As ‘Project Sunrise’ research flight takes to the skies, we ask is ultra-long travel really just pushing passengers too far?

The airline industry has a history of records from fastest flight to longest flight, the highest to the biggest, there’s a list as long as an A340-600 of impressive stats and figures that celebrate the innovation and scientific advancements in the airline industry. For a sector celebrating a centenary this year its amazing how far…

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Philippine Airlines introduces new regional A321 Neo fleet

Philippine Airlines is continuing to improve its passenger experience, investing in new aircraft and turning the carrier around from its earlier, higher density approach to its business. In the past few years that has meant new long-haul business class cabins, improved lounges and A321s with fully flat seats for medium-long haul operations across Australasia. The…

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Air Canada reveals new A220 cabins and routes

Today, Air Canada announced the first two brand-new routes to be operated with their Airbus A220-300. They include the only non-stop service between Montreal and Seattle and between Toronto and San Jose, California, both starting in spring, 2020. While the routes are new, so are the airline’s interiors for the aircraft operating them, which will…

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Hawaiian To Introduce 787-9s To Fleet

Hawaiian Airlines announced it will purchase 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft with purchase rights for an additional 10 aircraft. The first fuel-efficient, lightweight, passenger-friendly “Dreamliner” is scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2021. Hawaiian has selected the General Electric GEnx engine to power the additions to its fleet. “The Dreamliner combines excellent comfort for our…

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Hawaiian Receives First A321neo In New Livery

Hawaiian Airlines has now received it’s first A321neo in the carrier’s brand new livery including new silver lei around the fuselage. A team of Hawaiian Airlines employees took the long trip from the tropical island state all the way to the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany, to pick up the new aircraft and begin its journey…

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Delta Shows Off New A350

Last week saw the arrival of Delta’s brand new A350 featuring the airline’s brand new Delta One suites. Delta is the North American launch customer for the A350, which sets to change the image of the carrier with a new ‘Suite-based’ Business class and Delta Premium Select cabin. Even the Main Cabin will receive an enhanced look…

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Hong Kong Airlines Receives First A350

Last week saw not only the arrival of Hong Kong Airlines brand new lounge, but also their very first of 21 A350 aircraft. The airline is embracing the aircraft to support its international development, cherry-picking long-haul destinations that strategically support its future growth. The airline is putting emphasis on developing routes to North America and…

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Inside Lufthansa’s Brand New A350-900

Lufthansa revealed its new A350-900 in Munich yesterday with a spectacular light show and an official unveiling ceremony in the Lufthansa Technik Hangar. The first of 10 aircraft was named ‘City of Nuremberg’ in front of an audience of 2,000 employees and guests. The aircraft is the airline’s most modern and technologically advanced featuring better fuel consumption…

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Boeing Completes 737 MAX 8 Test Flight

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 flew for the first time yesterday in Seattle as the aircraft manufacturer makes its final stretch to get the aircraft program into the skies. The 737 MAX program achieved this milestone on schedule which begins a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery. The aircraft is the first to utilise the latest…

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KLM Showcase New 787-9 World Business Class Cabin

KLM has just released a few choice images of their new 787-9 product due to arrive in October and has decided upon a brand new full-flat World Business Class product for its Boeing 787-9s. Unlike the carrier’s forward facing seats found in their 747’s and 777’s, the 787-9 has taken the familiar Zodiac seat for its business…

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Vietnam Airlines Launch Refreshed Brand Image

Vietnam Airlines has officially launched its new corporate identity as part of its ‘four-star service upgrade.’ The brand launch coincides with their rollout of brand new B787-9 Dreamliner and A350-900 XWB aircraft and marks a major leap forward in the flag carrier’s plans to establish itself as one of Asia’s premier airlines by 2020. Whilst the…

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TRIP REPORT: China Airlines 777-300ER Business Class November 2014

Flight: CI791 Aircraft Type: B777-300ER Class: Premium Business Class Route: TPE-HAN Date: November 2014 http://www.china-airlines.com Best for: One stop travellers connecting from Asia to the US in need of connectivity and comfort. Most likely to sit next to: Quiet business professionals. Business or pleasure: This airline is built for business. Great schedules, frequent services, good connections and wifi onboard, means for a logical…

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