Six months ago, Experience The Skies published that WestJet was about to introduce a new type of domestic business class seating with the delivery of newer Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts starting in 2018 (refer to post). The airline used the occasion to also change the cabin’s name from “Plus” to “Premium”.Read More »WestJet Officially Introduces New “Premium” Branding
Singapore Airlines held the title for the world’s two longest flights between June 2004 to November 2013 when it operated non-stop from its hub in Singapore (SIN) to Newark, USA (EWR) and Los Angeles, USA (LAX) with specially configured four-engined Airbus A340-500 aircrafts. While this title have seesawed between Middle Eastern airlines over the past three years, the title returns to Singapore Airlines with the re-start of the Newark flight on October 11, 2018.
Read More »Singapore Airlines Reclaims Title With Singapore To Newark Flight
October 4, 2018 marked 60 years since British Airways became the first airline in the world to operate jetliner service across the pond to New York City. Experience The Skies takes a look back on the historic event and how the London based airline battled with others in the race to claim this title.
WestJet will debut new domestic business seat renamed “Premium” on new Boeing 737 MAX deliveries starting in 2019.
With the Airbus and Bombardier Aerospace C Series deal closed, the CS100 and CS300 names are changed to A220-100 and A220-300 to form the new A220 family of aircrafts. In addition, JetBlue Airways announced a mega deal to purchase 60 A220-300 aircrafts to become an all Airbus shop in the future.
Earlier, Experience The Skies highlighted the top 20 longest non-stop flights being operated in 2017 (Related Insight). In the post, the longest flight’s operational time lasts between 17 hours 30 minutes to 17 hours 40 minutes in length. Are there any aircrafts currently in operation or planned that is capable to stretching to 2o hours of flight time? We explore current ranges and future development in this post.
Part 1 of the WestJet long term growth story started off with the news of the airline extending its business model into ultra low cost, an overview of the company and the differences between the low cost and ultra low cost model. This part extends the discussion of the airline in the ultra low cost space including competitive analysis and key growth opportunities.
WestJet‘s journey started more than twenty years old. The airline is now the second biggest airline in Canada and has established itself as a key player for domestic, transborder / U.S., and Caribbean passenger traffic. The airline has ambitious plans to expand further with a new ultra low cost airline and a bigger international footprint. This multi-part series showcases the airline, its goals, competition and opportunities.
Emirates (EK) is the biggest Airbus A380-800 operator with 95 aircrafts in service and another 12 on order. While there are three published configurations, the airline actually have six different versions in operation today. We take an inside look at all the different versions available for travellers today and what the future will entail.