Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2016/2017 Deployment, Unveils Asian Season

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced exciting and exotic new itineraries for the its Fall/Winter 2016/2017 deployment, offering new destinations and ports for guests. Highlights include the line’s return to Asia, the return of the Norwegian Epic to North America and explorations of South America by sea.   Norwegian Star to Asia and Australia The … 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

Qantas Completes B747 Cabin Upgrades

Australian carrier Qantas has returned its ninth upgraded Boeing 747-400 aircraft to service, completing a 14-month long project to give the jets a makeover with its latest cabin products. The refit ensures the type’s place in the airline’s international long-haul fleet into the latter half of the decade alongside the newer Airbus A380.   Each … Continue reading

LAN First To Fly Dreamliner In Americas

Chilean carrier LAN has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, becoming only the fourth operator of the type and the first to fly the revolutionary jet in the Americas. Company executives, Boeing representatives, invited guests and members of the media gathered at the manufacturer’s Future of Flight Aviation Center to celebrate the occasion … Continue reading

Accor Acquires Grupo Posadas’ South American Portfolio

Accor has boosted its presence in South America, where the French hospitality group announced the acquisition of 15 hotels from Mexican hotel company Grupo Posadas today. Included in the transaction is a secured pipeline of 14 properties under management contract, which translates to greater accommodation options for members of its Le Club Accorhotels loyalty programme.   … Continue reading