Lufthansa Presents New A350

Lufthansa has presented its first Airbus A350, the newest addition to its fleet, in a launch ceremony held at the Lufthansa Technik hangar in Munich.   Invited guests and members of the media joined Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr, Bavarian Finance Minister Dr. Markus Söder, Munich Airport CEO Dr. Michael Kerkloh and Airbus CEO Thomas … Continue reading

ÖBB To Expand Nightjet Services

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is on course to expand its Nightjet overnight train services, with the operator working to take over several night train routes from German counterparts Deutsche Bahn (DB).   Following an announcement earlier this year from DB to cease its City Night Line services, ÖBB will add 6 routes to its Nightjet network from … Continue reading

airberlin To Introduce Short-Haul Business Class

German carrier and Oneworld member airberlin will introduce a new short-haul Business Class product, in a shift of its intra-European strategy.   The airline has long offered a premium product on long-haul flights, but an Economy-only product for its short-haul routes, resulting in an inconsistency for travellers connecting through its hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf. … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines’ Houston Service To Fly Via Manchester

Singapore Airlines has announced changes to its Houston service, as the carrier seeks to optimize its route network. The Singapore-Houston route, one of its longest, will be flown via Manchester instead of Moscow (Domodedovo) from 30 October 2016 with a 3-class Boeing 777-300ER configured with 8 First, 42 Business and 228 Economy Class seats.   … Continue reading

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