Monthly Archives: February 2019

Alaska Airlines reveals plans for new San Francisco International Airport lounge

Alaska Airlines yesterday unveiled plans to build a new 8,500-square-foot top floor lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Located in Terminal 2, guests will be treated to the highest viewpoint of any other domestic lounge at SFO with stunning sights of the Bay and runway. Expected to open in 2020, the Alaska Airlines SFO […]

AirBridgeCargo Airlines signs agreement with Jettainer to fuel up its 25% growth of special cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, one of the leaders in the transportation of special cargoes by air, and Jettainer, one of the leading international service partners for unit load devices (ULD) management, have inked a leasing agreement for the provision of ULDs on short term requirement for transportation of special cargoes. With the rise of demand for safe […]

BOAC To The Future as British Airways’ 747 in Heritage Design Lands at Heathrow

Large crowds gathered at Heathrow today to watch the much-anticipated arrival of a British Airways Boeing 747 painted in the iconic design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). The BOAC-liveried Boeing 747, reg: G-BYGC, has arrived back at Heathrow from the paint factory this morning and will enter the airline’s flying schedule, heading […]

ANA Set to Expand In-flight Services on International Routes

The enhancements will bring new options to in-flight meals and amenities with ANA aiming to solidify its global appeal in 2019 and beyond. All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, will be undergoing a series of comprehensive enhancements designed to improve passenger comfort and satisfaction on all international routes. […]

Qantas Unveils Design of New First Class Lounge in Singapore Using Virtual Reality

Qantas is using virtual reality (VR) in the development of its new First Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport, which is set to open at the end of 2019. Industrial designer David Caon and his team have created an immersive virtual reality representation of the design concept, providing a better way for Qantas to preview and […]

Korean Air Unveils Special Aircraft Livery to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Korean Air has announced that ten aircraft will display a special emblem and slogan to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. The special aircraft livery will depict the number 50 with a plane flying over it alongside the slogan “Beyond 50 Years of Excellence”. The number 50 symbolizes Korean Air’s 50th anniversary and features a […]

First Japan Airlines A350 XWB takes shape in final assembly line

Final assembly of the first A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) has begun and is taking shape at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. The wing-fuselage junction and the installation of the vertical and horizontal tailplane have been completed. After this station, the first JAL A350 XWB will be in the next assembly station […]

Delta Air Lines and easyJet consider Alitalia deal

Delta Air Lines and easyJet have confirmed they are in talks over the future of Alitalia. The American carrier and UK-based low-cost airline confirmed they have linked with Italy’s state-backed railway company Ferrovie dello Stato to examine a bid for the flag-carrier. Alitalia was placed in administration in 2017 after part owner Etihad Airways and […]

A380 to Cease Production, ‘Superjumbo’ Deliveries to End in 2021

Airbus is to cease production of its A380 ‘Superjumbo’ with deliveries to end in 2021. Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates will take delivery of 14 further A380s over the next two years. […]