Viking Ocean Cruises Christens New Ship, Announces First World Cruise

A year after its debut with the Viking Star, Viking Ocean Cruises continues its aggressive expansion with the introduction of a second ship and the unveiling of details for the company’s first world cruise.   Viking Sea Named in London with Norwegian Flair The River Thames in Greenwich was the scene of maritime and Norwegian tradition … Continue reading

Vistara Unveiled, To Take Off In October 2014

Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines today announced that their new joint venture airline in India will be named Vistara, with first flights to begin in October 2014. Headquartered in Delhi, the airline will operate the Airbus A320 jet, with plans for a 20-aircraft fleet by the fifth year of operation.   The name is … Continue reading

Etihad Unveils 2015 Expansion Plans

Etihad Airways has revealed its growth plans for 2015, announcing 6 new routes and equipment adjustments on several existing services. The national airline of the UAE will begin passenger flights between its Abu Dhabi base and Algiers, Edinburgh, Entebbe, Hong Kong, Kolkata and Madrid in the first half of next year, while also serving Brisbane … Continue reading

Starwood Opens The Westin Chennai Velachery

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Westin brand further grows its presence in India with the opening of The Westin Chennai Velachery, its sixth property in the country. Situated a short drive from Chennai International Airport, the 215-room hotel is targeting business travellers with its close proximity to major commercial areas including Guindy and OMR.   The guestrooms … 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