Boeing 787-9

Gulf Air Goes Retro for 70th Anniversary

The next Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for Gulf Air, A9C-FG (c/n 39986), has been painted in a retro livery similar to that worn by the carrier’s Vickers VC10s, Lockheed L-1011 TriStars and Boeing 767s. Adorning the twin-aisle jet’s rear fuselage are

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Major Boeing and Airbus Orders from Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group has ordered 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a further 20 Airbus A350-900s as it looks to expedite the removal of older, four-engined types from its fleet. The new aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between late 2022 and

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Transatlantic Expansion for United

United Airlines has announced three new nonstop transatlantic routes for 2019. The carrier will add a year-round service from San Francisco to Amsterdam, and summer flights from Newark to Prague and Naples. The Illinois-based firm will fly its Boeing 787-9

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El Al Goes Retro

Israeli flag carrier El Al has taken delivery of a retro-liveried Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of its 70th anniversary celebrations.  The aircraft, which wears the airline’s 1970s-vintage colour scheme, arrived in Tel Aviv on August 14 to a ceremony

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Dreamliner Debut for Gulf Air

Gulf Air has introduced its maiden Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into service.  The newly delivered jet, A9C-FA (c/n 39996) made its commercial debut on the Bahrain to Jeddah route on May 1, barely four days after its handover to the carrier.

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Dreamliner Stretches its Legs

Korean Air has announced Toronto, Canada as the first international route for its new Boeing 787-9 fleet.  The SkyTeam Alliance carrier has been operating its first two Dreamliners on services from Seoul/Gimpo to Jeju, but with the type’s introduction to

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British Airways Flies to Santiago

British Airways (BA) has revealed it is launching a new non-stop service between London/Heathrow and the Chilean capital Santiago from January 3.  The route will become the carrier’s longest at 7,236 miles (11,645km) with a flying time of 14hr 40

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