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

Airlines Suspend Dreamliner Operations

Operators of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have moved to ground their fleets following an advisory issued by the Federal Aviation Administration pending safety testing of the onboard batteries. A series of incidents involving the aircraft (most recently an emergency landing in Japan) prompted the directive, with Japanese and US operators the first to suspend operations. … Continue reading

China Airlines Becomes 15th Skyteam Member

Taipei-based carrier China Airlines has officially joined Skyteam, opening a host of benefits for its passengers and bolstering the airline alliance’s presence in the Greater China region. The airline celebrated the event with a ceremony held at its headquarters yesterday and also took the opportunity to present a refreshed brand image, as well as outline plans for … Continue reading

China Airlines To Launch Taipei – Miyazaki Route

China Airlines has announced that it will launch flights from its base in Taipei to the Japanese city of Miyazaki in Kyushu. Beginning on 21 January 2010, the airline will operate twice weekly on the route, flying a 2-class Boeing 737-800 aircraft configured with 8 Business and 150 Economy Class seats.   Flight CI 114 … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Announce Asian Itineraries For 2010

Royal Caribbean International have announced the spring and summer 2010 itineraries in Asia for the 69,130-GRT Legend of the Seas. From Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Yokohama, 14 different itineraries of between 4 and 9 nights are offered, featuring new and exotic destinations such as Hualien, Miyazaki, Nagoya and Vladivostok.   From Singapore Legend of the … Continue reading