Hotel Review: The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Arizona

Located at the base of landmark Camelback Mountain, the Phoenician is set in a ruggedly beautiful landscape softened by verdant golf courses, ponds and swimming pools and punctuated with palm trees and tall Saguaro cacti – the green exclamation points of the Sonoran Desert.

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InterCaribbean Airways to Expand with Regional Jets

Fast-growing regional carrier interCaribbean Airways, which is based at Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands, plans to begin expanding its network significantly later this year by adding its first regional jets.

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Scottsdale, Arizona – a Hometown Feel away from Home

This sunny city of nearly a quarter-million, just east of Phoenix, has a decidedly ‘hometown’ feel, palpable even to travelers from far away.

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Review: The Towers at Pacifica, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
By Tim Cotroneo If first-time visitors think Los Cabos is still a sleepy fishing village, those thoughts are immediately quashed upon heading to their hotels from Los Cabos International Airport. All along the 25-mile length of the ‘Tourist Corridor’ leading to The Towers at Pacifica Resort are high-end hotels,... Read more
FAA Awards Type Certification to the Boeing 737 MAX 8

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 a Type Certificate, allowing the first-developed and first-certified 737 MAX version to enter commercial service.

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Korean Air Receives Its First Boeing 787-9

Korean Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Boeing’s 787 assembly facility at Charleston International Airport in South Carolina, as the Seoul-based carrier prepares to become the first Korean carrier to operate the type.

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Air China to Offer Shanghai-Barcelona Non-Stop Service

Its new non-stop service from Shanghai will be the second route operated by Star Alliance member Air China to Barcelona, the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia. On May 5, 2014, Air China began operating four-times-weekly Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona round-trips.

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Juneyao Airlines Finalizes Order for Five Boeing 787-9s

The carrier plans to use its 787-9s to develop a long-haul network offering routes to North America, Europe and Australia by 2020.

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WestJet to Add Services and More Flights from Québec Province

WestJet is increasing service and launching new routes from Montréal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Québec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport. Overall, the airline is adding 105 more flights per week from Québec province, a capacity increase of 74 per cent.

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Lockheed Martin Unveils C-130J Commercial-Freighter Version

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new member of the C-130J Super Hercules family, the LM-100J commercial freighter.

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Air Canada Unveils A New Livery ‒ Again

The new livery is Air Canada’s second new mainline-fleet livery so far this century, not including the separate livery designed for the aircraft of the carrier’s low-cost subsidiary, Air Canada rouge.

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Singapore Airlines Plans Order for 20 777-9s and 19 More 787-10s

Singapore Airlines has agreed to place firm orders for 20 Boeing 777-9s and 19 787-10s, for additional growth and fleet modernization through the next decade.

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Review: Ocean Club Resort, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

According to the resort’s original owners, their strategy in locating the hotel was based on providing for its guests optimal views of the Turks and Caicos sunsets.

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South Africa’s Airlink to Operate a Fleet of E-Jets

The carrier will start to receive the aircraft in the first half of 2017.

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Saudi Arabia’s Flynas Orders up to 120 A320neo-Family Jets

Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flynas has signed an agreement with Airbus covering firm orders and purchase rights for 120 A320neo-family aircraft.

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Ethiopian Announces Service to Seven New Destinations
Ethiopian Airlines is planning to launch seven new destinations within five months during the first half of 2017. The addition of the seven destinations will be one of the largest expansions in Ethiopian’s history, according to the airline. In the five months from February through June, Ethiopian will launch... Read more
Norway’s Widerøe Selects Embraer 190-E2 as Its First Jet Type

Norwegian regional carrier Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS (which trades as Widerøe) has ordered three Embraer 190-E2 jets and secured purchase rights on 12 additional Embraer E-Jet E2-family aircraft.

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SpiceJet Adds Orders, Commitments for 163 More 737 MAXs

Indian carrier SpiceJet announced commitments for up to 163 additional Boeing 737 MAX jets at a January 13 event in New Delhi.

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Delta to Add Seven New Destinations from Seattle in 2017

Delta Air Lines is adding seven non-stop, year-round destinations from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this year, making 2017 its fifth consecutive year of growth at its Pacific Northwest hub.

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