Air New Zealand’s All Black A320 Enters Service, Debuts Onboard Mobile Communications

Air New Zealand has placed its new All Black special-livery Airbus A320 into service. The striking aircraft, painted to support the All Blacks’ Rugby World Cup campaign, arrived in Auckland last week and is the first of 14 jets on order to operate domestic services. In a first for the country, passengers will also be able to use … Continue reading

Star Alliance Welcomes Brussels Airlines

The Star Alliance network has welcomed its newest member at an official ceremony held at Brussels’ historic Grand Place. Zaventum-headquartered Brussels Airlines, the largest airline based in Belgium, becomes the 26th member of the grouping.   From its hub at Brussels Airport, the airline flies 200 daily flights to 69 destinations across Europe and Africa, offering greater connectivity for … Continue reading

Hainan Airlines Inaugurates Beijing-Dubai-Luanda Route

China’s Hainan Airlines has begun flights from Beijing to Angola’s capital city Luanda via Dubai. The airline is the first Chinese airline to operate flights to Angola and joins fellow carriers Air China and China Southern Airlines on the Beijing-Dubai route.   Flight HU 7923 departs Beijing Capital Airport every Monday and Thursday at 1910 hrs, arriving in … Continue reading

Garuda Indonesia Resumes Denpasar-Hong Kong, Expands Operations

Garuda Indonesia has resumed its Denpasar-Hong Kong service following the re-opening of the Surabaya-Hong Kong route on 1 Feb 2009. The Indonesian airline will fly between Bali and Hong Kong 4 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.   Using its new Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a seat capacity for 12 Business Class and … Continue reading