Asiana Airlines Introduces New First Class Suite

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines upped the ante on premium class travel this week with the introduction of a new private suite product for its First Class passengers. The new OZ First Suite features sliding door panels previously found on Middle Eastern and top Asian carriers, affording greater privacy and comfort than the current generation seating. … Continue reading

SAS To Add San Francisco Flights, Boost New York Service

SAS Scandinavian Airlines will boost its presence in North America next year. The Star Alliance member has revealed plans to connect San Francisco and its Copenhagen base with nonstop flights, as well as increase frequency on its Copenhagen – New York (Newark) route.   Copenhagen – San Francisco Beginning 8 April 2013, flight SK 935 … Continue reading

Boeing 747-8I Enters Service With Lufthansa

Boeing’s next-generation jumbo jet, the B747-8I, has entered revenue service with German carrier Lufthansa. Carrying 75 invited guests and media together with paying passengers, the inaugural flight, LH 416, arrived in Washington DC at 1245 hrs yesterday, where it was greeted by the traditional water cannon salute and an arrival party.   The new aircraft type features … Continue reading

Swissotel Introduces New Global Fitness Programme

Swissotel Hotels & Resorts has joined a growing list of hotel companies placing an increased focus in wellness for travellers. Following the launch of its Purovel Spa & Sport brand, the company has unveiled its new Vitality fitness programme comprising a range of activities that guests can participate in while staying at any of its … Continue reading

New Openings From InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton Worldwide

Hospitality giants InterContinental Hotels Group and Hilton Worldwide have opened the doors to new properties this week, rebranding formerly iconic properties to boost their presence in the key markets of Asia and North America. InterContinental Hotels Group arrives in Koh Samui with the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, while Hilton Worldwide’s luxury Waldorf Astoria brand … Continue reading