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Turkish Airlines To Add Four A380s To Its Fleet

According to Flightglobal, Turkish Airlines is just finalising a deal to add 4 A380’s to its fleet as early as this summer. The International airline will be wet-leasing the aircraft from as of yet, an unnamed airline, according to the

Turkish Airlines To Add Four A380s To Its Fleet

According to Flightglobal, Turkish Airlines is just finalising a deal to add 4 A380’s to its fleet as early as this summer. The International airline will be wet-leasing the aircraft from as of yet, an unnamed airline, according to the

Singapore Airlines Launch New Advertising Campaign

We are great fans of an atmospheric advertising campaign, and whilst we love to see hard product in all it’s glory, it is seemingly a more becoming way to advertising the product you have by creating an emotional connection, something

Singapore Airlines Launch New Advertising Campaign

We are great fans of an atmospheric advertising campaign, and whilst we love to see hard product in all it’s glory, it is seemingly a more becoming way to advertising the product you have by creating an emotional connection, something

Starlux launches cute new safety video, but raises a question over its brand direction

Starlux is currently a bit of an enigma. Slowly but surely, parts of the passenger experience are being revealed ahead of its launch in January 2020. The airline has already revealed its uniforms which are part-astronaut, part haute couture. There

Starlux launches cute new safety video, but raises a question over its brand direction

Starlux is currently a bit of an enigma. Slowly but surely, parts of the passenger experience are being revealed ahead of its launch in January 2020. The airline has already revealed its uniforms which are part-astronaut, part haute couture. There

TheDesignAir Awards 2019 is now open for voting

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2019 and just like last couple of years, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public, so you can vote for the winners you feel are most worthy.

TheDesignAir Awards 2019 is now open for voting

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2019 and just like last couple of years, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public, so you can vote for the winners you feel are most worthy.

Is this the new international standard for long-haul Business class?

For anyone that travels in premium cabins a lot, there seem to be a few moving goalposts when it comes to an internationally standardised product. Where some carriers believe business class comes with all bells and whistles, such as chauffeur

Is this the new international standard for long-haul Business class?

For anyone that travels in premium cabins a lot, there seem to be a few moving goalposts when it comes to an internationally standardised product. Where some carriers believe business class comes with all bells and whistles, such as chauffeur

British Airways receives its first A350. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Today saw the official arrival of the British Airways A350. The aircraft which was meant to arrive on Friday was delayed due to the air traffic control and weather issues at Heathrow. However, today saw no sign of either of those.

British Airways receives its first A350. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Today saw the official arrival of the British Airways A350. The aircraft which was meant to arrive on Friday was delayed due to the air traffic control and weather issues at Heathrow. However, today saw no sign of either of those.

Breaking Down Walls, Are Doors In Business Class Really That Important For Passengers?

A few years ago, the race was on to kit out an airline’s entire fleet with fully-flat, all-aisle access seats in business class, as this was a quantifiable benefit from competitors who were offering either angled lie-flat or seats that

Breaking Down Walls, Are Doors In Business Class Really That Important For Passengers?

A few years ago, the race was on to kit out an airline’s entire fleet with fully-flat, all-aisle access seats in business class, as this was a quantifiable benefit from competitors who were offering either angled lie-flat or seats that

British Airways New Business Class Suite Product Leaves Us Feeling Mixed Emotions

Unless you have been living under a rock today you will already have seen the new business class product for British Airways, dubbed the ‘Club Suite.’ The new suite brings a range of improvements to the passenger experience including all-aisle

British Airways New Business Class Suite Product Leaves Us Feeling Mixed Emotions

Unless you have been living under a rock today you will already have seen the new business class product for British Airways, dubbed the ‘Club Suite.’ The new suite brings a range of improvements to the passenger experience including all-aisle

Toilet Talk. Is This The Future Of B777 Restrooms?

Believe it or not, the 777 toilet may not be one of the most talked about parts of the passenger experience, but it hasn’t really changed since the 777 came to service decades ago. So step ahead 24 years and

Toilet Talk. Is This The Future Of B777 Restrooms?

Believe it or not, the 777 toilet may not be one of the most talked about parts of the passenger experience, but it hasn’t really changed since the 777 came to service decades ago. So step ahead 24 years and

Eva Air Launches New Pyjamas By Jason Wu

Designed exclusively for EVA Air, through a new partnership with Jason Wu, the airline has launched a collection of branded unisex sleeper suits and slippers for Royal Laurel/Premium Laurel Class passengers. David Chen, Senior Vice-President at EVA Air, said: “As

Eva Air Launches New Pyjamas By Jason Wu

Designed exclusively for EVA Air, through a new partnership with Jason Wu, the airline has launched a collection of branded unisex sleeper suits and slippers for Royal Laurel/Premium Laurel Class passengers. David Chen, Senior Vice-President at EVA Air, said: “As

Joon Launches ‘Cosy Joon’, A New Family Travel Experience

Joon, the millennial airline by Air France has just launched a new hybrid economy product that will be music to young family’s ears. Four rows of the economy cabin will now be fitted with pairs of seats that can be

Joon Launches ‘Cosy Joon’, A New Family Travel Experience

Joon, the millennial airline by Air France has just launched a new hybrid economy product that will be music to young family’s ears. Four rows of the economy cabin will now be fitted with pairs of seats that can be

TheDesignAir Launches 2018 Awards Shortlist

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2018 and just like last year, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public, so you can vote for the winners you feel are most worthy. Now is

TheDesignAir Launches 2018 Awards Shortlist

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2018 and just like last year, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public, so you can vote for the winners you feel are most worthy. Now is

10 Great Flights To Take From London In 2018

Next year will see some exciting developments for passengers travelling to and from London, UK. With new routes, frequencies, upgraded aircraft and enhanced cabin products, London is getting the best of what the skies have to offer. Here is our

10 Great Flights To Take From London In 2018

Next year will see some exciting developments for passengers travelling to and from London, UK. With new routes, frequencies, upgraded aircraft and enhanced cabin products, London is getting the best of what the skies have to offer. Here is our

TheDesignAir Awards 2017 Winners Announced

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the 2017 Award winners as voted for by our esteemed judging panel and our readers. This year has seen a wave of improvements around the world in the field of passenger experience. From impressive new

TheDesignAir Awards 2017 Winners Announced

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the 2017 Award winners as voted for by our esteemed judging panel and our readers. This year has seen a wave of improvements around the world in the field of passenger experience. From impressive new

TheDesignAir Launches 2017 Awards Shortlist

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2017 and just like last year, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public, so you can vote for the winners. Now is your chance to pick from

TheDesignAir Launches 2017 Awards Shortlist

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2017 and just like last year, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public, so you can vote for the winners. Now is your chance to pick from

A Closer Look At Hainan’s New Uniforms By Laurence Xu

Hainan Airlines is fast becoming an airline of International recognition. Garnered a 5-star rating from Skytrax might give the carrier the kudos it needs for many, but it’s ever-expanding route network is what is truly gaining attention from potential consumers

A Closer Look At Hainan’s New Uniforms By Laurence Xu

Hainan Airlines is fast becoming an airline of International recognition. Garnered a 5-star rating from Skytrax might give the carrier the kudos it needs for many, but it’s ever-expanding route network is what is truly gaining attention from potential consumers

Trip Report: Air France 787-9 Business Class March 2017

Flight: AF1681 Aircraft Type: B787-9 Class: Business Class Route: LHR-CDG Date: March 2017 http://www.airfrance.com Air France started flying their 787-9 between CDG and LHR earlier this year, training staff on the aircraft before it commences its long haul duties. While only a short hop across

Trip Report: Air France 787-9 Business Class March 2017

Flight: AF1681 Aircraft Type: B787-9 Class: Business Class Route: LHR-CDG Date: March 2017 http://www.airfrance.com Air France started flying their 787-9 between CDG and LHR earlier this year, training staff on the aircraft before it commences its long haul duties. While only a short hop across

JetSet Era? We Believe It’s Alive And Well

There’s a lot of talk about the nostalgia of the “Golden Age of Travel”, glorified by shows like Pan Am where we see passengers sipping on whiskeys and Martinis as they jetted across the Atlantic, reclined in large recliner seats,

JetSet Era? We Believe It’s Alive And Well

There’s a lot of talk about the nostalgia of the “Golden Age of Travel”, glorified by shows like Pan Am where we see passengers sipping on whiskeys and Martinis as they jetted across the Atlantic, reclined in large recliner seats,

TheDesignAir 2016 Award Winners Announced

From everyone at TheDesignAir, we want to wish you a very Happy New Year. As the new year rolls in, we take the time to celebrate 2016. It’s been yet another fantastic year in aviation with numerous new products rolled out and airlines

TheDesignAir 2016 Award Winners Announced

From everyone at TheDesignAir, we want to wish you a very Happy New Year. As the new year rolls in, we take the time to celebrate 2016. It’s been yet another fantastic year in aviation with numerous new products rolled out and airlines

Latest SkyTeam Lounge To Open In Beijing

Following this year’s opening of SkyTeam‘s Hong Kong lounge, the alliance is about to launch a second greater-China lounge in Beijing Capital International Airport. The sixth worldwide lounge for the group will offer a “luxurious pre-flight experience complemented by high-end amenities”

Latest SkyTeam Lounge To Open In Beijing

Following this year’s opening of SkyTeam‘s Hong Kong lounge, the alliance is about to launch a second greater-China lounge in Beijing Capital International Airport. The sixth worldwide lounge for the group will offer a “luxurious pre-flight experience complemented by high-end amenities”

A Deeper Look Inside Aeromexico’s Dreamliner

TheDesignAir has had access to the full behind-the-scenes gallery of Aeromexico’s latest 787-9 aircraft which will eventually fly between Mexico City and the carrier’s worldwide destinations. Designed by New Territory, the new business cabin matches our expectations of a leading international airline.

A Deeper Look Inside Aeromexico’s Dreamliner

TheDesignAir has had access to the full behind-the-scenes gallery of Aeromexico’s latest 787-9 aircraft which will eventually fly between Mexico City and the carrier’s worldwide destinations. Designed by New Territory, the new business cabin matches our expectations of a leading international airline.

Aeromexico Brings New Self-Serve Bar & All-Aisle Access To 787-9 Business Class

Aeromexico has taken delivery of it’s new 787-9 and with it, a brand new Clase Premier product designed for the long-haul routes the aircraft will fly. Adorned with the Quetzalcoatl one-off livery which we covered earlier this month, the aircraft will

Aeromexico Brings New Self-Serve Bar & All-Aisle Access To 787-9 Business Class

Aeromexico has taken delivery of it’s new 787-9 and with it, a brand new Clase Premier product designed for the long-haul routes the aircraft will fly. Adorned with the Quetzalcoatl one-off livery which we covered earlier this month, the aircraft will

The Growing Divide In Premium And Low Cost Brands, And Those Stuck In The Middle.

  The rise of the low cost brand a decade ago challenged the legacy carriers to reconsider their business model. Passengers were able to pick between the privileges of a packet of nuts, or a bare bones charge-through-the-teeth model where

The Growing Divide In Premium And Low Cost Brands, And Those Stuck In The Middle.

  The rise of the low cost brand a decade ago challenged the legacy carriers to reconsider their business model. Passengers were able to pick between the privileges of a packet of nuts, or a bare bones charge-through-the-teeth model where

Micro Trip Report: Air France 777-200 Premium Economy Class May 2016

Flight: AF457 Aircraft Type: B777-200 Class: Premium Economy Route: GRU-CDG Date: May 2016 http://www.airfrance.com We were very happy to return from our previous trip with Air France in Premium Economy to trial one of the world’s most applauded mid-cabin classes. Featuring a modern clean cabin,

Micro Trip Report: Air France 777-200 Premium Economy Class May 2016

Flight: AF457 Aircraft Type: B777-200 Class: Premium Economy Route: GRU-CDG Date: May 2016 http://www.airfrance.com We were very happy to return from our previous trip with Air France in Premium Economy to trial one of the world’s most applauded mid-cabin classes. Featuring a modern clean cabin,

Virgin Australia’s Upgraded 777 Fleet Is ‘The Business’

Hot off the heels of their A330 refresh, Virgin Australia today unveiled its new International Business Class cabin, with the first of its refitted Boeing 777-300ER aircraft now flying across the Pacific. This comes after their announcement of the refresh

Virgin Australia’s Upgraded 777 Fleet Is ‘The Business’

Hot off the heels of their A330 refresh, Virgin Australia today unveiled its new International Business Class cabin, with the first of its refitted Boeing 777-300ER aircraft now flying across the Pacific. This comes after their announcement of the refresh

Trip Report: Air France 777-200 Business Class April 2016

Flight: AF456 Aircraft Type: B777-200 Class: Business Class Route: CDG-GRU Date: April 2016 http://www.airfrance.com Ever since our failed chance to experience Air France’s new business class last year, we’ve been keen for another opportunity to experience Air France’s latest and acclaimed new hard product, that

Trip Report: Air France 777-200 Business Class April 2016

Flight: AF456 Aircraft Type: B777-200 Class: Business Class Route: CDG-GRU Date: April 2016 http://www.airfrance.com Ever since our failed chance to experience Air France’s new business class last year, we’ve been keen for another opportunity to experience Air France’s latest and acclaimed new hard product, that

Saudia Receive First 787 Dreamliners

Saudia this week received their first two 787-9 Dreamliners which is scheduled to start passenger operation in February. The new interiors are designed by Honour Branding, who also worked as part of the Etihad Design Consortium that brought the Etihad

Saudia Receive First 787 Dreamliners

Saudia this week received their first two 787-9 Dreamliners which is scheduled to start passenger operation in February. The new interiors are designed by Honour Branding, who also worked as part of the Etihad Design Consortium that brought the Etihad

SWISS Launch New Lounges And Show Off New 777

SWISS is the latest airline to take delivery of a brand new 777-300ER and yesterday they showed off the new aircraft to members of the media. Our reporter Sven Hennig was there to take a look at what we think is the

SWISS Launch New Lounges And Show Off New 777

SWISS is the latest airline to take delivery of a brand new 777-300ER and yesterday they showed off the new aircraft to members of the media. Our reporter Sven Hennig was there to take a look at what we think is the

The Best Of The Best In 2015 – TheDesignAir’s Round-up Of The Year

2015 has been an impressive year with many carriers taking advantage of the lowered oil prices to invest heavily into their passenger experience both on the ground and in the air. We take a look at the best carriers around

The Best Of The Best In 2015 – TheDesignAir’s Round-up Of The Year

2015 has been an impressive year with many carriers taking advantage of the lowered oil prices to invest heavily into their passenger experience both on the ground and in the air. We take a look at the best carriers around

Alitalia Wins Best Cuisine At Global Traveler Awards

For the sixth consecutive year, Alitalia has scooped best inflight cuisines in the skies according to the Global Traveler Awards 2015. We aren’t surprised by this announcement, as we were blown away by the cuisine found on a recent trip report which

Alitalia Wins Best Cuisine At Global Traveler Awards

For the sixth consecutive year, Alitalia has scooped best inflight cuisines in the skies according to the Global Traveler Awards 2015. We aren’t surprised by this announcement, as we were blown away by the cuisine found on a recent trip report which