Virgin Australia Debuts The Business

Virgin Australia has debut “The Business”, its next-generation business class product touted to raise the bar on domestic business travel down under. Launched today on its transcontinental Airbus A330s, the product embarked on its first commercial service onboard flight VA 559 from Sydney to Perth.   Reverse Herringbone Flat Beds, Direct Aisle Access The new … Continue reading

Scoot Welcomes First Dreamliner

Low cost carrier Scoot has celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Named ‘Dream Start’ and bearing the registration 9V-OJA, the aircraft landed at Singapore Changi International Airport this morning, following a delivery flight from the Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington via Osaka and was welcomed with a customary water cannon salute. … Continue reading

Qantas Plans Upgrade Of B737s

Australian carrier Qantas will refurbish its Boeing 737-800 fleet next year, adding more seats and its wireless Q Streaming inflight entertainment system. 38 of the airline’s older narrow-body jets will be upgraded progressively, joining 29 existing aircraft fitted with seatback monitors and video on-demand.   Through changes to the galley and lavatory space, an extra row … Continue reading

Thai Airways Welcomes B787 To Fleet

Thai Airways welcomed the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet with the arrival of the first of 8 aircraft. Royally bestowed the name “Ongkharak” and registered HS-TQA, the state-of-the-art jet landed at Bangkok Subarnabhumi Airport at 1642 hrs following a nonstop, 15-hour delivery flight from Seattle.   Nearly 250 members of the media joined 300 invited … Continue reading

Air New Zealand Takes Delivery Of First Dreamliner

Air New Zealand has taken delivery of its (and the world’s) first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, clad in a striking, limited-edition all-black livery. The aircraft was handed over to the airline at a celebratory event in Seattle featuring chart-topping American country rock group The Band Perry and will make the transpacific flight to Auckland today as … Continue reading