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Aeromexico Delight With New London 787 Service

With the recent arrival (end of last year) of its first Boeing 787 up to a total of 19, Aeromexico become the first airline in Mexico and the number 14th around the world to operate the aircraft. Aeromexico are proud of their

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Aeromexico Delight With New London 787 Service

With the recent arrival (end of last year) of its first Boeing 787 up to a total of 19, Aeromexico become the first airline in Mexico and the number 14th around the world to operate the aircraft. Aeromexico are proud of their

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Kimonos Feature On Finnair

If you have been travelling recently on our favourite Finnish airline to Japan over the past couple of weeks you may have seen a myriad of Kimonos adorning the cabin crew designed by none-other than Marimekko. The reason? To celebrate the

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Kimonos Feature On Finnair

If you have been travelling recently on our favourite Finnish airline to Japan over the past couple of weeks you may have seen a myriad of Kimonos adorning the cabin crew designed by none-other than Marimekko. The reason? To celebrate the

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United’s New Heathrow T2 United Club and United Global First Lounge

The launch of the new Terminal 2 at London’s Heathrow Airport has given some airlines the perfect excuse to design new lounges and configure the passenger experience for the more “modern” traveller. A prime example of this, is with United’s

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United’s New Heathrow T2 United Club and United Global First Lounge

The launch of the new Terminal 2 at London’s Heathrow Airport has given some airlines the perfect excuse to design new lounges and configure the passenger experience for the more “modern” traveller. A prime example of this, is with United’s

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American Showcase Retrofit 777-200 Interiors

Revealed at Hamburg’s Aircraft Interiors Expo this year, American showcase their new interiors for the current 777-200 fleet, designed to match the new look 777-300 aircraft already flying with the airline. The retrofit is scheduled to commence later this year. There are a

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American Showcase Retrofit 777-200 Interiors

Revealed at Hamburg’s Aircraft Interiors Expo this year, American showcase their new interiors for the current 777-200 fleet, designed to match the new look 777-300 aircraft already flying with the airline. The retrofit is scheduled to commence later this year. There are a

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Black Is The New… Black

What can you do if you had 5 days, 12 painters and 350 litres of paint. Well, if you are Air New Zealand you could paint your new 787-9 in an ‘All Black’ paint job. Our favourite of the airline’s two

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Black Is The New… Black

What can you do if you had 5 days, 12 painters and 350 litres of paint. Well, if you are Air New Zealand you could paint your new 787-9 in an ‘All Black’ paint job. Our favourite of the airline’s two

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A Beautiful Canadian Goose Spreads Its Wings

Sometimes we come across a beautiful redesign that really is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the industry, and this small airline in North Eastern Canada is by far a small diamond in the rough. Where some airlines

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A Beautiful Canadian Goose Spreads Its Wings

Sometimes we come across a beautiful redesign that really is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the industry, and this small airline in North Eastern Canada is by far a small diamond in the rough. Where some airlines

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It Seems Delta Is Becoming A Bit Of A Virgin

We love it when a partnership can learn from each other. It seems the new strategic partnership of Virgin Atlantic and Delta are helping each other out. The airlines recently announced that some Delta flights on key business routes (London to New

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It Seems Delta Is Becoming A Bit Of A Virgin

We love it when a partnership can learn from each other. It seems the new strategic partnership of Virgin Atlantic and Delta are helping each other out. The airlines recently announced that some Delta flights on key business routes (London to New

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Air China Showcase New Shanghai And Beijing Lounges

JPA Design have released the latest lounge project images for Air China, the same time they announce they will be designing the interiors for the carriers new 787s. The new lounge is set over two floors at Shanghai, Pudong Airport

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Air China Showcase New Shanghai And Beijing Lounges

JPA Design have released the latest lounge project images for Air China, the same time they announce they will be designing the interiors for the carriers new 787s. The new lounge is set over two floors at Shanghai, Pudong Airport

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It’s A Taiwanese Revolution, Bring On China Airlines!

China Airlines, once the quieter of the Asian airline fraternity, has decided 2014 is the year it comes out and shows the world what it is made of. The airline, whose mainline long haul fleet currently features older 747′s and

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It’s A Taiwanese Revolution, Bring On China Airlines!

China Airlines, once the quieter of the Asian airline fraternity, has decided 2014 is the year it comes out and shows the world what it is made of. The airline, whose mainline long haul fleet currently features older 747′s and

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Thai Airways Updated Cabins By Priestmangoode

Thai Airways may have had the current staggered Sogerma Solstys seat arrangement on their 777 for a little while now, but the airline has finally invested into created a more customised and exquisite cabin concept. Designed by Priestmangoode, this is the 3rd announcement

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Thai Airways Updated Cabins By Priestmangoode

Thai Airways may have had the current staggered Sogerma Solstys seat arrangement on their 777 for a little while now, but the airline has finally invested into created a more customised and exquisite cabin concept. Designed by Priestmangoode, this is the 3rd announcement

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Epic Air, Bangladesh’s Newest Start-Up Airline

Who? Well, to be honest, we hadn’t heard of them before either, shame on us! Welcome to the freshly released image for Epic Air, a new airline for Bangladesh, who aims to start flying commercially in the latter part of

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Epic Air, Bangladesh’s Newest Start-Up Airline

Who? Well, to be honest, we hadn’t heard of them before either, shame on us! Welcome to the freshly released image for Epic Air, a new airline for Bangladesh, who aims to start flying commercially in the latter part of

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Loewe Tie In With JAL To Create New Amenity Kits

Now we love a good amenity kit here at thedesignair.net. It seems that every airline has tied in with another brand, Emirates and Bvlgari, Cathay Pacific and Jurlique and British Airways and Elemis. However, Japan Airlines has showcased their new

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Loewe Tie In With JAL To Create New Amenity Kits

Now we love a good amenity kit here at thedesignair.net. It seems that every airline has tied in with another brand, Emirates and Bvlgari, Cathay Pacific and Jurlique and British Airways and Elemis. However, Japan Airlines has showcased their new

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LAN & TAM Delight With New Aligned Interior Products

LATAM have just exclusively announced a brand new look for their short haul and long haul cabins, being rolled out on their Airbus A320 family aircraft and new 787-9 and A350 fleet. This is the first real sign of unification

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LAN & TAM Delight With New Aligned Interior Products

LATAM have just exclusively announced a brand new look for their short haul and long haul cabins, being rolled out on their Airbus A320 family aircraft and new 787-9 and A350 fleet. This is the first real sign of unification

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Revamped Sakura Lounges Open At Haneda Airport’s International Terminal

Coinciding with the recent terminal’s expansion, Japan Airlines have revealed their brand new Haneda International Airport Lounges in Tokyo set to open March 30th 2014. The airline has enlarged the area of the original Sakura Lounge by about 2.5 times. There are

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Revamped Sakura Lounges Open At Haneda Airport’s International Terminal

Coinciding with the recent terminal’s expansion, Japan Airlines have revealed their brand new Haneda International Airport Lounges in Tokyo set to open March 30th 2014. The airline has enlarged the area of the original Sakura Lounge by about 2.5 times. There are

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Korean Air Unveil Great New Lounge In LAX

Korean Air today released details (and just a couple of photos) of their brand new Business Class (Prestige) and First Class Lounge at Los Angeles’ TBIT Terminal. Not only is it accessible for passengers flying on the two A380 flights

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Korean Air Unveil Great New Lounge In LAX

Korean Air today released details (and just a couple of photos) of their brand new Business Class (Prestige) and First Class Lounge at Los Angeles’ TBIT Terminal. Not only is it accessible for passengers flying on the two A380 flights

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Finnair Celebrate 90 Years Of Flights

Finnair, one of Scandinavia’s biggest carriers, celebrated it’s 90th anniversary of flights yesterday. On March 20th 1924, the airline operated a Junkers F.13 float plane from Helsinki to Tallin, Estonia. Since then, the airline has grown to an airline carrying just under

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Finnair Celebrate 90 Years Of Flights

Finnair, one of Scandinavia’s biggest carriers, celebrated it’s 90th anniversary of flights yesterday. On March 20th 1924, the airline operated a Junkers F.13 float plane from Helsinki to Tallin, Estonia. Since then, the airline has grown to an airline carrying just under

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TRIP REPORT: Emirates Business Class February 2014

Flight: EK216 Aircraft Type: A380-800 Class: Business Class Route: LAX-DXB Date: February 2014 http://www.emirates.com Best for: Luxury long haul explorers wanting all the trimmings. Most likely to sit next to: Either your partner or no-one thanks to their staggered seating. But this is ex-pat country, with many

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TRIP REPORT: Emirates Business Class February 2014

Flight: EK216 Aircraft Type: A380-800 Class: Business Class Route: LAX-DXB Date: February 2014 http://www.emirates.com Best for: Luxury long haul explorers wanting all the trimmings. Most likely to sit next to: Either your partner or no-one thanks to their staggered seating. But this is ex-pat country, with many

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London Heathrow Terminal 2A Is Shaping Up

Over the past few years, thedesignair.net team based in London have seen the 1955 version of Terminal 2 get knocked down and rebuilt ready for 2014, and its now starting to become one of the best examples of terminal architecture

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London Heathrow Terminal 2A Is Shaping Up

Over the past few years, thedesignair.net team based in London have seen the 1955 version of Terminal 2 get knocked down and rebuilt ready for 2014, and its now starting to become one of the best examples of terminal architecture

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LAN Moves The Runway Inside The Plane

We all love a fashion show, and whilst this may not be the first airline to run a fashion show in the sky (we think Sky Europe were the first to do that in the modern Era), it certainly is

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LAN Moves The Runway Inside The Plane

We all love a fashion show, and whilst this may not be the first airline to run a fashion show in the sky (we think Sky Europe were the first to do that in the modern Era), it certainly is

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South African Airways Reveal New Short Haul Interiors

Priestmangoode, UK based design firm have just revealed their fantastic new interiors for South African Airways latest short haul Airbus fleet. The studio worked in collaboration with The Brand Union, Johannesburg, South Africa, a brand consultancy, to develop a new brand identity and

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South African Airways Reveal New Short Haul Interiors

Priestmangoode, UK based design firm have just revealed their fantastic new interiors for South African Airways latest short haul Airbus fleet. The studio worked in collaboration with The Brand Union, Johannesburg, South Africa, a brand consultancy, to develop a new brand identity and

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Plaza Premium Offer New Luxury Lounge In Bangalore

Just to prove you don’t need to be a designer airline to have a designer lounge, Plaza Premium Lounge (who we covered recently, with their launch of their new lounge in Hong Kong), the world’s leading Airport Lounge provider announced the

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Plaza Premium Offer New Luxury Lounge In Bangalore

Just to prove you don’t need to be a designer airline to have a designer lounge, Plaza Premium Lounge (who we covered recently, with their launch of their new lounge in Hong Kong), the world’s leading Airport Lounge provider announced the

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Qatar Introduce A Host Of New Products

Qatar Business Class Over the past few weeks, Qatar Airways have announced a variety of new and upgraded products to add to their fleet. As their fleet has continued to grow, the airline has constantly invested into their onboard product,

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Qatar Introduce A Host Of New Products

Qatar Business Class Over the past few weeks, Qatar Airways have announced a variety of new and upgraded products to add to their fleet. As their fleet has continued to grow, the airline has constantly invested into their onboard product,

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TheDesignAir’s Top 10 International Business Classes 2014

Our TheDesignAir Top 10 lists have undergone a revamp in 2014, and to aid transparency, our top 10 airlines will now have their rating out of 100 shown, as voted for and calculated by our judging panel. What is interesting for our

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TheDesignAir’s Top 10 International Business Classes 2014

Our TheDesignAir Top 10 lists have undergone a revamp in 2014, and to aid transparency, our top 10 airlines will now have their rating out of 100 shown, as voted for and calculated by our judging panel. What is interesting for our

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TRIP REPORT: Hawaiian Airlines February 2014

Flight: HA09 Aircraft Type: A330-200 Class: Economy (Extra legroom) Route: LAX-HNL Date: February 2014 http://www.hawaiianair.com Best for: Those wanting to start their Hawaiian holiday off with a little extra everything. Most likely to sit next to: With the mini cabin-extra legroom seats, savvy travellers who have done

The first 3 rows (11,12,13) of the A330

TRIP REPORT: Hawaiian Airlines February 2014

Flight: HA09 Aircraft Type: A330-200 Class: Economy (Extra legroom) Route: LAX-HNL Date: February 2014 http://www.hawaiianair.com Best for: Those wanting to start their Hawaiian holiday off with a little extra everything. Most likely to sit next to: With the mini cabin-extra legroom seats, savvy travellers who have done

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Lufthansa’s New Premium Economy

Lufthansa have been working on a new premium economy product for the past few years and have just announced they are to be introduced into their long haul fleet. Seen globally as a huge success since the invention from Virgin

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Lufthansa’s New Premium Economy

Lufthansa have been working on a new premium economy product for the past few years and have just announced they are to be introduced into their long haul fleet. Seen globally as a huge success since the invention from Virgin

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Hot Hotel: Likuliku Lagoon, Fiji

 Our latest trip with Fiji Airways brought us to the other side of the world from our London offices, where we managed to take some well needed rest before heading all the way back. We were lucky enough to stay

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Hot Hotel: Likuliku Lagoon, Fiji

 Our latest trip with Fiji Airways brought us to the other side of the world from our London offices, where we managed to take some well needed rest before heading all the way back. We were lucky enough to stay

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Going Inside Virgin Australia’s New Melbourne Lounge

We haven’t covered much on Virgin Australia recently. Our bad. However, we couldn’t help but fall in love with their new Melbourne Lounge that has been open a little over a week. Taking 6 months to renovate the previous lounge

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Going Inside Virgin Australia’s New Melbourne Lounge

We haven’t covered much on Virgin Australia recently. Our bad. However, we couldn’t help but fall in love with their new Melbourne Lounge that has been open a little over a week. Taking 6 months to renovate the previous lounge

The 777 seat, part reclined

TRIP REPORT: Qatar Airways January 2014

Flight: QR004 Aircraft Type: 777-300ER Class: Business Class Route: LHR-DOH Date: January 2014 http://www.qatarairways.com Best for: Those looking for the best of the business classes, not in need of frills, but good onward connections and timetables. Most likely to sit next to: Local wealthy Qataris who do

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TRIP REPORT: Qatar Airways January 2014

Flight: QR004 Aircraft Type: 777-300ER Class: Business Class Route: LHR-DOH Date: January 2014 http://www.qatarairways.com Best for: Those looking for the best of the business classes, not in need of frills, but good onward connections and timetables. Most likely to sit next to: Local wealthy Qataris who do

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American Stun With Elegant Advertising Campaign

American have just launched a beautiful print campaign, to celebrate the reinvention of their trans-con service, (which has become the latest turf that the major US airlines are fighting for customers) which we covered a while ago. The new AA

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American Stun With Elegant Advertising Campaign

American have just launched a beautiful print campaign, to celebrate the reinvention of their trans-con service, (which has become the latest turf that the major US airlines are fighting for customers) which we covered a while ago. The new AA

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We Only Just Discovered This Gem, But It Is Still Amazing

Whilst we are currently sat in the brand new Korean Air lounge in Los Angeles’ Thomas Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) that’s been open for only 4 weeks, we came across a snag. We were advised that we can’t showcase the

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We Only Just Discovered This Gem, But It Is Still Amazing

Whilst we are currently sat in the brand new Korean Air lounge in Los Angeles’ Thomas Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) that’s been open for only 4 weeks, we came across a snag. We were advised that we can’t showcase the