Monday, February 1, 2016

Emirates increases Munich capacity

Emirates has officially announced that it will be significantly increasing capacity on its popular Dubai-Munich service effective 01JUN16.

Currently, EK operates a triple daily nonstop service using an A380 double daily + daily B 777-300ER. However, from 01JUN, all 3 daily flights will be exclusively operated by the 3 class A380 offering a more standardized product across the board. 

EK is also taking full advantage of Lufthansa's withdrawal of the route which creates a big capacity/demand gap considering that the O&D demand between MUC and DXB in 2015 was 280,000 passengers !

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Iran orders 118 Airbus aircraft

The state of Iran has officially announced that it has placed a US$ 25 billion order with Airbus for the supply of 118 aircraft to completely replace Iran Air's aging fleet. The break down is as follows:

12 A380s
16 A350-900s
45 A330s
45 A320s 

The government has said that it is in talks with Boeing too for an order for 100 planes as well as ATR/Bombardier/Embraer for another order of up to 40 regional jets.

Thai Airways A350 configuration revealed

Thai Airways has revealed via filing to OAG, the interior cabin configuration of its fleet of Airbus A 350-900s of which the airline has ordered 12 units.

TG's A359s will seat 321 passengers in a dual class layout with 32 business class + 289 in economy class. The first route shall be Melbourne-Bangkok nonstop on a daily basis effective 01JUL16.