British Airways Refreshes Boeing 747s

The iconic Boeing 747 is set to continue in British Airways service, with the airline earmarking 18 aircraft to receive onboard products similar to its latest Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 jets.   To-date, the Oneworld member has refitted 6 jets with to feature new interiors. Each 4-class aircraft gains an additional 16 Club World business … Continue reading

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

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

Etihad Plans Sao Paulo Flights

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has outlined plans to begin flights from Abu Dhabi to Sao Paulo, its first destination in South America. Scheduled to launch on 1 June 2013, the daily service will mark the airline’s entry into the exclusive club of carriers that fly to 6 continents.   Flight EY … Continue reading

Iberia Launches New Business Club Product

Spanish carrier and Oneworld member Iberia has unveiled its new Business Club product for its medium-haul flights, following the successful redesign of its long-haul Business Plus product earlier this year. Installed on one of the airline’s Airbus A319 aircraft (with 4 more jets due to be fitted), the new offering made its debut yesterday on a … Continue reading