BA, JAL To Introduce Improved Cabins

Oneworld members British Airways and Japan Airlines have revealed plans for changes to cabin products onboard its aircraft. The former is set to upgrade 18 Boeing 747-400 jets while its Japanese counterpart will introduce a new layout for its Boeing 787s.   Cabin Refresh, New Inflight Entertainment for BA 747s London-based British Airways’ make-over will bring … Continue reading

EVA Air To Launch Kaohsiung – Tokyo (Narita) Service

New Star Alliance member EVA Air will add a new Kaohsiung – Tokyo (Narita) route to its network, taking advantage of the growing popularity of Japan as a holiday destination among Taiwanese travellers. Beginning 11 December 2013, the airline will fly the route daily with its new Airbus A321 jets seating 8 Business and 176 … Continue reading

Cathay Pacific To Launch Flights To Maldives

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways has announced plans to launch a direct service to the Maldives, in a bid to capitalize on growing visitor numbers to the island nation from affluent Asian travellers. Beginning 27 October 2013, subject to government approval, flight CX 601 will depart Hong Kong at 1715 hrs every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday … Continue reading

Emirates Starts Tokyo (Haneda) Flights

Emirates expanded its service offering to Japan yesterday with the launch of nonstop Dubai – Tokyo (Haneda) flights. The inaugural flight departed Dubai International Airport with airline and government representatives, including the Consul General of Japan to the UAE, His Excellency Daisuke Matsunaga and Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Far East and Australasia, Mr. … Continue reading

Japan Airlines To Refit Selected B767s With New Seats

Japan Airlines has revealed that it will refurbish the interiors of selected Boeing 767-300ER aircraft and install new Business and Economy Class seats onboard. The Tokyo-based carrier is turning its attention to the 199-seat jets after implementing a similar product upgrade for its Boeing 777-300ER fleet and introducing the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.   24 … Continue reading