Qantas is weighing up the ultra-long range Airbus A350 for its post-2020 fleet as the airline begins to redraw its network map around non-stop flights of 16+ hours. Speaking on the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) conference in Dublin this week, Qantas CEO Alan Joy...
POSTED 3 Jun, 2016 64 Comments
Lufthansa will introduce an all-new business class seat with the launch of its Boeing 777-9 in 2020, with the same seat also being rolled out on the Swiss and Austrian Airlines fleets. The move towards a unified business class design across all three sibling airlines is intended to both lower co...
POSTED 10 Dec, 2015 9 Comments
Qantas has its eye on non-stop Sydney to New York flights using the advanced Boeing 777-8X jetliner, which the airline has touted as a potential replacement for its flagship Airbus A380 superjumbo. The direct route would swap the long-standing Los Angeles stopover for a 19 hour 'Harbour Bri...
POSTED 17 Nov, 2015 60 Comments
Qatar Airways has boosted its Boeing 777X order to include ten of the long-range 777-8X jets alongside its standing order for fifty of the larger Boeing 777-9X aircraft. The Boeing-friendly fillip, announced during this week's Paris Air Show, adds to a total of 320 orders and opti...
POSTED 15 Jun, 2015 4 Comments
Qantas has flagged the Boeing 777X as a possible replacement for its Airbus A380s when it's eventually time for the superjumbos to be put out to pasture. While the Flying Kangaroo's short-term focus for renewing its fleet remains on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which would replace older Boeing 7...
POSTED 8 Jun, 2015 71 Comments
Emirates reportedly plans to upgrade its entire Boeing 777 fleet in favour of the next-gen Boeing 777X jet from 2020, marking a sweeping update for the Gulf colossus. With 150 of the 777X airliners on order, that's enough to see all 139 of Emirates' current 777 models – from the 777-2...
POSTED 18 May, 2015 11 Comments
The first Boeing 777X will trundle off the production line in 2018, a Boeing exec has revealed, as the company edges closer to commercial flights of the new long-range jets from 2020. That debutante is likely to be the Boeing 777-9X, although the X will be dropped as the plane makes its jou...
POSTED 9 May, 2015 38 Comments
ANA has firmed up two sizeable aircraft orders – one for 30 Airbus A320neo jets, and the other for 40 twin-aisle Boeing planes worth a staggering $13 billion at list prices. Comprised of 20 Boeing 777-9Xs, 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and six Boeing 777-300ERs, the airline plans to use the ...
POSTED 31 Jul, 2014 8 Comments
Air New Zealand will run the ruler over both the Boeing 777X and Airbus A350 as replacements for its current long-range Boeing 777 fleet, the airline revealed today. Also in the mix is a second batch of 787-9s with more premium seating for the North American market. "In the next decade we&...
POSTED 10 Jul, 2014 5 Comments
Emirates has signed on the dotted line for 150 of Boeing's new 777X jet, finalising an order worth a staggering US$56 billion at list prices. The Gulf carrier's Boeing 777X fleet will be split into 115 of the 777-9X variant, which will carry up to 407 passengers, and 35 of the more compact ...
POSTED 9 Jul, 2014 6 Comments
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