Lufthansa Group is accelerating the modernisation of its fleet. New, highly cost and fuel-efficient aircraft are replacing older types on short, medium and long-haul routes.
The first non-stop commercial airline flight from New York to Sydney has landed on 20 October, after 19 hours 16 minutes in the air.
Qantas has announced yesterday three ultra long-haul research flights to gather new data about inflight passenger and crew health and wellbeing.
Boeing delivered on 28 June the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Turkish Airlines, which plans to use on non-stop international routes.
Boeing delivered yesterday the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline’s global expansion.
WestJet unveiled yesterday its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner livery, logo and cabin interior including the airline’s first-ever business class cabin.
Gulf Air welcomed on April 27 the airline’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The airplane also debuts the carrier’s new livery.
Singapore Airlines welcomed on March 28 the world’s first 787-10 aircraft as it arrived in Singapore from Boeing’s production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, conducted a fly pass of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner before the Formula 1 race on April 8, showcasing not only the airline’s newest aircraft but also the new Gulf Air livery.
American Airlines announced on April 6 an order for 47 new Boeing 787 widebody aircraft consisting of 22 787-8s scheduled to begin arriving in 2020 and 25 787-9s scheduled to begin arriving in 2023.