Elimination of Yellow Fever Vaccination Welcomed on South African Airways’ Tanzania and Zambia Routes

Yellow fever vaccinations are no longer necessary for travel between Zambia, Tanzania and South Africa. The announcement was made by the South African Department of Health and the requirement was lifted with immediate effect. The decision was made at the...Read more

SWISS renames European Subsidiary Swiss Global Air Lines

Swiss International Air Lines subsidiary Swiss European Air Lines is changing its name to Swiss Global Air Lines, and will operate under the SWISS brand. The Avro RJ100 operator said the renaming had been prompted by the planned integration of...Read more

Avianca Named Best Airline in South America in 2014

The Colombian aviation company Avianca was recognized by the magazine Business Traveler. Avianca has been operating for more than 95 years now, making it the second oldest airline in the world, after the Dutch airline KLM. Avianca was voted the...Read more

Swiss Intl. Air Lines Plans New Business Class lounges in Zurich

Swiss International Air Lines is investing continuously in its fleet, its products and its services under its “Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland” strategy. In its latest action, the airline plans to open two new lounges dedicated to Business Class passengers. New...Read more

Etihad Airways Introduces Boeing 787-9 Into Commercial Service

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has introduced its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner into commercial service. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the departure gate to mark the occasion, attended on behalf of Etihad Airways by...Read more

Delta to Launch Daily Service Between Los Angeles and Shanghai

Delta Air Lines plans to begin daily nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Shanghai-Pudong Airport on July 9, 2015, pending U.S. Department of Transportation and foreign government approval. Delta’s new Los Angeles-Shanghai flight will connect travelrs to more...Read more

Avianca’s B787 Takes First Commercial Flight

On Friday, January 16 the first Boeing B787-8 of Avianca departed from the El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá en route to New York. The aircraft carried 236 passengers and 10 crew members. Passengers of flight AV244 enjoyed a more...Read more

South African Airways Launches Go See Southern Africa Campaign

South African Airways (SAA) has launched their Go See Southern Africa campaign for the travel trade in North America. Go See Southern Africa is a collaborative campaign with participation from leading tour operators, destination tourism organizations, hotels and safari lodges...Read more

Fiji Airways Adds New Flights from Los Angeles to Wellington

Beginning on June 25, 2015, travelers will have the option to purchase round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Wellington, New Zealand with Fiji Airways. Fiji Airways’ Managing Director and CEO, Stefan Pichler, says New Zealand is an incredibly important market...Read more

Etihad Airways Named 2014 Airline of the Year by Global Traveler

Etihad Airways was recognized as “2014 Airline of the Year” by the readers of U.S.-based Global Traveler magazine. The award was presented at Global Traveler’s “11th Annual GT Tested Reader Survey Awards” on December 15 at The Peninsula in Beverly...Read more