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A Swiss International Air Lines Boeing 777-300ER in San Francisco. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Lufthansa Group Announces New Aircraft Order

The Lufthansa Group announced that it would be placing an order for up to 16 additional aircraft, as approved by the Supervisory Board. Deliveries are planned until 2022 for the order that is valued at a 2.1 billion Euros list price. The order is split between the two major manufacturers: Boeing and Airbus. Boeing was the beneficiary of an order of four aircraft from the Group with a split of two 777-300ER aircraft and two 777F aircraft. The two -300ERs…

Trip Report: Comparing Qatar’s A350-900XWB Business Class with the 777-300ER…

Two weeks ago, AirlineGeeks traveled to Doha, Qatar, for the 31st Annual IATA International Ground Handling Conference. This year’s conference, the first one to take place in the Middle East, was being hosted by Qatar Airways and Qatar Aviation Services, their ground handling subsidiary, and would focus on advancing a…

Air China Begins Fifth Freedom Route Between Houston and Panama…

China and Panama City are now connected through Air China via Houston. Air China opened up its first fifth freedom route from the United States to Panama, an addition to its five-times-weekly flight from Beijing to Houston. Despite flying to Houston throughout the week, the flight to Panama will only…

British Airways Introduces New Cabin for Gatwick Based 777s

British Airways has announced a cabin refresh for their long haul fleet based at London Gatwick. The new upgrades are for passengers in the World Traveller and World Traveller Plus cabins on the airline's Boeing 777s based at London Gatwick. The cabin updates on the 10 plane fleet is expected…

Aeromexico Adds New Detroit Route, Flies Final 777 Flight

Aeromexico will begin nonstop flights between Leon (BJX) and Detroit (DTW) from April 30, in cooperation with its SkyTeam alliance partner Delta Air Lines. The daily roundtrip flights between the Motor City and the Central Mexican city of Leon will be operated by one of Aeromexico Connect’s 46 Embraer 190…

Emirates Exercises Fifth Freedom Rights with New Bali to Auckland…

Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) joins the ever-expanding list of locations receiving a daily flight from Dubai-based behemoth Emirates, with the announcement of a connecting flight to New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. Beginning on June 14 of this year, the route is intended to complement the existing non-stop Dubai…

Iran Air Expects First Boeing Delivery and Outlines New Routes

With 15 Boeing 777-300ERs on order, Iran Air expects to receive its first long-haul aircraft this July, if U.S. officials do not interfere with the order. The airline made headlines last April when it almost received its first 777 a year early because of Turkish Airlines deferring one of its…

Emirates Opens New Route Between Dubai and Santiago de Chile…

Emirates has recently announced its plan to launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting on July 5, 2018. The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to Sao Paulo,…

United Continues to Shatter Long-Haul Records with New Routes and…

United Airlines has wasted no time in utilizing its newest widebody additions: the Boeing 777-300ER and the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. For the Chicago-based carrier, the two aircraft are the largest in its fleet with some of the longest ranges among current aircraft offerings. United’s most recent additions to its route…

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…