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A KLM 787-9 parked on the tarmac in Las Vegas. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Terrill Murriel)

KLM Announces Six New Intercontinental Services

KLM has announced a significant expansion of its winter intercontinental schedule, introducing six new routes commencing between Oct. 31 and March 26, 2022. The new services are in line with KLM’s strategy of expanding its network to where recovery will be fast and will offer customers the broadest possible choice of destinations. The new destinations include Mombasa, Kenya; Orlando; Cancun; Bridgetown, Barbados; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and Phuket, Thailand. Flights to Mombasa will be combined with those to…

Lufthansa Increases Widebody Orders

Lufthansa Group announced on Monday the expansion of its widebody orders with the acquisition of five additional Airbus A350-900s and other five Boeing B787-9s. This operation is part of the modernization process of the German carrier, which aims to reduce the average age of its long-haul fleet. The first 787-8s…

Ethiopian Introduces Global COVID-19 Insurance

Ethiopian Airlines Group has introduced a global COVID-19 medical insurance scheme dubbed "Sheba Comfort" aimed at providing "an extra security measure" to all of its international passengers while ensuring they travel with a peace of mind. Sheba Comfort will cover all international flights booked through Ethiopian tickets, covering medical expenses,…

Boeing Rolls Out Special 787 Livery

Earlier this week, a special looking Boeing 787-9 rolled out of the paint shop at Paine Field, commemorating Boeing employees’ funding efforts and commitment in improving their local communities. The purple and pink aircraft, registered as N1015B, carries the message ‘Dreams Take Flight.’ The unique and special livery ranges from…

Boeing Rolls Out Special 787 Livery

Earlier this week, a special looking Boeing 787-9 rolled out of the paint shop at Paine Field, commemorating Boeing employees’ funding efforts and commitment in improving their local communities. The purple and pink aircraft, registered as N1015B, carries the message ‘Dreams Take Flight.’ The unique and special livery ranges from…

United Applies for Newark to Cape Town Route

In preparation for the upcoming seasonal offering, United applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin new service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Cape Town International Airport on Monday. United plans to operate nonstop three-times weekly flights to South Africa's oldest city, starting in December 2019. "We…

Sneak Peek: Air Tahiti Nui’s First Dreamliner Is Nearing Completion

With an expected introduction date of November 2018, Air Tahiti Nui is seeing major advances in the painting and configuration of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Today, the French Polynesian carrier revealed pictures of the ongoing livery painting that is being performed in Boeing's North Charleston, S.C. factory ahead of…

Qantas Announces Newest Destination for Its Dreamliners

Australian flag carrier Qantas has announced that the newest destination for its newest airplane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, will be Hong Kong. Already flying the aircraft on some of the airline’s longest routes including the Melbourne to Los Angeles route and the historic Perth to London route, the aircraft has…

First Look: WestJet Unveils Boeing 787 Dreamliner Livery and Interior…

WestJet was born as a 'Canadian Southwest,' with a single-aircraft approach, but it didn't take much time for the carrier to expand and diversify its purpose and, subsequently, its offering. First, the adoption of Bombardier Q400 turboprops, and later with the creation of an ultra-low-cost-carrier named Swoop, the company has…

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…