Korean Air Receives Its First Boeing 787-9

Korean Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Boeing’s 787 assembly facility at Charleston International Airport in South Carolina, as the Seoul-based carrier prepares to become the first Korean carrier to operate the type.

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Air China to Offer Shanghai-Barcelona Non-Stop Service

Its new non-stop service from Shanghai will be the second route operated by Star Alliance member Air China to Barcelona, the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia. On May 5, 2014, Air China began operating four-times-weekly Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona round-trips.

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Juneyao Airlines Finalizes Order for Five Boeing 787-9s

The carrier plans to use its 787-9s to develop a long-haul network offering routes to North America, Europe and Australia by 2020.

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WestJet to Add Services and More Flights from Québec Province

WestJet is increasing service and launching new routes from Montréal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Québec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport. Overall, the airline is adding 105 more flights per week from Québec province, a capacity increase of 74 per cent.

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Lockheed Martin Unveils C-130J Commercial-Freighter Version

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new member of the C-130J Super Hercules family, the LM-100J commercial freighter.

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Air Canada Unveils A New Livery ‒ Again

The new livery is Air Canada’s second new mainline-fleet livery so far this century, not including the separate livery designed for the aircraft of the carrier’s low-cost subsidiary, Air Canada rouge.

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Singapore Airlines Plans Order for 20 777-9s and 19 More 787-10s

Singapore Airlines has agreed to place firm orders for 20 Boeing 777-9s and 19 787-10s, for additional growth and fleet modernization through the next decade.

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Review: Ocean Club Resort, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

According to the resort’s original owners, their strategy in locating the hotel was based on providing for its guests optimal views of the Turks and Caicos sunsets.

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South Africa’s Airlink to Operate a Fleet of E-Jets

The carrier will start to receive the aircraft in the first half of 2017.

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Saudi Arabia’s Flynas Orders up to 120 A320neo-Family Jets

Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flynas has signed an agreement with Airbus covering firm orders and purchase rights for 120 A320neo-family aircraft.

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Ethiopian Announces Service to Seven New Destinations
Ethiopian Airlines is planning to launch seven new destinations within five months during the first half of 2017. The addition of the seven destinations will be one of the largest expansions in Ethiopian’s history, according to the airline. In the five months from February through June, Ethiopian will launch... Read more
Norway’s Widerøe Selects Embraer 190-E2 as Its First Jet Type

Norwegian regional carrier Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS (which trades as Widerøe) has ordered three Embraer 190-E2 jets and secured purchase rights on 12 additional Embraer E-Jet E2-family aircraft.

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SpiceJet Adds Orders, Commitments for 163 More 737 MAXs

Indian carrier SpiceJet announced commitments for up to 163 additional Boeing 737 MAX jets at a January 13 event in New Delhi.

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Delta to Add Seven New Destinations from Seattle in 2017

Delta Air Lines is adding seven non-stop, year-round destinations from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this year, making 2017 its fifth consecutive year of growth at its Pacific Northwest hub.

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Spirit Announces New Year-Round Services from New Orleans and Houston

Spirit Airlines is launching three new year-round routes from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in May, upon the start of its summer schedule, and in April it will begin operating a new year-round service from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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British Aviation Pioneer Amy Johnson to Feature on Two Norwegian Aircraft Tails

Pioneering woman pilot Amy Johnson will become the second British person it will honor on tail fins of its aircraft, with the renowned pilot’s portrait set to appear on a new Norwegian Boeing 737 and one of its new Boeing 787-9s later this year.

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Southwest to Add Cincinnati and Grand Cayman to Its Network

Southwest Airlines is planning to launch service on June 4 to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and to Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport (subject to Southwest receiving requisite governmental approvals).

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Hotel Review: Claremont Club & Spa, Berkeley, California

Fairmont’s recent refurbishment of the 276-room hotel catapulted the Claremont, which opened its doors in 1915, into the 21st century.

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Philippine Airlines Places Launch Order for Q400 Two-Class, 86-Seat Version

Philippine Airlines has firmed the letter of intent it signed on October 14 into a purchase agreement for five 86-seat Bombardier Q400s and has secured purchase rights for an additional seven.

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