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GBTA Convention to Feature One-on-One Interview with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg

Alexandria, VA (July 22, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced a special one-on-one session in its line-up of Convention Arena content for GBTA Convention 2019, held August 3-7 in Chicago. Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg will take the stage on Monday,…

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Boeing Works to Restore Confidence

Passengers who had flights scheduled on the Boeing 737 MAX should expect disruptions through the summer. With the busiest travel period approaching, airlines are making alternative plans for flights now that the jets have been grounded worldwide after two fatal crashes. The jets are likely to remain grounded through the summer travel season as Boeing…

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Message From the Office of the GBTA President

Given this afternoon’s announcement that the U.S. will join other countries in grounding Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts, GBTA recognizes that many of our members are looking for information and answers. First, I want to express my sincere sympathies to the families and friends of those who were on board Ethiopian Airlines flight 302.

Week in Review
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Week in Review

Mergers and acquisitions are all the rage this week! Reuters reports Alaska Air completed its acquisition of Virgin America in a $2.6 billion deal. According to Buying Business Travel, Lufthansa Group completed its acquisition of Brussels Airlines, purchasing the remaining 55 percent of shares for €2.6 million. Financial Times reports car rental company Europcar announced plans to acquire…

Week in Review
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Week in Review

Typhoon Meranti caused flight disruptions for China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines this week as it approached Taiwan, reports Business Traveller. According to Al Jazeera, Meranti hit southeastern China and is the third most violent typhoon on record and the strongest storm of the year globally. The TSA is boasting reduced airport wait times, with nearly 92% of fliers…

Week in Review

This week in business travel news CNN reported on the increasing bleisure travel trend looking at the new breed of traveler who is mixing business with leisure. They turned to GBTA’s ranking of the top 15 business travel markets to see where travelers are “splashing the cash” on these trips. Bloomberg covered the GBTA Foundation’s…