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

Qatar Airways Unveils New Business Class Product

Qatar Airways has unveiled its new business class seats at the ITB Berlin travel trade fair. The Qsuite is the result of 3 years of development by the airline and is intended to bring a new level of luxury to business class flying, incorporating features previously seen only in first class cabins.   Finished in … Continue reading

United Airlines Receives First Boeing 777-300ER

United Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER jet, featuring the all-new United Polaris business class. The aircraft, registered N2331U, was ferried from the plane maker’s Everett factory to San Francisco, where it is planned to begin scheduled services to New York (Newark) from February 2017.   Configured with 366 seats across 2 … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines’ Houston Service To Fly Via Manchester

Singapore Airlines has announced changes to its Houston service, as the carrier seeks to optimize its route network. The Singapore-Houston route, one of its longest, will be flown via Manchester instead of Moscow (Domodedovo) from 30 October 2016 with a 3-class Boeing 777-300ER configured with 8 First, 42 Business and 228 Economy Class seats.   … Continue reading

C-3PO To Take Flight With ANA

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced plans to add a new Star Wars-themed aircraft to its fleet, the fourth to feature characters from the acclaimed movie franchise as part of the ANA Star Wars Project in partnership with The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd.   Unveiled to fans at the Star Wars Celebration Europe … Continue reading