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

Revealed: Singapore Airlines’ Premium Economy Product

Singapore Airlines has unveiled its new premium economy class, revealing details of the upcoming product after it was first announced late last year. The seat will take off on 9 August 2015, coinciding with Singapore’s 50th year of independence, and will be fitted to the airline’s Airbus A380, Boeing 777-300ERs and its upcoming Airbus A350 … Continue reading

Airbus A350 Enters Service With Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways and Airbus celebrated a milestone today with the first commercial flight of the new A350-900XWB jet. The Oneworld member airline’s flight QR 067 departed Doha at 0749 hrs, arriving in Frankfurt at 1220 hrs where she was greeted by airport officials, company executives and aviation enthusiasts.   Prior to departure, inaugural celebrations were … Continue reading

Qantas To Place A380s On Sydney – Dallas Route, Retimes Melbourne – Dubai – London (Heathrow)

Australian carrier Qantas has announced changes to its Airbus A380 operations. The airline revealed it will fly its flagship Airbus A380s on its Sydney – Dallas/Fort Worth route in a bid to maximize aircraft utilization as part of its turnaround plan, while also retiming its Melbourne – Dubai – London (Heathrow) flight to free up … Continue reading

Lufthansa Presents Premium Economy Product

Lufthansa has unveiled its new long-haul premium economy seat at the ITB Berlin trade fair, with the product entering service in November 2014 on the Boeing 747-8I. The German carrier joins a growing number of airlines introducing premium economy products to battle slowing demand for business class travel. Manufactured by ZIM Flugsitz GmbH, the new … Continue reading