China Airlines Set For London Return With A350

Skyteam member China Airlines has announced plans to relaunch nonstop flights between Taipei and London from 1 December 2017, a route which it abandoned in 2012.   Flown using its new Airbus A350 jets that boast improved operating economics, the 13-hour flights will run 4 days a week between Taipei (Taoyuan) and London (Gatwick). Flight … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines Takes Delivery Of Airbus A350

Singapore Airlines has opened a new chapter to its long-haul flying with the delivery of the Airbus A350-900, its first of 67 jets on order. Arriving in Changi Airport this morning following a nonstop flight from the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France, the aircraft was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute at its … Continue reading

Eva Air Plans Istanbul Flights

Taiwanese airline Eva Air is preparing to launch direct service between Taipei and Istanbul, as it looks to capitalize on growing demand from leisure travellers to Turkey.   From 5 March 2016, the Star Alliance member will fly the route 4 times weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Outbound flight BR 079 will depart … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines Plans Dusseldorf Route With A350s

Singapore Airlines has revealed plans to begin nonstop flights between Singapore and Dusseldorf, using its brand new Airbus A350-900 jets.   Subject to regulatory approval, the Star Alliance member will fly the route 3 times weekly from 21 July 2016. Flight SQ 338 is scheduled to depart Changi International Airport at 2330 hrs every Monday, … Continue reading

Finnair Prepares To Welcome A350

Finnair has kickstarted preparations to welcome the new Airbus A350 to its long-haul fleet by announcing destinations that will see service by the advanced jet. The Helsinki-based carrier is slated to become the first European airline operating the type later this year and will roster it on selected European routes before intercontinental flights from October. … Continue reading