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WestJet Outlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner Routes

Canadian low-cost airline WestJet announced on Wednesday its long-awaited plans for its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The widebody aircraft will serve London, Paris and Dublin from the airline’s main base in Calgary, Alta. Service will begin in April 2019 following the delivery of the aircraft from Boeing. With this announcement, WestJet becomes the first airline to build a Dreamliner base at Calgary International Airport, Alberta’s main gateway due to the heavy presence from both WestJet and Air Canada. London, an…

Trip Report: Onboard Gulf Air’s Boeing 787

When most travelers think of Middle Eastern airlines, they think of Emirates, Etihad or Qatar Airways.  However, there are several smaller carriers based in the Middle East that allow for local and international passengers alike to travel great lengths. With over 45 international destinations across 26 countries, Gulf Air is…

Shanghai Airlines Adds First 787 Dreamliner to Long-Haul Fleet

Shanghai Airlines celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 100th airplane from Boeing on Friday. The new plane delivered to Shanghai Airlines marks the airline’s 100th plane in service, and a special “100” symbol has been emblazoned on the plane’s fuselage to mark its debut. In addition…

Ethiopian Airlines Considering Ambitious and Risky Expansion Plan Within Africa

The African continent has a burgeoning aviation industry with growth expected to be around 6 percent annually. However, it accounts for less than 2 percent of the global aviation market at the moment, dominated by outside airlines. While the potential is there to grow the African aviation sector, many factors make…

A Day of Firsts: Qantas Inaugurates New Dreamliner Service to…

While most Americans were mourning the end of the summer over Labor Day Weekend, Qantas was celebrating the beginning of a new era, the era of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. On Saturday, Qantas inaugurated a new route from Melbourne to San Francisco on the aircraft, as well as replaced its…

A Changing of the Guard: Qantas Retires Legendary Boeing 747…

46 years after the first Qantas Boeing 747 graced the skies between New York and Los Angeles, the Australian flag carrier is retiring them on the route for good. Friday, Aug. 31 marked not only the last day of the month, but the final day of Qantas’ Boeing 747-400 from…

Norwegian Turns to Hi Fly’s A380 to Meet Demands on…

Passengers traveling on low-cost transatlantic airline Norwegian Long Haul on select flights between New York and London will be getting an upgrade to the Boeing 787 Dreamliners currently operating the route. Due to continued problems with the Trent 1000 engines that power the Dreamliners, Norwegian has opted to wet-lease an…

El Al Goes Retro with New 787 Special Livery

El Al’s social media pages on Wednesday showed off the airline’s newest special livery, a retro-themed livery taking passengers back to the 1960s. The airline, founded in September 1948 and as old as the State of Israel itself, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and the special livery is…

Pittsburgh Receives New Transatlantic Route to London

Starting next April, Pittsburgh will receive a direct flight from London as British Airways has announced a new flight that will link the Pennsylvanian city to the British capital. The new route will increase the number of U.S. destinations British Airways serves to 26 and the number of daily flights…

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…