Eastern Airlines will not be flying its fleet over open water any time soon. The copmany’s efforts to gain ETOPS certification came up short during an FAA flight proving run.
Emirates will add premium economy seating to 105 aircraft in its fleet, joining the handful of 380s delivered with the product on board. The retrofit program is expected to begin at the end of 2022 and take 18 months to complete.
British Airways will install its updated Club Suites business class across its Heathrow-based 777 fleet. Retrofits are expected to complete by the end of 2022.
Air cargo is hot right now, and Eastern Airlines wants in on that action. But the company plans to get there in a unique way.
Emirates’ customers finally have a premium economy option for their travels. But there’s a catch: Travelers cannot book the seat yet and might not be able to for some time.
ETOPS certification challenges could see Surinam Airways flying hours out of the way if it presses its 777 into service next month as planned.
Chalk up another airline fleet type retired. Delta Air Lines will remove its 777s from service by the end of 2020, citing lower operating efficiencies compared to the carrier’s A330 and A350 aircraft.
United Airlines is not formally retiring any aircraft yet, but the company hinted at what its future fleet will look like in a memo to pilots identifying where bases will close and aircraft will reposition.
The newest business class cabin for British Airways launches this summer on the A350 and will include direct aisle access and mini doors for the “suites” on board.
First it was the 777s. Now it appears Air New Zealand is ready to deploy Inmarsat’s GX inflight wifi kit on the single-aisle fleet.