China Airlines To Launch Taipei – Melbourne – Christchurch Service

SkyTeam member China Airlines is to boost its network in the southern hemisphere later this year with the launch of new Taipei (Taoyuan) – Melbourne – Christchurch flights. From 25 October 2015 through 26 March 2016, the taiwanese carrier will fly the route 3 times weekly using a 2-class Airbus A330-300 aircraft.   On Tuesdays, … Continue reading

Qantas Plans Upgrade Of B737s

Australian carrier Qantas will refurbish its Boeing 737-800 fleet next year, adding more seats and its wireless Q Streaming inflight entertainment system. 38 of the airline’s older narrow-body jets will be upgraded progressively, joining 29 existing aircraft fitted with seatback monitors and video on-demand.   Through changes to the galley and lavatory space, an extra row … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines To Upgrade More B777s, Plans Next-Generation Seating

With Asian and Middle Eastern carriers rolling out new cabin products in recent years to capture the lucrative premium travel segment, Singapore Airlines has revealed plans in-motion to boost its own long-haul Business Class offering to fend off the competition. The Southeast Asian carrier renowned for its luxurious hard product and attentive service is developing … Continue reading

Crystal Cruises Ventures To Middle Earth With New Shore Excursion

Crystal Cruises is offering fans of the popular Lord of the Rings trilogy sailing onboard Crystal Symphony a chance to experience the charms of Middle Earth. The luxury cruise line has announced a duo of exclusive shore excursions to the film set of The Hobbit when the 922-guest ship calls at Tauranga and Christchurch in December … 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