United plans retro themed farewell for the Boeing 747

Sep 19, 2017 No Comments by

United Air Lines will plan a very special farewell for the Boeing 747 which will be retired from its fleet this year. The carrier will look to the 1970s for inspiration, offering Boeing 747 “Friend Ship” service from San Francisco to Honolulu on 07 Novemeber 2017. In fact this will be a recreation of the […]

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Malaysia Airlines set announce deal for 787 aircraft

Sep 12, 2017 No Comments by

Malaysia Airlines is set to announce a deal for up to eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The type of 787 has not been disclosed at this time. The deal, worth more than US$1.8 billion at list prices, is expected to be one of the announcements that will be made after Najib meets with US President Donald Trump […]

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QANTAS will fly Sydney – London via Singapore – suspends Dubai

Aug 31, 2017 No Comments by

QANTAS will once again resume services from Sydney to London via Singapore. The carrier’s daily flagship flight QF1/QF2 which has been operating via Dubai since March 2013 will operate via Singapore’s Changi Airport effective 25 March 2018. It effectively means QANTAS will no longer serve Dubai in its own right. At the same time the […]

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QANTAS to open Boeing 787-9 base at Brisbane airport

Aug 29, 2017 No Comments

QANTAS has announced it will based four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners at Brisbane (BNE) airport. The announcement was made today, 29 August 2017, at a media event by presided by QANTAS Group CEO Mr Alan Joyce and Queensland Premier, Ms Annastacia Palaszczuk at Brisbane Airport. The carrier has an initial order of eight 787-9s, with the initial […]

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QANTAS first 787 Dreamline rolls out

Aug 24, 2017 No Comments

The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner destined for QANTAS, reg VH-ZNA (C/N 39038 / LN 615), has finally rolled out of Boeing’s Paine Field factory. Images have been taken by Paine Field Aviation photographer Chris Edwards “@woodysaeroimages” showing the aircraft rolling out at approx 2100 Seattle time on 23 August 2017. A series of test flights […]

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines only airline to land during Hong Kong typhoon

Aug 23, 2017 No Comments

Only one aircraft managed to land this morning 23 August 2017 during Hong Kong’s Typhoon Hato. According to an SCMP report, KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s flight KL887, a Boeing 747-406M (Combi) flying from Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS), successfully landed during extreme weather conditions. These included winds reaching up to 113 km per hour. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET672 […]

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Jetstar announces Melbourne to Zhengzhou flights

Aug 23, 2017 No Comments

Jetstar Australia (JQ) has announced it will add flights from Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) to Zhengzhou-Xinzheng (CGO). The QANTAS Group subsidiary airline will use two-class configured Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. The non-stop service is schedule to operate twice weekly from December 2017 is subject to regulatory approval. The flights are operated in collaboration with tour operator, […]

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QANTAS celebrates 30 year frequent flyer milestone

Aug 19, 2017 No Comments

QANTAS celebrated 30 years of its frequent flyer program in style. The national carrier hosted a lavish invitation only VIP event on 18 August 2017 at Sydney’s iconic Foundation Hall at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The cocktail function was attended by a select group of top tier frequent flyer members, celebrities, senior management including […]

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Emirates changes Advanced Seat Reservations policy

Aug 18, 2017 No Comments

Emirates has announced further changes to its “Advanced Seat Reservations” policy. In October 2016, in line with partner airlines QANTAS, Emirates began to charge for Economy Class seat selection. These charges were exempt for First, Business and Economy Flex passengers, in addition to top tier frequent flyer members of Emirates and QANTAS. Effective 20 August […]

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Air France-KLM acquires 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic

Jul 28, 2017 No Comments

The Air France-KLM Group announced on Thursday 27 July 2017 they would acquire a 31 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic. The deal is worth around GBP 220 million. The Franco-Dutch group plans on investing around “over $1 billion of equity transactions with other airlines in what it described as a move to become the European […]

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