Wednesday, May 22, 2024

SAS upgrades fleet with first A350-900

SAS has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 as part of an extensive fleet modernisation for the Scandinavian carrier. The airline has eight A350-900s on order, and will also take delivery of 54 Airbus A320neos through direct purchase and lease contracts. The first A350-900 will start operating on Copenhagen – Chicago services on 28 […]

United Airlines increases A350 order and changes variant

United Airlines has increased the number of Airbus A350 XWBs it will bring to its fleet and changed which variant it wants. The A350s will replace older, less efficient aircraft, and United Airlines has changed its order from 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s. The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and […]

Nine more Airbus A330s for Hong Kong Airlines

Hong Kong Airlines has ordered another nine Airbus A330-300s to be used across Asia and beyond. The airline is expecting to have 50 aircraft by the end of 2018 and its fleet, which consists entirely of Airbus’, is made up of 11 A320s and 22 A330s including five A330-200 Freighters. Hong Kong Airlines president, Zhang […]

Finnair Cargo to use A350s five times a week on Heathrow route

Finnair Cargo is to operate Airbus A350s on its London Heathrow – Helsinki route five times a week from 5 October. It already uses A350s on its Monday, Friday and Sunday services between the UK and Finland, and the additional services will operate on Wednesdays and Thursdays, replacing the Airbus A320s it currently operates. Finnair […]

Ethiopian to operate first A350 on Heathrow – Addis Ababa route

Ethiopian Airlines will launch Airbus A350 XWB operations on its daily London Heathrow – Addis Ababa route from 14 August. Airbus says the aircraft, Ethiopian’s first A350 and the first one for Africa, which has been named ‘Simien Mountains’, improves performance with its airframe and simplified systems to optimise fuel burn, maintenance costs and reliability. […]

Ethiopian becomes first African A350 operator

Ethiopian Airlines has become the first African operator to use an Airbus A350 XWB, having taken delivery of a -900 on 29 June. The aircraft, on lease from AerCap, is the first of 14 A350 XWBs on order, with 12 coming direct from Airbus and two from AerCap. Ethiopian plans to use the aircraft to […]

Cathay Pacific receives first Airbus A350

Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB, the first of 48 the Hong Kong carrier has on order. The first A350, a -900, will enter service on 1 June on flights to Manila, and will operate regionally before being moved to long-route routes such as Gatwick Airport and Dusseldorf Airport in […]

Airbus boasts record deliveries in 2015

Airbus delivered 635 aircraft to 85 customers in 2015, beating 2014’s record, and it is aiming to deliver 650 in 2016. The manufacturer says of the 635 aircraft, 491 were A320 Family, 103 were A330s, 27 were A380s and 14 were A350 XWBs. Airbus says it received 1,036 net orders from 53 customers in 2015, […]

LATAM takes delivery of first A350 XWB

LATAM Airlines Group has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 eXtraWideBody (XWB), to be used by TAM from January 2016. The airline took delivery of the aircraft at a ceremony in Toulouse, France, attended by Airbus president and chief executive officer (CEO), Fabrice Bregier. The aircraft will be used on services between the Brazilian […]

Finnair Cargo to use first A350 on Shanghai service

Finnair's first Airbus A350XWB

Finnair Cargo is to start using its first Airbus A350 eXtraWideBody (XWB) on services between Helsinki and Shanghai from 21 November. The flight will leave Helsinki Vantaa Airport at 17.10h and arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 08.15h the following day. The return flight will leave Shanghai at 10.05h and arrive back in Helsinki […]

Singapore Airlines launch customer for A350-900 Ultra Long Range

Singapore Airlines is to be the launch customer of the Airbus A350-900 Ultra Long Range (ULR), so the airline can fly non-stop to New York (US) from Singapore. The carrier has increased its order of A350-900s from 63 to 67, of which seven will be the ULRs, with a claimed capability of up to 19 […]