Korean Air Launches New Premium Cabins

Skyteam member Korean Air has launched the latest generation of its premium cabin products, unveiling a new First Class Kosmo Suite and Business Class Prestige Suite first revealed in February 2015.   First Class – Kosmo Suites Traditionally a semi-enclosed seat, the airline has opted for higher partitions and sliding doors for the latest iteration of … 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

Boeing 747-8I Enters Service With Lufthansa

Boeing’s next-generation jumbo jet, the B747-8I, has entered revenue service with German carrier Lufthansa. Carrying 75 invited guests and media together with paying passengers, the inaugural flight, LH 416, arrived in Washington DC at 1245 hrs yesterday, where it was greeted by the traditional water cannon salute and an arrival party.   The new aircraft type features … Continue reading

British Airways Outlines Return To Seoul

British Airways has announced that it is to restart flights between London (Heathrow) and Seoul (Incheon) after 14 years away from the South Korean capital, citing improved demand from business and leisure travellers. The airline will operate a 4-class Boeing 777-200ER on the route, with flights timed to allow for a morning arrival on the outbound leg … Continue reading

Skyteam To Extend SkyPriority Across All Members

Global airline alliance Skyteam has announced it is to extend SkyPriority, a series of distinctively branded priority airport services offered to its Elite Plus and premium cabin customers, across its member airlines. The move is intended to align the alliance to a common and consistent service standard on the ground.   The SkyPriority services will be distinctively … Continue reading