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Air New Zealand tipped to announce new long-haul destination

Mar 26, 2018 No Comments by

Air New Zealand is set to announce a new long-haul destination to add to its international network. The new destination, according to industry sources is mostly likely to be Chicago O’Hare (ORD), USA. The New Zealand Herald reports that  Air New Zealand is holding a special “where to next” function for the travel industry on Wednesday morning […]

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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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Air New Zealand increases services to North and South America

May 10, 2017 No Comments by

Air New Zealand will increase frequency of services to North and South America. Services from Auckland to Buenos Aires (EZE) which commenced in December 2015 and are operated in collaboration with Aerolineas Argentinas, will have up to five weekly services. Air New Zealand presently operates three weekly services. however effective 29 October 2017 these will […]

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United may take two A380s

Jun 02, 2015 No Comments

United is set to take two “white tailed” A380s on a trial basis. According to reports from Aviation News USA, these A380s are from the cancelled Skymark Japan order.  The report further suggests that if the trial is succesful, United may take further A380s from leasing company Amedeo which has 20 confirmed orders for the type. Talks […]

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Virgin Australia cuts Melbourne-LAX

Jul 23, 2014 No Comments

Virgin Australia is set to cut its thrice weekly Boeing 777-300ER Melbourne-Los Angeles effective 26 October 2014. The carrier will instead increase frequency on its Brisbane – Los Angeles 777 service from four times weekly to daily also from 26 October 2014. The carrier, in a memo to staff, states this move is as a […]

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United announces LAX – Melbourne 787-9 non-stop service

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments

United Air Lines has confirmed that its first 787-9 Dreamliner destination will be Melbourne, Australia. Effective 26 October 2014, the carrier will operated non-stop six times weekly from Los Angeles LAX to Melbourne Tullamarine. The aircraft will be configured with 48 BusinessFirst, 63 EconomyPlus and 141 Economy Seats. It believed these flights will be operated […]

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United orders 150 Boeing 737s

Jul 13, 2012 No Comments

United Airlines has ordered 150 Boeing 737s including 100 of the new 737 MAX-9 and 50 737-900ER. The order which is worth US$15billon was announced at the Faranborough Airshow 2012. “These airplanes that we’re ordering today are not only more fuel efficient, but they’re operationally more reliable,” United’s President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smisek […]

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