Tuesday, April 19th 2016 - 01:39 UTC

“Punta Arenas best cruise season in six years”, with 77.248 visitors and 121 calls

“This was the best cruise season in six years, quite close to the 90.000 visitors of 2007/08” said Ignacio Covacevich, head of EPA, the Austral Port Authority

Punta Arenas port authorities, in the extreme south of Chile, reported that during this 2015/16 cruise season there was a 35% increase in the number of cruise visitors, 77.248 passengers, and 121 vessel calls, one of the most encouraging in the last decade.

Monday, April 18th 2016 - 10:28 UTC

Argentine travel agencies promote Falklands' weeklong tour package

 The tour has a basic historic emphasis and includes visiting battlegrounds from the 1982 conflict, Mount Longdon, Goose Green, San Carlos

The network of Argentine travel agencies under the umbrella organization Lufthansa CityCenter, has come up with a package for Argentines wishing to travel to the Falkland Islands, in search of a cultural approach with an emotive tour of the historic sites of the Islands.

Friday, April 15th 2016 - 05:04 UTC

St Helena reaches to the world: 21 May airport official opening with presence of Prince Edward

The £250 million airport aims to provide air services to St Helena, fulfilling the UK Government’s commitment to maintaining access to the island

The Government of St Helena has announced that the official opening of the island's new airport is set to take place on 21 May 2016, in the presence of HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. For the British Overseas Territory island in mid Atlantic and with an only monthly sea link, the airport means a dream come true, and both the St Helena and UK governments hope that this will lead to eventual financial self-sustainability.

Tuesday, April 12th 2016 - 22:18 UTC

Punta Arenas cruise season: 29% increase in the number of visitors landings

 The  number of cruise vessel calls this season increased from 48 to 54. During the 2014/15 season, the number of cruise visitors landed was 78.908.

Almost 30% more cruise visitors landed in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile, during the current 2015/16 season which is coming to an end. According to Chile's maritime migration officers, 109.746 cruise passengers and crew members were recorded, which represents a 29% compared to the previous season. The primary report was released by La Prensa Austral.

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.


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