• Air China's new Airbus A350 business class raises the bar

    Air China has revealed its all-new business class for its Airbus A350 fleet as the first of the advanced jets took wing from Toulouse to Beijing overnight. The date was not by accident: a delivery flight on the eighth day of the eighth month reflects the importance of the number eight in Chinese...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2018 14 Comments

  • Five things we love about Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350

    Cathay Pacific already has one of the youngest long-range fleets in the sky, with an average age of five years, and the raft of new Airbus A350 jets bearing the iconic ‘brushwing’ tail means the fleet is only getting younger. The Airbus A350-900 and the larger A350-1000 will form the...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines launches non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Nov 2

    Singapore Airlines will begin non-stop flights to Los Angeles on November 2, 2018, following the October 11 debut of direct flights to New York. The move follows the decision by fellow Star Alliance member United Airlines to axe its own Singapore-Los Angeles flights as of October 27, 2018. Sing...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2018 18 Comments

  • Vietnam Airlines' Airbus A350 is headed to Melbourne

    Vietnam Airlines is upgrading its daily flight between Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) from a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to an Airbus A350. The advanced A350 swoops onto the route from 29 July and is currently rostered through to the end of October 2018, although a spokesman for...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2018 5 Comments

  • Why isn’t there first class on Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350-1000?

    The Airbus A350-1000 is the largest single-deck jet from the European aircraft manufacturer and joins the Cathay Pacific fleet this week as a stretched sibling of the A350-900. However, despite the advanced jet’s size, Cathay Pacific opted to skip first class and lead with business class &...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000

    There are 46 business class seats on Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350-1000 jets, but which of those are the best business class seats – and more importantly, which ones should you avoid? The seats themselves are identical to those on Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350-900 fleet (the smal...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2018 16 Comments

  • Qantas wants four classes, 300+ passengers in ultra-long range jets

    Qantas is aiming to have its ultra-long range Project Sunrise jets carry over 300 passengers across four classes, with new seating on the radar from first class to economy and possibly a lounge or bar. The airline is now working through the configuration of the globe-striding jets which will mak...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 38 Comments

  • Qantas looks to order ultra-long range Airbus or Boeing jets in 2019

    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 mulls ultra-long range A350-1000ULR for non-stop Qantas flights

    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

  • The secret to Airbus' ultra-long range A350 jets? There isn't one...

    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

  • Singapore Airlines will restart non-stop New York flights in October

    Singapore Airlines will restart non-stop flights to New York on October 11 2018, following delivery of the first ultra-long range Airbus A350-900ULR in September. What will be the world's longest flight, at almost 19 hours, will run between Singapore and the NY-adjacent Newark airport three time...

    POSTED 30 May, 2018 25 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's first Airbus A350-1000 will arrive June 20

    EXCLUSIVE | Cathay Pacific will take delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 on June 19, ahead of flights to Washington DC and potentially Sydney in the later half of 2018. The A350-1000 is a stretched version of the A350-900 which is already well-established in the Cathay Pacific fleet and curre...

    POSTED 16 May, 2018 13 Comments

  • This Airbus Day & Night first class suite concept offers a 'real' bed

    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

  • Singapore Airlines debuts new regional business class on Perth flights

    Singapore Airlines has launched its new regional business class seats on a daily Boeing 787-10 flight from Perth, and expects other Australian flights to follow suit as the airline upgrades its medium-range fleet. This includes not only the Boeing 787-10 but a tranche of Airbus A350 jets due fro...

    POSTED 8 May, 2018 30 Comments

  • Philippine Airlines reveals new Airbus A350, A321Neo business class

    Philippine Airlines has pulled back the covers on new business class seats for its forthcoming Airbus A3210neo and A350 fleets. The first of PAL's six A321Neo jets will take wing this month on regional routes beginning with the non-stop Brisbane-Manila service from July 2. The A3210neo h...

    POSTED 1 May, 2018 28 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines set for non-stop flights to New York, Los Angeles

    Singapore Airlines will resume direct flights to New York and Los Angeles from the end of this year, with another North American destination tipped to appear on the non-stop map in early 2019. The airline is the global customer for an ultra-long range version of the Airbus A350-900, with an orde...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2018 13 Comments

  • Review: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 regional business class

    Singapore Airlines aims to revolutionise regional business class with direct aisle access flatbed seats being rolled out on across its Boeing 787-10 fleet and some Airbus A350 jets, but it could prove a tight fit for many passengers. Singapore Airlines’ regional business class play is magi...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2018 38 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines ramps up regional fleet with Boeing 787, Airbus 350

    Singapore Airlines is about to begin a rolling revamp of its regional fleet with new Boeing 787-10 and Airbus A350 jets sporting an all-new regional business class seat in a 1-2-1 layout which converts into a fully-flat bed, shown below. AusBT review: Singapore Airlines' 2018 regional business...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2018 16 Comments

  • Qatar Airways' new Airbus A350-1000 will fly to London from Feb 24

    Qatar Airways will take delivery of the first Airbus A350-1000 on February 20, with the advanced jet due to begin daily flights between Doha and London from February 24 as the QR15/QR16 service. Speaking at a media event in Canberra to mark the launch of the airline's daily flights between Doha ...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2018 14 Comments

  • Qatar Airways not interested in ultra-long range A350-900ULR

    Qatar Airways may place additional orders for the new Airbus A350-1000, but has no interest in the ultra-long range A350-900ULR variant. Airbus got a boost for its largest twin-engined jet on Tuesday when Qatar Airways said it was considering upgrading some of its A350 orders to the largest mode...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2018 3 Comments

  • Flying on Airbus' A350-1000 test aircraft

    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 woos Qantas with A350-1000 visit, scenic Sydney test flight

    Qantas will take part in an invitation-only flight on the Airbus A350-1000 during its visit to Sydney on Monday February 12, in a move that's sure to spark speculation of the advanced jet's role in the airline's future fleet plans. The 'demonstration flight' will leave Sydney Airport at 12 noon ...

    POSTED 2 Feb, 2018 12 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific plans Airbus A350-1000 for Sydney this year

    Cathay Pacific aims to bring its new Airbus A350-1000 jet to Sydney in the second half of 2018 to keep pace with continued growth on the Sydney-Hong Kong route. The advanced jet – which Cathay will begin flying from April – will replace the smaller Airbus A330 on the daily CX110/CX11...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2018 12 Comments

  • Next-gen Airbus A350-1000 jets into Sydney for two-day visit

    It's the largest twin-engine jet that Airbus has ever built – a sleek streamlined sylph which the company describes as "shaping the future of air travel' – and it'll be paying a brief social call on Sydney this month. The Airbus A350-1000 will visit Sydney Airport from Saturday Febru...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2018 8 Comments

  • Iberia upgrades its new Airbus A350 business class seat

    Iberia's new Airbus A350 jets will see the British Airways sibling and Oneworld member revisit its international business class At first glance, and indeed second glance, the seats look identical to those of the Spanish flag-carrier's Airbus A330 and A340 fleet. However, this version of the f...

    POSTED 30 Jan, 2018 4 Comments

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