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

Wizz Air Continues Growth With New Routes

European low cost carrier Wizz Air has announced the addition of 3 new destinations from its Budapest hub. The airline is to bolster its links to the UK by starting a twice-weekly Liverpool service, connect Iceland with the Hungarian capital and take advantage of the summer leisure travel season with a weekly flight to Ibiza.   … Continue reading

Avalon Waterways Christens Newest “Suite Ship”

River cruise line Avalon Waterways has launched its newest vessel on the banks of the River Danube. The 166-guest Avalon Illumination is the eighth in the line’s series of Panorama suite ships and was christened by Australian model and television presenter Deborah Hutton with the traditional smashing of a bottle of Viennese Schlumberger against the … Continue reading

AmaWaterways Adds New Ship

Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways christened its newest ship in Vilshofen, Germany today. In a ceremony filled with local Bavarian flavour, the new ms AmaPrima was christened by her honorary godmother, Valerie Wilson, who broke a bottle of champagne against the hull and doves released into the sky.   Wilson, who is the founder, chairman … Continue reading