Leeds Bradford To Handle Boeing 777

February 8, 2013 0

  Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will introduce Boeing 777 operations on its non-stop twice-weekly services from Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) to Islamabad from March 13, 2013. The aircraft will offer 35 business class seats […]


BA Launches Chinese Route

December 19, 2012 0

British Airways will launch a new route to Chengdu, China, from September 22, 2013. Flights BA88 (inbound) and BA89 (London outbound) will operate a thrice-weekly service with a four-cabin Boeing 777.  BA is the first […]


Turkish Airlines Finalises Order for 15 777-300ERs

December 13, 2012 0

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalised a firm order for 15 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft, worth $4.7 billion at list prices.  The agreement includes options for five additional 777-300ERs and is the largest order by […]


First for Goldhofer

December 4, 2012 0

Goldhofer has announced it is the first aircraft tow-tractor manufacturer to receive Boeing’s approval to tow the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with its towbarless tractors (TLT). The announcement comes after Goldhofer, together with the 787’s launch […]

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SkyTeam Welcomes Xiamen Airlines

November 21, 2012 0

Global airline alliance SkyTeam has welcomed China’s Xiamen Airlines as its 19th member, and its fourth member from Greater China.  The airline adds three new hubs – Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou – to the SkyTeam […]


Warsaw Welcomes LOT’s First 787

November 16, 2012 0

At 10.51 on November 16, Warsaw Chopin Airport welcomed LOT Polish Airlines’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  LOT was the first European carrier to receive the Dreamliner two days previously, making Warsaw’s airport the first European […]


Aeromexico Finalises Boeing Order

November 6, 2012 0

Boeing and Aeromexico have finalised an order for 60 737 MAX 8s and 9s, with reconfirmation rights for 30 additional 737 MAXs.  The order has been valued at more than $6 billion. The total number […]


SAS Launches Birmingham to Stockholm

October 23, 2012 0

From October 29, SAS Scandinavian Airlines will operate a new direct route from Birmingham to Stockholm.  The service will run daily, except Saturdays, using a 120-seater Boeing 737-600 aircraft. SAS Regional General Manager for the […]

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Icelandair Begins Gatwick Route

October 18, 2012 0

Iceland’s flagship carrier Icelandair commenced its twice-weekly service between London’s Gatwick and Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airports today (October 18). The service, which was first announced in March, will increase in spring 2013 to a frequency of […]


Build Begins on BA’s Boeing 787

October 16, 2012 0

Construction has started on British Airways’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, due to join the UK carrier’s fleet in May 2013. BA has 24 of the aircraft type on order, as well as 12 Airbus A380 […]