Thai Smile, a subsidiary of Thai Airways International, has taken delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A320. The aircraft, named Ubon Ratchathani, was delivered to the carrier on 28 June in Hamburg.
United Airlines President and CEO Jeffery Smisek is seeking aircraft larger than the Airbus A350-900 for the carrier’s future long-haul fleet, but is discounting the double-deck Airbus A380 for now.
The European manufacturer’s A380 is “probably a little large for what we need”, but the A350-900 on the other hand “might be suboptimal for some of our routes,” Smisek told Aviation Week during a visit to Frankfurt.
The Airbus A380 is however the ideal plane in the future.
The 747-8 Intercontinental is the only jetliner in the 400- to 500-seat market, stretched 5.6 m (18.3 ft) from the 747-400 to provide 467 seats in a three-class configuration and a 14,815-km (8,000-nmi) range. Using 787-technology engines, the airplane will be quieter, produce lower emissions, and achieve better fuel economy than any competing jetliner. The 747 Intercontinental will provide nearly equivalent trip costs and 13 percent lower seat-mile costs than the 747-400, plus 26 percent greater cargo volume. Operating economics will offer a significant improvement over the A380. The 747-8 is more than 10 percent lighter per seat than the A380 and will consume 11 percent less fuel per passenger than the 555-seat airplane. That translates into a trip-cost reduction of 21 percent and a seat-mile cost reduction of more than 6 percent, compared to the A380. Both the 747-8 Intercontinental and 747-8 Freighter can use the existing infrastructure and ground equipment at most airports worldwide.
A list of the busiest airports in Africa. ... The most recent ranking of African airports based on available public figures from individual carriers. 10. Carthage Airport, Tunisia – 4606033 Passengers.
It looks like Georgia has been making a big effort in marketing itself as a tourist-friendly country (for example no visas are required, most signs and indications are in English in addition to being in Georgian, there is free public wi-fi in the most central areas of the capital...) and the efforts are starting to pay-off. Foreign tourist arrivals are increasing in Georgia and so is the number of airlines that have started flying to the Caucasian country..
Years after female Japanese train spotters were given the nickname "tetsuko," which loosely translates as "rail girl," officials of Narita International Airport and the nearby city of Narita, Chiba Prefecture, recently coined the word "sorami" —...
In 2008, we painted an Airbus A319 in retro livery. Now, four years later, it was time to say goodbye to the aircraft.
We wanted to give our beloved Silver Bird a farewell party it deserved, and organise something special for our passengers, too. Our cabin crew was dressed in 1950′s style, and we served some ice-cream and sparking wine to passengers and gave them little presents. Some of our passengers were dressed in 1950′s style too!
On the heels of Frontier announcing it was lowering prices on its video entertainment, we've put together a rundown of what inflight entertainment and Wi-Fi domestic airlines offer on flights in the U.S.
The Boeing 727 is a mid-size narrow-body three-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It can carry 149 to 189 passengers and later models can fly up to 2,400 to 2,700 nautical miles (4,400 to 5,000 km) nonstop. Intended for short and medium-length flights, the 727 can use fairly short runways at smaller airports. It has three Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines below the T-tail, one on each side of the fuselage with a center engine that connects through an S-duct to an inlet at the base of the fin. The 727 followed the 707 quad-jet airliner with which it shares its upper fuselage cross-section and cockpit design. The 727-100 first flew in February 1963 and entered service with Eastern Air Lines in February 1964; the stretched 727-200 flew in July 1967 and entered service with Northeast Airlines that December. The 727 became a mainstay of airlines' domestic route networks and was also used on short- and medium-range international routes. Passenger, freighter, and convertible versions of the 727 were built.
Sri Lankan Airlines. Reposted from Business Islamica Leading banks from UAE successfully arranged an Islamic structured facility for the state owned carrier Sri Lankan Airlines. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Al Hilal Bank, ...
Encapsulating the mood of a Russian aerospace industry buoyed by the recent resumption of state orders for military equipment and increasing domestic demand for commercial air travel, Irkut president Alexey Fedorov could not be accused of lacking ambition.
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