Malaysia Airlines is looking to order as many as 30 new Airbus A330neo or Boeing 787 jets as the troubled flag-carrier sees a welcome upturn in its bookings and revenue. "Things have gone a bit better a bit quicker than I expected," says CEO Peter Bellew. "We're ahead of where we hoped we would ...
POSTED 24 Mar, 2017 0 Comments
Air New Zealand will begin flying its Boeing 787-9 between Adelaide and Auckland from 26 October 2017. The Dreamliner will fly three days a week – on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – as NZ191/192. NZ192 departs Adelaide at 11.55am to reach Auckland at 6.25pm, with NZ191 wheels-up fr...
POSTED 15 Mar, 2017 22 Comments
Qantas says that tickets for its non-stop flights between Perth and London will go on sale in April, hinting at a late March start for the Boeing 787 service. The airline has yet to confirm the actual start date beyond saying "March", but its booking system opens flight reservations from 350 day...
POSTED 13 Mar, 2017 27 Comments
It's a truism that today's business class is become as good as first class used to be – sufficiently so that we're seeing many airlines wind back or abandon first class altogether. So here's a twist from Korean Air: its new Boeing 787-9 sports exactly the same seat in business class and fi...
POSTED 10 Mar, 2017 8 Comments
Here’s your first look at Qantas’ all-new premium economy seat for the Boeing 787, which will begin flying in Australian skies in October 2017 before heading to Los Angeles and London – with many more Dreamliner routes to follow. So does it live up to the promise made by Qant...
POSTED 23 Feb, 2017 78 Comments
The first Boeing 787-10 rolled out of the hangar this weekend, and is expected to make its inaugural test flight by early March. Here's what you need to know about this latest member of the Dreamliner family. What's so different about the 787-10? Although sharing the same design and technolog...
POSTED 20 Feb, 2017 0 Comments
Singapore Airlines is turning to Boeing to shape its long-range fleet for the next decade, with a US$13.8 billion (A$18bn) order for both the Boeing 777-9 and 787-10 Dreamliner jets. The Singaporean flag-carrier has inked a deal for 20 of the next-gen Boeing 777-9, due for delivery from the 2021...
POSTED 9 Feb, 2017 11 Comments
Qantas will begin selling tickets for direct flights between Perth and London by April, ahead of a March 2018 kickoff for the non-stop service. And there's no exaggeration in saying this marks a new era for Qantas, not just for the new Boeing 787 aircraft involved – an aircraft which will ...
POSTED 8 Feb, 2017 90 Comments
Airbus and Boeing are readying a new generation of jets designed to carry even more passengers from point A to point B. However, the trade-off is that these super-sized versions of the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 will fly shorter distances than their smaller siblings. At a time when many airline...
POSTED 25 Jan, 2017 24 Comments
All-new Airbus A380 business class launches mid-2017 Most of SQ's older A380s to be upgraded Staggered 'regional business class' tipped for future Airbus A350s, Boeing 787-10 Singapore Airlines will launch not one but two new business class seats in the next 18 months across its Airbu...
POSTED 16 Jan, 2017 10 Comments
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