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Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific announces resignation of CEO Rupert Hogg

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific announces resignation of CEO Rupert Hogg

The CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways resigned Friday morning following pressure by Beijing on the Hong Kong carrier over participation by some of its employees in anti-government protests. Cathay is the biggest airline in Hong Kong and its airport, which was shut down earlier this week by protesters. Hogg took over in May 2017, having […]

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in Cathay Pacific Reviews, Travel Deals

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Indigo Partners serious about WOW Air, South African reaching for Emirates, Aerolineas Argentinas status match, Singapore Airlines discounted awards, Air Italy adding even more North American flights

Indigo Partners serious about WOW Air, South African reaching for Emirates, Aerolineas Argentinas status match, Singapore Airlines discounted awards, Air Italy adding even more North American flights

– Indigo Partners is not messing about with the technically bankrupt WOW air and is retiring the WHOLE long haul fleet Instead Indigo is applying their true and tested short-haul model to WOW air and buying their brand equity and existing operations for less then (my estimate) $10 million. The company plans to invest up […]

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in Airline Reviews

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Viet Jet 22 cents tickets, Air Asia launches Honolulu, Arik Air folds, Ghana gets an airline?, Air France launches Maldives

Viet Jet 22 cents tickets, Air Asia launches Honolulu, Arik Air folds, Ghana gets an airline?, Air France launches Maldives

– Viet Jet is back with 22 cents tickets for domestic flights between March 1 to December 31 – AirAsia will now start Honolulu service on Jun 28, 2017 AirAsia has formally announced it will begin flights to the United States later this summer. The AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int’l) longhaul unit said in a […]

Posted on February 10, 2017 by in Travel Deals

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Super cheap European (and Middle East & Central Asia) flights with Wizz Air

Super cheap European (and Middle East & Central Asia) flights with Wizz Air

Wizz Air has been slowly building an empire of discount flights in Eastern Europe. It’s modeled after the uber-successful RyanAir (which is now Europe’s second biggest airline). Wizz Air originally started from Budapest airport but now has bases in these airports: Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Debrecen, Gdańsk, Iași, Katowice, Kiev, Košice, Kutaisi (from 23 […]

Posted on August 14, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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Updated in 2018: My Favorite 27 Things to do in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Updated in 2018: My Favorite 27 Things to do in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

My Favorite 27 Things to do Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Understand Addis Abeba (or Addis Ababa) is the capital of Ethiopia and located at 7,546 feet of elevation. It is a good idea to bring Diamox for the first week until you are adjusted to the elevation. Despite being north of the equator, Ethiopia’s ‘winter’ […]

Posted on March 12, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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Airbus A380 demand softening, new winglets planned?

Airbus A380 demand softening, new winglets planned?

Picture courtesy of Wikipedia Bloomberg is running a story about plans by Airbus to increase efficiency for the A380. We have already seen the plans by Emirates to add more Economy seats which will surely happen. Now Airbus also considers adding winglets before making bigger changes. What's surprising – the demand for the A380 has […]

Posted on November 19, 2013 by in Airline Reviews

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