The countdown clock is ticking on Qantas' ambitious plans to launch non-stop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York, with the airline ready to place an order for ultra-long range Airbus or Boeing jets next year for flights from 2022. "We're having good dialog with both Boeing a...
POSTED 3 Jun, 2018 34 Comments
Airbus is considering an ultra-long range version of its A350-1000 jet as an alternative to the A350-900ULR for Qantas’ non-stop flights to New York and London. Speaking to journalists in Sydney ahead of this week's IATA summit, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Eric Schulz confirmed that an...
POSTED 3 Jun, 2018 18 Comments
Airbus has seen widespread popularity for its newest A350 long-haul aircraft. But only one carrier so far – Singapore Airlines – has found the need for an ultra long-range version of the A350 that can fly almost 10,000 non-stop miles from Singapore to New York, and that airline has or...
POSTED 2 Jun, 2018 5 Comments
For those times when merely flying first class won’t do, Airbus Corporate Jets can now outfit your own private Airbus A330-800, A330-900 or Airbus A350 with its new Harmony cabin, designed specifically for ultra-long flights. Passengers boarding the aircraft are greeted by an entry lobby w...
POSTED 29 May, 2018 2 Comments
As ever-improving business class seats narrow the gap against first class, Airbus is joining the push to elevate first class to a whole new level with its Day & Night suite. This two-room concept divides each first class suite into seperate day-time and night-time areas, each designed around...
POSTED 15 May, 2018 5 Comments
Airbus will offer airlines the opportunity to convert part of an airplane's downstairs cargo hold into sleeping berths using custom-designed 'lower deck modules'. The spaces are designed to be interchangeable with a standard cargo container, making it possible for airlines to easily swap out car...
POSTED 10 Apr, 2018 22 Comments
There's a new plane on the horizon: the Airbus A350-1000, a longer version of the A350-900 already flying with airlines like Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Hong Kong Airlines, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines, but capable of carrying even more passengers. Inside, the experience is much the same as...
POSTED 13 Feb, 2018 8 Comments
Airbus publicly questioned the future of the A380, saying its flagship aircraft program risks being shut down if the manufacturer fails to win a crucial order from the plane’s main backer, Emirates. Emirates is the only airline with enough capacity to take enough planes to keep the program...
POSTED 16 Jan, 2018 0 Comments
Airbus' acquisition of a majority stake in Bombardier's C Series plane threatens to leave Boeing trailing in a race to develop a new generation of more advanced short-haul jets. At one level, the deal appears to be neat way of providing Airbus with a 108 to 160 seat narrow-body aircraft, fitting...
POSTED 19 Oct, 2017 0 Comments
Regardless of how an plane's cabin irks you – no legroom, garbage Wi-Fi, scant overhead bin space – most of the experience is dictated by the carrier flying it. Aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus must satisfy their customers – and you are not their customer. This ...
POSTED 3 Oct, 2017 0 Comments
Already have an AusBT account? Log in below.
Signing up with Australian Business Traveller only takes a second and lets you interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to third parties.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.