China Airlines Set For London Return With A350

Skyteam member China Airlines has announced plans to relaunch nonstop flights between Taipei and London from 1 December 2017, a route which it abandoned in 2012.   Flown using its new Airbus A350 jets that boast improved operating economics, the 13-hour flights will run 4 days a week between Taipei (Taoyuan) and London (Gatwick). Flight … Continue reading

ICE Celebrates 25 Years Of Service

Deutsche Bahn celebrated a key milestone this week with the 25th anniversary of its high-speed Intercity-Express (ICE) train service. To mark the occasion, the German rail operator gathered 4 generations of ICE trains, each bearing a special anniversary livery.   Launched on 2 June 1991, the first ICE service travelled from Hamburg-Altona to Munich via … Continue reading

Eva Air Plans Istanbul Flights

Taiwanese airline Eva Air is preparing to launch direct service between Taipei and Istanbul, as it looks to capitalize on growing demand from leisure travellers to Turkey.   From 5 March 2016, the Star Alliance member will fly the route 4 times weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Outbound flight BR 079 will depart … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines Plans Dusseldorf Route With A350s

Singapore Airlines has revealed plans to begin nonstop flights between Singapore and Dusseldorf, using its brand new Airbus A350-900 jets.   Subject to regulatory approval, the Star Alliance member will fly the route 3 times weekly from 21 July 2016. Flight SQ 338 is scheduled to depart Changi International Airport at 2330 hrs every Monday, … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Takes Flight

Singapore Airlines’ new Premium Economy product unveiled earlier this year, has entered service on 9 August 2015, coinciding with Singapore’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.   Sydney is the launch destination for the new product, with passengers onboard flight SQ 231 being the first to experience it. Operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, the flight departed Singapore’s Changi … Continue reading