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

Dreamliner Joins American Airlines Fleet

American Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 jet, adding the Dreamliner to its widebody fleet. The first aircraft, a B787-8 registered N800AN, was officially handed over at Boeing’s factory in Everett, Washington and flown to its new home at Dallas-Fort Worth on Friday afternoon.   The Oneworld founding member has fitted its … 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

Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals 2015 Deployment Plans

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced its 2015 summer and year-round cruise offerings. Highlights of the deployment include the line’s newest ship, Norwegian Getaway, sailing to the Caribbean from her year-round homeport of Miami and continues voyages in Alaska, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii and North American cruises.   3 Ships in Alaska for Summer Reaffirming its … Continue reading