Abu Dhabi (TAN): Etihad Airways has announced it will operate the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Hong Kong on its daily services, from March 31 this year.
Airbus A320-200, that presently flies between Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong daily, will be replaced by the Boeing aircraft.
According to the schedule, flights from Abu Dhabi will take off at 22.05 hours daily, and reach Hong Kong at 10.05 hours, local time, while the ones in the opposite direction will leave Hong Kong at 19.05 hours daily, and land in Abu Dhabi at 23.25 hours, local time.
Singapore (TAN): Singapore Airlines’ regional wing SilkAir has announced the increase of flight frequency to the Australian city of Cairns, from June 2, 2019.
The number of SilkAir flights from Singapore to Cairns will go up from five to seven, with one flight on each day of the week. The new flights will be offered on Sundays and Tuesdays.
SilkAir will use Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to fly to Cairns.
Talking about the raised frequency, Foo Chai Woo, chief executive, SilkAir, said, “we are proud to announce a daily service to Cairns, providing greater accessibility and connectivity for our customers.”
December 22 (TravelAndy): Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Barcelona, effective from Feb 22, 2019, replacing the Airbus A330-200 currently operating the recently launched route.
The deployment of the larger 787 Dreamliner to Barcelona has been timed to coincide with the Mobile World Conference taking place in the city from 25-28 February, during which Etihad Airways will provide daily flights. The airline will increase frequency to a permanent daily operation from 31 March.
The service will feature Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy cabins, configured with 299 seats – 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats – a capacity increase of six seats in Business and 31 in Economy in each direction, and an increase in belly-hold cargo capacity of four tonnes.
October 4 (TravelAndy): Emirates operated its inaugural flight service between Dubai and Edinburgh on October 1.
The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down in the Scottish capital just before 3pm local time, making Edinburgh the airline’s second destination in Scotland and the eighth in the United Kingdom.
Emirates flight EK023, with a group of VIP guests and media on board, was welcomed by Edinburgh Airport with a water cannon salute.
To celebrate the new service, Emirates and Edinburgh Airport held a launch event hosted by Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West, and Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President, UK, alongside Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport. Continue reading Emirates starts Dubai-Edinburgh flight