Tag: long-haul

Finnair celebrates one year of innovative travel

Finnair are celebrating one year since the launch of their elevated long-haul experience, as they continue to bring innovation to the sky. Exactly a year ago, today, on 14 February 2022, the Nordic carrier Finnair brought its new spacious, long-haul look to the skies as the first refurbished A350...

Qantas announces order of fleet of Airbus A350-1000 jets

Over the weekend Qantas announced several major fleet decisions regarding its international and domestic networks over the next ten years. 12 Airbus A350-1000s were ordered to operate non-stop flights from Australia to cities including New York and London, beginning towards the end of 2025, flyin...

Qantas flight attendants are sleeping amongst passengers in blanket ‘forts’

Photos showing the blanket ‘forts’ set up by the Qantas flight attendants have been released, highlighting the lack of fair rest space set up by the airline for their attendants. The photo, taken on a flight from Brisbane to Los Angles and sent anonymously, depicts the privacy the crew are tryi...

New ‘Global Britain tax’ causes passengers flying long haul to pay an extra £200

Post-Brexit travel will see an extra £200 in tax for passengers flying to destinations over 5,500 miles from the UK. The Global Britain Commission told City A.M this tax will see a cumulative annual bill of nearly £1bn, a figure based on pre-pandemic flight data trends. As travel picks up again, t...

Swedavia’s airports: New long-haul non-stop services to the US and Asia

This autumn SAS will resume non-stop service on three long-haul routes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to New York, Chicago and Miami. Finnair is also making a major investment in Sweden with three new long-haul routes to Bangkok, Phuket and Miami, all with non-stop service from Arlanda, where...

TAP Long-Haul fleet is one of the most modern in the world

TAP Long-Haul fleet is one of the most modern in the world

TAP receives 30th new aircraft of 2019 and the last Airbus A330 with the old configuration exits the fleet. The airline has received 30 new-generation aircraft this year.Last long-haul aircraft with old cabin no longer flies with TAP colours.TAP has one of the newest long-haul fleets in the worl...

New links bolster Gatwick’s long-haul growth

New links bolster Gatwick’s long-haul growth

Gatwick has today revealed in its interim results that new direct routes to Brazil and Argentina have contributed to a 2.3% - or 107,340 passengers – year-on-year uplift for long-haul flying. Passengers have been making the most of Norwegian’s new service to Rio de Janeiro and an increase i...

Bollywood comes to London Stansted as airport celebrates first long-haul flight to India

Bollywood comes to London Stansted as airport celebrates first long-haul flight to India

London Stansted was filled with the sights and sounds of India today as a dazzling Bollywood dance troupe greeted passengers to celebrate the inaugural Air India flight to Amritsar. The new three-times a week service, operated by a 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner offering both business and econ...

Norwegian flies 3.7m passengers in July

Norwegian flies 3.7m passengers in July

Norwegian carried more than 3.7 million passengers in July and the load factor across its network was 93.5 per cent, up half a percentage point. A total of 3,714,432 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in July. The total traffic (RPK) increased by six per cent and the capacity growth (ASK) wa...

Lufthansa Group reports second quarter earnings fall

Lufthansa Group reports second quarter earnings fall

Lufthansa Group’s second quarter earnings declined as rising competition and weak demand in Europe’s air travel market hit figures, while it warned the industry will likely remain challenging for the rest of 2019. The German airline group reported that EBIT for the quarter was €754 million...

Lufthansa Group expands LH portfolio in Frankfurt and Munich with Eurowings

Lufthansa Group expands LH portfolio in Frankfurt and Munich with Eurowings

Lufthansa Group will be significantly expanding its long-haul leisure flight portfolio at its hubs in Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport through its Eurowings arm. After the successes of Edelweiss in Zürich and the deployment of the first few Eurowings long-haul aircraft departing from Munich,...

Traffic growth of 2% in October at London Gatwick

Traffic growth of 2% in October at London Gatwick

Growing long-haul connections has again boosted passenger traffic at London Gatwick Airport which increased year-on-year (YOY) by two per cent in October to just over four million. The airport’s long-haul connections continue to grow and were up YOY by 12.4 per cent in the month. North Atlantic...

Finnair to renew entire cabin of its ATR fleet

Finnair to renew entire cabin of its ATR fleet

Helsinki-based carrier Finnair is to renew the entire cabin of its ATR aircraft and introduce a new Premium Economy cabin class for its long-haul fleet. The ATR aircraft are currently used for domestic flights in Finland, on flights to the Baltics, to Gdansk in Poland and to Stockholm’s Bromma...

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