Thai Airways Welcomes B787 To Fleet

Thai Airways welcomed the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet with the arrival of the first of 8 aircraft. Royally bestowed the name “Ongkharak” and registered HS-TQA, the state-of-the-art jet landed at Bangkok Subarnabhumi Airport at 1642 hrs following a nonstop, 15-hour delivery flight from Seattle.   Nearly 250 members of the media joined 300 invited … Continue reading

Doubletree By Hilton Enters Japan

Hilton Worldwide has opened the new Doubletree by Hilton Naha on the resort island of Okinawa. Situated directly opposite the Asahibashi Station of the Okinawa City Monorail, the 227-room hotel is minutes away from the city’s entertainment, shopping and tourism districts, with attractions such as the 14th Century Shuri Castle within easy reach.   Guests … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines Retires Boeing 747s

Singapore Airlines has officially retired its Boeing 747 fleet, following the final commemorative flights by the iconic aircraft between Singapore and Hong Kong today. Flight SQ 748 landed at Singapore Changi International Airport at 1900 hrs, ending a 38-year relationship between the airline and the ‘Queen of the Skies’. Onboard the flight were company executives, media, invited guests and … Continue reading

Princess Cruises Plans New Japan Deployment

Princess Cruises is preparing to expand in Japan with the announcement that it will send a ship to the country next year. The 2,022-passenger Sun Princess will be based out of Kobe and Yokohama from April 2013 to operate a series of 9 cruises in what is arguably the largest ever deployment by a global cruise line in the … Continue reading

Asian Airlines Operational Changes For Tokyo Flights

As the situation in Japan continues to develop following last week’s devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant crisis, foreign airlines are moving to implement operational changes for services between their respective hubs and the embattled country. Below are flight updates from several Asian carriers that have announced flight cancellations, re-routings and deployment of larger capacity aircraft … Continue reading