Middle East Growth For AirAsia Group

Southeast Asian low cost carrier giant AirAsia group has outlined its plans for expansion in the Middle East. Kuala Lumpur-based AirAsia X and Bangkok-based Thai AirAsia X have announced new routes from their respective hubs to Tehran, with the latter also introducing new flights to Muscat.   The Iranian Connection Following the easing of sanctions … 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

London (Heathrow) Terminal 2 Open For Operations

London’s Heathrow International Airport, one of the busiest air hubs in the world, marked a milestone in its revitalization today with the opening of the newly-rebuilt Terminal 2. Passengers onboard United Airlines flight UA 958, arriving from Chicago at 0543 hrs this morning, were the first to utilize the facility, dubbed The Queen’s Terminal in … Continue reading

Cathay Pacific Plans Mid-Life Tweaks To First Class Product

Cathay Pacific Airways plans to give its popular First Class cabin a mid-life update. The airline’s 24 Boeing 777-300ER jets forming the backbone of its long-haul fleet will be upgraded, with the first aircraft returning to service by end-July 2013. The seats will have a new touchscreen controller, reupholstered with a new fabric custom-made for … Continue reading

Malaysia Airlines A380 Now Flying Kuala Lumpur – Hong Kong

Malaysia Airlines continues to expand the flying network of its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft, with the commencement of flights between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. The superjumbo replaces the smaller Airbus A330-300 operating flight MH 072/073 and represents a significant capacity increase for the airline.   Passengers flying the route can now experience the airline’s … Continue reading