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A newly-painted LATAM Boeing 777-300ER. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

LATAM Debuts New 777 Cabin, Pledges $500 Million Investment in Passenger Experience

LATAM Airlines on Tuesday announced several investments it will be making to improve passenger experience at an event in São Paulo. Estimated to cost over $500 million, the main enhancements come in product and service improvements across its fleet, including new seats and meal options. Enrique Cueto, LATAM Group CEO, prefaced the event by saying that the toughest part of the merger between LAN and TAM is over; hence, it is time to consolidate the group's importance in Latin America.…

LATAM Debuts New 777 Cabin, Pledges $500 Million Investment in…

LATAM Airlines on Tuesday announced several investments it will be making to improve passenger experience at an event in São Paulo. Estimated to cost over $500 million, the main enhancements come in product and service improvements across its fleet, including new seats and meal options. Enrique Cueto, LATAM Group CEO,…

LATAM Decides Future of Its Boeing 777-300ER Fleet

Brazilian-Chilean carrier LATAM's Boeing 777-300ER fleet will be gradually retrofitted, beginning from the second half of 2018. According to LATAM Brazil's CEO, Jerome Cardier, the decision marks the confidence the subsidiary has on the model and, above all, the aircraft efficiency despite its fuel consumption. As long as oil prices…

Ontario Airport Receives First Transpacific Flight

Starting in Spring of 2018, China Airlines will be the first carrier to offer transpacific flights from Ontario International Airport. Four weekly flights will be flown between Taiwan and the Southern California airport, onboard the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. China Airlines believes that the new route will succeed as traffic…

Is United’s 777-300ER the Best Option for Economy Class Passengers?

Chicago-based United Airlines will begin flying their new Boeing 777-300ER between Newark and Tel Aviv as of May 5, the airline announced Sunday. The new aircraft will take over for the Boeing 777-200 already operating one of the frequencies that the airline flies between the two airports. The 777-300ER will…

Emirates to Launch Service to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On Tuesday, Dubai-based Emirates announced that the airline would continue its expansion in Asia by beginning service to Phnom Penh, Cambodia beginning July 1, using a Boeing 777-300ER. This aircraft will be in Emirates' two-class configuration, featuring Business and Economy. According to the airline’s website, the flight will make a stop…

Photos: Taking a Ride Onboard United’s Brand New Boeing 777-300ER

Yesterday AirlineGeeks.com had the chance to attend a preview flight of the new United 777-300ER aircraft featuring the carrier's new Polaris business class seat. We were able to test out the whole experience from the lounge to the multi-course onboard meal. Our day started at the recently opened Polaris lounge…

Emirates Makes First Route Announcement of 2017 With New Flights…

On Thursday, Dubai-based Emirates announced a new daily service to Zagreb, Croatia. It is the airline's first destination in the country and the first route announcement of 2017. The fight will mark the only scheduled widebody service to Zagreb. Emirates will be the 3rd airline to serve Croatia from the Middle…

A Reflection on Emirates’ Increased Success in 2016

Dubai-based Emirates rounded off 2016 with another year of growth across all spectrums of their network in terms of fleet growth, route development, and an increased number of passengers. Emirates' President Tim Clark was very satisfied with the airline's growth in 2016 and commented on the airline's strength by saying,…

An Early Christmas Present: United Takes Delivery of First Boeing…

Today, Chicago-based United Airlines took delivery of their first Boeing 777-300ER. This new aircraft features the airline's new Polaris seats, which offer greater amenities and increased passenger comfort. This aircraft is the first of 14 777-300ERs that United expects to enter service in 2017. The first 777-300ER is registered as…