China Airlines Set For London Return With A350

Skyteam member China Airlines has announced plans to relaunch nonstop flights between Taipei and London from 1 December 2017, a route which it abandoned in 2012.   Flown using its new Airbus A350 jets that boast improved operating economics, the 13-hour flights will run 4 days a week between Taipei (Taoyuan) and London (Gatwick). Flight … Continue reading

Delta Unveils New Business Class Suite

Delta Airlines has unveiled the new Delta One Suite, its next-generation business class seat set to debut in 2017.   Designed with an emphasis on enhanced comfort and privacy over competing products, the suite promises every passenger a private space accessed by a full-height sliding door (the first business class product to offer the feature), … Continue reading

Unveiled: World’s First Low Cost Carrier Alliance

HKExpress, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air and West Air have come together to form the world’s first low cost carrier alliance, with ambitions to revolutionize the air travel industry. The new U-FLY Alliance was formally announced in January 2016 by the 4 airlines and offers travellers 85 destinations with 168 city pairings at its inception.   Promising … Continue reading

China Eastern Airlines, Plaza Premium Open Co-Branded Lounge

China Eastern Airlines has partnered independent lounge operator Plaza Premium Group to open the world’s first co-branded airport lounge, the No. 77 China Eastern Plaza Premium Lounge at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport.   Situated in Terminal 2 near gate 77, the 1,800-square meter space has been conceived with an ‘east-meets-west’ design philosophy, opting for oriental accents … Continue reading

Air France To Offer Private Jet Connections

European carrier and Skyteam member Air France has announced a new private jet service for its best-heeled passengers. Exclusive to La Première travellers and their companions connecting at Paris (Charles de Gaulle), the airline will soon offer bespoke flights in partnership with business jet operator Wijet.   Flying the Cessna Citation Mustang jet, passengers can … Continue reading