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IATA warning on air cargo traffic, BA ties in with Hailo, book cars on phones, discounts for corporates with Norwegian

Norwegian: rewards up to 12% on booking premium and economy flex tickets

Norwegian: rewards up to 12% on booking premium and economy flex tickets

 

Strong air travel numbers across Europe in July Passenger traffic across Europe during July grew by 6.7 per cent according to the Airport Council International ACI-Europe.

The strongest growth was in Slovenia, Ireland, Hungary, Romania and Luxembourg, with double-digit growth. Dublin had growth of 16.9 per cent.

Aircraft movements were up by 2.6 per cent, though freight traffic was tepid at 0.5 per cent. Non-EU airport traffic rebounded after several months of weak growth.

The International Air Transport Association in its July report said: “Following a strong summer the outlook heading into autumn is unsettled, to say the least. While passenger demand remains healthy, international air cargo growth turned negative in July.

“The downward movement in stock markets around the globe reflects investors’ growing concerns about slowing trade and economic growth in emerging economies, as well as China’s continued shift towards domestic markets.” BA links up with Hailo to offer extra Avios points You can earn extra Avios by using the Hailo app in the UK. British Airways has partnered with the taxi-booking app to offer Executive Club members the opportunity to earn Avios points.

Members can earn one Avios for every £1 spent. Up until December 31st, new users will receive 400 bonus Avios on their first London airport transfer and 100 bonus Avios on subsequent trips to the airport.

This service is only available for rides in London at present.

To be eligible, Executive Club members must enter their membership number into their Hailo profile. They will then receive Avios for each ride taken in London.

Norwegian ups flight rewards for companies Norwegian has increased the amount of rewards companies can earn on all flights. The carrier, with direct flights from Dublin to Oslo and Copenhagen, offers “cash points”, which can be used to make savings.

The corporate bonus scheme means rewards of up to 12 per cent on booking premium and economy flex tickets. Flights can be booked by companies, employees or travel agencies.

There is also a direct discount scheme for companies of eight per cent applied immediately on bookings. Company profiles can be created online on norwegian.com. Enterprise brings out mobile app to manage rentals Enterprise Rent-A-Car has launched an Irish mobile app for making and managing car rental reservations on the go.

Customers will be able to make and change bookings, find a local office, get directions and call roadside assistance.

The app will analyse past bookings to create shortcuts showing recently used and favourite locations.

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