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Thursday December 6, 2012



US Airways becomes first to use MasterCard PayPass™ method
December 6, 2012 I US Airways has joined retail and quick service establishments like 7-Eleven convenience stores, Tim Horton's coffee shops and McDonald's restaurants as locations that accept the MasterCard PayPass™ technology for purchases more





Mercury's night in Abu Dhabi
December 6, 2012 I The International Travel Catering Association's 2012 Mercury Awards were presented in a scenic setting along the beach with the stately Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as backdrop for an evening of dining and fellowship November 27 in Abu Dhabi more

Etihad exec touts carrier's future growth and innovation
December 6, 2012 I In his keynote address to the International Travel Catering Association Middle East Show and Networking Forum, Etihad Airways' Chief Commercial Officer, Peter Baumgartner, laid out a brief history of the carrier and outlined future plans of fleet expansion, innovation and growth more

Bernstein menus highlight Delta's South America service
December 6, 2012 I Delta Air Lines this week unveiled its new BusinessElite menu for flights to and from South America. The menu is composed of regionally inspired meals designed by Chef Michelle Bernstein more

SWISS Taste of Switzerland now 10 years in service
December 6, 2012 I Forty-two guest chefs with a total of 650 Gault Millau points and menus from 38 regions of Switzerland since its inception, and the SWISS Taste of Switzerland program this month notes 10 years in the sky more



Qantas scraps A380 Wi-Fi service
December 6, 2012 I According to Australian Business Qantas Airways has axed its plans to offer sky-high surfing across its Airbus A380 fleet, citing a lacklustre response from travellers more

Advanced software to help jet buyers visualize cabin interiors
December 6, 2012 I The Jet Business, a firm offering impartial advice to potential buyers of both new and pre-owned business jets, has launched a new cabin interiors app. This industry first allows The Jet Business' clients to visualize a variety of business jet cabins in a full-size replication more

Lufthansa tests BoardConnect on an A320
December 6, 2012 I Lufthansa German Airlines has begun testing the BoardConnect in-flight entertainment system from Lufthansa Systems on an Airbus A320 stationed in Munich more



Cruise Shipping Miami to feature revamped conference program
December 6, 2012 I Cruise Shipping Miami, the international conference and exhibition serving the cruise industry that annually draws more than 10,000 attendees and more than 1,000 exhibiting companies from over 121 countries to Miami Beach, Fla., is scheduled to run March 11-14, 2013 more

Norwegian Breakaway brings taste of New York to sea
December 6, 2012 I Norwegian Cruise Line announced November 29 two more New York-inspired food and beverage offerings onboard Norwegian Breakaway, the line's newest ship: Sabrett Hot Dogs and Brooklyn Lager beer more

Celebrity Solstice docks at Marina Bay
December 6, 2012 I The Celebrity Solstice docked at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (MBCCS) in late November, the first stop in her maiden voyage to Asia more

Princess reveals Royal Princess sanctuary and retreat pool
December 6, 2012 I When Princess Cruises' new Royal Princess debuts next June, passengers will find that two of the line's signature features have been enhanced to provide passengers with the ultimate in relaxation. Both The Sanctuary and the line's popular adults-only pool also will offer private cabanas for the first time more



Servair to manage food and beverage outlets at Réunion airport
December 6, 2012 I Servair has been awarded a 10-year contract to manage and operate outlets in the passenger terminal at Roland Garros airport, Saint-Denis on Réunion Island, located in the Indian Ocean more

SIA toy sale raises money for Community Chest
December 6, 2012 I Singapore Airlines has raised S$427,000 (US$350,000) for Singapore's Community Chest, a non-profit organization that assists needy children. The money was raised through sale of a pair of limited edition female and male panda toy collectibles more

HMSHost receives green award from Airports group
December 6, 2012 I HMSHost recently received a 2012 Airports Going Green Award for the company's startsomewhere sustainability program. The award was presented during a luncheon at the 5th Annual Airports Going Green Conference held in Chicago more

AUI introduces new Des Alpes line
December 6, 2012 I AUI (Albert Uster Imports) is proud to expand and improve their classic Des Alpes couverture collection with new packaging and an additional couverture percentage more

Hot drinks on the go
December 6, 2012 I Kenco 2Go! is the ideal solution for serving great-tasting hot drinks on the go. The range now includes Kenco Millicano, Kenco Rich, Kenco Cappuccino, PG Tips tea and Cadbury Hot Chocolate more

Inflight catering disposables
December 6, 2012 I Deeko Bahrain's assortment of inflight catering disposables that are versatile for use inside the cabin. This company also guarantees hygiene and safety of the highest standard for each of their products more

The real joe
December 6, 2012 I Mother Parker's Tea & Coffee is proud to introduce Martinson's single serve instant coffee sticks. For over 100 years, Martinson coffee has been crafted with a dedication to quality more


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