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

Delta Unveils New Business Class Suite

Delta Airlines has unveiled the new Delta One Suite, its next-generation business class seat set to debut in 2017.   Designed with an emphasis on enhanced comfort and privacy over competing products, the suite promises every passenger a private space accessed by a full-height sliding door (the first business class product to offer the feature), … Continue reading

Gulf Carriers Focus On North America

The big 3 Gulf carriers – Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways- have reaffirmed their focus on the North American market. Amid lobbying from rivals American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines against US expansion by the Middle Eastern airlines, all 3 are moving ahead with introducing new destinations and deploying their flagship products.   … Continue reading

Garuda Indonesia Inducted Into Skyteam

Global airline alliance Skyteam, welcomed its 20th member today. Garuda Indonesia became the second Southeast Asia airline to join the grouping, boosting its ambitions as it seeks to spread its coverage beyond the region. The Indonesian carrier’s customers will now enjoy seamless access to Skyteam’s 1,064 destinations, the earning and redemption of miles on member-operated … Continue reading

Silkair Trials Inflight Entertainment Streaming

Singapore Airlines’ regional subsidiary Silkair has commenced trials of new inflight entertainment streaming technology. One of the airline’s Airbus A320 jets will offer the wireless system on flights to and from its Singapore base.   Partnering Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Silkair will stream movies, television programming and music directly to passengers’ personal devices, including laptops, tablets … Continue reading