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

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

Wizz Air To Expand Into Dubai

Eastern European low cost carrier Wizz Air has announced an upcoming expansion into Dubai, with plans to link the emirate with Bucharest, Budapest, Kiev and Sofia using its fleet of 180-seat Airbus A320 jets. When the flights are launched in late October 2013, the airline will also become one of the first carriers to operate … Continue reading

Viking River Cruises Christens New Longships

Viking River Cruises wrote itself into the record books this week by simultaneously inaugurating 10 additions to its fleet. Certified by an adjudicator from Guinness World Records, the milestone took place simultaneously in Amsterdam and Germany’s Neptun Shipyard.   Invited guests in the Dutch city enjoyed remarks by the godmothers of the Viking Aegir, Viking Atla, … 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