Melbourne Airport welcomed the inaugural Airbus A350 service to Victoria, with the arrival of Singapore Airlines flight SQ207 on Aug. 10. Singapore Airlines will deploy the A350 to Melbourne through Oct. 22 when it will be redeployed on nonstop flights between Singapore and San Francisco from Oct. 23.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) welcomed its first scheduled Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service Aug.1, a British Airways’ upgraded daily nonstop from London Heathrow Airport....More
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) welcomed its first scheduled Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service Aug.1, a British Airways’ upgraded daily nonstop from London Heathrow Airport. The 787-8 accommodates 214 passengers in a three-class configuration—Club World (business class-35 seats), World Traveller Plus (premium economy-25 seats) and World Traveller (economy-154 seats). ATW online editor Linda Blachly was onsite for the inaugural flight.
Etihad Airways has opened a dedicated premium passenger lounge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), its third lounge in the US and first on the West Coast.
Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA), which is under a five-year contract with The Walt Disney Company, has revealed a new Star Wars-themed C-3PO Boeing 777-200ER to its fleet of Star Wars' themed liveries....More
Earlier in September, I wrote two blog commentaries about Delta Air Lines’ complaint against JetBlue Airways being awarded a pair of US federal employee travel routes. Delta wrote to the US General Service Administration (GSA) - which manages government operations, including travel for federal employees – complaining about route awards granted to New York-based JetBlue....More
The new IATA director general and CEO attends the ICAO Assembly in Montreal this week confident that the carbon emissions proposal that the air transport industry has forged is a good one that can be implemented....More
Aviation infrastructure shortcomings in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region have become a dire situation, prompting IATA to warn governments in the area of the potential cost to their economies if they do not quickly address airport and airspace congestion....More