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Bombardier CSeries relaunched as Airbus A220

European airframer Airbus has officially revealed the new name and branding of the former Bombardier CSeries. The Airbus A220 as it will be called was revealed at a ceremony held at Airbus’ Delivery Centre, near Toulouse. The larger CS300 will be rebranded as the Airbus A220-300 and the smaller CS100 as the Airbus A220-100. The aircraft are designed to seat …

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Singapore airlines to re-launch world’s longest flight

First A350 XWB of Singapore Airlines receives the traditional water cannon salute at Singapore Changi airport.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will re-launch the world’s longest commercial flights in October. The service will see the airline flying the new Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra Long Range) between Singapore and New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport. The airline previously operated the world’s longest and second longest routes, Singapore – New York and Singapore – Los Angeles respectively with a fleet of …

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Airbus delivers first A320neo to launch customer Lufthansa

Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO, Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Robert Leduc, Pratt & Whitney President

European airframer Airbus, has delivered the first A320neo (new engine option) to German flag carrier Lufthansa. The A320neo is the latest revision of the popular single aisle narrow-body A320 family. It features the new Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ PW1100G-JM engines which have an improved efficiency and reduce fuel burn by 15% along with reduced emissions and noise, compared …

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A320neo launch customer Lufthansa, not Qatar. IndiGo now third.

First Airbus A320neo with Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1127G-JM Geared Turbo-Fan (GTF) engine. Photo courtesy Airbus.

Air Transport World is reporting that Airbus will deliver the first A320neo (new engine option) to German flag carrier Lufthansa and not Qatar Airways as originally planned. India’s IndiGo which was expected to be the second operator to receive deliveries will now be moved to third slot. The last minute change has been necessitated due to the ongoing problems which …

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Air Canada to start non-stop Toronto New Delhi Dreamliner flights

Air Canada's first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

Air Canada has announced it will commence a non-stop service between Toronto and New Delhi from November 1, 2015. The flights will be one of the first to be operated by the airline’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft configured in a three class cabin layout; business class with next generation lie-flat seats, premium economy and economy class. The aircraft will …

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Jet Airways to commence Abu Dhabi flights from Lucknow, Goa, Ahmedabad

Starting from November 14, Jet Airways will connect three more Indian cities to Abu Dhabi the home of its 24% stake-holder Etihad Airways PJSC. The airline will commence daily non-stop flights from Lucknow, Goa and Ahmedabad to the Emirate and will use two class narrow-body Boeing 737-800s on the routes. While the Lucknow and Ahmedabad flights have been scheduled to …

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Air Seycelles to launch flights to Mumbai

National carrier Air Seychelles, which is 40% owned by Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways PJSC, will commence thrice a week direct flights between Mumbai and Mahé commencing December 2 2014, subject to regulatory approvals. The roughly four hour long flight is expected to be operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft, with 16 business and 120 economy class seats. The …

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AirAsia India commences direct flights from Bangalore to Jaipur and Chandigarh

First flight of AirAsia India. Plane at the gate.

With the arrival of its second aircraft VT-ATB, India’s newest airline, AirAsia India, commenced its foray in to North India with direct flights from its Bangalore hub to Jaipur and Chandigarh. AirAsia Jaipur and Chandigarh schedule Flight From To Departs Arrives I5 1722 Bangalore Jaipur 9:45 12:20 I5 1723 Jaipur Bangalore 12:45 15:15 I5 1824 Bangalore Chandigarh 15:45 18:40 I5 …

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Doha’s Hamad airport commences operations

Qatar Airways A320 Sharklet A7-AHX First Flight to arrive at Hamad Intl Airport at QR7450. NDIA.

Doha’s new Hamad International Airport (HIA) (also called NDIA – new Doha international airport) commenced soft-launch operations yesterday, when a special A320 flight QR7450 of national carrier Qatar Airways landed at the airport. The flight which greeted by the traditional water cannon salute by the airport’s ARFF team carried a team of dignitaries led by Qatar’s minister for transportation Mr. …

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Singapore Airlines first to start A380 service to India

Singapore Airlines has confirmed it will be the first airline to commence scheduled services of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, to India. The surprise announcement beats out Dubai-based Emirates airline, the largest foreign carrier in India, and coincidentally, the world’s largest A380 operator, which was widely expected to be the first to commence the super-jumbo’s flights to …

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Boeing launches 777X program – images and video

The Dubai Airshow is known for releasing multi-billion dollar orders from the major Gulf carriers, and yesterday was no exception. Boeing was the clear winner on day one of the show, and the star was the yet to be commenced Boeing 777X program which is an upgrade of the already ultra-popular Boeing 777 twin engine wide body jetliner which today …

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Etihad kicks off Dubai airshow with mamomth Boeing 777-9X, 777-8X and 787-10 order

by Devesh Agarwal From top, clockwise, Boeing CGI of Etihad 787-10, 777-8X, 777-9X United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) national carrier, Etihad Airways PJSC, kicked off the Dubai Air Show with a massive order for 56 wide-body Boeing aircraft with options to purchase for an additional 26 aircraft taking the quantity up to 82 at a list price valuation of $25.2 billion. …

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SpiceJet to launch Bangalore – Bangkok flights

by Devesh Agarwal Delhi based low fare carrier SpiceJet will commence international flights from Bangalore on October 28. The first destination is Bangkok with four flights per week. The carrier will be the only Indian carrier to service this route. As per the SpiceJet website on which tickets which are available for purchase, the schedule is on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, …

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Lufthansa $19 billion order launches Boeing 777-9X. Carrier also orders 25 Airbus A350-900

German carrier also orders 25 Airbus A350-900 XWBs by Devesh Agarwal The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, at its meeting yesterday, has approved the purchase of 59 ultra-modern aircraft for the Group, comprising of 34 Boeing 777-9Xs and 25 Airbus A350-900s worth EUR 14 billion (approx $19 billion) at list prices, the largest ever jet order. Computer generated image …

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Hainan Airlines commences Beijing Chicago non-stop flights

by BA Staff China’s Hainan Airlines commenced non-stop service from Chicago to Beijing, opening the airline’s newest American gateway. Currently the flight operates twice a week using an Airbus A340-600 seating 288 passengers in a three class configuration. The airline is hoping to obtain government approval to change equipment to a two class Boeing 787 Dreamliner in November, and to …

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Lufthansa to re-launch new Germanwings budget airline with a la carte service-fare concept

German major, Lufthansa will re-launch its budget airline Germanwings on July 1, 2013, with a new brand and product concept allowing all passengers to enjoy “à la carte flying”. Passengers will then be able to create their own package and adapt it in detail to their individual needs, from low-cost flying without add-ons to a high-quality passenger experience with lots …

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