Emirates To Launch World’s Longest Non-Stop Flight To Panama

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Emirates has revealed its plans to launch services to Panama City, beginning February 1st, 2016. The new service will be the longest non-stop flight in the world, at a record 17 hours 35 minutes in the westbound direction. The new …

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KLM Unveils Plans For Its Boeing 787-9 Fleet Equipped With In-Flight WiFi

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Dutch carrier, KLM has unveiled plans for its Boeing 787-9 fleet, with the carrier to take delivery of its first 787-9 in Oct-2015. Each aircraft will be equipped with in-flight WiFi, with each full-flat seat in business class to have …

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United Airlines Launches $US3B Buyback As It Reports Record Quarterly Profit

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United Airlines has reported second-quarter 2015 net income of $1.3 billion, or $3.31 per diluted share, excluding $67 million of special items. Including special items, UAL reported second-quarter net income of $1.2 billion, or $3.14 per diluted share. The results …

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Qatar Airways was Named 2015’s Best Airline – One Look Inside its Cabins Will Show You Why

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There’s something wonderful about flying first class. However, Qatar Airways has found a way to make regular first-class seating look like coach. Skytrax recently named Qatar Airways its 2015 airline of the year and Business Insider has posted some photos …

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Korean Air Signed US$12bn MoU with Airbus and Boeing

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Korean Air has signed a memorandum of understanding totaling more than US$12 billion with Airbus and Boeing for the purchase of more than 100 new aircraft today at the Paris Air show. According to the deal, Korean Air will purchase …

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Benin Airport To Be Shut for Repairs

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Friday said that it would close the Benin Airport to flight operations from June 20 to July 10 to facilitate rehabilitation work on its runway. This is contained in a statement issued …

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Ethiopian Airlines Plans Fleet Expansion With Order For Six More 787s

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Ethiopian Airlines is planning further fleet and network expansion in 2015, enabling the flag carrier to widen the gap with other leading African carriers. Ethiopian has already become the largest airline in Africa based on fleet size and could overtake …

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Top 10 Travel Destinations In The World for 2015

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As summer 2015 chronologically kicks off in exactly a week (In 2015, the summer begins with the solstice on June 21 at 12:38 P.M. EDT), i still receive tons of questions about the top travel destinations passionate travelers can explore for …

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Amadeus Expresses Displeasure At Lufthansa’s GDS Surcharge

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Amadeus has led criticism of Lufthansa’s decision to add fees to global distribution system bookings, arguing costs will increase to the consumer as a result. The concern follows news from the German airline group earlier this week that it would …

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Iberia To Hire 120 Pilots After 11 years Hiatus

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Iberia will begin hiring to fill 120 pilot positions in the coming weeks, after 11 years without accepting applications. The new pilots will join Iberia over the next two years, starting this summer. Agreements between the company and the pilots …

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