Tag: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

WestJet Dreamliner Launches First Revenue Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute WestJet’s Dreamliner made its official debut when it pushed back on its first revenue flight from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The aircraft, heading for Calgary, was carrying WestJet guests for the first time.  The aircraft will operate on domestic flights for crew training and regulatory compliance before the first scheduled international flight between Calgary and […]

First Low-Cost Introduces Wi-Fi on Intercontinental Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian is taking off the new year by upgrading the passenger experience for long-haul customers with the introduction of inflight Wi-Fi on its growing long-haul fleet of aircraft. Norwegian customers flying between Europe, USA, South America and Asia will be able to stay connected in the skies with the rollout of free and premium high-speed […]

Qantas Starts History-Making Flight Direct to London

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas’ first Perth to London flight has taken off, marking the start of the only direct air link between Australia and Europe – and the fastest way of traveling between the two continents. The history-making QF9, carrying more than 200 passengers and 16 crew, pushed back just before 7pm on Saturday evening and will land […]

Norwegian Reports 14% Passenger Increase in October

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian once again carried more than three million passengers in a single month. More than 3.1 million passengers travelled with the company in October, an increase of 14 per cent compared to the same month last year. The strongest growth was on Norwegian’s intercontinental routes, which have increased the number of passengers by 56 per […]

Qantas Drops Dubai Stopover In Favour of More ‘Direct’ Route

Reading Time: < 1 minute Australian carrier Qantas is dropping its existing flights from Melbourne to London via Dubai in favour of a more direct route through Perth. The national carrier announced that it would axe its daily A380 Melbourne-Dubai-London service for a new daily 787-9 Melbourne-Perth-London service, starting on March 24 2018. The non-stop flight from Perth to London […]

Etihad Airways Dreamliner Touches Down in China for the First Time

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Shanghai today from Abu Dhabi on its first flight into China. The new Dreamliner features the airline’s next-generation business and economy class cabins, and will operate with 299 seats, 28 in business class and 271 in economy, the airline said in a statement. It represents a 14 […]

British Airways to Launch Its Longest Nonstop Route

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways is launching the only direct flight between London and Santiago in Chile from January 3, 2017. Santiago will become the airline’s lengthiest long-haul route, taking 14 hours 40 minutes, nearly an hour more than the current longest flight of 13 hours 50 minutes service to Buenos Aires. The four-a-week flight will be served […]