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A Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 XWB departing from Munich. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Lufthansa Group Places Order for Next-Generation Aircraft, Begins Transition to All-Twin-Engine Fleet

Lufthansa Group has announced that its supervisory board has approved the purchase of 40 next-generation aircraft composed of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and Airbus A350-900s to be delivered to the group’s carriers, including SWISS and Austrian Airlines, aside from the German flag carrier. Lufthansa, the main airline of the group of the same name, currently operates the A350-900, but not the Dreamliner. The Cologne-based company's order is divided between 20 Boeing 787-9s and an additional 20 A350-900s. The deal is valued…

Trip Report: Flying on an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 in…

I recently had the opportunity to spend a week in Germany - always a good destination during Christmas market season - and of course, one of the best parts about it was getting to spend some time on an aircraft again. While there were several options to fly me from Frankfurt…

Air Europa Converting Entire Long-Haul Fleet to Dreamliners

Spain's third-largest airline and Ryanair partner Air Europa is expanding and modifying its long-haul fleet, aiming for a fleet consisting exclusively of Boeing 787 Dreamliners to achieve ambitious goals, according to ABTA magazine. Air Europa’s current fleet consists of Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A330 aircraft, with the latter type being…

Trip Report: XiamenAir’s Boeing 787 to Xiamen, China

Chinese tourism is a big deal for Los Angeles. With more than 1.1 million visitors alone in 2017, China drives more than $1 billion dollars into Los Angeles’s economy annually. With the country’s increased wealth, coupled with the nation's 'one route, one airline' policy, there is now an increased demand…

First 787-9 Arrival Highlights British Airways’ Continuation of its Fleet…

The near arrival of the British Airway’s first Boeing 787-9 this month (G-ZBKA), the second generation of the Dreamliner series, highlights progressive steps the airline is taking to ensure that its fleet remains competitive among the major carriers in terms of fuel efficiency and passenger experience. Seen to be the replacement for…

This Year in Commercial Aviation: 2014

Wow, what a year for commercial aviation! This year was an action packed year for the airline industry and it carried with it highs and lows. In 2014, we lost airlines and certain aircraft, but also gave birth to new ones. Unlike 2013, 2014 carried with it devastating aviation incidents…