Mon Chauffeur – SNCF collaborates with Karhoo to offer first and last mile connections to France’s high-speed trains

French rail group SNCF Mobilites is working with urban mobility marketplace Karhoo to offer its customers a better travel experience to and from TGV stations…..

Average national meal limits for business travellers revealed in American Express Global Business Travel whitepaper

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has launched its meal expense whitepaper, ‘Savings for Cravings’. While air and hotel expenses have been a core focus…..

Are the Dutch and the French get closer or further apart as it emerges Royal Schiphol Group may increase its stake in Groupe ADP?

The Dutch government’s sudden and unexpected acquisition of a 13% stake in Air France-KLM in Feb-2019, prompted the French government to accuse the Dutch one…..

L’État de siège – as yellow vests continue to wreak havoc in Paris air traffic growth will start to slow

Somewhat surprisingly, new data from France’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation shows commercial air traffic has risen 4.8% year over year in the first two…..

Forget driverless cars, ‘Stan’ is already using robotics to reinvent valet parking

When we discuss how technology is changing the airport experience we tend to focus on subjects such as common-use, self-service check-in kiosks or increasingly now…..

Singapore, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Germany are home to those most savvy with their spending and saving

With numerous global forecasts highlighting the current economic climate as a major potential factor in short and medium term development across the world – especially…..

The Dutch buy a 12.7% stake in Air France-KLM: Is the government’s decision really all that ‘incomprehensible’ and ‘unexpected’?

 A week after Air France-KLM released its full year 2018 results, the Netherlands’ government moved to acquire a 12.68% stake in the Franco-Dutch airline group,…..

What equipment could Air Tahiti Nui use to potentially launch Papeete-Paris nonstop?

Air Tahiti Nui is clearly not able to eliminate the Los Angeles stop on its Papeete-Paris service as its new fleet of 294-seat Boeing 787-9s…..

Chinese consortium to sell stake in Toulouse Blagnac Airport. Did the French authorities make a bad decision on the original sale?

CASIL Europe is reported to have decided to sell its 49.99% stake in Toulouse Blagnac Airport. The decision is said to come as France’s Government…..

Martinique takes a people-to-people approach with Airbnb to attract visitor numbers

The Martinique Tourism Authority has entered a tentative partnership with Airbnb to deliver additional visitors to the French overseas territory in the Caribbean. The Memorandum…..

It’s a real airport pick and mix – Vinci Airports’ portfolio is diverse, global and growing

The French multinational airport operator Vinci has published its passenger traffic highlights on a country-by-country basis for 2018. They give clear insight as to where…..