ETB News: Most-Read 2013

Year in Review New

It’s that time again! As 2013 draws to a close, ETB News reveals the hardest hitting headlines, illuminating stories that captured our reader’s attention… it’s our most-read news of the year!

Australia’s national carrier, Qantas Airways, had a wildly turbulent year, beginning with news that its major alliance partnership with Emirates was subject to various safety concerns for Australian passengers transiting through Dubai, while also removing pork from its in-flight menus.

In January 2013, the Centre for Aviation (CAPA) issued a statement which revealed Emirates was on track to become the world’s second largest airline behind US heavyweight, United Airlines.

Almost 10,000 people signed a petition in March, rallying against Jetstar Airways’ service fees, following changes to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s ‘reasonable cost of acceptance’ rules.

After consuming five glasses of wine on a Delta Air Lines flight in August, a female passenger became so disruptive that the aircraft was forced to divert to Alaska, due to safety concerns.

Jetset Travelworld Group (JTG) launched its new brand, helloworld, consolidating its other retail businesses to form an innovative concept brand, signing deals with Orbitz and American Express.

Just last month, Super Typhoon Haiyan battered the east coast of the Philippines, killing thousands, destroying whole townships and laying to waste the country’s budding tourism industry.

While there were plenty of positives to draw from in 2013, the unfortunate deaths of popular film actor Paul Walker, travel pioneer Bill Peach and iconic world leader Nelson Mandela hit hard.

These are just a few of the most-popular stories produced by eTravel Business News in 2013. Follow the links, visit our website and stay tuned next year for all the latest travel news!

Source = ETB News: P.T.
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