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

Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates Norwegian Joy Christening In Shanghai

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has christened its new custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, Norwegian Joy.   In a lavish ceremony held onboard while she was docked in Shanghai, invited guests and members of the media were treated to a phoenix-themed performance by renowned dancer and choreographer Wang Yabin that pays homage to the ship’s … Continue reading

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