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Air China to Launch New International Flights to Zurich, Jakarta, Los Angeles

Air China to Launch New International Flights to Zurich, Jakarta, Los Angeles

Air China announced that it plans to begin five new international routes in May.
The carrier will link Beijing with Zurich, Switzerland and Astana, Kazakhstan, as well as begin service from Shanghai to Barcelona.
Air China will also begin a Beijing-Jakarta route.
In addition, the carrier plans to launch flights from Shenzhen to Los Angeles.
Last November, Air China began new international service between Chengdu and Sydney, marking the first ever non-stop route between …

Great Moments in Travel History – March 2017

On March 10, 1910, William Boeing bought Heath’s Shipyard in Seattle, Washington. The shipyard, located on the Duwamish River, would later become Boeing’s first airplane factory.
Le Canard (French for “the Duck”), the first seaplane, made its debut flight at La Mède harbor in Martigues, France, on March 28, 1910. The aircraft was built by Henri Fabre, and flew a distance of about 1,600 feet (487 meters) at a maximum altitude …

Swiss to Charge for More ‘Private’ Business-Class Seats and Replace Magazines with Digital Content

Swiss to Charge for More ‘Private’ Business-Class Seats and Replace Magazines with Digital Content

Swiss International Air Lines announced that passengers will be able to book what it refers to as “privacy seats” in business class beginning at the end of March. Previously, these seats were available as regular business-class seats.
Privacy seats, referred to by some as “throne seats,” are single window seats with a large armrest/console on both sides of the seat. On Airbus wide-body aircraft, they are on the left side of …

American to Launch Flights Between Charlotte and the Bahamas

American to Launch Flights Between Charlotte and the Bahamas

American Airlines announced that it plans to begin new service to the Bahamas this summer.
The carrier will launch flights between Charlotte, North Carolina and George Town, located on the island of Great Exuma, on June 3.
The carrier will offer the service once a week.
Exuma is a district of the Bahamas, and consists of over 365 islands. George Town is the capital and largest city of the district, with a population …

Norwegian to Launch 10 New Routes from U.K., Ireland to U.S. This Summer

Norwegian to Launch 10 New Routes from U.K., Ireland to U.S. This Summer

Norwegian Air announced details of its transatlantic expansion plans following the approval for the carrier’s Irish subsidiary to operate flights to and from the United States last December. The permit allows Norwegian Air International to operate flights to the United States from Ireland and other parts of the European Union.
This summer, the airline plans to begin ten new routes from the United Kingdom and Ireland to the East Coast of …

Urbanica Opens its First U.S. Property

Urbanica Opens its First U.S. Property

Urbanica, an Argentinean hotelier, announced the opening of a new property, Urbanica the Meridian. Situated in the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach it is the company’s first hotel to open in the United States.
Guests are treated to a complimentary mojito upon arrival. The hotel’s lobby is decorated with design elements of urban Miami, including a wooden bar and coffee tables made from rail road ties, as well as …

Hyatt Opens New Hotel in Guadalajara

Hyatt Opens New Hotel in Guadalajara

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara. The hotel is the fourth Hyatt Regency to open in Mexico.
The property has 257 guestrooms, 25 of which are suites. Each is designed with artwork such as blown glass and woven headboards.
Dining venues include the hotel’s restaurant, Cassola, which features traditional Mexican dishes with a contemporary touch and the Andares Lounge, which offers light snacks and signature …