Norwegian Breakaway, taken from
Norwegian Breakaway, taken from

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

  • Etihad, SAA sign codeshare deal – Etihad Airways has expanded their African footprint by agreeing to a codeshare deal with South African Airways. (All Africa – link dead)
  • Five Travel Problems and the Sites That Try to Solve Them

    Many travel problems have been solved through technology, but plenty still exist. Here are five sites that attempt solutions. (NY Times)

  • Etihad expanding NYC service – The Abu Dhabi-based airline will expand its daily flight to JFK by switching to 328-seat Boeing 777-300ER jets on June 1 from the 240-seat Airbus A340-500 jets that it currently uses. (USA Today)
  • Saudi Arabia to get 200+ hotels in next 2 years – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is really expanding in the hospitality sector, with 214 new hotels to be built in the next two years. (Arab News)
  • JetBlue plans new flights to Haiti – As the New York City-based airline continues to expand, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, will now be served with daily, nonstop flights from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and South Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. (Miami Herald)
  • Norwegian Breakaway arrives in its new home, NYC – One of the largest cruise ships has arrived in New York City, where it will be based. The Rockettes and Mayor Bloomberg held an opening ceremony for the ship that will be able to hold up to 4,028 passengers. (Travelers Today)
  • United to resume Dreamliner flights – After months of woes due to mechanical problems, United Airlines will restart Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” flights on May 20. (USA Today)

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