Unveiled: World’s First Low Cost Carrier Alliance

HKExpress, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air and West Air have come together to form the world’s first low cost carrier alliance, with ambitions to revolutionize the air travel industry. The new U-FLY Alliance was formally announced in January 2016 by the 4 airlines and offers travellers 85 destinations with 168 city pairings at its inception.   Promising … Continue reading

Qatar Airways To Launch Flights To Hangzhou

Qatar Airways has announced plans to expand in China, with the launch of flights to Hangzhou next month. Commencing on 20 December 2013, the Oneworld member will fly 4 times a week to the capital of eastern China’s Zhejiang province, direct from Doha.   Flight QR 868 will depart the Qatari capital at 0230 hrs … Continue reading

China’s Century Cruises Launches New River Cruiser

Chinese river cruise line Century Cruises has launched its new, 398-passenger vessel Century Legend. Designed for the western traveller in collaboration with European naval architects Yran & Storbratten, the ship is the seventh addition to the line’s fleet operating on the Yangtze River and a sister to the recently launched Century Paragon.   The luxurious … Continue reading

AirAsia X To Start Shanghai Services

Long-haul, low cost carrier AirAsia X is set to grow in China next year with services to the coastal metropolis of Shanghai, using its 2-class Airbus A330-300 configured with 12 Premium Flatbed and 365 Economy Class seats on the route. The Kuala Lumpur-based airline has announced it will begin operations to the commercial city from … Continue reading

Kempinski Opens New Shanghai Hotel

German hotel chain Kempinski has opened its newest property in China, an all-suite property in the heart of Shanghai’s Jing’an District. Designed by world-renowned Hirsch Bedner and Associates, The One Executive Suites attains a unique avant-garde style with a mix of contemporary, traditional Chinese and European art deco elements that pay tribute to the storied … Continue reading