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News: TWA Flight Centre set to be reborn at JFK International Airport

Work is well underway to turn the legendary TWA Flight Centre at JFK International Airport into a world-class 505-room hotel. Closed to the public since 2001, Eero Saarinen’s internationally-revered mid-century modern landmark will be ushered into a new life, mirroring its 1962 design aesthetic and delivering an on-site airport hotel. “JFK Airport is one of largest international transit hubs in the world and a key driver of New York’s economy,” New York governor Andrew Cuomo said. “The conversion of the TWA Flight Centre into a new state-of-the-art hotel will preserve…

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News: International Airlines Group to continue pursuit of Niki

Following the opening of insolvency procedures for low-cost carrier Niki in Austria on Friday, International Airlines Group has confirmed it plans to continue with the acquisition of the assets of the stricken carrier. On December 29th last year, IAG announced plans for a subsidiary of Vueling to buy the assets of the Austrian airline. The carrier was formerly part of the airberlin group, which entered liquidation last year. IAG hopes to complete the deal for €20 million and plans provide liquidity to Niki of up to €16.5 million. The airline…

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Myer scores international fashion coup with eight new labels

Myer is firming its focus on international fashion brands – and customers – by signing a suite of new labels and making some drastic changes to its season launch program. The department store has signed eight new international brands, including several that are making their Australian retail debut. Among them is Victoria, Victoria Beckham, the secondary line of the former Spice Girl who has built a successful international fashion brand. Models wear Marni and Jil Sander shoes (right), two of the new labels signed by Myer. Photo: Eddie Jim Other big names coming to Myer…

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Heather Watson: British number two into Hobart International last eight

Britain’s Heather Watson is through to the quarter-finals of the Hobart International after a 6-2 6-2 win over wildcard Jamiee Fourlis. The 25-year-old, who won the tournament in 2015, took just an hour and 10 minutes to defeat the Australian, 18. Watson, who lost only 13 points on serve in the match, now faces world number 55 Donna Vekic from Croatia. “I felt the match was a lot tougher than the score suggested,” said Watson, the British number two. “We had a lot of close games and I think just…

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Injured Murray pulls out of Brisbane International

Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Brisbane International because of issues with his long-term hip injury. The 30-year-old has dropped to 16th in the world rankings, having not played since July. Murray had been given a bye to the last 16 in Brisbane and was due to play American Ryan Harrison on Thursday, but said his right hip is still not ready for match conditions. The Australian Open starts in Melbourne on 15 January. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Sport

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