Skytrax announced the SKYTRAX 2017 World Airlines Awards winner at the Paris Air Show with Qatar Airways taking home the grand prize.
Cathay Pacific Airways received the first of 22 A350-900s on May 28, 2016 becoming the fourth Asian airlines to have this aircraft in its fleet. It will make its inaugural flight to Manila on May 31, 2016 (News – February 15, 2016). Find out more about the Airbus A350 Family (Insight – January 2016).
Singapore Airlines (SQ) takes delivery of its first of 67 Airbus A350s on March 3, 2016.
Back in 2014, Experience The Skies crowned (News – September 30, 2014) Qantas Airways (QF) with the title of the world’s longest flight for its Sydney Airport (SYD) to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) route. This will be eclipsed by Emirates on March 1, 2016. What are the world’s longest flights in 2016?
American Airlines will start Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) flight in about two weeks (News – November 4, 2015). This insight will discuss how the Los Angeles to Tokyo market will change when commercial operation begins.
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Star Alliance expands its network reach with the launch of its Connecting Partner Model. The new concept will invite selective “low-cost” and “hybrid” airlines to join the network and provide passengers with more choices.
Italian coffee powerhouse illycaffè has been chosen as the company to serve United Airlines worldwide.
Experience The Skies reported back two months ago (News – August 18, 2015) that Singapore Airlines is looking to reclaim the title of the longest flight. However, it will need help from Airbus to make it a reality.
Singapore Airlines (SQ) debuted its long awaited Premium Economy class product back in August (News on the product – May 21, 2015). While retrofitting is on going for the airline’s fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs, there is a delay for the introduction on board the airline’s double decker Airbus A380.
Emirates Airlines announced it will commerce operations from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City (7,463 nautical miles) starting on February 1, 2016.
This flight will put the Middle Eastern airline just 10 miles ahead of the current king of the longest flight – Qantas Airways’ Sydney Airport (SYD) to Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW) – refer to our coverage here. Singapore Airlines used to hold this title when it flew between its hub at Changi Airport (SIN) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). It looks to regain the title with the modified Airbus A350 by 2018. Find out more below.