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LOT Polish Airlines to Increase U.S. Flights, Add New Destinations in Asia and Europe

LOT Polish Airlines to Increase U.S. Flights, Add New Destinations in Asia and Europe

LOT Polish Airlines announced plans to increase frequency on its routes between Poland and both New York and Chicago during the 2016-2017 winter season.  In addition, the carrier said that it will launch new flights to Tokyo, Bangkok, and Seoul next year, as well as three additional European routes.
For next year’s winter schedule, LOT will add two extra flights on both its Warsaw-New York and Warsaw-Chicago routes.
The Polish flag carrier …

Delta to Invest in Japan’s Skymark Airlines

Delta to Invest in Japan’s Skymark Airlines

Delta Air Lines might invest in bankrupt Japanese airline Skymark as part of a restructuring plan, according to reports in the Japanese media.
The news was first reported in the Nikkei business newspaper, which said that Delta had agreed to participate in a turnaround plan led by Skymark creditor Intrepid Aviation.  Under the terms of that plan, Delta could end up owning up to 20% of the airline.  Terms of the …

Hyatt Opens New Hotel in Okinawa, Japan

Hyatt Opens New Hotel in Okinawa, Japan

Hyatt announced the opening of the Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa in Japan. Located in Naha, the hotel is the first Hyatt property on the island of Okinawa, and the tenth Hyatt hotel in Japan.
The 294-room hotel is decorated with themes based on Ryuku culture, including vibrant hues of red and blue, and curated pottery and glassware. Room have 40” flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee makers, and complimentary mineral water.
All …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2015

An El Al 747 at JFK.  El Al's first international flight was July 3, 1949

On July 10, 1887, the Grand Hotel opened on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  The property, a National Historic Landmark, boasts of having the world’s largest porch.  Over the years, the hotel has hosted a variety of notable guests including Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, five U.S. Presidents (Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton), Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
Amelia Earhart, the …

LOT to Link Warsaw with Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo in 2016

LOT to Link Warsaw with Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo in 2016

LOT Polish Airlines announced plans for new routes from its hub in Warsaw to Bangkok, Seoul, and Tokyo.
The Polish flag carrier will start non-stop service from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Narita International Airport on January 16, 2016.  It plans to launch Bangkok and Seoul in October 2016 with a frequency of two to three flights per week.
The airline will operate these flights using its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet of …

ANA, JAL to Sponsor 2020 Tokyo Olympics

ANA, JAL to Sponsor 2020 Tokyo Olympics

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines will both serve an official airline partners of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Both carriers will also sponsor of the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games, set to be held in Tokyo following the close of the Olympic Games.
Both airlines plan to support the efforts of the Japanese national Olympic and Paralympic teams through the end of 2020.
Both carriers have supported the Japanese Olympic teams …

ANA Launches Tokyo Narita-Houston Route

ANA Launches Tokyo Narita-Houston Route

All Nippon Airways announced the start of new service between Tokyo Narita and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  The carrier will operate the service using Boeing 777-300ER planes.
Flights depart Tokyo at 11:15 a.m. and arrive in Houston at 9:30 a.m.  Flights from Houston depart at 11:20 a.m. and arrive in Tokyo at 3:20 p.m. the following day.
ANA will operate the route using Boeing 777-300ERs equipped with 250 seats, including 8 …