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
Lufthansa is considering stretching out deliveries of Boeing's new 777X aircraft, concerned about the cost and size of the big jet as managers review the airline's fleet needs. A decision on the new timeline is “urgent” and could be reached by September, according to an internal vide...
POSTED 2 Jun, 2017 2 Comments
Etihad Airways is axing Airbus A380 flights from Melbourne, and with them the superjumbo's superbly spacious first class 'Apartment' suites. The Gulf carrier and Virgin Australia partner will pull the plug on the A380 from October 29, 2017 – just 16 months after commencing the daily supe...
POSTED 25 Apr, 2017 17 Comments
Cathay Pacific will fit an all-new economy seat across its Boeing 777-300 fleet as the airline moves to a tighter but more profitable 10-across layout instead of the current 3-3-3 seating. All 17 of the Oneworld airline's regional Boeing 777-300 jets along with 48 of its 53 long-range Boeing 777...
POSTED 17 Apr, 2017 13 Comments
Cathay Pacific will use the arrival of the Boeing 777-9X to debut a new generation of first class suites and business class seats, cementing Boeing's advanced 777X series as the flagship of Cathay’s fleet for the next decade. “At the moment we’re looking at what’s the o...
POSTED 12 Apr, 2017 8 Comments
United Airlines faces a new setback in its bid to win back business customers as production snags hinder deliveries of Boeing jetliners outfitted with new luxury seats. "Short delays" are affecting two 777-300ER aircraft with United’s Polaris luxury interiors (below), said Megan McCar...
POSTED 8 Apr, 2017 1 Comment
Cathay Pacific, the premium airline that is seeking ways to revive earnings after its first annual loss in eight years, plans to cram more passengers in some aircraft to squeeze out extra revenue. 60 of its Boeing 777-300 family aircraft will have another seat in each economy-class row, shrinkin...
POSTED 31 Mar, 2017 17 Comments
Cathay Pacific is upgrading the premium economy cabin across its Boeing 777-300ER fleet. This doesn't involve a new seat, no doubt to the disappointment of those who have flown in Cathay's Airbus A350 premium economy seat (shown below, and which we rate as among the very best in the skies). I...
POSTED 17 Mar, 2017 29 Comments
Emirates is expected to unveil something new for its Boeing 777-300ER fleet in the coming weeks, and the mystery product could be showcased alongside the redesigned Airbus A380 bar at Berlin's annual ITB travel expo from March 8, 2017. The Gulf powerhouse has teased media with the promise it wil...
POSTED 26 Feb, 2017 10 Comments
Cathay Pacific will add a third Boeing 777 onto the Sydney-Hong Kong route from October 29 to cater for increased demand, especially for onwards flights to Europe and North America. The Boeing 777-300ER will slot into Cathay's daily CX161/162 service, replacing the current Airbus A330 and adding...
POSTED 15 Feb, 2017 18 Comments
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