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A British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at London's Heathrow Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

British Airways to Add 787-9 Dreamliner to Sao Paulo Route

British Airways announced that it will be adding two weekly flights from London Heathrow to the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo. The good news, especially for premium flyers, is that the new frequencies will be operated using the airline’s attractive Boeing 787-9. Beginning on November 1, the new frequencies will depart London Heathrow (LHR) as BA241 at 18:40 on Wednesdays reaching Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) at 04:50 the next morning, while on Sundays the flight will leave London at 19:05…

Changes Coming to United’s Ultra-Long-Haul Route Network

In January of 2016, Chicago-based United announced they would launch a flight from their hub in San Francisco across the Pacific to the small Asian nation of Singapore. The route came as a surprise to many, especially as fellow Star Alliance member Singapore Airlines had announced they would restart flights…

Vietnamese Start-Up Bamboo Airways Orders 20 Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

Boeing announced an order for 20 787 Dreamliners by Vietnamese start-up carrier Bamboo Airways. The order, announced on Monday, is valued at $5.6 billion USD for the 787-9 variant. Bamboo Airways, under parent company FLC Group, is set to launch in 2019 with its hub at Qui Nhon Phu Cat…

Rolls Royce Aerospace: The Engine Manufacturer Across the Atlantic

In the early 20th century, two men came together to start a company that would become world-renown in both car manufacturing and airplane engine manufacturing, Rolls Royce. Over the years, Rolls Royce had quickly evolved to become a major player in both fields, raking in over $16 billion in revenue in…

Tesla Model X Tows Qantas Dreamliner

Tesla and Qantas teamed up to complete a Guinness World Record for the heaviest tow by an electric passenger vehicle on Tuesday. The two companies met on a Melbourne Airport taxiway for the challenge. In one corner, Tesla’s Model X P100D. In the opposite corner, a Qantas Boeing 787-9. [caption…

787 Engine Issues Prompt British Airways to Seek Lease of…

British Airways is the latest airline to confirm lease requirements to cover Boeing 787 operations as Rolls Royce struggles to meet the engineering demands of resolving the issue with Trent 1000 engines on certain 787 aircraft. BA has applied to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for approval to wet-lease…

Mexican Authorities Block Emirates’ Fifth Freedom for Barcelona Stop

In a largely expected ruling, the Mexican Transportation and Communications Committee (SCT) and the consortium administering Mexico City International Airport denied the request for fifth freedom rights that Emirates Airline filed for a route between Dubai and Mexico City, including a stop in Barcelona, Spain. The ruling prohibits Emirates to…

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…

Air Canada Launches Nonstop Route Between Toronto and Buenos Aires

On May 3, amidst a grey and foggy morning, the first nonstop flight between Toronto Pearson Airpor and Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport was completed, inaugurating Air Canada's newest route in Latin America. The Boeing 787-9 landed on time, around 7:25 a.m., and was received by Ignacio Ferrer, Air Canada's Country…

Qantas Announces 747 Retirement and Adds More Dreamliners

The Boeing 747’s final days at Qantas is quickly looming after the carrier announced an official retirement for the remaining aircraft in its fleet. Right now, the airline is still flying four 747-400s and six 747-400ERs. With plans to have all 10 of the aircraft retired by the end of…