Flying from Australia to London in 1935 took 12½ days. Passing a major aviation milestone on Saturday, Qantas. will do it in 17 hours. The 14,498km flight from Perth, one of the world’s most isolated cities, marks the first direct passenger service between the continents. It puts Eu...
POSTED 23 Mar, 2018 17 Comments
Virgin Australia partner Etihad Airways is swapping out its Boeing 787s on Perth-Abu Dhabi flights in favour of Airbus A330s from April 16, which isn't good news for business travellers. That’s because the airline’s famed Business Studio seats as offered on the Dreamliner… ...
POSTED 21 Mar, 2018 27 Comments
Hawaiian Airlines could launch its first European destination with non-stop flights to London from 2021 following the debut of the airline's new Boeing 787-9. The Honolulu-based airline currently restricts its network to North America, Asia and the South Pacific, but CEO Peter Ingram sees the Dr...
POSTED 8 Mar, 2018 27 Comments
Hawaiian Airlines has just inked an order for 10 Boeing 787-9s, with options for ten more on the table – and some of those could be headed to Australia, including a new route to Perth. Due for delivery from 2021, the Dreamliners wIll become the airline's flagship for medium to long-range f...
POSTED 7 Mar, 2018 10 Comments
Singapore Airlines will preview its all-new regional business class seat on March 28, with selected members of the airline's elite PPS Club frequent flyer tier among the first to see them and sit in them. The Star Alliance member will follow the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner int...
POSTED 22 Feb, 2018 4 Comments
Singapore Airlines will begin flying its new Boeing 787-10 aircraft to Perth from May 2018, bringing with it the airline's new lie-flat regional business class seating. The stretched Dreamliner will appear on one of SQ's four daily Perth flights, although the airline is yet to reveal which speci...
POSTED 22 Feb, 2018 36 Comments
With Qatar Airways now rolling out its business class Qsuites across its Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 fleet, the airline is turning its attention to a new version of the Qsuite for its Airbus A380 superjumbos and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, along with the world's first Boeing 777X due in 2020. Speaking...
POSTED 13 Feb, 2018 6 Comments
Singapore Airlines will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 in March, with Osaka inked as the first destination and the possibility of an Australian route to follow. The stretched Dreamliner will also mark the debut of Singapore Airlines' all-new regional business class seat, which Australi...
POSTED 8 Feb, 2018 24 Comments
Qantas will start to decide this year whether to take up its options and purchase rights for as many as 45 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. “We are just taking delivery of the aircraft this year so we really want to see the case working and business case performing the way we expected to,” ...
POSTED 5 Feb, 2018 74 Comments
Qantas will begin daily Boeing 787-9 flights between Brisbane and Los Angeles, and then from LAX to New York, from September 1, with tickets on sale today. After a two hour layover at Los Angeles the Dreamliner will continue to New York as the cross-country QF11/QF12 shuttle, having also picked ...
POSTED 30 Jan, 2018 42 Comments
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