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Marriott to Open 40 New Luxury Hotels in 2018

Marriott to Open 40 New Luxury Hotels in 2018

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced plans to open approximately 40 new higher-end properties next year, in multiple countries including Australia, China, Germany, Mexico, and Israel.
Marriott will debut six new Ritz-Carlton properties including in locations that include China’s Jiuzhaigou Valley and Los Cabos, Mexico. In addition, the company plans to renovate several Ritz-Carlton properties, including The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin and the Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul.
New St. Regis hotels are set to open in Cairo …

Fiji Airways to Begin Tokyo-Nadi Flights

Fiji Airways to Begin Tokyo-Nadi Flights

Fiji Airways announced that it will begin new service between Tokyo Narita and Nadi, Fiji on July 3, 2018.
The carrier will operate the route three days a week, on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Flights will depart Nadi International Airport at 1:25 p.m. and arrive at Tokyo Narita at 7:30 p.m. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 9:25 p.m. and arrive at 9:05 a.m. the next day.
Fiji Airways will operate the …

ANA to Roll Out New ‘Explore the Regions’ In-Flight Menus

ANA to Roll Out New ‘Explore the Regions’ In-Flight Menus

All Nippon Airways announced that it will roll out its Explore the Regions phase of its Tastes of Japan menu series on December 1. The program, which launched in September 2013, is designed to introduce passengers to beverages and cuisines from lesser-known parts of Japan on ANA flights and in the airline’s lounges.
This second phase of the menu, however, will see the carrier explore the country based on regions instead …

ANA, Vietnam Airlines Enhance Codeshare

ANA, Vietnam Airlines Enhance Codeshare

All Nippon Airways announced the expansion of its codeshare with Vietnam Airlines.
Beginning October 29, ANA will be allowed to place its code on Vietnam Airlines flights between Siem Reap, Cambodia and both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In addition, members of ANA’s Mileage Club loyalty program will be able to earn and redeem miles on these flights.
The two carriers first began a codeshare arrangement in 2016. On some …

Wing Panel Falls Off KLM Plane, Damages Car While Flying Over Japan

Wing Panel Falls Off KLM Plane, Damages Car While Flying Over Japan

A piece of an airplane fell from a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plane on Saturday, damaging a car in Japan. The aircraft, a Boeing 777, had taken off from Kansai International Airport.
The wing panel, which authorities say weighed approximately nine pounds (four kilograms), damaged the roof of the car and smashed its rear window. The debris fell from a height of 6,500 feet (2,000 meters).
No one was in the car …

ANA to Offer Sake in Economy Class, Debut Two Lounges at Sapporo New Chitose

ANA to Offer Sake in Economy Class, Debut Two Lounges at Sapporo New Chitose

All Nippon Airways announced that, beginning September 1, it will start serving sake in its economy class on international flights. The carrier will also open and reopen lounges at Sapporo New Chitose Airport this coming month.
The sake that the airline plans to serve in economy class will be from the well-known Ichinokura brewery in the Miyagi Prefecture. The carrier already offers sake service in its first class, business class, and …

Air Canada to Begin Service Between Montreal and Tokyo Narita

Air Canada to Begin Service Between Montreal and Tokyo Narita

Air Canada announced that it plans to launch new service between Montreal and Tokyo on June 1, 2018. The carrier will offer the service daily during the summer months, and three times a week during the winter.
Flights are scheduled to depart Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport at 2:05 p.m. and arrive at Tokyo Narita at 3:50 p.m. the next day. Flights from Tokyo to Montreal will depart at 5:30 p.m. …