United Airlines Receives First Boeing 777-300ER

United Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER jet, featuring the all-new United Polaris business class. The aircraft, registered N2331U, was ferried from the plane maker’s Everett factory to San Francisco, where it is planned to begin scheduled services to New York (Newark) from February 2017.   Configured with 366 seats across 2 … Continue reading

Alaska Air To Purchase Virgin America From Virgin Group

The North American aviation industry is set for further consolidation with the announcement that Alaska Air, the parent company of Alaskan Airlines, is to purchase rival Virgin America.   Estimated to be worth around USD 4 billion (including existing Virgin America debt and capitalized aircraft operating leases) and subject to regulatory approval, the deal will … Continue reading

Scoot Unveils Special-Liveried Jet, Inaugurates Osaka Services

Singapore-based low cost carrier Scoot recently welcomed its newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner, in-time for the launch of its new Osaka services.   SG50-themed Jet First Special Livery for Airline Unveiled to the public after a quiet arrival under the cover of darkness and a 7-day painting operation, Scoot’s latest Dreamliner carries a special livery in … 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 Marks Anniversary With Special Liveried Jet

Qantas’ celebrates its 94th anniversary in style with the delivery of its first “retro” painted aircraft.   The airline’s 75th Boeing 737-800 arrived in Sydney from the Boeing factory in Seattle, with staff members, media and its most loyal customer, 82-year old John Martin, who has flown on 958 revenue flights since July 1964. Named … Continue reading