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Hong Kong Airlines, Air Seychelles Sign Codeshare Agreement

Hong Kong Airlines, Air Seychelles Sign Codeshare Agreement

Hong Kong Airlines announced that it signed a codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles.
Under the agreement, Hong Kong Airlines will be able to place its code on Air Seychelles flights between Hong Kong and both Abu Dhabi and the Seychelles.  In addition, Air Seychelles will be allowed to place its code on Hong Kong Airlines-operated flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Hong Kong Airlines was founded in 2001 as CR Airways, and …

Cathay Pacific to Link Boston and Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific to Link Boston and Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific announced it will launch new, non-stop service between Boston and Hong Kong on May 3, 2015.  The service will operate four times a week, using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
During the summer, flights will depart from Boston’s Logan International Airport at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive at Hong Kong International Airport at 5:35 p.m. the following day.  From Hong Kong, flights will depart at 6:00 …

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

The three busiest international routes in 2013 were Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore, according to statistics published by the International Air Transport Association, while Jeju-Seoul, Sapporo-Tokyo, and Fukuoka-Tokyo were the most popular domestic ones.
Last year, 4.9 million people traveled between Hong Kong and Taipei, although that figure was down 11.5% from 2012.  Meanwhile, 3.6 million passengers flew between the capital cities of Dublin and London, while the Jakarta-Singapore route carried …

Air China Introduces New First- and Business-Class Meal Options on Paris Routes

Air China Introduces New First- and Business-Class Meal Options on Paris Routes

Air China announced the addition of French gourmet meals to its in-flight dining menus on flights linking China and France.
The airline announced a partnership with Paris-based Sky Chefs Studio that has resulted in the new meals.
The menu includes steak with sliced duck, garlic-flavored prawns, foie gras with pine nuts, and Columbus chicken roll.  In addition, the carrier’s new snack options on the Paris-China routes include chocolate cake with Haagen-Dazs ice …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: August 9, 2014

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As another week comes to an end, we share with you the most important highlights from the past week.  Here are five news stories and features to peruse as you relax by the pool this weekend:
1.) Jonathan Spira lived the panda life at the Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, in the beautiful city of Chengdu, China.  Some highlights from his stay include an opulent room with great views of the city, a harmonic …

Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, China – Hotel Review

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Chengdu, the Chinese terminus of the ancient Southern Silk Road, is one of China’s fastest growing cities.  Overlooking Tianfu Square in the center of the city is the brand new Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, a modern skyscraper on the site of what once was a palace, in a city known as much for its pandas as for being a modern industrial center.
Indeed, Chengdu residents often say they are “living the panda life,” …

China Southern Begins Non-Stop Guangzhou-New York Service

China Southern Begins Non-Stop Guangzhou-New York Service

China Southern Airlines announced the launch of new, non-stop service between Guangzhou and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, with flights starting Wednesday.  The service is the first non-stop route between the two cities, and is China Southern’s first direct service to the East Coast of the United States.
The service operates four times a week, using Boeing 777-300ER, equipped with four lie-flat seats in first class, 32 lie-flat seats in …