Friday, October 14, 2016

China Southern orders 12 Boeing 787-9s

China Southern Airlines (based out of Guangzhou) has officially announced that it has officially placed an order with Boeing for 12 Boeing 787-9s as the carrier is very pleased with the performance economics with the current 10 B788s that it already has in service. 

The additional 12 B789s will be in due course used to replace their aging A330-200s from 2020 onwards as well as cater for expansion to Europe + North America from its upcoming Beijing hub base (the new international airport set to be opened in 2018). 


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Etihad increases Dallas frequencies

Etihad Airways has officially announced that it will be increasing its DFW-Dallas bound services from 3 weekly to daily nonstop effective 02FEB17. 

EY will be deploying its ex Air India Boeing 777-200LRs on this route. This is the second bit of long haul expansion that EY has announced for 2017 after confirming that JFK will become a double daily A380 operation from June. 


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale (Miami)

Emirates has officially announced that it will be launching new nonstop flights to FLL-Fort Lauderdale airport which is on the outskirts of Miami. The new service will be launched effective 15DEC using a Boeing 777-200LR operated on a daily basis using the below mentioned schedule:

Flight schedule is as follows:

EK 213 Dep DXB 0300 Arr FLL 1025
EK 214 Dep FLL 2020 Arr DXB 1940+1

The flight is partnered with B6-Jetblue which is EK's biggest codeshare partner carrier in North America. A very well thought out move by EK to operate into this airport instead of MIA due to B6's large presence at FLL.