Etihad Multi-Room Suite
Etihad Multi-Room Suite, called the “Residence by Etihad. Photo by AP / Kamran Jebreili.

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

  • SIA introduces premium economy – Singapore Airlines, who previously stated that they wouldn’t add a premium economy seating class, have launched it; flights with the new class should begin by the later end of 2015. (ST)
  • Etihad takes travel luxury wayyyy further – First class is so 2013, apparently. Etihad now has introduced a multi-room suite aboard some planes, dubbed “The Residence by Etihad,” that will have a miniature suite with a private bedroom, personal bathroom and a dedicated butler. One flight with the suite should put a passenger back about $21,000 for the 11.61 sq. m. area (125 sq. ft.). (Mashable)
  • China has 15 airlines planning to launch this year – The burgeoning air tourism industry in China is evident with the new analysis that shows fifteen startup airlines companies vying for launch this year. (CAPA)
  • Google Maps rolls out huge update – Among the new features are Uber integration, better transit options, and improved multi-device support. (Engadget)
  • Latest Ace Hotel seems to be coming to Brooklyn – The juggernaut that is Brand Brooklyn is attracting its latest luxury accommodations, an Ace Hotel likely to be opened near the Barclays Center. (CO)
  • Sarajevo reopens war-destroyed city hall – The Bosnian capital’s City Hall, a building destroyed almost completely by Serbs in 1992, reopened being restored to its past glory. (Reuters)

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