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A Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamlliner resting under the JFK Airport air traffic control tower for the first time. (Photo: Tom Pallini)

Photo Tour: Onboard a Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Kenya Airways' recently launched a historic nonstop flight from Nairobi to New York, connecting Kenya and the East African region to New York with a nonstop flight for the first time. The aircraft used by KQ, as Kenya Airways is commonly referred to, for the ultra-long-haul flight was the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, Kenya Airways' flagship aircraft. Following the first arrival of the aircraft at New York's JFK Airport, KQ invited AirlineGeeks onboard to tour the aircraft and see what to expect…

Kenya Airways Launches Historic Nairobi to New York Flight

Kenya Airways inaugurated its new longest flight on Monday from Nairobi to New York, becoming the first and only airline to connect East Africa and New York with a nonstop flight. The near-6,400 nautical mile long flight from Kenya’s capital city to New York touched down at sunrise on Monday,…

Qatar’s A350-1000 Lands at New York-JFK

Qatar Airways launched the Airbus A350-1000XWB on its first regularly scheduled route to the United States for the airline on Sunday, placing it on the popular Doha to New York route. The first flight of the new service landed Sunday afternoon, replacing the Boeing 777-300ER as the aircraft for Qatar’s…

Emirates Celebrates 10 Years of Service to Los Angeles

Friday marked an important milestone for Emirates Airline as it celebrated its 10 years of flying between Dubai and Los Angeles. Launching the route on Oct. 26, 2008, Los Angeles was Emirates’ third route to the United States behind New York and Houston, with three weekly flights serving the city…

Iberia Announces More Routes for New A350s, South American Expansion

Spanish flag carrier Iberia has announced a major route expansion for its latest aircraft, the Airbus A350-900XWB, which will now serve Chicago and Buenos Aires, Argentina in addition to New York. First delivered to the airline in June, the newest aircraft type in Iberia’s fleet started out on intra-European routes…

JetBlue Utilizes Augmented Reality to Promote New Route

JetBlue Airways is the latest airline to utilize augmented reality in its marketing campaigns, using the technology to promote its new service between New York and Ontario, Calif. Over the weekend, the airline set up shop in Victoria Gardens, an outdoor shopping mall just miles from Ontario International Airport in…

Photo Tour: Onboard Iberia’s New Airbus A350-900XWB

Spanish flag carrier Iberia recently began a fleet renewal that includes the Airbus A350-900XWB as its centerpiece. The Madrid-based airline first took delivery of the ultra-modern aircraft in June before deploying it on short-haul routes in Europe, notably Madrid-London, for crew training purposes. Its first long-haul flight took place on…

VivaAerobus Inaugurates New Service Between New York and Mexico City

Mexican low-cost airline VivaAerobus inaugurated a new route on Thursday from Mexico City to New York. The first flight, VB3940, departed Mexico City on-time just after 7:00 a.m. and arrived 4 hours later just before 1:00 p.m. Its arrival in New York marked the sixth U.S. destination for the airline…

A Surprise Trip for Good: JetBlue Giving Away Trip to…

Sweepstakes are very common in the industry as airlines will often include all-expenses-paid vacations to luxurious locales throughout the world. JetBlue just announced its latest sweepstakes that also includes an all-expenses-paid trip for the lucky winners, the only catch is that the winner won’t know where they’re going until check-in…

Air New Zealand Goes from Airline to Game Designer to…

At the L.E.A.P. conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Air New Zealand unveiled its first foray into the world of game design with its “multiplayer spatial computing gaming experience.” Although the name is a mouthful, the premise behind the gaming system is to use advanced virtual reality technology to promote…