Tag: long-haul

World’s Best Airlines for 2019. Which Ones?

Reading Time: 1 minute AirlineRatings.com has announced the world’s best airlines for 2019 with Singapore Airlines taking the ‘Airline of the Year’ title. Other awards categories include excellence in long haul travel and best low-cost airlines. Can you guess the best ones? Best Airlines of the Year: Singapore Airlines. With constant innovation, excellence in flight service and operating world’s longest […]

Gatwick’s Airport Announces New Five-Year Investment Plan

Reading Time: 2 minutes At the British-Irish Airports Expo in London, London Gatwick Airport’s Chief Executive, Stewart Wingate, announced a new five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Gatwick Airport which will see an investment of £1.1bn over a five-year period, with £266m already earmarked for 2018/2019 alone. Gatwick sees continued growth in the long-haul market, predicting passenger numbers increasing […]

Boeing, Air Tanzania Confirm Order for 787 Dreamliner

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and the United Republic of Tanzania have confirmed an order for one 787-8 Dreamliner, valued at $224.6 million at list prices. The aircraft will be operated by Air Tanzania, the flag carrier of Tanzania. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. Air Tanzania said, “The 787 […]

Norwegian to Increase Low-Cost USA Flights By Over 50% Next Summer

Reading Time: 3 minutes Low-cost airline Norwegian is expanding its award-winning low-cost long-haul network with a 55 per cent increase in the number of flights to the US from next summer. Brits will have more affordable choices to visit the US with a sharp increase in the number of flights from 22 to 34 flights per week on Norwegian’s […]

Airbus Hopes to Deliver Up To 80 A350 Aircraft in 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus tentatively aims to deliver as many as 80 A350 jetliners in 2017, two people familiar with the plans said. The target marks a new stage in ambitious plans to raise output of the company’s newest long-haul jet to 10 a month in 2018, but depends mainly on how successful suppliers will be in curbing […]

First Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 to Land in Delhi

Reading Time: 1 minute On December 19, 2016, the Lufthansa Group will receive its first A350-900, which is the most modern long-haul aircraft worldwide and which will be based at Lufthansa’s Munich Hub. The first regular commercial flight will be from Munich to Delhi, starting on February 10, 2017. Tickets are available now. “We are looking forward to welcoming […]

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 […]

SAS Reports August Traffic Increase

Reading Time: 1 minute SAS increased its scheduled capacity in August by 11% and the traffic grew 12%. The overall load factor increased by 0.7 p.u. to 81.2% during the month. The higher load factor was driven by improvements within SAS long haul and domestic networks. SAS intercontinental traffic increased 26.7% and the capacity was up 25.6%. The growth […]

Air France-KLM Drops Two A380s For Three More A350 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France-KLM group announced that they converted the last two Airbus A380 orders to three A350-900 long-haul airliners. In 2013, it is understood from consolidated results that the real price of an Airbus A380 bought in 2012 by Air France was 149 million euros, far from the $404 million of the list price. This year, […]