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

Crystal Cruises Expands To Rivers With First Boat Launch

Crystal River Cruises marked its entry to river cruising with the christening of its first riverboat, Crystal Mozart, in Vienna.   Guests and company executives gathered at the city’s Millennium Pier (the ship’s new homeport) to witness the ceremony, which culminated in a blessing of the vessel and the successful breaking of a champagne bottle … Continue reading

Remastered Queen Mary 2 Back In Service

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 returned to regular transatlantic service this week after a 23-day, GBP 90 million remastering at Hamburg’s Blohm & Voss shipyard. The stem-to-stern overhaul is the most extensive undertaken by the line in its 176-year history and saw several significant changes to the iconic ocean liner. Accommodations 50 new staterooms have been … 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