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INFORMATIONAL Mar 28, 2024 Could We See an Airbus A380neo? Although production for the Airbus A380 was discontinued in December 2021 due to poor demand, many airlines that grounded their A380 fleets during the pandemic have started flying them again. The A380's return raises questions about the possibility of a more fuel-efficient A380neo version. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 26, 2024 The World's Top 5 Longest Flights to Australia and New Zealand Multiple airlines offer ultra-long-haul flights to Australia and New Zealand to accommodate high demand among international travelers. Eight of the world's 20 longest nonstop routes by distance involve four destinations: Auckland (AKL), Melbourne (MEL), Perth (PER), and Sydney (SYD). These are the world's longest flights serving Australia and New Zealand. Read More →
NEWS Feb 17, 2024 UK Startup Global Airlines Completes First Airbus A380 Flight in California Global Airlines has moved another step closer to launching official operations. The all-A380 UK-based startup carrier successfully conducted a test flight with its first acquired aircraft. The test flight took off from Mojave, and the aircraft did some circuits around the airport before safely touching down back in Mojave after around 20 minutes of flight. Read More →
NEWS Jan 11, 2024 British Airways Pilot Kidnapped and Tortured Outside Supermarket During Stopover in Johannesburg A British Airways pilot was kidnapped and tortured by a large group of criminals during a stopover in Johannesburg on January 10. The pilot was "shaken" by the attack after being forced to give up "thousands and thousands" of pounds to the attackers in exchange for his release. This is not the first time in recent months that a British Airways employee was attacked during a stopover in Johannesburg. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jan 11, 2024 A380F: Could There Be an Airbus A380 Freighter Variant? As many older-generation passenger aircraft retire and get replaced by newer jets, a popular post-retirement move is converting these planes into freighters. The industry has witnessed this scenario with the Airbus A330, Boeing 767, and the 747, with the latter being specially designed with freighter conversion in mind. However, as the era of quad jets slowly concludes, many wonder if the Airbus A380 will ever see the possibility of freighter conversion. Read More →
NEWS Dec 20, 2023 Global Airlines Appoints New Cabin Design Partner Global Airlines, an upcoming UK-based carrier, has not been in the news for a while. However, progress is surely being made as the airline recently appointed a new cabin design partner. This exciting news goes to show that Global is serious about truly becoming a successful carrier. Let's take a look at who the airline has appointed to design its upcoming onboard product. Read More →
NEWS Nov 29, 2023 Etihad Airways to Use Airbus A380 on Abu Dhabi-New York Route Etihad Airways will use the Airbus A380 on its route between Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) starting April 22, 2024. The double-decker aircraft is essential to accommodate the growing demand for travel to Abu Dhabi. Etihad's A380s are famous for their luxurious onboard experience, including the world's only three-room suite in the sky through The Residence. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 16, 2023 Why Don't US Airlines Fly the A380? The Airbus A380 is an aircraft that needs no introduction and cannot be mistaken. Yet in spite of the aircraft's prestige, it has never been ordered by any U.S.-based airline. So why is it that despite the United States having the world's second-largest aviation market, no airline based in the country has ever operated the Airbus A380? Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 01, 2023 What Happened to This Saudi Prince's A380 Private Jet? In 2007, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal ordered an Airbus A380 for $310 million in the world's first private jet order for the aircraft. Despite years of speculation, this order never came to fruition. Owning a private A380, already an ambitious goal, was unrealistic due to Prince Alwaleed's proposed design. Read More →
NEWS Oct 18, 2023 Manchester Airport Closes Following Emirates Bomb Threat Manchester Airport, the third-busiest in the United Kingdom, was temporarily closed following a bomb threat made to an arriving Emirates flight. This marks the second threat-related incident to a UK-bound flight within the last week. Read More →