• 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 4 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 20 Comments

  • United Airlines defers Airbus A350-1000 orders

    United Airlines projected a slowdown in a benchmark financial gauge as trans-Pacific fares weaken, and the carrier delayed delivery of four Airbus A350 long-haul jets earmarked for those routes. Passenger revenue for each seat flown a mile could rise as much as 1 percent or fall by the same magn...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2017 2 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines eyes new European route for Airbus A350s

    Malaysia Airlines will use its new Airbus A350 jets to open a second destination in Europe following next year's launch of A350 flights between Kuala Lumpur and London. However, the Oneworld member has axed plans to send the A350 to Auckland and has ruled out other destinations such as Australia...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2017 5 Comments

  • Lufthansa to launch Singapore-Munich Airbus A350 flights

    Lufthansa will restart direct flights between Singapore and Munich from March 27 2018, providing German-bound travellers with an alternative to the established Singapore-Frankfurt route. The flights will run five days a week – on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – on...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2017 3 Comments

  • Revealed: Qatar Airways Qsuite plans for the Airbus A350-1000

    EXCLUSIVE | Qatar Airways will load the front of its new Airbus A350-1000 with 46 of its Qsuite business class suites when the airline takes delivery of the stretched jet by the end of this year, but trim the premium cabin to just two dozen suites in its 'high-density' Boeing 777-300ER. The inno...

    POSTED 13 Jun, 2017 5 Comments

  • Finnair joins Cathay Pacific in Airbus A350 seat swap

    Airbus will refit Zodiac Aerospace seats on all of Finnair's A350 wide-body jetliners because of quality issues, said the airline’s chief executive officer, Pekka Vauramo. Entire business-class berths must be replaced on the nine A350s that Finnair has in operation, Vauramo said in an...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines to fly Airbus A350 to London by mid-2018

    Malaysia Airlines will begin flying its new Airbus A350 fleet to London in the second quarter of 2018, with the advanced fuel-efficient jets replacing the Airbus A380 superjumbos. The airline expects the first of six leased A350s to arrive at the end of this year, and is likely to roster the deb...

    POSTED 30 May, 2017 7 Comments

  • No economy seats on Singapore Airlines' long-range Airbus A350

    Singapore Airlines' new Airbus A350-900ULR – the ultra long-range jet which will restart non-stop flights to New York and Los Angeles – will sport a two-class configuration without any economy seats. As first reported by Australian Business Traveller, the super-efficient airliner &nd...

    POSTED 24 May, 2017 25 Comments

  • China Airlines to fly Airbus A350 on Sydney-Taipei route

    China Airlines will add its latest Airbus A350 to Sydney from December 1 2017 while also going double daily with flights on the Sydney-Taipei route. Overnight updates to the airline's booking system show both the regular flight CI51/CI52 (which currently runs on an Airbus A330) and the new CI5...

    POSTED 12 May, 2017 36 Comments

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