Airlines Suspend Dreamliner Operations

Operators of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have moved to ground their fleets following an advisory issued by the Federal Aviation Administration pending safety testing of the onboard batteries. A series of incidents involving the aircraft (most recently an emergency landing in Japan) prompted the directive, with Japanese and US operators the first to suspend operations. … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines To Upgrade More B777s, Plans Next-Generation Seating

With Asian and Middle Eastern carriers rolling out new cabin products in recent years to capture the lucrative premium travel segment, Singapore Airlines has revealed plans in-motion to boost its own long-haul Business Class offering to fend off the competition. The Southeast Asian carrier renowned for its luxurious hard product and attentive service is developing … Continue reading

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Debuts In Africa With Ethiopian Airlines

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its African debut with the arrival of Ethiopian Airlines’ first jet in Addis Ababa. Registered ET-AOQ and dubbed “Africa First”, the new aircraft touched down at Bole International Airport yesterday morning from Washington DC with invited guests, media, paying passengers and company executives led by Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam.   … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines Retires Boeing 747s

Singapore Airlines has officially retired its Boeing 747 fleet, following the final commemorative flights by the iconic aircraft between Singapore and Hong Kong today. Flight SQ 748 landed at Singapore Changi International Airport at 1900 hrs, ending a 38-year relationship between the airline and the ‘Queen of the Skies’. Onboard the flight were company executives, media, invited guests and … Continue reading

South African Airways Launch Beijing Flights

South African Airways has launched flight operations between Johannesburg and Beijing. The Star Alliance member’s inaugural flight touched down in China on Tuesday evening, following a 15-hour journey with company executives, invited guests and passengers onboard.   Departing O. R. Tambo International Airport at 0020 hrs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, flight SA 288 lands at Beijing Capital … Continue reading