• Singapore Airlines coy on long-range Airbus A350 business class

    When Singapore Airlines' ultra-long range Airbus A350s take wing in 2018 on non-stop flights to Los Angeles and New York, the advanced jetliners will contain only two classes of seating. However, the airline is reluctant to say not only which two classes those will be – it's also not yet d...

    POSTED 10 Nov, 2017 9 Comments

  • Review: Hong Kong Airlines' Airbus A350 business class seat

    Hong Kong Airlines' new Airbus A350 business class seat retains the 'business traveller basics' of fully-flat beds and direct aisle access, but with some upgrades and tweaks to improve on the already-respectable seats flying on its Airbus A330 jets. Australian Business Traveller took the airline...

    POSTED 20 Oct, 2017 16 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines aims for the suite spot with A350 first class

    Malaysia Airlines will outfit its Airbus A350 first class cabin with privacy doors with the aim of turning the seats into suites. CEO Peter Bellew confirmed the design to Australian Business Traveller, detailing that the seats "will have sliding doors for privacy," adding to the seclusion of the...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2017 5 Comments

  • Thai Airways begins Airbus A350 flights from Melbourne to Bangkok

    After delays stretching back more than a year, Thai Airways has finally swung its Airbus A350 jetliner onto the Melbourne-Bangkok route. The Star Alliance member has locked the A350 into the daily TG465/TG466 schedule, replacing an older Boeing 777-200, with the Bangkok-bound TG466 from Melbourn...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2017 17 Comments

  • Air New Zealand wants to fly non-stop from Auckland to New York

    Air New Zealand plans to join Qantas in launching non-stop flights from Auckland to New York and Chicago on the back of a new generation of ultra-long range jets. The Star Alliance member airline is looking at both the Airbus A350-900ULR and the Boeing 777X jets. Qantas is weighing up a similar...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2017 8 Comments

  • United set for US$14bn Airbus A350 order

    Airbus is on the verge of securing an order for 45 of its A350-900 wide-body jetliners, a critical win after a run of deferrals by U.S. carriers, according to people familiar with the matter. The order will likely be placed by United Continental to convert an earlier $12.6 billion deal for 35 of...

    POSTED 6 Sep, 2017 8 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines brings A350s, premium economy to Brisbane

    Singapore Airlines is swinging its new Airbus A350s onto three of its four daily Brisbane-Singapore flights over the coming months, complete with its latest-generation fully-flat beds in business class offering direct aisle access from every seat. The A350 upgrade will also see the debut of Sing...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2017 25 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines eyes Asia for Airbus A350 flights

    EXCLUSIVE | Malaysia Airlines could begin flying its new Airbus A350s to Asia by the middle of 2018 as the airline grows lukewarm on a second European route for the next-gen jetliners. Speaking at a media briefing in Sydney, airline CEO Peter Bellew confirmed to Australian Business Travelle...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2017 12 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines' London Airbus A350 flights start January 2018

    EXCLUSIVE | Malaysia Airlines plans to bring forward the start of its Airbus A350 flights to London to January 2018, but is putting expansion to other European cities on hold. The Oneworld member now expects to take delivery of its first two Airbus A350s in November and December 2017, which will...

    POSTED 21 Jul, 2017 9 Comments

  • British Airways "on track" for new A350 Club World business class

    British Airways says it's on track for the launch of its new Club World business class seat in early 2019, but has denied reports of abandoning an evolution of the current seat for an all-new design. Earlier this year the airline's CEO Alex Cruz confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that th...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2017 22 Comments

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