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How Turkish Airlines Became the Self-Proclaimed “King of the Comeback” – A Conversation with Chairman Ilker Ayci


Turkish Airlines has been named “Europe’s Best Airline” for the past six years, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t had their challenges. A terrorist attack on one of their airports in 2016 led to 45 deaths and more than 230 injuries. At GBTA Convention 2017, Chairman of Turkish Airlines, Ilker Ayci, spoke with GBTA COO

Week in Review


According to TechCrunch, the U.S. has lifted laptop bans from passengers flying with Etihad, Emirates and Turkish Airlines. CNNMoney reports that the laptop ban was also lifted from Qatar Airways, since the airline meets all of DHS’ new security guidelines. GBTA unveiled its Media Day line-up for GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. More

Week in Review


According to Buying Business Travel, the Supreme Court partially reinstated Trump’s travel ban on Monday. Citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who do not have a “bona fide relationship with a person or entity” in the U.S. are barred from entering the country. A 120-day ban has also been placed on refugees

Week in Review


According to Business Insider, Qatar Airways wants to buy a 10 percent stake in American Airlines. On Thursday, the airline received an unsolicited notice from Qatar of its intentions to invest. CNBC notes that American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said Qatar Airways’ proposal makes no sense. Buying Business Travel reports a coalition of

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According to The Washington Post, President Trump announced revisions to parts of Obama’s Cuba policy on Friday. The new policy prohibits commercial dealings with Cuba’s military and somewhat limits U.S. citizens from freely traveling to the island. Buying Business Travel notes Heathrow baggage issues that affected passengers on Thursday morning have been resolved. Some passengers

Turbulent Skies Ahead: Travel Industry Braces for Electronic Ban Expansion


Earlier this week, a JetBlue flight was diverted after a lithium-ion laptop battery caught fire in a passenger’s carry-on. According to Business Insider, this occurrence exposes one of the major dangers associated with the Trump Administration’s laptop ban, which is currently imposed on 10 airports in eight Middle Eastern and African countries. The possible expansion of

Week in Review


Buying Business Travel reports Manchester flights would “operate as normal” following a terror attack at the MEN arena on Monday night. According to Business Traveller, Virgin Australia and Air Canada’s codeshare agreement has officially begun, and travelers may now buy tickets for codeshare flights on select routes operated by both carriers. Buying Business Travel reports passengers

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According to Buying Business Travel, the U.S. will likely impose a laptop ban on flights from the UK and Europe. Bloomberg reports European airlines are bracing for the expansion of the electronics ban. Newsweek states U.S. airlines and Homeland Security officials met to discuss the possibility of the laptop ban expansion. According to Skift, Southwest

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