Posts Tagged: europe

Finnair launches limited edition Marimekko amenity kits to celebrate Chinese New Year

Finnair has just released a limited edition range of amenity kits for passengers travelling in the airline’s long-haul business class cabin. Released just in time to celebrate Chinese New Year, the airline has taken its existing Marimekko kits which are

Finnair launches limited edition Marimekko amenity kits to celebrate Chinese New Year

Finnair has just released a limited edition range of amenity kits for passengers travelling in the airline’s long-haul business class cabin. Released just in time to celebrate Chinese New Year, the airline has taken its existing Marimekko kits which are

Announcing the winners of TheDesignAir awards 2019

TheDesignAir is thrilled to announce the 2019 award winners as voted for by our esteemed judging panel and our readers. Year after year, we see more improvements and enhancements across the passenger experience, from narrow to wide bodies to lounges and airports around the globe. We showcase the 2019 winners here.

Announcing the winners of TheDesignAir awards 2019

TheDesignAir is thrilled to announce the 2019 award winners as voted for by our esteemed judging panel and our readers. Year after year, we see more improvements and enhancements across the passenger experience, from narrow to wide bodies to lounges and airports around the globe. We showcase the 2019 winners here.

KLM celebrates opening of their fully operational Crown Lounge in Amsterdam

Last week KLM officially opened its completely renovated non-Schengen Crown Lounge at Schiphol Airport. The lounge far outperforms the pervious incarnation, and celebrates new food and beverage concepts including it’s pay-for Blue restaurant. KLM’s non-Schengen Crown Lounge (the official name)

KLM celebrates opening of their fully operational Crown Lounge in Amsterdam

Last week KLM officially opened its completely renovated non-Schengen Crown Lounge at Schiphol Airport. The lounge far outperforms the pervious incarnation, and celebrates new food and beverage concepts including it’s pay-for Blue restaurant. KLM’s non-Schengen Crown Lounge (the official name)

British Airways opens new lounge in Geneva

British Airways has just unveiled the latest in its lounge developments, re-opening the newly refurbished lounge in Geneva as part of its huge ongoing investment in the customer experience which includes other new lounges in Rome, San Francisco, Johannesburg and

British Airways opens new lounge in Geneva

British Airways has just unveiled the latest in its lounge developments, re-opening the newly refurbished lounge in Geneva as part of its huge ongoing investment in the customer experience which includes other new lounges in Rome, San Francisco, Johannesburg and

Lounging Around: Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge, Istanbul

If you haven’t travelled through Istanbul’s newest behemoth airport yet, you’re certainly in for a surprise. It certainly dwarves the previous airport and it couldn’t be more different. Light, airy and architecturally stunning, it’s a true gateway hub for the

Lounging Around: Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge, Istanbul

If you haven’t travelled through Istanbul’s newest behemoth airport yet, you’re certainly in for a surprise. It certainly dwarves the previous airport and it couldn’t be more different. Light, airy and architecturally stunning, it’s a true gateway hub for the

TheDesignAir Awards 2019 voting has now closed!

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2019 and just like last couple of years, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public. The voting is now closed! Now is your chance to pick from

TheDesignAir Awards 2019 voting has now closed!

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2019 and just like last couple of years, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public. The voting is now closed! Now is your chance to pick from

KLM’s latest masterpiece advertising campaign celebrates a centenary in the skies

You may not be aware, but KLM has just celebrated of 100 years of flying the skies. Launched October 7th 1919, the carrier has had a long life, growing its network and brand over the years. To celebrate this important

KLM’s latest masterpiece advertising campaign celebrates a centenary in the skies

You may not be aware, but KLM has just celebrated of 100 years of flying the skies. Launched October 7th 1919, the carrier has had a long life, growing its network and brand over the years. To celebrate this important

Turkish launches two new amenity kits, with Versace for Business Class and Mandarina Duck for Economy (You heard us right!)

Turkish Airlines has taken their position as a leading European carrier one step further this week with two small luxury additions, but showcase the airline’s never ending improvement to the hard and soft products available onboard. Turkish has just announced

Turkish launches two new amenity kits, with Versace for Business Class and Mandarina Duck for Economy (You heard us right!)

Turkish Airlines has taken their position as a leading European carrier one step further this week with two small luxury additions, but showcase the airline’s never ending improvement to the hard and soft products available onboard. Turkish has just announced

WestJet Refreshes On-Board Product As Part Of New Dreamliner Service

It’s incredible that WestJet has already launched its 787 Dreamliner service to European hubs including Dublin, London Gatwick and Paris, but following the introduction of these new services, WestJet has now added a few little improvements to make the flight

WestJet Refreshes On-Board Product As Part Of New Dreamliner Service

It’s incredible that WestJet has already launched its 787 Dreamliner service to European hubs including Dublin, London Gatwick and Paris, but following the introduction of these new services, WestJet has now added a few little improvements to make the flight

Philippine Airlines Is Offering An Incredible Sale Right Now Across South East Asia And Australia

It’s no surprise that we are slightly enamoured with Philippine Airlines, especially in the last few years where the carrier has invested heavily in to its hard and soft product. The upgraded 777s and the brand-spanking-new A350s push the carrier

Philippine Airlines Is Offering An Incredible Sale Right Now Across South East Asia And Australia

It’s no surprise that we are slightly enamoured with Philippine Airlines, especially in the last few years where the carrier has invested heavily in to its hard and soft product. The upgraded 777s and the brand-spanking-new A350s push the carrier

Roll Over Alitalia… Turkish Airlines Positions Itself As Europe’s Stylish Fashionista

Turkish Airlines continues to impress us. We are experiencing a new dawn at the airline, which already carries well over 65million passengers per annum. Today saw the reveal of the airline’s new uniform which replaces the somewhat-dated previous threads which

Roll Over Alitalia… Turkish Airlines Positions Itself As Europe’s Stylish Fashionista

Turkish Airlines continues to impress us. We are experiencing a new dawn at the airline, which already carries well over 65million passengers per annum. Today saw the reveal of the airline’s new uniform which replaces the somewhat-dated previous threads which

Flybe Launches Simplified Livery On Q400 Aircraft

Flybe, Europe’s regional airline has gone through quite a few guises over the years, however the latest livery finally gets rid of the British European colours, instead opting for a duotone approach to the livery with two shades of purple

Flybe Launches Simplified Livery On Q400 Aircraft

Flybe, Europe’s regional airline has gone through quite a few guises over the years, however the latest livery finally gets rid of the British European colours, instead opting for a duotone approach to the livery with two shades of purple

British Airways’ New Club Europe Dining Signals Airline’s Continued Desire To Improve Business Class Passenger Experience

British Airways is making a multi-million pound investment in its short haul business class cabin, Club Europe as part of the airline’s existing £4.5bn investment plan that has already seen a range of improvements to BA’s passenger experience. Starting September 12th

British Airways’ New Club Europe Dining Signals Airline’s Continued Desire To Improve Business Class Passenger Experience

British Airways is making a multi-million pound investment in its short haul business class cabin, Club Europe as part of the airline’s existing £4.5bn investment plan that has already seen a range of improvements to BA’s passenger experience. Starting September 12th

Turkish Airlines Impress With New A321 Neo Cabin Product

Turkish Airlines has just received its new A321Neo aircraft. The aircraft, which will be deployed on its short and medium haul routes. The aircraft also features the Airbus Cabin Flex configuration, which has removed the usual door positions locating them

Turkish Airlines Impress With New A321 Neo Cabin Product

Turkish Airlines has just received its new A321Neo aircraft. The aircraft, which will be deployed on its short and medium haul routes. The aircraft also features the Airbus Cabin Flex configuration, which has removed the usual door positions locating them

Trip Report: SriLankan A330-300 Business Class February 2018

Flight: UL506 Aircraft Type: A330-300 Class: Business Class Route: LHR-CMB Date: February 2018 http://www.srilankan.com SriLankan Airlines recently added two daytime flights per week from London to Colombo, flying on Saturdays and Sundays, providing better connections and more convenient departure times. This now makes the airline

Trip Report: SriLankan A330-300 Business Class February 2018

Flight: UL506 Aircraft Type: A330-300 Class: Business Class Route: LHR-CMB Date: February 2018 http://www.srilankan.com SriLankan Airlines recently added two daytime flights per week from London to Colombo, flying on Saturdays and Sundays, providing better connections and more convenient departure times. This now makes the airline

Finnair Refreshed Nordic Cabin Includes New Marimekko Design Elements

This week saw the announcement of a new, smart and sophisticated design flourish to Finnair’s business and economy cabins. Supporting the new fabrics and amenity kit designs in business class, is a new service concept, allowing passengers to eat on

Finnair Refreshed Nordic Cabin Includes New Marimekko Design Elements

This week saw the announcement of a new, smart and sophisticated design flourish to Finnair’s business and economy cabins. Supporting the new fabrics and amenity kit designs in business class, is a new service concept, allowing passengers to eat on

Chef Agus Hermawan Joins Garuda Indonesia Star Chefs

September saw the launch of Garuda Indonesia’s high-quality signature dishes of Chef Agus Hermawan. For the next four months, on the non-stop route from Amsterdam to Jakarta, Executive Manager of Ron Gastrobar Indonesia – one of the 5 top restaurants of

Chef Agus Hermawan Joins Garuda Indonesia Star Chefs

September saw the launch of Garuda Indonesia’s high-quality signature dishes of Chef Agus Hermawan. For the next four months, on the non-stop route from Amsterdam to Jakarta, Executive Manager of Ron Gastrobar Indonesia – one of the 5 top restaurants of

Austrian Installs Industry Standard Premium Economy ZIM Seats

This week saw the announcement of Austrian Airlines’s new Premium Economy cabin product. Starting right now, passengers can book a seat in the new travel class for flights starting on March 6, 2018. While nothing particularly groundbreaking, the centrepiece of the

Austrian Installs Industry Standard Premium Economy ZIM Seats

This week saw the announcement of Austrian Airlines’s new Premium Economy cabin product. Starting right now, passengers can book a seat in the new travel class for flights starting on March 6, 2018. While nothing particularly groundbreaking, the centrepiece of the

Oneworld Launches A Wave Of New Routes This Week

This week saw Cathay, Qantas and British Airways launch a wave of new flights, adding options and increasing the oneworld global network. British Airways has added to its Gatwick leisure network by introducing Toronto and re-establishing Las Vegas in direct

Oneworld Launches A Wave Of New Routes This Week

This week saw Cathay, Qantas and British Airways launch a wave of new flights, adding options and increasing the oneworld global network. British Airways has added to its Gatwick leisure network by introducing Toronto and re-establishing Las Vegas in direct

Trip Report: Turkish Airlines 777-300ER Business Class April 2017

Flight: TK15 Aircraft Type: 777-300ER Class: Business Class Route: IST-GRU Date: April 2017 http://www.turkishairlines.com Turkish Airlines has certainly caught our attention recently. In our first report on the airline’s short-haul product, they impressed us with a region-beating business class product. As part of our three part series

Trip Report: Turkish Airlines 777-300ER Business Class April 2017

Flight: TK15 Aircraft Type: 777-300ER Class: Business Class Route: IST-GRU Date: April 2017 http://www.turkishairlines.com Turkish Airlines has certainly caught our attention recently. In our first report on the airline’s short-haul product, they impressed us with a region-beating business class product. As part of our three part series

Trip Report: Thai Airways Royal Silk A380 Business Class June 2016

Flight: TG911 Aircraft Type: A380-800 Class: ‘Royal Silk’ Business Class Route: LHR-BKK Date: June 2016 http://www.thaiairways.com We were lucky enough to fly on Thai Airways almost twenty years ago, one of our first long haul flights as a kid, and since then, the airline has

Trip Report: Thai Airways Royal Silk A380 Business Class June 2016

Flight: TG911 Aircraft Type: A380-800 Class: ‘Royal Silk’ Business Class Route: LHR-BKK Date: June 2016 http://www.thaiairways.com We were lucky enough to fly on Thai Airways almost twenty years ago, one of our first long haul flights as a kid, and since then, the airline has

Trip Report: Air France 777-200 Business Class April 2016

Flight: AF456 Aircraft Type: B777-200 Class: Business Class Route: CDG-GRU Date: April 2016 http://www.airfrance.com Ever since our failed chance to experience Air France’s new business class last year, we’ve been keen for another opportunity to experience Air France’s latest and acclaimed new hard product, that

Trip Report: Air France 777-200 Business Class April 2016

Flight: AF456 Aircraft Type: B777-200 Class: Business Class Route: CDG-GRU Date: April 2016 http://www.airfrance.com Ever since our failed chance to experience Air France’s new business class last year, we’ve been keen for another opportunity to experience Air France’s latest and acclaimed new hard product, that

TAP Announce Airbus Airspace Cabin On New A330 Neos

Today at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, TAP announced they will be the first airline to take delivery of the new Airspace cabin by Airbus, that we covered last month. Coming to the skies in 2017, TAP’s new A330s will

TAP Announce Airbus Airspace Cabin On New A330 Neos

Today at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, TAP announced they will be the first airline to take delivery of the new Airspace cabin by Airbus, that we covered last month. Coming to the skies in 2017, TAP’s new A330s will

China Airlines To Upgrade European Network

China Airlines, one of our new favourite carriers, has just announced it will be upgrading it’s European routes of Amsterdam, Rome and Vienna with the new A350 aircraft which it is set to receive within a couple of months. Not

China Airlines To Upgrade European Network

China Airlines, one of our new favourite carriers, has just announced it will be upgrading it’s European routes of Amsterdam, Rome and Vienna with the new A350 aircraft which it is set to receive within a couple of months. Not

TAP Portugal Announce Identical Interiors To Sister Company Azul

TAP Portugal today hinted at a brand new future for their long haul fleet, based on two new A330 aircraft that will join the fleet. It is fairly easy to distill as the future vision of the rest of the

TAP Portugal Announce Identical Interiors To Sister Company Azul

TAP Portugal today hinted at a brand new future for their long haul fleet, based on two new A330 aircraft that will join the fleet. It is fairly easy to distill as the future vision of the rest of the

Air France And CDG Impress As Europe’s Largest Transit Hub

Charles De Gaulle used to send shivers down our spine. The thought of transiting through the airport meant getting lost, missing connections or surly staff seemingly specifically employed to disrupt a passengers day. This reason alone meant we had avoided

Air France And CDG Impress As Europe’s Largest Transit Hub

Charles De Gaulle used to send shivers down our spine. The thought of transiting through the airport meant getting lost, missing connections or surly staff seemingly specifically employed to disrupt a passengers day. This reason alone meant we had avoided

ANA Introduce A New Connection Between Europe & Australia

Premium Japanese carrier ANA has announced they will be introducing their super-spacious 787-9 Dreamliner on a brand new Tokyo Haneda – Sydney route on December 11th this year. Whilst this new non-stop flight is still subject to governmental approval, passengers

ANA Introduce A New Connection Between Europe & Australia

Premium Japanese carrier ANA has announced they will be introducing their super-spacious 787-9 Dreamliner on a brand new Tokyo Haneda – Sydney route on December 11th this year. Whilst this new non-stop flight is still subject to governmental approval, passengers

Vietnam Airlines Introduce New A350 On Ho Chi Minh – Hanoi Route

Vietnam Airlines yesterday launched their brand new A350 wide body aircraft on the Ho Chi Minh – Hanoi route as a way of getting their crew used to the new aircraft product before rolling out on long haul routes in

Vietnam Airlines Introduce New A350 On Ho Chi Minh – Hanoi Route

Vietnam Airlines yesterday launched their brand new A350 wide body aircraft on the Ho Chi Minh – Hanoi route as a way of getting their crew used to the new aircraft product before rolling out on long haul routes in

New Eurowings Brand Painted Up On First Aircraft – But Is It A Good Livery?

Yesterday Eurowings, which is Lufthansa’s newest LCC brand, revealed its first aircraft painted in its new livery. The new-look carrier will start by mirroring the product on offer by sister-airline germanwings. Firstly, a few facts, Eurowings isn’t a new brand. It had

New Eurowings Brand Painted Up On First Aircraft – But Is It A Good Livery?

Yesterday Eurowings, which is Lufthansa’s newest LCC brand, revealed its first aircraft painted in its new livery. The new-look carrier will start by mirroring the product on offer by sister-airline germanwings. Firstly, a few facts, Eurowings isn’t a new brand. It had

TRIP REPORT: Finnair A330 Business Class November 2014

Flight: AY0077 Aircraft Type: A330-300 Class: Business Class Route: HEL-KIX Date: November 2014 http://www.finnair.com Best for: Affordable, one stop flights to a whole host of Asian destinations. Most likely to sit next to: Designers, Architects and super cool Asian-techie travellers. Business or pleasure: The flight times are perfect for

TRIP REPORT: Finnair A330 Business Class November 2014

Flight: AY0077 Aircraft Type: A330-300 Class: Business Class Route: HEL-KIX Date: November 2014 http://www.finnair.com Best for: Affordable, one stop flights to a whole host of Asian destinations. Most likely to sit next to: Designers, Architects and super cool Asian-techie travellers. Business or pleasure: The flight times are perfect for