Tag: A350

Air France is Planning a Lower-Cost Long-Haul Airline

Reading Time: 3 minutes Air France is planning a lower-cost long-haul airline which will operate 10 aircraft by 2020 in a two-class layout, under its new Trust Together strategy. Revealing the first details of Trust Together on Nov. 3, Air France-KLM chairman and CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac said one of the group’s nine strategic priorities was to “regain the offensive […]

Low-Cost Air Carriers Spreading Wings Over the Atlantic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Low-cost air carriers are spreading their wings across the Atlantic, much to the chagrin of the major airlines now forced to serve new destinations and cut fares. Transatlantic flights operated by Norwegian Air, Iceland’s Wow air, Canada’s WestJet and Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc have multiplied in recent years as jet fuel has grown cheaper. Frequently […]

Finnair to Wet Lease a Hi Fly A340 for Pilot Training

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finnair will wet lease one Airbus A340 from Portuguese aircraft-crew-maintenance-insurance (ACMI) specialist Hi Fly for two months to accommodate pilot trainings to secure the airline’s growing operations in summer 2017 and beyond. “Pilot trainings are a part of our preparations for growth. This wet lease is a part of our efforts to ensure punctual operations […]

AFI KLM E&M Extended Services For Thai Airways A350s

Reading Time: 1 minute AFI KLM E&M confirms its role as a major player on the burgeoning A350 support market. AFI KLM E&M has won a major call for tenders from Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), covering component support for its future fleet of Airbus A350s, with twelve aircraft joining the fleet from this summer. AFI KLM […]

Scoot Prepares to Fly to Europe in 2017, the World’s Longest LCC Route

Reading Time: < 1 minute Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) medium/long haul low cost airline subsidiary Scoot is now preparing to launch services to Europe in 2nd quarter 2017. For those who doubted the reality of long haul LCC operations, the evidence is mounting that the future of long haul is changing. There are now 11 LCCs operating scheduled routes longer than […]

Airbus Remains Behind Boeing After 83 Orders in May

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus sold 83 aircraft in May, but remained behind rival Boeing in the race for orders after a slow start to the year, figures released on Tuesday showed. Airbus lost ground in volume terms but fractionally narrowed the gap in terms of market share by grabbing 38 percent of net orders in the first five […]

World’s First 3D Airplane Set To Revolutionize The Aviation Industry

Reading Time: < 1 minute There were mammoth jets on display at the Berlin Air show this year. And then, there was the mini-plane Thor, the world’s first 3D printed aircraft. Built by industry leader Airbus, Thor is a windowless plane, weighing just 21 kilos and is less than four metres long. Thor, short for Test Of High-Tech Objectives in […]

Hong Kong Air Passengers to Pay Fee From August to Fund Third Runway

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air travellers will pay a fee starting from August to fund construction of the airport’s third runway when initial reclamation work begins on the project, the Airport Authority said on Monday. Outbound and transit passengers will pay up to HK$180 towards the expansion at Hong Kong International Airport, which is due to be completed by […]

Cathay Pacific Takes Delivery Of First A350

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350, with A350-900 B-LRA touching down at Hong Kong International Airport on Sunday morning after a nonstop flight from Toulouse. Flight tracking website flightradar24.com shows B-LRA departing Toulouse at 2:16pm on Saturday, touching down at Cathay Pacific’s home base of Hong Kong at 7:53am on Sunday, […]

Qatar Airways Delays New Longest Nonstop Flight in the World

Reading Time: < 1 minute The longest flight in the world has been delayed. Qatar Airways announced plans for its Auckland-Doha service to start in December. At 14,539 kilometres, the flight would be the longest in the world and overtake the Auckland-Dubai service operated by Emirates. The airline has delayed the launch of the world’s longest direct flight until February due […]