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Singapore's first 787-10 in North Charleston (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

Singapore Airlines Adds Second City for Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Singapore Airlines announced that Perth, Australia will be one of the lucky cities to be serviced by the airline’s newest addition, the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, of which it is also the airplane's launch customer. The Western Australia city of 2 million joins Osaka, Japan in the 787-10’s route network, with initial service to both cities expected to begin in May 2018. Currently, Singapore Airlines flies four times a day from its hub in Singapore to Perth, the capital, largest city…

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…

Qantas Announces New Service to San Francisco from Melbourne

Qantas Airways has been busy with their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. First, the airline announced the name for their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Then, Qantas announced that they will be adding an additional flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles and adding a new route to their network, Melbourne to San Francisco, with…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Impulse Airlines

Impulse Airlines was founded in 1992 by Sue and Gerry McGowan. Operations began later that year as a regional carrier based in Newcastle, New South Wales. The airline operated regional routes within New South Wales using the Beechcraft 1900D. Destinations included Sydney, Melbourne, and Australian capital Canberra, among others. The…

Half Of Qantas’ 787 Dreamliner Fleet to Be Based In…

With delivery of the new Boeing 787-9 approaching, Sydney-based carrier Qantas has announced that four of its 787s will be based in Brisbane, a city in the Australian state of Queensland, upon delivery. Qantas plans on stationing its four other 787s in Melbourne. The announcement comes after Qantas had previously…

Qatar Airways Set to Launch Service to Canberra

Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced a new service to the capital city of Australia, Canberra. The new service, which is scheduled to start on Feb. 12, 2018, will not be a direct flight, but will instead route via Sydney, doubling the carrier’s current frequency to the hub. The new service…

The Fading Dutchmen: What’s Left of the Fokker 100/70s

The Fokker Aircraft Corporation launched their last great aircraft in the mid-1980s with the creation of the narrow body Fokker 100 and eventual baby version with the Fokker 70. While the aircraft wasn’t the most popular, Fokker sold a respectable 300+ airframes before going into bankruptcy in 1997. In service,…

AirAsia X Flight Forced to Turn Around Due to Technical…

Passengers on a recent AirAsia X flight from Perth, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were in for a surprise on Sunday as the aircraft was forced to return to Perth while shaking like a "washing machine" for two hours, according to passengers. Passengers reported hearing a "huge bang" about two…

Qantas Outlines Start Date for Nonstop Flight Between London and…

Australian flag carrier, Qantas, has announced the first nonstop service between London Heathrow and Perth. The 14,498 km (9,009 mi) service will launch on March 25, 2018, with the first flight, QF10, due to depart London Heathrow at 13:30 before arriving into Perth at 13:15 the following day, approximately 16 hours…