Bombardier CSeries Enters Service With SWISS

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) became the world’s first airline to operate the new Bombardier CSeries this week. Kanton Zurich, the Star Alliance member’s first CS100 jet, left Zurich shortly after noon for Paris (Charles de Gaulle) operating flight LX 638.   The historic first flight was celebrated with an inaugural ceremony at the departure gate … Continue reading

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

Wizz Air To Expand Into Dubai

Eastern European low cost carrier Wizz Air has announced an upcoming expansion into Dubai, with plans to link the emirate with Bucharest, Budapest, Kiev and Sofia using its fleet of 180-seat Airbus A320 jets. When the flights are launched in late October 2013, the airline will also become one of the first carriers to operate … Continue reading

Viking River Cruises Christens New Longships

Viking River Cruises wrote itself into the record books this week by simultaneously inaugurating 10 additions to its fleet. Certified by an adjudicator from Guinness World Records, the milestone took place simultaneously in Amsterdam and Germany’s Neptun Shipyard.   Invited guests in the Dutch city enjoyed remarks by the godmothers of the Viking Aegir, Viking Atla, … Continue reading

Celebrity, Princess Cruises Unveil Europe Deployments For 2012

Travellers looking to cruise Europe in 2012 will benefit from a greater choice of itineraries and ships following deployment announcements by 2 major USA-based cruise lines. Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises have unveiled their largest sailing programmes in Europe, with a combined total of 12 vessels operating in the continent.   Celebrity Cruises Miami-based Celebrity Cruises … Continue reading