Discover Airlines to Launch Frankfurt to Kittilä Flights, Enhancing Lapland’s International Connectivity

(IN SHORT) Discover Airlines, a German leisure airline under the Lufthansa Group, is set to improve Kittilä Airport’s international route options by introducing scheduled flights from Frankfurt, Germany, to Kittilä Airport starting from December 20, 2024, until March 28, 2025. These weekly Friday flights on Airbus A320-200 aircraft are a welcome addition to Lapland’s growing… Read the full press release

United Airlines Pilot Capt. Anne Worster Elected as MEC Chair by Air Line Pilots Association

(IN SHORT) The United Airlines Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) has elected Capt. Anne Worster as the new chair of the pilot group. Capt. Worster, a 27-year United Airlines pilot, Gulf War veteran, and U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, currently serves as vice chair and first officer representative… Read the full press release

Wizz Air Achieves Record Low Carbon Emissions in 2023, Continuing Environmental Leadership

Carbon emisssions per passenger/km down by 6.8% YoY (IN SHORT) Wizz Air, recognized as Europe’s fastest-growing and most environmentally sustainable airline, announced that it achieved its lowest-ever average annual carbon intensity result in 2023, recording 51.5 grams of carbon emissions per passenger/kilometer, a 6.8% reduction from the previous year. The airline aims to reduce its… Read the full press release

Award-Winning Chef Nina Compton Named Godmother of Silversea’s Silver Nova Cruise Ship

A champion of cultural discovery and human connection, Chef Compton’s values align with those at the heart of Silversea’s immersive S.A.L.T. culinary program (IN SHORT) Silversea announced that acclaimed chef Nina Compton, known for her culinary expertise and TV appearances, will serve as the Godmother of their newest ship, Silver Nova. This announcement was made… Read the full press release

AirAsia Launches New Kuala Lumpur to Ahmedabad Route, Expanding India Connectivity

(IN SHORT) AirAsia has unveiled plans to add a new route connecting Kuala Lumpur to Ahmedabad, India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City, starting on May 1, 2024. This marks AirAsia’s eleventh route to India and its third new route in 2024. The move not only strengthens AirAsia’s presence in South Asia but also introduces the… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport to Rename International Terminal in Honor of Dianne Feinstein

(IN SHORT) The San Francisco Airport Commission has approved a resolution to rename the International Terminal at SFO in honor of the late Senator and former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein. The decision comes after a nomination was submitted by The Dianne Feinstein 100-plus Committee, citing compelling reasons for the tribute. Feinstein’s significant contributions include… Read the full press release

Boeing Appoints Admiral Kirkland H. Donald as Special Advisor to Enhance Quality Management

Admiral Kirkland Donald to lead in-depth assessment of Boeing commercial quality management system (IN SHORT) Boeing has named Admiral Kirkland H. Donald, U.S. Navy (Ret.), as a special advisor to Boeing’s President and CEO, Dave Calhoun, to assess Boeing’s quality management system for commercial airplanes. Admiral Donald and a team of experts will review quality… Read the full press release

Hyatt Place Kathmandu to Transform into Nepal’s First Hyatt Centric Hotel

Hyatt Place Kathmandu to be fully transformed into a 153-room Hyatt Centric hotel centrally located in the lively city of Kathmandu (IN SHORT) Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced an agreement to rebrand Hyatt Place Kathmandu as the Hyatt Centric Soalteemode Kathmandu, marking the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Nepal upon completion of renovations. The transformation… Read the full press release

Panda Diplomacy: Le Le Begins New Chapter in China’s Giant Panda Conservation Program

(IN SHORT) On January 16, 2024, Le Le safely arrived at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, beginning his second round of quarantine as part of his journey from Singapore to China. The China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda (CCRCGP) will closely monitor Le Le during this period to determine his permanent residence post-quarantine. His… Read the full press release

FITUR 2024: UNWTO Highlights Tourism Investment, Sustainability, and Collaboration

(IN SHORT) The FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair, with Ecuador as the official partner country, is set to be a platform for tourism innovation and collaboration from January 23 to 26, 2024. The UNWTO will focus on fostering investment opportunities, strengthening international partnerships, and addressing sustainable development and climate action. Key highlights include investment forums,… Read the full press release