Category: Air Travel

The world's top 10 airport approaches

The world’s top 10 airport approaches

Cameras at the ready… private jet booking network PrivateFly.com suggests the world’s Top 10 stunning and inspirational airport approaches. 1. Sion Airport Nestled in the heart of the Alps, the approach to Sion airport takes you down the Rhone valley. With the high mountain terrain to negotiate, your airline or private jet pilot will be […]

Luxury yacht and boat-based heliskiing

Luxury yacht and boat-based heliskiing

The ones who love the extreme adventure already know about helicopter skiing. However, for those who cannot get much of the slopes and would like to have all of the snow, sun and sea, a luxury yacht based heli-skiing trip comes as the best solution. Boat based heliski is your one and only kind of […]

Luxury air safaris over South Australia

Luxury air safaris over South Australia

Experience South Australia‘s vast vistas teeming with free roaming native Australian wildlife from the comfort of a luxury air safari, with three new tours available through luxury operator Chinta Air Tours. * Extended Outback Wildlife – see the varied wildlife of the Outback, including emus, kangaroos and native birds, staying in unique accommodation (4 days) […]

Golf’s most extreme par 3 hole?

Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa has a stretch of 18 holes designed by 18 different top golfers, including Padraig Harrington, Colin Montgomerie, K.J. Choi, Retief Goosen, Justin Rose, Trevor Immelman and Vijay Singh. The 19th hole is an extreme Par 3 that’s an incredible 830 metres long – so extreme that you […]

Hot air ballooning over South Africa

Hot air ballooning over South Africa

Johannesburg city slickers escape on the weekends to the Magaliesberg mountains, and justifiably so – its natural beauty provides a relaxing refuge from the grind of urban existence. A wonderful way to appreciate the area’s grassy slopes, waterfalls and dramatic rock formations is by going on a hot air balloon trip. Watch the sunrise and […]

3 luxury airport hotels in the UK

A night in an airport hotel might not fill you with excitement, but it you don’t always have to stay in a concrete box by the terminal. There are some very luxurious accommodation options at airports around the UK. Sofitel London Heathrow This is a huge new hotel at Heathrow’s Terminal 5. There are 605 […]

Helicopter collides with vulture

Helicopter collides with vulture

Spare a thought for the helicopter pilot who this week had a collision with a vulture.  At the time of the incident, the medical helicopter was just two miles from Nogales airport in Arizona.  The pilot managed to land the helicopter and he and his passengers survived the incident without injury. Spare a thought also […]

Live orchestra… on a delayed Boeing 747

Having already waited an hour and a half to take off, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta chamber orchestra gave a spontaneous concert on a delayed KLM Boeing 747 at Shanghai Airport.

The top 4 ways to fly privately

The top 4 ways to fly privately

When entering the world of private flying it’s important to fully appreciate all of your options and to know precisely which one will benefit you the most. Making a choice between the various forms of private flying can be difficult, and sometimes it helps to think about your options as you would when ordering at […]

Hong Kong is voted Conde Nast Traveller's Readers' favourite island

Hong Kong is voted Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ favourite island

Hong Kong has not only been voted Favourite Island but also overall won the Bronze Medal in the Best of the Best Top 100 Travel experiences at the Readers’ Travel Awards from Condé Nast Traveller magazine that were unveiled in London on Wednesday 1st September 2010. Hong Kong beat all the other islands including Sicily […]

Changi Airport is now home to Singapore’s tallest slide!

Air travel needn’t be boring any longer! Changi Airport is now home to Singapore’s tallest slide. The 12-metre tall slide can be found at Terminal 3 and riders can look forward to a top speed of 6 metres per second!

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Formerly with Skyscanner, Aaron Ritoper is the Vice President of Business Development at Fly.com, a website which scours major airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times and traveller class. What is it that you do exactly? I’m […]

Leleshwa Camp

Leleshwa Camp is an intimate tented camp situated on the Siana Community Conservation area on the north-eastern ridge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Resting along a stream valley, overlooking picturesque hills and rolling plains dotted with resident game, Leleshwa Camp is a peaceful haven. You’ll love the wide range of activities on […]

New cross-strait flights launched by China Airlines

Taiwanese national carrier, China Airlines and its subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, have announced plans to fly a larger aircraft between Taipei and mainland China. This move follows growing demand from travellers seeking more cross-strait flights. China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines will now fly an Airbus A330-300 on all flights from Taoyuan International Airport to Xian, Shenyang, […]

The best airport in the world... for five years on the trot

The best airport in the world… for five years on the trot

The ACI annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award has been won by Incheon International Airport once again and voted the world’s best airport for 5 consecutive years. Repeating its first place finish in the previous years, Incheon International Airport (IIAC) once again scored the highest marks in the ACI’s ASQ survey in three categories to […]

Qatar Airways Premium Terminal

Qatar Airways Premium Terminal

Qatar Airways, the 5-star airline, offers a private premium terminal for its First and Business class passengers at its hub at Doha International Airport. Qatar Airways’ Premium Terminal offers fine dining with specially selected wines and champagnes, some exclusive to Qatar Airways. Business travelers may utilize free wireless internet as well as meeting rooms that […]

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