Delta Air Lines Receives First Airbus A350

Delta Air Lines has become the first North American carrier to operate the advanced Airbus A350.   Taking delivery of the first of 25 A350s on order from the French manufacturer in Toulouse, the Atlanta-based airline begins its fleet modernization with the composite jet as competition intensifies with rivals American Airlines and United Airlines. The … Continue reading

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

Qantas Reveals Dreamliner Premium Economy Seats

Australian carrier Qantas has unveiled its next-generation premium economy seat, which will debut later this year on its fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.   Utilizing a base design from Thompson Aero Seating, the new product has been heavily customised by Australian industrial designer David Caon. Sporting a charcoal palette with hints of brown, the smart-looking … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Flies World’s Longest Commercial Flight

As the sun rose over Auckland on Waitangi Day, New Zealand welcomed the inaugural arrival of flight QR 920, the new record holder for the world’s longest commercial flight.   Award-winning aerial cinematography specialist Tony Monk captured the Boeing 777’s descent past the city skyline towards Auckland Airport, where a traditional water cannon salute greeted … Continue reading