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
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 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 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 26 Comments
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
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 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
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has insisted that the ultra-long range jets capable of flying non-stop to London and New York must be able to carry "a full load of passengers" – but just how many passengers is that? One of the contenders is the Airbus A350-900ULR, which Singapore Airlines ...
POSTED 12 Mar, 2018 68 Comments
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 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
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