New Premium Economy Cabin For Iberia

Spanish carrier Iberia has unveiled its new premium economy cabin, becoming the latest airline to offer the product as it looks to improve its onboard offerings to better compete and raise revenues.   Beginning in summer 2017, the Oneworld member will install the new seats on 37 of its long-haul aircraft, which are used on … Continue reading

Middle East Growth For AirAsia Group

Southeast Asian low cost carrier giant AirAsia group has outlined its plans for expansion in the Middle East. Kuala Lumpur-based AirAsia X and Bangkok-based Thai AirAsia X have announced new routes from their respective hubs to Tehran, with the latter also introducing new flights to Muscat.   The Iranian Connection Following the easing of sanctions … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines Confirms Canberra, Wellington Flights

Singapore Airlines has confirmed it will begin direct flights between Singapore and Canberra, becoming the first international airline to operate in the Australian capital. Beginning 20 September 2016, the Star Alliance member will fly its “Capital Express” route 4 times a week, with a trans-Tasman onward tag to Wellington.   Flight SQ 291 will depart Singapore … Continue reading

SAS Returns To Hong Kong

SAS Scandinavian Airlines returns to Hong Kong today with the arrival of its inaugural flight from Stockholm, as the resurgent carrier looks to longer intercontinental routes for growth. Touching down at Hong Kong International Airport this morning, the Airbus A330-300 jet was greeted with the traditional water cannon salute marking the city’s only nonstop Scandinavian … Continue reading

Virgin Australia Debuts The Business

Virgin Australia has debut “The Business”, its next-generation business class product touted to raise the bar on domestic business travel down under. Launched today on its transcontinental Airbus A330s, the product embarked on its first commercial service onboard flight VA 559 from Sydney to Perth.   Reverse Herringbone Flat Beds, Direct Aisle Access The new … Continue reading