A330-300 Air Asia X
A330-300 AirAsia X, taken from Airbus.com.

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

  • AirAsia plane goes missing – An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya heading to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday morning (Sat. night US time). (HuffPo)
  • Etihad launches its 3-room suite – The United Arab Emirate’s flag carrier has launched what is the only 3-room cabin available in-flight, on a route between London and Abu Dhabi. (DBJ)
  • Air China and Boeing in $6 bn deal – Air China, the country’s flag carrier, said that it has signed a deal to purchase 60 Boeing B737 planes, valuing $5.9 billion. (Reuters)
  • Hyatt will give away wifi – In an effort to appease more guests, wireless internet at all Hyatt properties will be free for all customers beginning in February. (Skift)
  • EasyJet faces growing pains – Europe’s 2nd largest budget carrier had to cancel dozens of flights this week as cabin crew members striked in an attempt to gain more pay. (Bloomberg)

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