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Swiss to Offer Non-Stop Service to Osaka and Washington, D.C.

Swiss to Offer Non-Stop Service to Osaka and Washington, D.C.

Swiss International Air Lines announced new non-stop service to Washington, D.C. and Osaka from its hub in Zürich.
Daily non-stop service to the U.S. capital will start on March 29, 2020 and the flight will be operated as part of the airline’s joint venture with United Airlines, which also operates daily non-stop service from D.C. to Zürich.
Service between Zürich and Osaka will launch on March 1, 2020 and will operate five …

Delta to Pull Out of Tokyo Narita Airport, Closing Hub

Delta to Pull Out of Tokyo Narita Airport, Closing Hub

Delta Air Lines announced plans on Thursday to end service from the United States to Tokyo’s Narita Airport next year and close its hub there.
The Atlanta-based airline will continue to operate flights from the United States to Tokyo Haneda Airport.
Haneda, adjacent to Tokyo Bay, is conveniently located in Tokyo itself and offers quick access to all parts of the city.
Delta plans to discontinue connecting flights from Tokyo Narita to Singapore …

Hoshino to Open Hoshinoya Resort at Guguan Hot Spring in Taiwan

Hoshino to Open Hoshinoya Resort at Guguan Hot Spring in Taiwan

Hoshino Resorts announced it will open the Hoshinoya Guguan resort to guests on June 30.
Rooms at the 50-key property will feature a semi-open air bath with water flowing from the well-known hot spring. There are several types of suites including the Sen suite, which has a maisonette layout with three bedrooms and a large terrace, and the one-bedroom Shui suite, which also features a maisonette layout.
The resort’s restaurant will offer …

Marriott to Open 13 Luxury Properties in Asia-Pacific in 2019

Marriott to Open 13 Luxury Properties in Asia-Pacific in 2019

Marriott International announced plans to open 13 new JW Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and Luxury Collection properties in the Asia Pacific region in 2019.
The list of new hotels includes the Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an, which will open in June; the Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing, which will open in September; and Ritz-Carlton, Perth, which will open in October.
Other new properties include the JW Marriott Hotel Oufu, which recently opened, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai …

Hawaiian Air to Offer Non-Stop Service to Fukuoka, Japan

Hawaiian Air to Offer Non-Stop Service to Fukuoka, Japan

Hawaiian Airlines said Tuesday it plans to offer new non-stop service from its hub in Honolulu to Fukuoka, Japan starting in November.
Flights between Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Fukuoka Airport will be operated using the airline’s Airbus A330 aircraft, which feature 18 lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration in the airline’s Premium Cabin, 68 seats in premium economy lite and 192 seats in coach.
The new service, which would operate …

Marriott to Hit 1,000-Property Milestone in Asia by End of 2020

Marriott to Hit 1,000-Property Milestone in Asia by End of 2020

Marriott International said it will open 100 hotels in Asia in 2019 and have a total of 1,000 properties in the region by the end of 2020, a 40% increase in its footprint there.
The move – part of the company’s 40×2020 Vision plan – includes several brand debuts in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, and the Philippines. Currently Marriott has 710 properties in 23 countries and territories in the region.
The …

Hainan Airlines Links Haikou, China, with Osaka

Hainan Airlines Links Haikou, China, with Osaka

Hainan Airlines inaugurated its new route linking Haikou, the capital of the Hainan Province in southern China, and Osaka, Japan.
Hainan will use Boeing 737-800 aircraft to operate the thrice-weekly flight.
China plans to increase tourism in the region, the government has said, and hopes to turn it into a global destination by 2035. The province expects to welcome two million visitors next year and predicts an increase of 25% per annum …