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News: Vietjet signs codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways

Vietjet has announced its interline partnership with Doha-based Qatar Airways, an agreement which will allow Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel to and from points in Vietnam and in Taiwan served directly by Vietjet. The first phase came into effect this September with Qatar Airways commencing two non-stop flight operations connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Doha with frequencies of double daily flights and ten weekly flights, respectively. Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to welcome Vietjet to our growing roster of interline partners…

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News: Vietnam Airlines signs comprehensive strategic partnership with Air France

Vietnam Airlines and Air France have announced the signing of a comprehensive strategic partnership allowing the two airlines to optimise their services between France, Europe and Vietnam and to strengthen their positions in a buoyant but highly competitive market. This new joint venture starts in November and is expected to bring additional benefits to customers. Through this agreement Vietnam Airlines and Air France are committed to offering more flight options and convenience to passengers through a collaboration in their flight schedules. Via three hubs Hanoi-Noi Bai, Ho Chi Minh City-Tan…

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News: Avis Budget Group renews global partnership with IAG

Avis Budget Group and International Airlines Group, one of the world’s largest airline groups carrying more than 100 million passengers each year, have renewed and expanded their global partnership. As part of the exclusive multi-year deal, Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental will be the only car rental brands available for booking through British Airways, Iberia and Iberia Express; with Aer Lingus to follow at a later date. “This new agreement with IAG is a testament of our continued commitment to provide our partners and their customers with best-in-class…

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News: Singapore Tourism Board signs partnership with Thomas Cook Group

Singapore Tourism Board and Thomas Cook Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to cover cooperative marketing campaigns, trade engagements and public relations activities. This is the first deal between the two organisations and it will be effective from October for a period of three years until 2020. Under the deal, STB and Thomas Cook will collaborate to promote Singapore as a tourism destination, position it as a must-visit destination in Asia, and encourage tourists to stay longer in the city-state. It will cover a series of joint activities including…

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News: Vietnam Airlines signs partnership with Thua Thien Hue Province

Vietnam Airlines and the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province have launched a dedicated partnership. The move is aimed at driving tourism, improving investment and boosting the socio-economic development of Thua Thien Hue province, while simultaneously promoting the image, products and services of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines. Over the next four years, Vietnam Airlines and Thua Thien Hue Province will collaborate on a programme of activities to promote this enchanting and historic region, including international tourism, cultural, arts and sports events; global sales and media familiarisation trips;…

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Is there a new Yorke & Cole partnership? Plus vote for your favourite

There is a new prolific Premier League strike partnership on the prowl. Manchester City’s free-scoring front men have started the season brilliantly – but how do they compare to the deadliest partnerships in the history of the league? In contrast, teams in London cannot find the net, while the weekend games suggested that possession does not necessarily equal points. BBC Sport analyses the most interesting statistics from the latest action in the Premier League. Can City slickers become top duo? With the evolution of false nines, inverted wingers and hard-working…

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McLaren-Honda split after three years of troubled partnership

McLaren are to split with engine partner Honda at the end of the season just three years into their troubled partnership. It follows consistently poor performance and reliability from Honda’s engines since the two joined forces for the 2015 season. McLaren are to switch to Renault engines, having concluded a three-year deal, while Honda are moving to Toro Rosso. In addition, Renault have announced that Carlos Sainz, who drives for Toro Rosso this season, will join them next year. And Fernando Alonso is close to agreeing a new deal to…

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