Thai Airways’ Airbus A350 XWB finally makes it to Australia

It’s been a while since Thai Airways planned to operate its new Airbus A350-900XWB to Australia. It received its first A350 from Airbus as early as August 2016. Thai Airways planned to deploy its new mid-size Airbus to Melbourne replacing the older Boeing B777s. However, the plan encountered many headwinds and was moved back several times. At the same time, Thailand is still down at Category 2 by the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). Finally, …

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United bids Farewell to its Jumbo Jet

United Boeing B747-400 in its pre-merger liveryHong Kong, October 2008 United Airlines (IATA: UA) becomes the most recent airline to retire the jumbo jet Boeing 747 from its fleet. Its last commercial flight (UA747) was from San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu last Tuesday, November 07, 2017. It was a remake of its first international flight 47 years ago in 1970. This event was well covered by United and the social media. Hundreds of videos and …

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Qantas Restores Singapore Stop to London

Qantas (IATA: QF) announced last August the restoration of its Singapore stop to London starting March 2018 dropping the Dubai stop. The Singapore stop was suspended by Qantas in 2013, when it commenced its London flights via Dubai in partnership with Emirates. This year, Qantas renewed that partnership with Emirates for five more years (2018-23). As far as Qantas flights are concerned, these will be the changes that will be implemented in March 2018: Qantas …

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EVA Air Retires its Jumbo Jet

EVA Air (IATA:BR) became the most recent airline operator to retire its Boeing B747 Jumbo Jet from its fleet. The farewell event last August 21st was covered and reported by EVA Air website. Last flight by the Queen of the Skies in EVA Air livery was that same day from Hong Kong to Taipei. The jumbo jet will be replaced by Boeing 777-300ER. EVA Air Boeing B747-490 jumbo jet in Taipei-Taoyuan Airport

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Singapore Airlines to Resume Nonstop Singapore-New York Flights in 2018

Singapore Airlines (IATA:SQ) back in 2015 announced the resumption of its US nonstop flights to New York and Los Angeles in 2018. This will be the time SIA takes delivery of its new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra long range) from Airbus. Currently, SIA is already operating a daily nonstop flight to San Francisco using the Airbus A350-900 (non-ULR variant). From Airbus’ order book, the ULR variant will be assembled in Talouse as MSN 216. Singapore Airlines’ …

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