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Emirates Announces New Route to the Americas

Following months of speculation, Emirates has finally confirmed plans to connect its Dubai hub with Mexico City. The new daily service will link the Middle East and Mexico via Barcelona from December 9. The UAE airline is rostering its two-class

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Why Delta is Returning to Mumbai After Ten Years

A decade after dropping the route, Delta Air Lines is poised to restart nonstop service between New York/JFK and Mumbai/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The Atlanta-based carrier says a 2018 breakthrough in talks between the US, UAE and Qatari governments has helped

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Emirates Finalises 777 Overhaul

The final reconfigurations within Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR fleet have been completed. The Dubai-based carrier invested US$150m to convert the ten long-range examples from three- to two-class cabins, in a project that concluded in April. The overhauled jets feature wider business

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Airbus vs. Boeing: Who Came Out on Top in 2018?

The two biggest names in commercial aircraft manufacturing both broke delivery records last year. Boeing edged ahead of its European rival Airbus with 806 deliveries to 800, retaining the coveted title as the world’s biggest aeroplane producer. The latest figures

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United’s Grand Plans for San Fran

United Airlines will bolster its operations from San Francisco as part of a major international expansion from the Pacific hub. Among the new routes are daily services to Amsterdam/Schiphol from March 30, three times weekly nonstop flights to Melbourne from

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Milestone For Boeing 777X

Major fuselage sections of Boeing’s 777X flight test aircraft have been brought together for the first time at the manufacturer’s Everett facility. Known as the ‘final body join,’ Boeing teams connected the widebody’s nose, mid and aft sections. The new jet

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Iran Air Fleet Progress

Flag carrier Iran Air has signed a contract for 20 ATR 72-600 turboprops, Iran’s Deputy Minister in International Affairs, Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan, announced on April 10. Fakhrieh-Kashan said that four of the aircraft will be delivered to Iran Air within the

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ANA Announces New Star Wars Themed Jet

ANA has revealed plans to paint one of its Boeing 777-200s as C-3PO as part of the company’s Star Wars project. Fans of the film franchise were the first to see the new C-3PO jet design after it was unveiled

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Swiss Bliss

Swiss International Air Lines has taken delivery of the first of nine new Boeing 777-300ERs.  The aircraft, HB-JNA (c/n 44582), was flown direct from the manufacturer’s Everett facility near Seattle to Zurich on January 29 (under the appropriate flight number

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Scoot’s First Dreamliner

SINGAPORE AIRLINES’ low-cost long-haul subsidiary Scoot, took delivery of its initial Boeing 787-9 during a ceremony on January 31.

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