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

Qantas To Place A380s On Sydney – Dallas Route, Retimes Melbourne – Dubai – London (Heathrow)

Australian carrier Qantas has announced changes to its Airbus A380 operations. The airline revealed it will fly its flagship Airbus A380s on its Sydney – Dallas/Fort Worth route in a bid to maximize aircraft utilization as part of its turnaround plan, while also retiming its Melbourne – Dubai – London (Heathrow) flight to free up … Continue reading

Windstar Outlines Plans For New Yachts

Windstar Cruises has announced new plans for its upcoming Star-class yachts, a trio of all-suite ships acquired from luxury line Seabourn. Joining the fleet over the next 2 years, each of the identical yachts accommodate 212 guests in 106 suites.   Star Pride First to be delivered is Star Pride, which will debut with a … Continue reading

Etihad To Start Amsterdam Flights, Expand Partnership With KLM

The national airline of the UAE, Etihad Airways, has announced plans for an expansion in Europe. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier will begin daily flights to Amsterdam as part of a larger cooperation with Dutch airline KLM, becoming the second Gulf carrier to serve the city after rival Emirates.   Daily Abu Dhabi – Amsterdam Service … Continue reading

Paul Gauguin Cruises Unveils 2013 Itineraries

South Pacific’s largest cruise operator Paul Gauguin Cruises has unveiled its 2013 voyages, featuring 19 itineraries visiting 22 countries by the line’s luxury ships, ms Paul Gauguin and mv Tere Moana. The former, recently revamped at a cost of USD 7 million, will continue sailing year-round in French Polynesia, while her new fleetmate launching in … Continue reading