Long-haul

KLM to operate full US route network capacity, despite lagging traffic

  KLM to operate flights to 16 US destinations during the summer season of 2021, with the option to add two more destinations over the summer.  ...


Qantas remains firm on international flight reboot

Qantas remains firm on international flight reboot despite the looming concerns over delays to COVID vaccine rollout program in Australia...


Qantas to launch Project Sunrise research flights

Qantas Airways is launching three ultra-long-haul research flights, as part of the “Project Sunrise”. Around 19-hour long non-stop flights will head off from London (the United Kingdom) and New York (the United States) to Sydney (Australia) with the goal to gather data about inflight passenger and crew health and wellbeing....


The future of low cost

They were born as a strange entity in commercial aviation. Among the network of connection hubs in the United States, Southwest, which inaugurated the concept, looked like a swallow that would not make through summer. ...


SIA to debut world’s longest flight today [Gallery]

On October 11, 2018, 23:35 p.m. local time, a flight from Singapore Changi airport is to take off for New York (Newark) in United States. Scheduled to reach the destination the next day at 6:00 a.m. (local time), it is set to top Qatar airlines Doha-to-Auckland journey as the world’s longest commercial non-stop flight....


China Southern aims for the skies: to grow fleet to 2,000 by 2035

China Southern Airlines has revealed plans to increase its fleet to a staggering 2,000 aircraft by 2035 and is now exploring ways to cooperate with low-cost carriers, the company’s chief said on September 17, 2018, at the 2018 World Routes conference in Guangzhou, China....


Business model convergence in intra-European airline industry

The landscape of the airline industry can no longer be defined by the dichotomy between Full Service Carriers/Regionals and Low Cost Carriers. ...


JAL incorporates new long-haul LCC business, revises fleet plans

Japan Airlines (JAL) has formally established a new company that will operate flights for its new long-haul LCC unit ahead of the planned summer 2020 launch date. ...