfolio is more impressive than ever. The newest addition to the company is a boutique resort collection, Mystique Resorts, providing a personalized experience in a strikingly beautiful location like Cuba, Holbox Island and Saint Lucia. Award-winning Royalton Luxury Resorts rethink the all-inclusive experience, offering signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton’s adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, offering exclusive dining and preferred accommodations with access to all services and amenities of nearby Royalton, and the stylish All-Exclusive™ CHIC by Royalton, a vibrant social vacation experience with luxury amenities and elite dining options. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril has been revived to provide an upscale and elegant naturist vacation along an exclusive shore for the ultimate private retreat. Memories Resorts & Spa is an experience designed to impress the entire family and Starfish Resorts amazing value for customers in exotic locations with comfortable accommodations.

Blue Diamond Resorts celebra los múltiples premios recibidos por su cartera de resorts

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 10, 2019: Blue Diamond Resorts, la cadena hotelera de más rápido crecimiento en el Caribe, está celebrando los numerosos premios recibidos por sus múltiples marcas.

A comienzos de 2019, seis hoteles de la cadena Royalton Luxury Resorts junto con su propiedad asociada, CHIC by Royalton, recibieron el premio de 4-Diamond Awards de la AAA. Asimismo, la semana pasada, dicha cadena ganó dos premios Readers’ Choice por parte de TravelPulse Canada en las categorías de “Mejor cadena hotelera en categoría: todo incluido” y “Mejor grupo o cadena/resorts todo incluido: alimentos y bebidas”.

Blue Diamond Resorts continúa este año manteniendo su récord de acreditaciones de la industria turística con múltiples premios Travelers’ Choice y Certificados de Excelencia de TripAdvisor®. Hasta el momento en 2019, distintas propiedades de la cartera de Blue Diamond Resorts recibieron 22 Certificados de Excelencia de TripAdvisor®, nueve de los cuales fueron para propiedades de Cuba. La noticia fue recibida por Jordi Pelfort, presidente de Blue Diamond Resorts, quien comentó: “Estamos encantados de haber recibido 22 Certificados de Excelencia, además de los 4-Diamond Awards de la AAA y los premios Readers’ Choice de TravelPulse Canada. Estos galardones son un reflejo de las experiencias de nuestros clientes y del servicio integral que esperan cuando se alojan en una de las propiedades de Blue Diamond Resorts”.

La propiedad emblemática de Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton Riviera Cancun, es reconocida desde hace tiempo entre los mejores resorts todo incluido de México. Además de los numerosos premios que el resort ganó este año, la sección solo para adultos, Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, recibió el premio platino del programa GreenLeader de TripAdvisor®. Este premio es otorgado a resorts que cumplen con ciertos requisitos ecológicos, entre los cuales se incluyen: contar con un plan de reutilización de ropa de cama, monitorizar del uso de energía, reciclar, usar bombillas de bajo consumo, implementar programas de educación para el personal; así como contar con un programa de desperdicio de agua.

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Desde su inauguración en 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts ha crecido exitosamente hasta convertirse en la empresa de complejos hoteleros de más rápido crecimiento en el Caribe, con 46 propiedades que sobrepasan las 15 700 habitaciones en 10 países. Con un enfoque innovador para diferenciar marcas según las demandas específicas de cada mercado, la cartera de Blue Diamond Resorts es más impresionante que nunca. La adición más reciente a la empresa es la colección de hoteles boutique Mystique Resorts, que brinda una experiencia personalizada en ubicaciones increíblemente hermosas como Trinidad (Cuba), Isla Holbox y Santa Lucía. Los galardonados resorts de lujo Royalton Luxury Resorts rediseñan la experiencia todo incluido al ofrecer comodidades exclusivas que incluyen All-In Connectivity™, el moderno concepto de Sports Event Guarantee™ y elementos de bienestar en la suite. Las submarcas de Royalton solo para adultos incluyen Hideaway at Royalton, el cual ofrece gastronomía exclusiva y alojamiento preferencial con acceso a todos los servicios y comodidades del cercano Royalton; y el elegante All-Exclusive™ CHIC by Royalton, una experiencia vacacional dinámica y social con comodidades de lujo y opciones gastronómicas de alta calidad. En Jamaica, se restauró el Grand Lido Negril para brindar unas vacaciones naturistas lujosas y elegantes a lo largo de una exclusiva playa y ser un refugio privado único. Memories Resorts & Spa brinda una experiencia que complace a toda la familia, y Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble en ubicaciones exóticas con alojamiento cómodo.

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Bombardier Signs Firm Purchase Agreement for Six Q400 Turboprops

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, April 01, 2019: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that a customer, who has requested to remain unidentified at this time, has signed an order to acquire six new Q400 aircraft.

Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 202 million.

“The Q400 aircraft offers the perfect balance of passenger comfort and operating economics while maintaining its unmatched range and speed advantage versus other turboprops,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The demand for turboprop aircraft worldwide is tremendous and the Q Series aircraft are ideally positioned to meet the needs of regional airlines as they offer a unique ability to serve diverse and challenging environments. The Q400 offers the lowest seat costs amongst turboprops, with an enhanced passenger experience and a proven 99.5 per cent reliability.”

About Bombardier
With over 68,000 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. The company is recognized on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier firma un acuerdo de compra en firme por seis turbohélices Q400

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, April 02, 2019: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft anunció hoy que un cliente, quien solicitó no ser identificado por el momento, ha firmado un pedido de compra de seis nuevos aviones Q400.

Con base en el precio de lista de los aviones Q400, el pedido en firme está valuado en aproximadamente 202 millones de dólares estadounidenses.

“El avión Q400 ofrece el equilibrio perfecto entre la comodidad del pasajero y la economía operativa, al tiempo que mantiene su inigualable ventaja de autonomía y velocidad con respecto a otros turbohélices”, comentó Fred Cromer, presidente de Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “La demanda mundial de aviones turbohélice es altísima, y los aviones Q Series se encuentran en una posición ideal para satisfacer las necesidades de las aerolíneas regionales, ya que ofrecen una capacidad única para trabajar en entornos diversos y desafiantes. El Q400 ofrece los costos por asiento más bajos entre los turbohélices, con una experiencia mejorada para los pasajeros y una confiabilidad comprobada del 99,5 %”.

Acerca de Bombardier
Con más de 68 000 empleados en cuatro segmentos comerciales, Bombardier es un líder global de la industria del transporte en la creación de aviones y trenes innovadores. Nuestros productos y servicios ofrecen experiencias de transporte de primera clase que establecen nuevos estándares en comodidad del pasajero, eficiencia energética, confiabilidad y seguridad.

Con sede en Montreal, Canadá, Bombardier tiene plantas de producción e ingeniería en 28 países en los sectores de transporte, aeronaves ejecutivas, aeronaves comerciales y aeroestructuras, y servicios de ingeniería. Las acciones de Bombardier se cotizan en la Bolsa de Toronto (BBD). En el año fiscal que terminó el 31 de diciembre de 2018, Bombardier registró ingresos por 16 200 millones de dólares estadounidenses. La compañía es reconocida en el Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index (Índice de las 100 corporaciones más sustentables del mundo) de 2019. Consulte las noticias e información disponibles en bombardier.com o síganos en Twitter @Bombardier.

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Jamaica Participates in Routes Americas

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Jamaica is participating in Routes Americas in Quebec, Canada between 12 and 14 February to promote the country as a tourism and business destination. Routes Americas is top leading summit in the Western Hemisphere for the development of new routes and airlift attended by airline and airport executives from across the region.

Jamaica’s objective at the event is to attract new flights and airlines to this leading Caribbean destination. The promotion of destination Jamaica is being supported by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), which operates Jamaica’s leading international gateway, Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, and as incoming operator of Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

Meetings have been scheduled with 20 airlines based in Canada, the US, the EU and Latin America, including American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, British Airways, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Southwest, United Airlines and TUI, among several others.

Routes Americas will get the industry geared up for the World Routes 2019 summit to be held in Adelaide, Australia in September, where GAP will intensify the promotion of Jamaica as an investment and tourism destination. The World Routes summit in Adelaide will have a global reach with the participation of airlines based in the EU, Africa, Asia and Australia, many of which do not typically participate in Routes Americas.

GAP is committed to promoting Jamaica as an extraordinary destination with countless natural wonders and an excellent tourism product, as well as for its attractiveness as a destination for foreign investment that promotes the sustainable economic and social development of the country.

About Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) is a leading airport operator based in Mexico. GAP holds concessions for the operation of 12 international airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica, providing service to more than 300 destinations via 35 airlines. The company’s shares are listed in Mexico and in New York.

GAP served 40.7m passengers in 2017, an 11.4% increase over 2016.

Airports operated by GAP are based in:

  • Guadalajara and Tijuana, serving the principal metropolitan areas;
  • Mexicali, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Morelia, serving these medium-size developing cities;
  • La Paz, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and Montego Bay, leading tourism destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean;
  • On October 10th, 2018, GAP announced it had closed the public-private-partnership to operate, modernize and expand Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica.

Airports operated by GAP in Mexico are owned by the Mexican government and operated under a 50-year concession that commenced in 1998 as part of a national initiative to privatize and improve the quality of service and security at airports across the country.

Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay is owned by the Government of Jamaica and operated under a 30-year concession by MBJ Airports, a partnership between GAP and Vantage Airport Group. GAP was awarded a 25-year concession to operate Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston commencing in October 2019.

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Bombardier Sells Nine CRJ900 Aircraft to Chorus Aviation

Jazz Aviation LP to be the first Canadian Operator of the ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin under the Air Canada Express banner

CaribPR Wire, MONTRÉAL, Feb. 06, 2019:  Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc. (“Chorus Aviation”) has finalized a firm purchase agreement for nine CRJ900 aircraft. These aircraft will be operated by Jazz Aviation LP, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation, under the Air Canada Express banner, making them the first Canadian operator of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for CRJ Series regional jets.

Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the order is valued at approximately $437 million U.S.

“We are delighted that Chorus and Jazz have chosen Bombardier products for the growth and renewal of their fleet. It reaffirms their confidence in the value that the CRJ Series provides to airlines,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The CRJ900 aircraft is ideally suited to growing markets and is recognized for its superior performance, economics and passenger comfort.”

“The addition of these new CRJ900 aircraft is part of the ongoing modernization of our Jazz fleet,” said Joseph Randell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chorus. “These aircraft provide unit operating costs that are amongst the lowest of any regional aircraft, allowing us to more effectively compete while addressing changing market demand.”

Jazz, under the Air Canada Express brand, will operate the CRJ900 in a dual-class cabin configuration with 76 seats. The airline intends to take delivery of their first aircraft with the latest enhancement to the CRJ Series regional jets – the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin in the first half of 2020.

About the ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin
The new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin sets new standards of passenger experience in the regional jet market segment. Key features of the new interior are comprised of larger passenger living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, more spacious lavatory, increased cabin connectivity options, all integrated in a contemporary design and material choices. In fact, the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design allows passengers to carry and store an “oversized” roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins which minimizes the need to check bags at the counter or the gate. To learn more: DiscoverAtmosphere.com

About CRJ Series Aircraft
Every 5 seconds, a CRJ Series regional jet takes off or lands somewhere in the world. The CRJ Series family of aircraft has trans­ported more than 2 billion passengers to become the world’s most successful regional jet program – linking people and communities like no other. The CRJ Series regional jets have revolutionized aviation with their proven efficiency, reliability and profitability.

The CRJ Series regional jets share commonality benefits that provide flexibility to operators and allow them to optimize their fleets to meet specific market demands. No other regional aircraft deliver this capability. Optimized for medium-haul regional routes, these aircraft can provide up to 10 per cent cash operating cost advantage over competing jets.

Since its launch, the CRJ Series family of regional jets has stimulated the regional jet market. In North America alone, it accounts for over 18 per cent of all jet departures. Globally, the family operates 194,800 flights per month.

About Chorus
Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chorus Aviation Inc. (‘Chorus’) was incorporated on September 27, 2010. Chorus’ vision is to deliver regional aviation to the world. Chorus has been leasing its owned regional aircraft into Jazz’s Air Canada Express operation since 2011 and has established Chorus Aviation Capital Corp. to become a leading, global provider of regional aircraft leases. Chorus also owns Jazz Aviation LP and Voyageur Aviation Corp. – companies that have long histories of safe and solid operations that deliver excellent customer service in the areas of contract flying operations, engineering, fleet management, and maintenance, repair and overhaul. Together, the Chorus group of companies can provide a full suite of regional aviation support services. Chorus Class A Variable Voting Shares and Class B Voting Shares trade on the TSX under the trading symbol ‘CHR’.

For more information, visit www.chorusaviation.ca

About Jazz
Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’) has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4,600 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, using the Air Canada Express brand, Jazz provides service to a variety of markets throughout North America.

For more information, visit www.flyjazz.ca

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier vende nueve aviones CRJ900 a Chorus Aviation

Jazz Aviation LP será el primer operador canadiense de la cabina ATMOSPHÈRE bajo la marca Air Canada Express

CARIBPR WIRE MONTREAL, Feb. 07, 2019: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft anunció hoy que una subsidiaria de Chorus Aviation Inc. (“Chorus Aviation”) concretó un acuerdo de compra de nueve aviones CRJ900. Estos aviones serán operados por Jazz Aviation LP, una subsidiaria de Chorus Aviation, bajo la marca Air Canada Express, lo que los convierte en el primer operador canadiense de la nueva cabina ATMOSPHÈRE para aviones regionales CRJ Series.

Con base en el precio de lista de los aviones CRJ900, el pedido está valuado en aproximadamente 437 millones de dólares estadounidenses.

“Nos complace que Chorus y Jazz hayan elegido los productos de Bombardier para el crecimiento y la renovación de su flota. Esto reafirma su confianza en el valor que CRJ Series proporciona a las aerolíneas”, afirmó Fred Cromer, presidente de Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “El avión CRJ900 es ideal para mercados en crecimiento y es reconocido por su rendimiento superior, economía y comodidad para el pasajero”.

“La incorporación de estos nuevos aviones CRJ900 es parte de la modernización continua de la flota de Jazz”, mencionó Joseph Randell, presidente y director ejecutivo de Chorus. “Estas aeronaves ofrecen costos operativos unitarios que se encuentran entre los más bajos respecto de cualquier aeronave regional, lo que nos permite competir de manera más efectiva y también abordar la cambiante demanda del mercado”.

Jazz, bajo la marca Air Canada Express, operará el CRJ900 en una configuración de cabina de dos clases con 76 asientos. La aerolínea espera recibir su primer avión con las últimas mejoras de los aviones regionales CRJ Series —la cabina ATMOSPHÈRE— durante el primer semestre de 2020.

Acerca de la cabina ATMOSPHÈRE
La nueva cabina ATMOSPHÈRE establece nuevos estándares para la experiencia de los pasajeros en el segmento de la aviación regional. Las características clave del nuevo interior incluyen mayor espacio para los pasajeros, capacidad de llevar bolsos con ruedas, un lavabo más espacioso y mayores opciones de conectividad de la cabina, todo integrado en un diseño contemporáneo y con opciones de materiales. De hecho, el diseño de la cabina ATMOSPHÈRE permite a los pasajeros transportar y guardar una maleta con ruedas “de gran tamaño” dentro de los compartimentos de la cabina de la aeronave y esto minimiza la necesidad de revisar las maletas en el mostrador o la puerta. Para obtener más información, visite DiscoverAtmosphere.com

Acerca de los aviones CRJ Series
Cada 5 segundos, un avión regional CRJ Series despega o aterriza en algún lugar del mundo. La familia de aviones CRJ Series ha transportado a más de 2000 millones de pasajeros, lo que lo convierte en el programa de aviones regionales más exitoso del mundo, que une a personas y comunidades como ningún otro. Los aviones regionales CRJ Series han revolucionado la aviación con su eficacia, confiabilidad y rentabilidad comprobadas.

Los aviones regionales CRJ Series tienen beneficios comunes que proporcionan flexibilidad a los operadores y les permiten optimizar sus flotas para satisfacer las demandas específicas del mercado. Ningún otro avión regional ofrece esta capacidad. Optimizadas para rutas regionales de distancias medias, estas aeronaves pueden proporcionar hasta un 10 % de ventaja en costos de operación en efectivo respecto de los aviones de la competencia.

Desde su lanzamiento, la familia de aviones regionales CRJ Series ha impulsado el mercado de este tipo de aeronaves. Solo en Norteamérica, representa más del 18 % de todos los viajes en este medio de transporte. A nivel mundial, la familia opera 194 800 vuelos por mes.

Acerca de Chorus
Con sede en Halifax, Nueva Escocia, Chorus Aviation Inc. (‘Chorus’) se constituyó el 27 de septiembre de 2010. La visión de Chorus es prestar servicios de aviación regional al mundo. Chorus arrienda aviones regionales de su propiedad a la operación Air Canada Express de Jazz desde 2011 y ha establecido a Chorus Aviation Capital Corp. como un proveedor global líder de arrendamientos de aviones regionales. Chorus también es propietaria de Jazz Aviation LP y Voyageur Aviation Corp., compañías que tienen una larga trayectoria de operaciones seguras y sólidas que brindan un excelente servicio al cliente en las áreas de operaciones de vuelo por contrato, ingeniería, gestión de flotas y mantenimiento, reparación y reacondicionamiento. Juntos, el grupo de compañías Chorus puede proporcionar una gama completa de servicios de apoyo a la aviación regional. Las acciones de voto variable de clase A y de voto de Clase B de Chorus se comercializan en TSX con el símbolo CHR.

Para obtener más información, visite www.chorusaviation.ca.

Acerca de Jazz
Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’) tiene una sólida trayectoria en la aviación canadiense con sus raíces que se remontan a la década de 1930. Como la aerolínea regional más grande de Canadá, Jazz tiene un historial comprobado de liderazgo en la industria y un servicio al cliente excepcional, y ha aprovechado esa solidez para entregar valor a todos sus accionistas. Jazz opera más vuelos y vuela a más destinos canadienses que cualquier otra aerolínea, y cuenta con una fuerza laboral de aproximadamente 4600 profesionales, altamente experimentados en la desafiante y compleja naturaleza de las operaciones regionales.

Bajo un acuerdo de compra de capacidad con Air Canada, bajo la marca Air Canada Express, Jazz presta servicios a diversos mercados de Norteamérica.

Para obtener más información, visite www.flyjazz.ca.

Acerca de Bombardier
Con más de 69 500 empleados en cuatro segmentos comerciales, Bombardier es un líder global de la industria del transporte en la creación de aviones y trenes innovadores. Nuestros productos y servicios ofrecen experiencias de transporte de primera clase que establecen nuevos estándares en comodidad del pasajero, eficiencia energética, confiabilidad y seguridad.

Con sede en Montreal, Canadá, Bombardier tiene plantas de producción e ingeniería en 28 países en los sectores de transporte, aeronaves ejecutivas, aeronaves comerciales y aeroestructuras, y servicios de ingeniería. Las acciones de Bombardier se cotizan en la Bolsa de Toronto (BBD).En el año fiscal que terminó el 31 de diciembre de 2017, Bombardier registró ingresos por 16 200 millones de dólares estadounidenses. Consulte las noticias e información disponibles en bombardier.com o síganos en Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier Launches New Innovative 50-Seater Aircraft

  • The CRJ550 is a new aircraft type based on the CRJ700 platform, within Bombardier’s successful CRJ family
  • This aircraft model is the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world

CaribPR Wire, MONTRÉAL, Feb. 06, 2019: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is pleased to officially launch the new CRJ550 aircraft, the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world designed to meet the expectations of today’s passengers. The CRJ550 is a new CRJ Series aircraft model, with a new type certificate based on the CRJ700. United Airlines is the launch customer of this new model.

“The new CRJ550 model is the only solution in North America that can replace the existing fleet of ageing 50-seaters, a market of over 700 aircraft, said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. It offers improved passenger experience with ample on-board storage for carry-on bags and more passenger living space. This is one more example of how we are focusing on creating value for our customers and a very important endorsement from United in regards to the CRJ platform.”

The CRJ550 will feature a self-serve beverage and snack station and more overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by any U.S. carrier, in addition to all the benefits for which the CRJ Series aircraft are known.

With the CRJ550, the CRJ Series is the only family of regional aircraft that can offer 3-class cabin across all-market segments, while meeting the current operational requirements. One of the key benefits for the US operators will be to leverage the cockpit commonality from the CRJ200 to the CRJ900. The CRJ550 will also delight operators by delivering a 99.5 per cent proven dispatch reliability, the elimination of gate check bags, and providing connectivity.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier lanza un nuevo e innovador avión de 50 plazas

  • El CRJ550 es un nuevo tipo de avión basado en la plataforma CRJ700, perteneciente a la exitosa familia CRJ de Bombardier
  • Este modelo de avión es el primer avión de 50 asientos de tres clases en el mundo

CaribPR Wire, MONTREAL, Feb. 07, 2019:  Bombardier Commercial Aircraft se complace en lanzar oficialmente el nuevo avión CRJ550, el primer avión de 50 asientos de tres clases en el mundo, diseñado para satisfacer las expectativas de los pasajeros de hoy. El CRJ550 es un nuevo modelo de avión CRJ Series con un nuevo certificado tipo basado en el CRJ700. United Airlines es el cliente a cargo del lanzamiento de este nuevo modelo.

“El nuevo modelo CRJ550 es la única solución en Norteamérica que puede reemplazar la antigua flota existente de 50 plazas, un mercado de más de 700 aeronaves”, comentó Fred Cromer, presidente de Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Ofrece una experiencia mejorada para los pasajeros con un amplio espacio de guardado a bordo para bolsos de mano, y más espacio destinado a la comodidad del pasajero. Este es un ejemplo más de cómo nos estamos enfocando en crear valor para nuestros clientes y un aval muy importante de United a la plataforma CRJ”.

El CRJ550 contará con una estación de autoservicio de bebidas y refrigerios y más espacio para las piernas por asiento que cualquier otro avión de 50 plazas de aerolíneas estadounidenses; además de todos los beneficios por los que los aviones CRJ Series son conocidos.

Con el CRJ550, CRJ Series es la única familia de aviones regionales que ofrece cabina de 3 clases en todos los segmentos del mercado, a la vez que cumple con los requisitos operacionales actuales. Uno de los beneficios clave para los operadores de los EE. UU. será aprovechar las características comunes de la cabina del CRJ200 al CRJ900. El CRJ550 también será del agrado de los operadores al ofrecer una puntualidad de vuelo comprobada del 99,5 %, la eliminación del control de equipaje en las puertas y conectividad.

Acerca de Bombardier
Con más de 69 500 empleados en cuatro segmentos comerciales, Bombardier es un líder global de la industria del transporte en la creación de aviones y trenes innovadores. Nuestros productos y servicios ofrecen experiencias de transporte de primera clase que establecen nuevos estándares en comodidad del pasajero, eficiencia energética, confiabilidad y seguridad.

Con sede en Montreal, Canadá, Bombardier tiene plantas de producción e ingeniería en 28 países en los sectores de transporte, aeronaves ejecutivas, aeronaves comerciales y aeroestructuras, y servicios de ingeniería. Las acciones de Bombardier se cotizan en la Bolsa de Toronto (BBD).En el año fiscal que terminó el 31 de diciembre de 2017, Bombardier registró ingresos por 16 200 millones de dólares estadounidenses. Consulte las noticias e información disponibles en bombardier.com o síganos en Twitter @Bombardier.

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Successful Presence of NexusTours in Cancun Travel Mart

CaribPR Wire, CANCUN, Mexico, Oct. 19, 2018: On Monday, October 8, the Cancun Travel Mart began its 31st edition, inside the Convention Center on the Hotel Zone.

NexusTours took the opportunity to present its wide portfolio of over 4000 products and services in 15 countries with 48 destinations, and strengthen its regional leadership as a B2B distributor with DMC heart, which during 2018 gave attention to more than 2.3 million travelers and through their high standard of quality achieved a high degree of satisfaction.

The trade show allowed last negotiations for the winter season and redefined strategies according to the latest trends, such as the arrival of 19 million 189 thousand 289 passengers at the international airport in Cancun so far this year 2018, according to figures from the Secretary of Tourism of the State.

The meeting was attended by Roberto Bermudez Senior Corporate Director of Distribution & Product and his NexusGlobal team focused on the markets of Latin America, USA & Canada; Juan Derudi Commercial Director Central & LATAM, Javier Vidal Commercial Director USA & Canada and Leticia Gutierrez Corporate Director Tourdesk & Watersports who managed the busy schedule with clients and suppliers with the aim of strengthening relationships and consolidating regional leadership.

ABOUT NEXUSTOURS

We are the leading Destination Management Company in the region, with a presence in more than 15 countries and more than 47 destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America, transporting more than 2 million passengers per year. We are part of Sunwing Travel Group and, backed by more than 20 years of experience, we have a modern fleet of own vehicles for transfers and excursion operations. We offer the most complete service program in destination, both in airports and through our Tour Desk and Hospitality Desk in hotels. Excellence in assistance and service are our greatest commitment; so we offer the most modern customer service channels 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, through our Contact Center, website, Chat-On-Line service, and our App Connect2Nexus, in which, travelers find all the necessary information and allow them to communicate for free with our team of professionals.

In addition to the tour operators of our group, such as Sunwing Vacations, Signature Vacations and Vacation Express, we are honored to have the confidence of more than 500 first-class Tour Operators, leaders in their markets in Latin America, Mexico and Europe, among them, TUI Travel Group.

For more general information visit www.nexustours.com/corporate

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Exitosa Presencia de NexusTours en el Cancun Travel Mart

CaribPR Wire, CANCUN, Mexico, Oct. 19, 2018: El día lunes 8 de octubre inició el Cancún Travel Mart en su edición número 31, dentro del Centro de Convenciones en  Zona Hotelera.

NexusTours aprovechó la importante ocasión para presentar su amplio portafolio de más de 4000 productos y servicios en 15 países con 48 destinos, y fortalecer su liderazgo regional como distribuidor B2B con corazón DMC, que durante 2018 dio atención a más de 2.3 millones de viajeros y gracias al elevado estándar de calidad se alcanzó un alto grado de satisfacción.

La feria permitió últimas negociaciones para la temporada de invierno y redefinir estrategias de acuerdo a las últimas tendencias, como la llegada de 19 millones 189 mil 289 pasajeros al aeropuerto internacional de Cancún en lo que va de este año 2018, de acuerdo a cifras de la Secretaría de Turismo del Estado.

Al encuentro asistieron Roberto Bermudez Senior Corporate Director de Distribution & Product y su equipo de NexusGlobal enfocado en los mercados de Latinoamérica, USA & Canadá; Juan Derudi Comercial Director Central & LATAM, Javier Vidal Comercial Director USA & Canada  y Leticia Gutierrez Corporate Director Tourdesk & Watersports que gestionaron la apretada agenda con clientes y proveedores con el objetivo de fortalecer relaciones y consolidar liderazgo regional.

ACERCA DE NEXUSTOURS

Somos el Destination Management Company líder en la región, con presencia en más de 15 países y más de 47 destinos en el Caribe y América Latina, transportando a más de 2 millones de pasajeros al año. Formamos parte de Sunwing Travel Group y, respaldados por más de 20 años de experiencia, contamos con una moderna flota de vehículos propios para traslados y operación de excursiones. Brindamos el más completo programa de servicios en destino, tanto en aeropuertos como a través de nuestros Tour Desk y Hospitality Desk en los hoteles. La excelencia en la asistencia y el servicio son nuestro mayor compromiso; por lo que ofrecemos los más modernos canales de atención al cliente 24 horas al día, los 365 días del año, a través nuestro Contact Center, sitio web, servicio de Chat-On-Line, y de nuestra App Connect2Nexus, en la cual, los viajeros encuentran toda la información necesaria y les permite comunicarse de manera gratuita con nuestro equipo de profesionales.

Además de los turoperadores de nuestro grupo, como Sunwing Vacations, Signature Vacations y Vacation Express, tenemos el honor de contar con la confianza de más de 500 Tour Operadores de primera línea, líderes en sus mercados de Latinoamérica, México y Europa, entre ellos, TUI Travel Group.

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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico Will Operate the Norman Manley Airport in 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The most honorable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica hosted the Norman Manley International Airport Public-Private Partnership Execution of the Concession Agreement to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP).

The Jamaican authorities, including the Prime Minister, Andrew Holness; during the execution of the concession agreement with the GAP's CEO, Raul Revuelta Musalem

GAP is a Mexican corporation that operates thirteen international airports in large metropolitan areas, industrial centers, and world-class leisure destinations of Mexico and Jamaica. In the last 18 years, the Group has invested over $1.2 billion US Dollars in the airports, positioning itself as one of the fastest growing airport groups of its size in the world. During 2017, the airports of the Group managed 40.7 million of passengers.

In April 2015, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico assumed operational control of Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, investing over 191 million US Dollars to acquire a 74.5% stake in this airport. This was the largest investment of the Group outside Mexico.

GAP has developed a culture committed to customer service. One of the main objectives of the Group once it takes control of the operations of the Norman Manley International Airport next year, will be to improve the infrastructure and equipment to fulfill passengers’ needs.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, manages airports based on establishing strong partnerships with the airport owner, the passengers, the airlines, business developers, members in the air transportation industry and notably, with the local authorities.

“We will collaborate with the government of Jamaica in identifying tourism development opportunities and possible investors from Mexico; as well as explore potential growth for new resorts, tourism facilities and time-share business in parts of the country where the connectivity provided by the airport could be a catalyst”, mentioned Raul Revuelta, Chief Executive Officer of the Group during the ceremony in which participated Hon. Robert Montague, Minister of Transport & Mining.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) is a Mexican company that operates 13 international airports in the Pacific and Central Regions of Mexico and in the Caribbean:

  • Guadalajara and Tijuana, serving the main metropolitan areas.
  • Mexicali, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Morelia, serving mid-sized and developing cities.
  • La Paz, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and Montego Bay, serving some of the leading tourist destinations.

In Mexico, the airports are owned by the Mexican government and were assigned 50-year concessions as part of a national initiative to privatize and improve the quality and safety of the country’s airport services. In the last 18 years, GAP has invested over $1.2 billion USD in the airports. During 2017, the airports of the Group managed 40.7 million passengers.

In April 2015, GAP assumed operational control of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.

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Sunwing Travel Group and Rex Resorts announce strategic alliance

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Oct. 02, 2018: Sunwing Travel Group announced today that the Group’s hotel division would begin operating six of Rex Resorts’ Caribbean hotels as part of a newly formed strategic alliance, effective December 01, 2018. As part of this landmark agreement, Sunwing’s growing hotel division plans to make significant improvements to each of the resorts over the coming years.

“We are excited to be entering into this partnership which reflects our commitment to the CARICOM countries of the Lesser Antilles.” said Stephen Hunter, President & CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. He added, “We look forward to increasing tourism in Grenada, Tobago and Barbados as we have recently done in St. Lucia and Antigua.”

Alison Palin of Rex Resorts also welcomed the news, “This strategic alliance will enable us to rejuvenate and further enhance these popular resorts which are all situated in prime beach locations. Leveraging Sunwing’s distribution and scale will allow us to boost our occupancy and tighten our operational costs and ultimately position these properties to provide even more value to our guests. We look forward to the continued support of our valued employees, local suppliers and tour operators as we finalize this exciting and transformational agreement.”

The six Rex Resorts will be absorbed within two of the hotel division’s brands: the new luxury boutique hotel collection, Mystique Resorts and the popular mid-market chain, Starfish Resorts. Mystique Royal St. Lucia will be the second addition to the Mystique Resorts brand, with the first opening later this month in Holbox, Mexico. The Starfish Resorts brand will see five new additions: Starfish Discovery Bay Resort, Barbados; Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort, Antigua; Starfish St. Lucia Resort, St. Lucia; Starfish Grenada Resort, Grenada and Starfish Tobago Resort, Tobago.

For the latest news and more information, visit www.sunwingtravelgroup.com

About Sunwing Travel Group

The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing Travel Group is comprised of two leading leisure tour operators, Sunwing Vacations and Vacation Express; Sunwing Airlines, Canada’s premier leisure airline; SunwingJets, a luxury private jet charter service; together with the Group’s own travel retail businesses, SellOffVacations.com and Luxe Destination Weddings. Blue Diamond Resorts is the Group’s hotel division, an innovative organization that operates popular resort brands including Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts, Royalton Luxury Resorts, CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts, Memories Resorts & Spa, Starfish Resorts and Mystique Resorts across the Caribbean and Mexico; while NexusTours is a full-service destination management company offering affordably priced and reliable ground transportation, popular tours and excursions, as well as other travel management services.

Sunwing Travel Group y Rex Resorts anuncian una alianza estratégica

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Oct. 03, 2018:Sunwing Travel Group anunció hoy que, a partir del 1.° de diciembre de 2018, la división de hoteles del Grupo comenzará a operar seis de los hoteles de Rex Resorts en el Caribe como parte de una alianza estratégica recientemente formada. En el marco de este acuerdo sin precedentes, la creciente división de hoteles de Sunwing planea realizar mejoras significativas en cada uno de los complejos turísticos en los próximos años.

“Nos entusiasma participar en esta asociación que refleja nuestro compromiso con los países de la Comunidad del Caribe (Caribbean Community, CARICOM) de las Antillas Menores”, mencionó Stephen Hunter, presidente y director ejecutivo de Sunwing Travel Group. “Esperamos aumentar el turismo en Granada, Tobago y Barbados como lo hemos hecho recientemente en Santa Lucía y Antigua”, agregó.

Alison Palin, de Rex Resorts, también recibió con agrado la noticia: “Esta alianza estratégica nos permitirá rejuvenecer y mejorar aún más estos populares complejos turísticos, todos ubicados en playas privilegiadas. Aprovechar la distribución y escala de Sunwing nos permitirá aumentar nuestra ocupación y ajustar nuestros costos operativos y, en última instancia, posicionar estas propiedades para brindar aún más valor a nuestros huéspedes. Esperamos contar con el apoyo continuo de nuestros valiosos empleados, proveedores locales y operadores turísticos mientras finalizamos este emocionante y transformador acuerdo”.

Los seis Rex Resorts se absorberán en dos de las marcas de la división de hoteles: la nueva colección de hoteles boutique de lujo, Mystique Resorts, y la popular cadena de mercado medio (mid-market), Starfish Resorts. Mystique Royal St. Lucia será la segunda incorporación a la marca Mystique Resorts, que se inaugurará posteriormente este mes en Holbox, México. La marca Starfish Resorts tendrá cinco nuevas incorporaciones: Starfish Discovery Bay Resort en Barbados; Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort en Antigua; Starfish St. Lucia Resort en Santa Lucía; Starfish Grenada Resort en Granada y Starfish Tobago Resort en Tobago.

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La compañía integrada de viajes más grande de América del Norte, Sunwing Travel Group, está compuesta por dos operadores turísticos de viajes de ocio líderes, Sunwing Vacations y Vacation Express; Sunwing Airlines, la principal aerolínea de viajes de ocio de Canadá; SunwingJets, un lujoso servicio de vuelos privados, junto con los negocios minoristas de viajes propios del Grupo, SellOffVacations.com y Luxe Destination Weddings. Blue Diamond Resorts es la división de hoteles del Grupo, una organización innovadora que opera marcas populares de complejos turísticos, incluidos Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts, Royalton Luxury Resorts, CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts, Memories Resorts & Spa, Starfish Resorts y Mystique Resorts en todo el Caribe y México; mientras que NexusTours es una compañía de gestión de destino de servicio completo que ofrece transporte terrestre, excursiones y visitas populares, así como otros servicios de gestión de viajes confiables a precios razonables.

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Bombardier CRJ Series Certified for Higher Maintenance Intervals

CaribPR Wire, MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) has granted approval for the maintenance intervals escalation of the CRJ700, CRJ900 and CRJ1000 aircraft. The line maintenance interval (A-check) is extended to 800 flight hours, and the heavy maintenance interval (C-check) at 8,000 flight hours.

“With the longest maintenance intervals on the regional jet market, the CRJ aircraft family continues to deliver more value to operators, along with its excellent reliability and its proven outstanding operational capability”, said Charles Comtois, Head of CRJ Series Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We are thrilled that our operators are benefitting from our continuous improvement mindset as with this evolution, the CRJ Series operators can now take advantage of 14 per cent less maintenance days, meaning more days of revenue flying.”

The maintenance intervals have doubled since the launch of the CRJ aircraft family. The new maintenance intervals are applicable for new production deliveries as well as all CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 aircraft in service.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier CRJ Series obtiene certificación para intervalos de mantenimiento más largos

CaribPR Wire, MONTREAL, Sept. 25, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft anunció hoy que la Agencia Federal de Aviación (Federal Aviation Agency, FAA) ha otorgado la aprobación para extender los intervalos de mantenimiento de los aviones CRJ700, CRJ900 y CRJ1000. El intervalo de mantenimiento de línea (verificación A) se extiende a 800 horas de vuelo y el intervalo de mantenimiento pesado (verificación C) a 8000 horas de vuelo.

“Con los intervalos de mantenimiento más largos en el mercado de los aviones regionales, la familia de aviones CRJ continúa entregando más valor a los operadores, junto con su excelente confiabilidad y su destacada capacidad operativa comprobada”, comentó Charles Comtois, jefe del Programa de CRJ Series de Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Estamos encantados de que nuestros operadores se beneficien a partir de nuestra mentalidad de mejora continua, ya que, con esta evolución, los operadores de CRJ Series ahora pueden aprovechar un 14 % menos de días de mantenimiento, lo que significa más días volando para generar ingresos”.

Los intervalos de mantenimiento se han duplicado desde el lanzamiento de la familia de aviones CRJ. Los nuevos intervalos de mantenimiento corresponden a las nuevas entregas de producción, y a todos los aviones CRJ700, CRJ900 y CRJ1000 en servicio.

Acerca de Bombardier
Con más de 69 500 empleados en cuatro segmentos comerciales, Bombardier es un líder global de la industria del transporte en la creación de aviones y trenes innovadores. Nuestros productos y servicios ofrecen experiencias de transporte de primera clase que establecen nuevos estándares en comodidad del pasajero, eficiencia energética, confiabilidad y seguridad.

Con sede en Montreal, Canadá, Bombardier tiene plantas de producción e ingeniería en 28 países en los sectores de transporte, aeronaves ejecutivas, aeronaves comerciales y aeroestructuras, y servicios de ingeniería. Las acciones de Bombardier se cotizan en la Bolsa de Toronto (BBD). En el año fiscal que terminó el 31 de diciembre de 2017, Bombardier registró ingresos por 16 200 millones de dólares estadounidenses. Noticias e información disponibles en bombardier.com, o síganos en Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet

  • SpiceJet becomes the first airline to take advantage of the Q400 aircraft’s increased profit potential

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced the delivery of its first 90-seat Q400 aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to India’s SpiceJet Limited (“SpiceJet”) the launch operator for the extra-capacity, 90-seat aircraft.

“We are excited to induct the 90-seat Q400 aircraft into our fleet,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet. “The additional seats and performance improvements will result in substantial reduction in unit costs and also we will enable us to address our market needs in the regional space.”

“The delivery of the first 90-seat Q400 aircraft showcases the commitment of Bombardier’s Q Series turboprop program to respond to customer requirements as they address traffic growth in regional markets,” said Todd Young, Head of the Q Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
“I thank and congratulate the employees and suppliers who have worked tirelessly to deliver this most recent enhancement to the Q400 aircraft, and I also thank our customer, SpiceJet for its strong support and collaboration in this continuous improvement program.”

“This is a very important milestone for the Q400 aircraft program because the 90-seat option demonstrates the increased profitability potential that this unique turboprop has to offer,” said
Colin Bole, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The increased passenger capacity allows 15 per cent reduction of seat cost compared to the previous standard Q400 aircraft and provides an enormous benefit for airlines. We are thrilled that SpiceJet will be the first operator to showcase the unique capabilities and unbeatable productivity of our turboprops.”

About SpiceJet Ltd
SpiceJet is India’s favourite airline that has made flying affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 412 average daily flights to 54 destinations, including 47 domestic and 7 international ones. The airline connects its network with a fleet of 36 Boeing 737NG and 22 Bombardier Q400 aircraft. The majority of the airline’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating in India.

SpiceJet also operates a dedicated air cargo service under the brand name SpiceXpress offering safe, on-time, efficient and seamless cargo connectivity across India and on international routes. SpiceJet is the first Indian airline to offer end-to-end cargo services and the airline’s freighters fleet consist of Boeing 737 aircraft.

SpiceJet’s standing as the country’s favourite airline has been further reinforced by the multiple awards and recognitions which includes the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum Leadership Award to Ajay Singh, , Global ‘Low-Cost Leadership Award’ conferred to Mr Singh at the Airline Strategy Awards 2018 in London, ‘BML Munjal Awards 2018’ for ‘Business Excellence through Learning and Development’, ‘Best Domestic Airline’ Award at Wings India 2018, ‘EY Entrepreneur of the year 2017 for Business Transformation’ by Ernst & Young, The CAPA Chairman’s Order of Merit for fastest turnaround in FY 2016, ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands – 2016′, ‘Global Asian of the Year Award’  & ‘Asia’s  Greatest CFO 2016′ at the AsiaOne Awards held in Singapore, ‘World Travel Leaders Award’ at WTM London, ‘Best Check- in Initiative’ award by Future Travel Experience global awards in Las Vegas, ‘Best Domestic Airline’ award at the 10th ASSOCHAM International Conference & Awards (Civil Aviation & Tourism).

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier entrega la primera aeronave Q400 de 90 plazas a SpiceJet

  • SpiceJet se convierte en la primera aerolínea en beneficiarse del aumento del potencial de ganancias de la aeronave Q400.

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft ha anunciado hoy la entrega de su primera aeronave Q400 de 90 plazas. La aeronave se ha entregado a la compañía india SpiceJet Limited (”SpiceJet”), el operador de lanzamientos para la aeronave con capacidad extra de 90 plazas.

“Estamos emocionados de introducir la aeronave Q400 de 90 plazas a nuestra flota”, afirmaba Ajay Singh, Presidente y Director general de SpiceJet. “Las plazas adicionales y las mejoras de rendimiento tendrán como resultado una reducción sustancial de los costes por unidad y también nos permitirá satisfacer las necesidades de nuestro mercado a nivel regional”.

“La entrega de la primera aeronave Q400 de 90 plazas demuestra el compromiso del programa de turbohélice Q Series de Bombardier para responder los requisitos de los clientes que se dirigen al crecimiento del tráfico en mercados regionales”, afirmó Todd Young, jede del Programa de aeronaves Q Series, de Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Agradezco y congratulo a los empleados y proveedores que han trabajado sin descanso para añadir esta mejora más reciente a la aeronave Q400, y también agradezco a nuestro cliente, SpiceJet, por su sólido apoyo y colaboración en este programa de mejora continua”.

“Se trata de un acontecimiento importante para el programa de la aeronave Q400 porque la opción de 90 plazas demuestra su mejora en el aumento de ganancias que su única turbohélice ofrece”, confirmó Colin Bole, Vicepresidente Senior y Comercial de Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “El aumento de la capacidad de pasajeros permite una reducción del 15% en el coste de los asientos en comparación con la anterior aeronave Q400 estándar y ofrece un beneficio enorme para las aerolíneas. Estamos encantados con que SpiceJet sea el primer operador que demuestra las capacidades únicas y la imbatible productividad de nuestras turbohélices”.

Acerca de SpiceJet Ltd
SpiceJet es la aerolínea india favorita que ha hecho que volar sea asequible para más indios que nunca. SpiceJet opera 412 vuelos diarios de media a 54 destinos, incluidos 47 nacionales y 7 internacionales. La aerolínea conecta su red con una flota de 36 Boeing 737NG y 22 Bombardier Q400. La mayoría de la flota de la aerolínea ofrece SpiceMax, los asientos de clase económica más espaciosos en la India.

SpiceJet también opera un servicio especializado de mercancía aérea bajo la marca SpiceXpress que ofrece conexión de mercancía segura, puntual, eficiente y sin problemas en toda India y en rutas internacionales. SpiceJet es la primera aerolínea india en ofrecer servicios integrales de mercancía y la flota de aviones de mercancía de la aerolínea consiste en aeronaves Boeing 737.

La posición de SpiceJet como la aerolínea favorita del país se ha reforzado con múltiples premios y reconocimientos, incluidos el US-India Strategic Partnership Forum Leadership Award a Ajay Singh, , el Global ‘Low-Cost Leadership Award’ otorgado al Sr. Singh en los Airline Strategy Awards 2018 en Londres, el ‘BML Munjal Awards 2018’ en ‘Business Excellence through Learning and Development’, el premio ‘Best Domestic Airline’ en Wings India 2018, el ‘EY Entrepreneur of the year 2017 for Business Transformation’ de Ernst & Young, el CAPA Chairman’s Order of Merit for fastest turnaround en FY 2016, el ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands – 2016′, el ‘Global Asian of the Year Award’  & ‘Asia’s  Greatest CFO 2016′ en los AsiaOne Awards en Singapur, el ‘World Travel Leaders Award’ en WTM London, el premio ‘Best Check- in Initiative’ de Future Travel Experience global awards en Las Vegas, el galardón ‘Best Domestic Airline’ en la 10th ASSOCHAM International Conference & Awards (Civil Aviation & Tourism).

Acerca de Bombardier
Con más de 69500 empleados en cuatro sectores de negocio, Bombardier es líder global en la industria de transporte, creando aviones y trenes innovadores y avanzados. Nuestros productos y servicios proporcionan experiencias de transporte de primera clase que establecen nuevos estándares en la comodidad de pasajeros, eficiencia energética, fiabilidad y seguridad.

Con su oficina central ubicada en Montreal, Canadá, Bombardier tiene sedes de producción e ingeniería en 28 países a través de los sectores del transporte, aeronaves de negocios, aeronaves comerciales y servicios  de aeroestructuras y de ingeniería. Las acciones de Bombardier se cotizan en la Bolsa de Toronto (BBD), Durante el ejercicio fiscal que terminó el 31 de diciembre de 2017, Bombardier registró beneficios de 16200 millones de USD. Podrá consultar más noticias e información en bombardier.com o síganos en Twitter @Bombardier.

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Biman Signs Order for Three New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Canada Sept. 10, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. has ordered three new Q400 turboprops by signing a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$106 million.

“We are very pleased that Biman is expanding its Q400 fleet with this order for three new aircraft,” said François Cognard, VP, Sales, Asia Pacific. “The Q400’s greater seating and cargo capacity really set it apart from the competition. Furthermore, the Q400’s mix of turboprop economics and jet like performance were the best match for Biman’s mix of short and long-range routes. Operators coming back for more Q400 aircraft really validates the benefits of the aircraft’s unique characteristics.”

“We are very excited about adding these Q400s to our fleet. We currently operate two Q400s and without hesitation, we can say that these aircraft are ideal for our domestic and regional operations,” said Mr. A M Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines. With its outstanding economics, comfort and operational flexibility, the Q400 will allow us to offer high frequency services within Bangladesh and neighboring countries.”

“We are extremely pleased to be supporting Bombardier in selling their Q400 aircraft to Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.,” said Ian McLeod, Vice-President of Business Development and Sales for the Canadian Commercial Corporation. “Canada and Bangladesh enjoy strong bi-lateral ties through trade and investment, development cooperation, and people-to-people links. Increasing the capacity of the national carrier supports these efforts and the economic growth of the country; improving their lives of Bangladeshis by increasing their access to domestic and international destinations.”

About Biman
Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the National Flag Carrier airline of Bangladesh. Its main hub is at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and it also operates flights from its secondary hubs at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. The airline provides international passenger and cargo services to Asia and Europe, as well as all domestic routes inside Bangladesh. Biman currently flies to 15 international and seven domestic routes.

About the Canadian Commercial Corporation
The Canadian Commercial Corporaiton (CCC) is the Government of Canada’s international government-to-government contracting organization. A Canadian Crown corporation, CCC helps Canadian exporters sell goods and services to foreign governments around the world using a government-to-government contract mechanism. In 2017-18, the Canadian Commercial Corporation was active in 78 countries around the world, working with 182 Canadian companies, to sign export contracts worth over $1.3 billion.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Biman firma un pedido de tres nuevos aviones Bombardier Q400

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Canada, Sept. 11, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft anunció hoy que Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. ha ordenado tres nuevos turbohélice Q400 mediante la firma de un acuerdo de compraventa con la Corporación Comercial Canadiense (CCC).

Según el precio de lista del avión Q400, el pedido en firme está valorado en aproximadamente 106 millones de USD.

«Estamos muy contentos de que Biman esté ampliando su flota de Q400 con este pedido de tres nuevos aviones», dijo François Cognard, vicepresidente de ventas para Asia Pacífico. «La mayor capacidad de asientos y carga del Q400 realmente lo distingue de la competencia. Además, la combinación de economía de la turbohélice y el rendimiento tipo jet del Q400 fueron la mejor opción para la combinación de rutas de corto y largo alcance de Biman. El hecho de que los operadores vuelvan para obtener más aviones Q400 realmente validan los beneficios de las características únicas de la aeronave».

«Estamos muy entusiasmados con la adición de estos Q400 a nuestra flota. Actualmente operamos dos Q400 y sin dudarlo, podemos decir que estos aviones son ideales para nuestras operaciones nacionales y regionales», dijo el Sr. A M Mosaddique Ahmed, Director General y CEO de Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Con su excelente economía, comodidad y flexibilidad operativa, el Q400 nos permitirá ofrecer servicios de alta frecuencia dentro de Bangladesh y los países vecinos».

«Estamos muy contentos de apoyar a Bombardier en la venta a Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd de sus aviones Q400»., dijo Ian McLeod, Vicepresidente de Desarrollo Comercial y Ventas de la Corporación Comercial Canadiense. «Canadá y Bangladesh disfrutan de fuertes lazos bilaterales a través del comercio y la inversión, la cooperación para el desarrollo y los vínculos persona a persona. El aumento de la capacidad del transporte nacional respalda estos esfuerzos y el crecimiento económico del país; mejorando las vidas de los bangladeshíes al aumentar su acceso a destinos nacionales e internacionales».

Acerca de Biman
Biman Bangladesh Airlines es la aerolínea nacional de Bangladesh. Su centro principal se encuentra en el Aeropuerto Internacional Hazrat Shahjalal en Dhaka y también opera vuelos desde sus centros secundarios en el Aeropuerto Internacional Shah Amanat en Chittagong y en el Aeropuerto Internacional Osmani en Sylhet. La aerolínea proporciona servicios internacionales de pasajeros y carga a Asia y Europa, así como a todas las rutas nacionales dentro de Bangladesh. Biman actualmente vuela a 15 rutas internacionales y siete nacionales.

Acerca de la Corporación Comercial Canadiense
La Corporación Comercial Canadiense (CCC) es la organización contratista internacional entre gobiernos del Gobierno de Canadá. Una corporación de la Corona canadiense, la CCC ayuda a los exportadores canadienses a vender bienes y servicios a gobiernos extranjeros de todo el mundo utilizando un mecanismo de contrato de gobierno a gobierno. En 2017-18, la Corporación Comercial Canadiense estuvo presente en 78 países de todo el mundo, trabajando con 182 empresas canadienses, para firmar contratos de exportación por valor de más de 1,3 mil millones de USD.

Acerca de Bombardier
Con más de 69.500 empleados en cuatro sectores comerciales, Bombardier es líder mundial en la industria del transporte, que crea aviones y trenes innovadores y novedosos. Nuestros productos y servicios brindan experiencias de transporte de primera clase que establecen nuevos estándares en la comodidad del pasajero, la eficiencia energética, la confiabilidad y la seguridad.

Con sede en Montreal, Canadá, Bombardier tiene centros de producción e ingeniería en 28 países en los sectores del Transporte, la Aeronáutica Comercial, las Aeronaves Comerciales y las Aeroestructuras y los Servicios de Ingeniería. Las acciones de Bombardier se cotizan en la Bolsa de Toronto (BBD). En el año fiscal que finalizó el 31 de diciembre de 2017, Bombardier registró ingresos de 16,200 millones de USD. Para obtener más información o novedades, visite bombardier.com, o puede seguirnos en Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

  • PassionAir becomes first Bombardier operator in Ghana with three Q400 aircraft

CaribPR Wire, MONTREAL, Aug. 13, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana. The airline acquired the aircraft through a dry-lease with a third party.

“Bombardier has sold about 3,500 new regional aircraft to date, and we continue to be very active on the used aircraft market.” said David Speirs, Vice President, Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Our recent momentum on the pre-owned aircraft market worldwide is a clear indication that our products are addressing a growing need for regional air transportation, especially in emerging markets.”

“Our market penetration in Africa continues to intensify, and we are pleased to welcome Passion Air as the first commercial airline operating a Bombardier regional aircraft in the Republic of Ghana,” said Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Africa is the youngest and fastest growing region in the world, and regional aircraft like the Q400 will play a key role in helping advancing Africa’s economic growth.”

The airline will operate the three Q400 aircraft in a 78-seat configuration on domestic routes.

“This is a first step, and we look forward to expanding our fleet with more Bombardier aircraft,” said Edward Annan, Chief Executive Officer, PassionAir. “The Q400 offers the performance and flexibility that we need to further develop our network. With a range that unlocks great opportunities for us, we are confident that we will capitalize on a larger market, which extends to 12 countries and over 180 million potential passengers out of Accra.”

About PassionAir
PassionAir is a Ghanaian owned airline, and aims to become the most competitive Aviation Service Provider in Ghana and West Africa. Our focus is on safety and excellent customer service delivery, depicting the proverbial Ghanaian hospitality. Our product lines range from scheduled to chartered flights offered at internationally accepted standards and competitive prices.

PassionAir as start off, will operate flights domestically, with plans of expanding our services to the West African sub-region in the medium term.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier continúa la penetración en el mercado africano con Q400 de segunda mano

  • PassionAir se convierte en el primer operador de Bombardier en Ghana con tres aviones Q400

CaribPR Wire, MONTREAL, Aug. 14, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft anunció hoy que la compañía colocó con éxito tres turbopropulsores Q400 de segunda mano con PassionAir de la República de Ghana. La aerolínea adquirió el avión a través de un contrato de arrendamiento con un tercero.

“Bombardier ha vendido aproximadamente 3.500 aviones regionales nuevos hasta la fecha, y seguimos siendo muy activos en el mercado de aviones usados”, dijo David Speirs, vicepresidente de Asset Management de Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Nuestro impulso reciente en el mercado de aviones usados en todo el mundo es una clara indicación de que nuestros productos satisfacen una creciente necesidad de transporte aéreo regional, especialmente en los mercados emergentes”.

“Nuestra penetración de mercado en África continúa intensificándose, y nos complace dar la bienvenida a Passion Air como la primera aerolínea comercial que opera un avión regional Bombardier en la República de Ghana”, dijo Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vicepresidente de Ventas, Medio Oriente y África, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “África es la región más joven y de más rápido crecimiento en el mundo, y los aviones regionales como el Q400 desempeñarán un papel clave para ayudar a avanzar en el crecimiento económico de África”.

La aerolínea operará los tres aviones Q400 en una configuración de 78 asientos en rutas nacionales.

“Este es un primer paso, y esperamos ampliar nuestra flota con más aviones Bombardier”, dijo Edward Annan, Director ejecutivo de PassionAir. “El Q400 ofrece el rendimiento y la flexibilidad que necesitamos para desarrollar aún más nuestra red. Con un rango que nos abre grandes oportunidades, confiamos en que capitalizaremos en un mercado más grande, que se extiende a 12 países y más de 180 millones de pasajeros potenciales fuera de Accra”.

Acerca de PassionAir

PassionAir es una aerolínea de propiedad ghanesa que aspira a convertirse en el proveedor de servicios de aviación más competitivo de Ghana y África occidental. Nuestro enfoque se centra en la seguridad y la excelente entrega de servicio al cliente, que representa la hospitalidad proverbial de Ghana. Nuestras líneas de productos abarcan desde vuelos programados hasta vuelos de alquiler ofrecidos con estándares internacionalmente aceptados y precios competitivos.

Como punto de partida, PassionAir operará los vuelos a nivel nacional, con planes de ampliar nuestros servicios a la subregión de África occidental en el mediano plazo.

Acerca de Bombardier

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