AmaWaterways Adds New Ship

Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways christened its newest ship in Vilshofen, Germany today. In a ceremony filled with local Bavarian flavour, the new ms AmaPrima was christened by her honorary godmother, Valerie Wilson, who broke a bottle of champagne against the hull and doves released into the sky.   Wilson, who is the founder, chairman … Continue reading

Airlines Suspend Dreamliner Operations

Operators of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have moved to ground their fleets following an advisory issued by the Federal Aviation Administration pending safety testing of the onboard batteries. A series of incidents involving the aircraft (most recently an emergency landing in Japan) prompted the directive, with Japanese and US operators the first to suspend operations. … Continue reading

Eurostar Celebrates 18 Years Of Cross-Channel Service

International high-speed rail operator Eurostar today celebrated a milestone in its history, commemorating the company’s 18th year of operations. UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin joined Eurostar Chief Executive Nicolas Petrovic, passengers and crew at London’s St. Pancras International to mark the occasion. Since its launch in 1994, Eurostar has carried more than 130 million travellers. … Continue reading

Thai Airways Receives B777-300ER With New Onboard Product

Thai Airways International boosted its widebody aircraft fleet earlier this week with the delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER jet. Named ‘Philavan’ and registered HS-TKK, the aircraft is the first of 8 leased from Singapore’s BOC Aviation and features an improved cabin product.   The airline has elected to configure the jet in a 2-class layout, with … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines Retires Boeing 747s

Singapore Airlines has officially retired its Boeing 747 fleet, following the final commemorative flights by the iconic aircraft between Singapore and Hong Kong today. Flight SQ 748 landed at Singapore Changi International Airport at 1900 hrs, ending a 38-year relationship between the airline and the ‘Queen of the Skies’. Onboard the flight were company executives, media, invited guests and … Continue reading