• Airbus seatmaker Stelia's Ultimate 17 first class suite design

    Airbus' seatmaking arm Stelia Aerospace is now shopping a new first class cabin among airlines. The Ultimate 17 represents the company's first foray above business class, where its staggered Solstys seats have proven popular with airlines such as Thai Airways, Asiana and Etihad. The fu...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2017 8 Comments

  • Virgin will pull one A330 from east-west routes for Hong Kong

    Virgin Australia will reduce domestic Airbus A330 flights in order to launch its new Melbourne-Hong Kong route in July 2017. The unusual schedule of flights from Melbourne to Hong Kong – which will run five days each week but with departure times ranging from shortly after midnight to mid-...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2017 26 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines eyes Airbus A330neo, Boeing 787 order

    Malaysia Airlines is looking to order as many as 30 new Airbus A330neo or Boeing 787 jets as the troubled flag-carrier sees a welcome upturn in its bookings and revenue. "Things have gone a bit better a bit quicker than I expected," says CEO Peter Bellew. "We're ahead of where we hoped we would ...

    POSTED 24 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • TAP reveals new Airbus A330-900neo business class

    TAP will fit its new Airbus A330-900neo fleet with a slick-looking business class seat from Recaro. The Portuguese flag-carrier and Star Alliance member is the global launch customer for the A330-900neo, a fuel-efficient 'new engine option' version of the A330 jets flown locally by both Qantas...

    POSTED 10 Mar, 2017 15 Comments

  • Airbus Pop.Up concept: electric car + drone for a new jetset

    Airbus is bringing a whole new meaning to 'fly-drive' with its radical Pop.Up concept: an electric car with a detachable passenger pod which can be airlifted by a supersized drone to fly over congested traffic. Unveiled overnight at the Geneva International Motor show, the Pop.Up was create...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2017 4 Comments

  • Philippine Airlines flies new business class to Sydney, Melbourne

    Philippine Airlines will introduce all-new business class and premium economy seats on flights to Sydney and Melbourne from mid-year. The airline is upgrading eight of its Airbus A330 jets with a full complement of premium cabins as it chases the business and corporate travel market along with w...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2017 25 Comments

  • Airbus unveils A320neo 'Melody' private jet concept

    Take the very latest Airbus single-aisle jet, the A320neo – add many, many millions of dollars and a dollops of designer vision – and you’ll be the coolest mogul at the private jet parking lot. Meet Melody, a cabin concept for what’s officially badged as the ACJ320neo. Th...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2016 2 Comments

  • Photo tour: behind the scenes at the Airbus A350 factory

    Welcome to Toulouse, France: home to aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the 'Final Assembly Line' of its Airbus A350s where these jets quite literally get their wings, plus other important features like landing gear... and business class seats too, of course. Join Australian Business Traveller as ...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2016 9 Comments

  • Airbus wants airlines to have inflight bars on the A330neo

    Inflight bars and lounges are usually the domain of Airbus A380 superjumbos, but the aircraft manufacturer is eyeing the concept for its smaller A330neo jets, due to fly their first passengers by the end of 2017. A modernised version of the existing Airbus A330s already flying with the likes of ...

    POSTED 27 Oct, 2016 10 Comments

  • On board Airbus' 10,000th delivery flight with Singapore Airlines

    When airlines take delivery of a brand new jet from the likes of Airbus or Boeing, the flight from the aircraft factory to the plane's new home is a unique "money can't buy" experience that's more like flying on a private jet. Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 10,000th aircraft this month, h...

    POSTED 21 Oct, 2016 13 Comments

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