Feb 22, 2018 - Air New Zealand has today announced it will start operating non-stop flights between Auckland and Taipei from November 2018. The airline will fly up to five times a week between Auckland and Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport from November, with NZ77 departing Auckland at 10:35am and arriving in Taipei at 4:50pm local time. NZ78 will depart Taipei at 6:30pm local time, arriving in Auckland at 10:20am+1.
Feb 22, 2018 - Air New Zealand today announced earnings before taxation for the first six months of the 2018 financial year of $323 million, compared to $349 million in the prior period. Net profit after taxation was $232 million.
Qatar Airways takes delivery of first Airbus A350-1000. The official handover ceremony took place on Tuesday (European time) at Airbus’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, A7-ANA, is the first of 37 A350-1000s Qatar Airways has on order. It is powered by Rolls-Royce engines.
Feb 21, 2018 - For the first time in Rafic Al Hariri International Airport’s history, Emirates will operate a special one-off A380 test service to Beirut on March 29. The airline’s flagship double-decker will become the first-ever scheduled A380 service to Beirut, and Emirates is working with the airport to test the operations and necessary infrastructure to accommodate an A380 service.
Feb 21, 2018 - Emirates will resume a second daily service between Dubai and Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, from June 1, in the process providing direct connections with Emirates’ daily New Zealand services in both directions. The flight will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three class cabin configuration, with eight private suites in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class, and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class. Portugal boasts a warm temperate climate and a long coastline of beaches, scenic villages and a rich culture and history, attracting visitors from all over the world. According to Turismo…
Jan 31, 2018 - Qantas has overhauled its Brisbane to Los Angeles, replacing the Boeing 747-400 currently operating this route with Dreamliners. The Dreamliner will then continue on as QF11/12, Qantas’ connecting service between Los Angeles and New York (JFK), carrying passengers connecting from Sydney and Melbourne services as well as from Brisbane.
It seems like a silly thing to say, but we really had no idea about the sheer amount of blood, sweat and tears that go into creating an Airbus. We get how big they are, but who would’ve thought they are made of 4 million separate pieces.
Jan 24, 2018 - Singapore Airlines has just announced a major change to its Wellington operations unveiling it will 'de-link' the service from Canberra and connect Wellington to the world via Melbourne.
Norwegian has set a new record time for the fastest ever transatlantic flight by a passenger aircraft this week using its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.The Norwegian flight DY7014 from New York JFK to London Gatwick on Monday 15 January completed the full duration of the flight in 5 hours and 13 minutes. This is now the fastest transatlantic flight recorded on a subsonic commercial Norwegian sets new transatlantic recordaircraft, with the previous record being 5 hours and 16 minutes.The flight carried 284 passengers and left New York at 11:44am, arriving in London at 9:57pm – 53 minutes early. ‘The passengers and…
Jan 19, 2018 - Dubai, UAE – Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, today announced a US$ 16 billion (AED 58.7 billion) deal for 36 additional Airbus A380 aircraft, with 20 firm orders and 16 options. Emirates’ A380 fleet operates both GE and Rolls-Royce engines, and the airline is evaluating engine options for its latest A380 order.
Jan 18, 2018 - Hawaiian Airlines and Jetstar Group have launched a new interline partnership offering travellers from cities in New Zealand convenient flight connections to Hawai'i and the USA mainland.
Jan 16, 2018 - New Zealand travellers’ connections to Istanbul will improve from June 8 when Emirates resumes flights between Dubai and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport. The resumption of services on the route will allow customers two airport options when travelling Emirates to Istanbul.
Jan 12, 2018 - Panasonic Avionics Corporation has unveiled a major evolution of its satellite connectivity service with the launch of its third-generation communications network at CES 2018. Panasonic Avionics’ third-generation network is built to meet the growing connectivity demands of airlines and their passengers. Throughout the first quarter of 2018, aircraft from a number of airlines will be transitioned to Panasonic Avionics’ new network. In addition, Panasonic subsidiary, ITC Global, will leverage the new broadband network to deliver connectivity to its energy, maritime and enterprise customers.
Jan 10, 2018 - Emirates and flydubai will offer travellers even more connectivity and flight options in 2018, with new codeshare flights planned to Krakow in Poland from 8 April, and Catania in Italy from 13 June. Both Dubai-based airlines currently offer customers a breadth of travel options across their complementary networks, with codeshares to 81 destinations and more to follow. The partnership initially began with codeshare flights to 29 cities, and this has quickly expanded to meet demand as customers realise the benefits of increased flight frequencies, expanded access to global destinations on a single ticket, the convenience of…
Jan 9, 2018 - Supersonic passenger flight at reasonable cost has come a step closer with the news that Japan Airlines (JAL) has joined US aerospace developer Boom Supersonic to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers at fares about the same as today’s business class tickets.
Jan 7, 2018 - Even as the European short-haul air market has consolidated and low-cost carriers have thrived, Germany’s domestic market has been dominated by two local airlines —Lufthansa, with hubs in Frankfurt and Munich, and the much smaller Air Berlin, with its bases in Berlin and Dusseldorf. But that’s beginning to change.