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Emirates Converts 30 Boeing 777X Orders Into 787-9s to Complement Recently Ordered A350-900s

Emirates Converts 30 Boeing 777X Orders Into 787-9s to Complement Recently Ordered A350-900s

On November 18, 2019, I wrote about Emirates firming up an order of 50 Airbus A350-900 aircraft at Dubai Airshow. Today, the airline made another important announcement regarding its fleet expansion and renewal plans – it converted 30 of the Boeing 777Xs it had on order into the smaller 787-9s. Emirates Firms Up an Order …

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Finnair to Operate Helsinki - Sapporo Year-Round and Expand Other Routes to Japan Too

Finnair to Operate Helsinki – Sapporo Year-Round and Expand Other Routes to Japan Too

At the beginning of 2019, Finnair announced that it would be expanding its network of routes to Japan by adding a seasonal flight from Helsinki to Sapporo. Before the first flight even took off, the airline has decided to change the plan and turn Sapporo into a year-round destination. AY65/66: Helsinki – Sapporo and Back …

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JAL Outlines Its Plans with New Haneda Slots, Will Launch Helsinki, Moscow, and More

JAL Outlines Its Plans with New Haneda Slots, Will Switch Moscow Airports Among Other Things

At the end of October 2019, JAL announced details of its upcoming international expansion at Tokyo Narita including new routes to Vladivostok and Bengaluru. It also outlined plans for Zipair, its upcoming low-cost subsidiary which will start flying to Bangkok and Seoul in mid-2020. Today, just like ANA, it announced the details of its expansion …

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ANA Haneda Daytime Slot Plan

ANA to Launch Four European Destinations, Announces Details of Haneda Slot Usage

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about ANA and JAL’s potential plans with their newly awarded daytime slots at Tokyo Haneda airport. Today, the airline has officially announced the details of its plans which – among other things – includes adding new destinations like Milan and Istanbul to its route network. ANA’s Plan with …

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Emirates Alters Earlier Agreement with Airbus, Cancels A330neos and Commits to Buy 50 A350s

Emirates Alters Airbus Deal, Commits to Buy 50 A350s and Cancels A330neos

Earlier today, November 18, 2019, at the Dubai Airshow, Emirates signed an agreement for 50 Airbus A350 aircraft worth 16 billion dollars. The new firm order replaces the airline’s previously made tentative commitment. Emirates Firms Up an Order for 50 A350s In 2016, Emirates retired its last Airbus A330s and A340s, leaving only the larger …

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Airbus Fello'Fly Project

Airbus’ Challenging But Worthwhile Experiment: Airliner Formation Flying

Airbus announced that starting from next year, it will be executing a demonstrator project aimed at studying the viability of two airliners flying in formation to save fuel and reduce emissions. The project, named “fello’fly,” will use a pair of A350s. The concept is sound. However, even if Airbus develops technologies and procedures allowing for …

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AirAsia Partners with Kiwi.com, (Sort of) Starts Selling Other Airlines' Tickets

AirAsia Partners with Kiwi.com, (Sort of) Starts Selling Other Airlines’ Tickets

On November 15, 2019, AirAsia announced that it partnered with the online booking portal Kiwi.com to allow its website’s visitors to book flights on other, non-AirAsia group airlines. While it’s certainly an interesting concept, the execution leaves a lot to be desired at this point. AirAsia Partners with Kiwi.com In an effort to leverage its …

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Fiji Airways Receives the First of Its Airbus A350-900s

Fiji Airways Receives the First of Its Airbus A350-900s

On November 15, 2019, Fiji Airways took delivery of its first Airbus A350, marking the beginning of a new era of the airline’s long-haul fleet. The aircraft is the first of the two A350s that Fiji Airways ordered back in May 2019. Fiji Airways Takes Delivery of Its First A350 Both of the A350s that …

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McDonnell Douglas DC-10

McDonnell Douglas DC-10: A Trijet That Remains Relevant Decades On

The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is still flying in 2019. While this statement may not come as a surprise for aviation enthusiasts well-aware of the DC-10’s prowess as a cargo aircraft, back in 1979, few would have expected the DC-10 to fly for another four decades. Arguably redeemed by decades of reliable service, the DC-10 was, …

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