China Airlines Set For London Return With A350

Skyteam member China Airlines has announced plans to relaunch nonstop flights between Taipei and London from 1 December 2017, a route which it abandoned in 2012.   Flown using its new Airbus A350 jets that boast improved operating economics, the 13-hour flights will run 4 days a week between Taipei (Taoyuan) and London (Gatwick). Flight … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Unveils New Business Class Product

Qatar Airways has unveiled its new business class seats at the ITB Berlin travel trade fair. The Qsuite is the result of 3 years of development by the airline and is intended to bring a new level of luxury to business class flying, incorporating features previously seen only in first class cabins.   Finished in … Continue reading

Qantas Reveals Dreamliner Premium Economy Seats

Australian carrier Qantas has unveiled its next-generation premium economy seat, which will debut later this year on its fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.   Utilizing a base design from Thompson Aero Seating, the new product has been heavily customised by Australian industrial designer David Caon. Sporting a charcoal palette with hints of brown, the smart-looking … Continue reading

British Airways Returns To Tehran

British Airways has resumed flying to Tehran this week after a 4-year hiatus.   The inaugural service, piloted by British-Iranian Captain Kami Hosseini, took off from London (Heathrow) at 2134 hrs for the Iranian capital, where it landed at 0607 hrs the next morning. The new service opens another chapter in British Airways’ long affiliation with the … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines’ Houston Service To Fly Via Manchester

Singapore Airlines has announced changes to its Houston service, as the carrier seeks to optimize its route network. The Singapore-Houston route, one of its longest, will be flown via Manchester instead of Moscow (Domodedovo) from 30 October 2016 with a 3-class Boeing 777-300ER configured with 8 First, 42 Business and 228 Economy Class seats.   … Continue reading