Tuesday, April 12th 2016 - 09:11 UTC

First jet aircraft lands at St Helena recently finished airport

Passengers coming off the Bombardier Challenger 300. It is scheduled to depart from St Helena next Friday

Great day of the British Overseas Territory of St Helena: the first jet aircraft landed at the recently concluded airport in the island located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The business jet was chartered by Air Safety Support International (ASSI) to bring its team of five personnel to St Helena to assess St Helena Airport.

Thursday, April 7th 2016 - 09:20 UTC

MSC Cruises orders four more ships from French shipyard STX in 3.6bn Euro deal

The companies signed a letter of intent at Elysee palace, reflecting the importance placed on the investment for President Francois Hollande employment policy

French shipyard STX has secured an order for up to four more ships from MSC Cruises, in a 3.6 billion-Euro (US$4.1 billion) deal announced on Wednesday. MSC Cruises, part of privately owned shipping group MSC, has in recent years been the main customer for STX France, which is based at the Atlantic port of Saint-Nazaire.

Friday, April 1st 2016 - 07:03 UTC

L'Austral, sister of Falklands-incident Le Boreal, makes inaugural call in Gibraltar

French cruise L'Austral, sister vessel of Le Boreal docked in Gibraltar with 264 passengers

The smallest but possibly most exclusive cruise liner to visit Gibraltar this year pulled into port on Thursday. The L’Austral, a French liner, is also the first to make an inaugural call this season. The captain of the ship, Olivier Marien, was met by the Minister for Tourism and the Captain of the Port on board.

Friday, April 1st 2016 - 06:38 UTC

Busy year ahead for Gibraltar's cruise industry: 227 calls are scheduled

This year Gibraltar is due to host 91 ships belonging to 37 different operators on 227 occasions. Cruise calls for 2015 were 204 and 181 in 2014.

Representatives from Gibraltar have attended the annual Seatrade Cruise Global Convention took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event, which took place between March 14-17, brings together professionals from in all aspects of the cruise industry, including cruise lines, ports and ground handlers.

Friday, April 1st 2016 - 01:30 UTC

Falklands bid farewell to Sea King Helicopters

The local community came to meet and greet the new AAR SAR Helicopters and crew who will replace the RAF Sea King Helicopters.

The Falkland Islands community bid farewell to two Search & Rescue (SAR) helicopters today after over three decades of service. Both the two RAF Sea King helicopters were brought to the capital Stanley today for the local community to say goodbye, as well as meet the crew who man the aircraft. The new AAR helicopter, which will replace the existing RAF SAR service, was also present at the farewell today.

Thursday, March 31st 2016 - 15:28 UTC

Singapore's Changai best world airport; three Japanese terminals in top ten

The multiple award-winner also boasts attractions from the tallest slide in an airport to high-end shops and hawker food, making many travelers sorry to leave.

Singapore’s Changi Airport has been named the best airport in the world for the fourth consecutive year in Skytrax’s World Airport Awards. Changi, which bagged the top spot for the seventh time, also won for best airport for leisure amenities and was hard to beat with a rooftop swimming pool and spa, free 24-hour cinema, and even butterfly and cactus gardens.

Thursday, March 31st 2016 - 06:37 UTC

Three mega-cruise vessels with 14.000 passengers coincide at St. Kitts and Nevis

 Oasis of the Seas, the world’s second largest cruise ship, set sail from Fort Lauderdale in Florida, carrying 6,400 passengers on a nine-night Caribbean cruise

Three mega luxury cruise liners – Oasis of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, and Costa Favalosa coincides this week with close to 14,000 passengers at the Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis and, along with them, hopes of increased business for locals. The capital Basseterre and its environs were bustling with string-band musicians, taxi-drivers competing for tours, tourists soaking up the sun, restaurants and stores full of visitors, and vendors busily plying their trade.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016 - 15:38 UTC

Argentine runner wins Falklands' Standard Chartered marathon in record time

Rafael Lencina receives the Stanley Marathon Cup

An Argentine long distance runner has won the Falkland Islands “Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon” which is officially the World's Most Southerly AIMS-Certified Marathon. Rafael Lencina from the northern province of Tucuman completed on Sunday the 26 miles in 2 hours 35 minutes and 34 seconds, which is also a new record for the competition.

Thursday, March 17th 2016 - 22:55 UTC

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick's Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. Best wishes for a safe, happy & pleasant day of love, peace and joy.

Monday, March 14th 2016 - 11:35 UTC

Falklands experiences steady growth in cruise visitors and leisure tourists

Tony Mason said the industry will continue to grow as the Falklands has made strategic investments with relevant partners around the world to ensure sustainability.

By Joshua Peck - The number of cruise passengers visiting the Falkland Islands is projected to increase for the third season in a row. Each tourist season, lasting from October to March, sees numerous cruise vessels arrive in the Falklands, with passengers typically disembarking for a single day onshore. The last cruise vessel for the current season is scheduled to arrive on 31st March.


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