Iran Air Enters New Era With First New Airbus

Iran Air celebrated a milestone today with the delivery of its first new aircraft in 24 years, heralding the start of a fleet renewal and modernisation of the airline. The jet, an Airbus A321 registered EP-IFA, was flown to Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport from the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France.   The European planemaker held … Continue reading

Cathay Pacific Welcomes First A350, Launches Enhanced Cabins

Cathay Pacific Airways today welcomed the arrival of its first Airbus A350-900 jet in Hong Kong. Registered B-LRA, the sleek composite jet touched down at Hong Kong International Airport at 0753 hrs following its delivery flight from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France.   The Oneworld member becomes the third Asian airline to operate the … Continue reading

New Fleet Additions For British Airways

British Airways welcomed the newest additions to its fleet recently with the arrival of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Both aircraft types are part of an ambitious fleet and product renewal plan for the airline, which also becomes the first European carrier to operate both jets.   Airbus A380 to Los Angeles and … Continue reading

Cebu Pacific Takes Delivery Of First Widebody Jet

Filipino low cost carrier Cebu Pacific took another step towards becoming a long-haul player this week with the acceptance of its first widebody jet, to be used to launch Manila – Dubai flights later this year. The first of 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft was handed over to the airline at the Airbus Delivery Centre in … Continue reading

Thai Airways Receives First Airbus A380

Thai Airways has become the ninth operator of the Airbus A380, taking delivery of its first aircraft yesterday in Toulouse, France. Registered HS-TUA and named “Sri Rattana”, the 507-seat jet is the first of 6 ordered by the carrier and arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport this morning with airline executives and invited media members onboard. … Continue reading