Showing posts with label 787-8. Show all posts
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12 June, 2023

Air Niugini completes order for two Boeing 787-8s Dreamliners

Air Niugini has confirmed an order for two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners to support the growth of the carrier's long-haul fleet. The jets will enable the national flag carrier of Papua New Guinea to fly new routes from the Pacific island nation and boost capacity for inbound tourism. 

"Signing this contract with Boeing for the purchase of two modern, widebody 787 Dreamliners will enable Air Niugini to grow its network across Asia, Australia, and New Zealand and fulfil its mission as the premier airline in Papua New Guinea, providing the best air service in the region," said Gary Seddon, acting CEO of Air Niugini.

More than 85 customers around the world have placed orders for more than 1,600 Dreamliners, making the 787 Dreamliner the fastest-selling widebody aeroplane in history. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family's fuel efficiency, flexibility and range have enabled airlines to open more than 350 new nonstop routes.

"The excellent capability of the 787 allows Air Niugini to open Port Moresby to more destinations, increasing tourism and economic growth in the South Pacific region," said Erika Pearson, Boeing vice president, Commercial Sales and Marketing, Southeast Asia and Oceania. "The Dreamliner's flexibility, outstanding efficiency and unmatched passenger comfort will enable Air Niugini to provide improved long-haul connectivity to the islands."  

Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced engines, the 787 Dreamliner can fly up to 20% more passengers while reducing fuel use and emissions by 25% compared to the aeroplanes it replaces. The 787-8's range reaches up to 13,530 km in a typical two-class configuration.

Boeing has worked with Air Niugini for more than 45 years. The airline operates a domestic network from Port Moresby across Papua New Guinea, as well as international flights across the Asia-Pacific region, including to Australia, Singapore, Solomon Islands and Fiji. The airline's fleet includes Boeing 737s and 767s.

12 November, 2022

Three new Boeing 787-9 aircraft for Air Astana

Three new Boeing 787-9 aircraft on lease from Air Lease Corporation for Air Astana

Photo Air Astana

                      Air Lease Corporation has agreed on the long-term lease placements on three new Boeing 787-9 aircraft with Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan.  

The leasing giant has said these aircraft are scheduled to deliver to Air Astana beginning in early 2025 through spring 2026 from its existing order book with Boeing. 

“We are pleased to announce this lease placement for three new Boeing 787-9 aircraft with Air Astana today,” said Steven Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation.  “These three ALC Dreamliner aircraft will greatly enhance Air Astana’s long-range capabilities and passenger comfort as the airline expands international routes from Kazakhstan.”

767 and 787 for Air Astana
“ALC is honoured to announce this lease placement with the longtime customer, Air Astana, and be a part of the airline’s fleet modernization program by adding three highly efficient new Boeing 787-9 aircraft to Air Astana’s fleet,” added Alex Khatibi, Executive Vice President of Air Lease Corporation. 

“The Boeing 787-9 is an important aircraft to Air Astana’s fleet modernization as we expand our routes and focus on passenger experience,” said Peter Foster, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Astana.  “The Dreamliner offers fuel efficiency and range flexibility that will greatly add to our current fleet operations.”

18 June, 2021

New Service from Montreal to Cairo, Egypt launched by Air Canada

They kept it fairly quiet, indeed for many, it was under the radar, but Air Canada operated its first non-stop scheduled service between Montreal and Cairo today, to provide a new gateway to Africa for Canadians.

Flight schedule from Montreal-Cairo:




Days of Week


Montreal 17:50

Cairo 10:15 +1 day

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday


Cairo 12:00

Montreal 17:00

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

"Air Canada is pleased to offer its first scheduled flights to Egypt. We are strategically rebuilding our international network by adding new routes that support leisure and visiting friends and family travel. With few non-stop options to Egypt from North America, we see opportunities to launch new non-stop flights to Cairo from Montreal where there is an established Egyptian community. We have also built convenient connections to and from our Cairo flights from across Canada and the US at our Montreal hub. This new route shows our commitment to rebuild our international network and our Montreal hub, which have been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management.

The carrier will be operating a  Boeing 787-8 configured with 255 seats split over the three cabins: Air Canada Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy class on the three flights each week

05 May, 2021

Uzbekistan Airways flies critical supplies to Uzbekistan on Boeing 787-8 delivery flight

Supplies provided by Project C.U.R.E.; Boeing donates $100,000 to the relief organization

Photo Boeing
U.S. planemaker Boeing along with the national carrier of Uzbekistan recently delivered humanitarian relief supplies to the Aral Sea region of Uzbekistan onboard the airline’s newest 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. This was the third humanitarian delivery flight partnership between Boeing and the carrier.

The shipment of hospital beds, mattresses and wheelchairs will help medical personnel and facilities treat the most vulnerable of Uzbekistan’s population and 

“We are delighted to have partnered with Boeing and Project C.U.R.E. to bring home a new consignment of medical supplies on our 787-8 delivery flight,” said Ilkhom Makhkamov, chairman of Uzbekistan Airways. “This third flight builds on our partnership for two previous humanitarian flights in 2016. We would like to thank all involved parties for their generosity to support the Uzbek communities during this global pandemic.”

22 February, 2020

Air India's London Stansted - Mumbai service takes off with 787 Dreamliner.

Air India’s second long-haul route from London Stansted took to the skies this week with the launch of its new three-times a week service to Mumbai, the financial and entertainment capital of India.

The new Mumbai service, the first-ever direct link to India’s largest city from London Stansted, joins the airline’s Amritsar route which commenced less than four months ago and has already proved to be extremely popular with passengers from across London and the east of England.

The route will be served by a 256-seat Boeing 787 Dreamliner and will initially operate until the end of the winter flight schedule.

21 February, 2020

New route to Vancouver with Turkish Airlines from Istanbul

Turkish Airlines has confirmed it will launch a new direct service from its home base of Istanbul to the vibrant and exciting Canadian city of Vancouver. 

The airline will operate three times a week using a Boeing 787-9 with a seat configuration of 30 Business class and 270 Economy class seats.


From June 09, 2020.

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11 September, 2019

Air Canada to launch 787 Dreamliner flights between Ottawa and London-Heathrow while it axes a service to Frankfurt

Canada's largest international airline Air Canada confirmed this week that it will upgrade its non-stop flights from Ottawa to London-Heathrow to operate as a daily Boeing 787 Dreamliner service. 

The upgrade to the route will start next spring, giving customers travelling between Ottawa and London-Heathrow the option to fly in Air Canada's Signature cabin, featuring fully lie-flat suites, as well as the added choice of a Premium Economy cabin. The new 787 will replace a 211-seat Boeing 767-300ER that only has two cabins of service.

The Boeing 787-8 is configured with 255 seats spread over three cabins and will be assigned to the route all year long starting on March 29th, 2020.  "Air Canada is pleased to offer customers travelling between Ottawa and London-Heathrow the added comfort of service aboard our flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Customers love this aircraft whose revolutionary design improves the on-board air quality, which, combined with other features such as our next generation cabin, mood lighting and other amenities, mitigates jet lag. As a result, customers arrive better rested to hit the ground running for either business or pleasure. With the Dreamliner, we are also now offering customers flying between Ottawa and London the additional option of Air Canada's Premium Economy cabin," said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada.  

Frankfurt service axed

Air Canada also announced it is suspending its summer seasonal, Ottawa-Frankfurt service. The last flight on this route will be operated on October 24, 2019. Customers travelling to Europe from Ottawa next summer will have an additional option to fly to Frankfurt on a new seasonal service provided by Star Alliance partner Lufthansa, which will begin operating on May 16th, 2020 and end October 24, 2020. 
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30 December, 2018

ANA to Begin Direct Flights Connecting Tokyo and Perth

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, will begin offering services between Tokyo and Perth, Australia in September 2019. The flight will be based out of Narita International Airport and offer direct services to Perth, Australia's fourth largest city. This makes ANA the first Japanese carrier to fly to Perth from Japan on a regular basis.
Japan has been an attractive destination for people in Australia and will attract even more visitors with the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan next year. Furthermore, its location in the northern hemisphere gives it a different seasonal pattern from Australia, boosting tourism appeal for travellers looking to escape winter blues or the summer heat. The flight also will appeal to business travellers as economic ties are on the rise between Japan and Australia. ANA expects business travel will be on the uptick in years to come.
"We are excited to add Perth to our list of world-class destinations, and are happy to be collaborating with Tourism Western Australia, Perth Airport and Tourism Australia," said Seiichi Takahashi, Senior Vice President of ANA. "The city is celebrated worldwide as a tourist destination and economic hub, and we look forward to making it easier to travel between Tokyo and Perth."
The announcement of this new route comes as ANA is preparing to extend services to Vienna, Austria in February 2019. As ANA continues seeking to better serve consumers worldwide, it will do everything possible to expand its network to so far un-served destinations and make travelling as safe, pleasant and convenient as possible. 

14 December, 2018

Boeing Delivers the 787th 787 Dreamliner

Boeing today delivered the 787th 787 Dreamliner to come off the production line, marking a special milestone for the super-efficient aeroplane the fastest-selling twin-aisle jet in history.

Since its first delivery in September, 2011, the 787 family has flown nearly 300 million passengers on more than 1.5 million flights around the world, including more than 210 new nonstop routes made possible by the aeroplane's superior fuel efficiency and range.

"Reaching this milestone delivery is a testament to our amazing Boeing team who build the world's most capable and reliable airplanes," said Kevin McAllister, president & chief executive officer for Boeing Commercial Aeroplanes. "This delivery also reflects the special capabilities of the 787 Dreamliner. The growing fleet continues to deliver unmatched efficiency, open new routes, and provide an exceptional passenger experience."

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13 December, 2018

United Airlines announces large international route expansion from San Francisco

Photo United Airlines
United Airlines announced this week its largest ever international network expansion from its hub at San Francisco International Airport. The airline confirmed it will offer Bay Area customers nonstop year-round service to Toronto and Melbourne, Australia and seasonal service to New Delhi. United also announced it will begin a second daily flight between San Francisco and Seoul, South Korea. All routes subject to government approvals. In addition to the new routes, in 2019, United will begin new year-round nonstop service between San Francisco and Auckland, New Zealand, Tahiti, French Polynesia and Amsterdam.

"This route expansion solidifies United's position at San Francisco as the gateway airline serving destinations across the Pacific, the continental United States, as well as to Europe and beyond," said Oscar Munoz, United's CEO. "It serves as a fitting capstone to all our efforts that made 2018 a breakthrough year for United, from delivering strong financial performance to currently leading in on-time departures for the second year in a row."

"San Francisco continues to be a cultural and economic hub for the world," said U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. "These new routes will expand international travel to and from San Francisco International Airport, helping us forge stronger connections between our city and other major destinations around the globe."

Since 2013, United Airlines has added 12 new international destinations from San Francisco. With these new flights, United will serve 29 international destinations from San Francisco, including eight cities in Europe, India, and the Middle East, seven in North America, and 14 in Asia and Oceania. United, the largest airline at San Francisco International Airport, operates more than 300 daily flights.

Photo United Airlines
"This is great news for all of our customers and employees in the Bay Area, and a sign that United is deeply committed to growing San Francisco and adding unique and exciting destinations across the globe," said Janet Lamkin, United's President of California.

United has been a Bay Area company for 90 years and employs 14,000 people in the region, including 2,500 industrial jobs at its maintenance base, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary of operation. United continues to invest in the airport, this year opening the 28,000-square foot Polaris lounge near Gate G92 in International Terminal G.

18 October, 2018

British Airways to start a summer service between London and Charleston

Charleston will be on the timetable for next summer, confirms the UK's biggest airline British Airways.

From 4th April 2019, British Airways will launch a two times a week summer service from London Heathrow's Terminal 5 to Charleston and will be the only airline flying direct between Europe and the beautiful South Carolina city.

British Airways say the service will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner twice a week until 24th October. Flights are scheduled for Thursdays and Sundays with the BA221 departing from Heathrow at 1720 arriving into Charleston at 2120. The return flight BA220 will depart Charleston at 2250, arriving into London at 1150 the next morning. Fares start at £600 return for economy world traveller cabin, from £928 in the world traveller plus and £1920 in Club World.

 The new route will take the number of US destinations the airline flies to from London next summer up to 29, and the number of daily flights offered by British Airways and American Airlines as part of their transatlantic joint business up to around 73 per day. The airline is also launching a four per week service to Pittsburgh from April 2019.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “You can’t help but get sucked in to the old-world charm of Charleston; its cobblestone streets, colourful houses and historical buildings make it a unique city. So we’re really pleased to be adding this charming city to our extensive global network and giving customers even more choice of holiday destinations.”            

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(Photos British Airways)

01 October, 2018

More Dreamliners for United

United Airlines announced on Monday that it had ordered another 9 Boeing 787-9 aircraft in a deal worth $2.53 billion according to list prices or $1.95 billion at real prices.

United Airlines says the order forms part of its fleet strategy of replacing older widebody jets with new, advanced aircraft which can fly farther for less. In total, The U.S. airline has ordered 64 examples of Boeing's Dreamliner family of aircraft.

The airline started operating the Dreamliner in 2012, and later this year is all set to take delivery of the largest member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-10, which can seat up to 330 passengers in a standard configuration. While the aeroplane is capable of flying long distances with a range of 6,430 nautical miles, United today announced plans to debut its first 787-10 on premium transcontinental routes in the U.S., boosting its coast-to-coast schedules to offer passengers travelling between New York/Newark and Los Angeles and San Francisco more flights and more premium seats.

(Photos Boeing / United)

25 September, 2018

British Airways says こんにちは to Osaka!

British Airways says hello to Osaka!

The UK's British Airways is launching direct flights to Japan’s second largest city, Osaka from next March the airline confirmed this week.

The route will be operated by one of British Airways’ newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, with special return fares from £599 in World Traveller, £999 in World Traveller Plus and £2499 in Club World.  Starting on 31st March the carrier will fly four times each week from London Heathrow Terminal 5 and landing into Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. 

The new route takes the number of daily flights between London and Japan offered as part of British Airways’ joint business with Japan Airlines up to 32 per week. British Airways is also adding four cities to that joint business agreement with the BA code being put on flights between Tokyo Haneda and Miyazaki, Kumamoto, Komatsu and Matsuyama.  Japan Airlines will also offer a codeshare on the new service.

05 September, 2018

New Miami route for LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines have confirmed it will start a new US route in June next year. The popular European airline will inaugurate a service from Warsaw to Miami from 1st June next year.

The new nonstop service will be the first ever link between the two airports and expands the airlines US destinations to six.  "LOT Polish Airlines is an exciting addition to MIA's growing roster of international carriers," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. "This new connection to Eastern Europe will go a long way toward expanding MIA's role as a true global gateway."

The Polish airline, LOT will operate four flights each and will utilise new generation B787-8 Dreamliner aircraft on the route. The current configuration on LOT's Dreamliners provides room for  252 passengers.  "Miami is currently one of the largest markets in the U.S so far not served by LOT," said Rafał Milczarski, LOT CEO. "It is the first such convenient connection between Central and Eastern Europe and Florida with almost half a million passengers per year travelling between the two regions. Thanks to our broad network of connections and the most convenient transfers offered via hub in Warsaw, I am sure that many passengers from Miami will take advantage of our latest offer and fly on our board to Budapest, Prague, Kiev or Tel-Aviv."

LOT, which launched operations in 1928, is considered one of the fastest-growing airlines in Europe today, with seven million passengers onboard each year. LOT's fleet of 73 aircraft is also one of the youngest and most modern in Europe.

(Photo's  Miami - D Ramey Logan,  787 -  Lot Polish Airlines)

26 July, 2018

New Heathrow to Pittsburgh service for British Airways

British Airways plan to introduce a direct scheduled flight from London Heathrow to Pennsylvanian city of Pittsburgh.

The new year-round flight is scheduled to start on 2nd April 2019 and will initially operate 4 times each week and will be served by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “We are extremely pleased to be adding Pittsburgh to our global network of over 250 destinations. With the roll-out of WiFi on our long-haul flights and the ongoing investment we’re making in the customer experience on the ground and in the air, we’re proud to be flying the flag for high-quality transatlantic travel.”

The new flights will run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with the BA0171 departing from London Heathrow at 5.00pm and landing into Pittsburgh at 8.15pm, while the BA0170 will leave Pittsburgh at 9.50pm, arriving into London at 10.25am the following day.

The usual configuration for British Airways Boeing 787-8's include 35 seats in Club World, 25 seats in the premium economy World Traveller Plus cabin and 154 in the standard economy World Traveller cabin.