Turkish Airline Considers Largest Wide-Bodies as Demand Grows

Boeing 747-8F

Turkish Airlines is considering the addition of the largest wide-body airliners to its fleet to help support growth, with passengers flying on one of the fastest-expanding airlines set to reach 63 million this year. The airline is looking at both the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 super-jumbos, as well as the smaller Airbus A350 and […]

Airbus Talks Up Airbus A380 Demand

Emirates Airbus A380

Amid low Airbus A380 demand, Airbus Group NV isn’t ready to abandon production of the A380 superjumbo as the head of its commercial jet unit promises to attract new buyers and eventually upgrade the aircraft. “We will get additional customer[s] on the A380,” commercial-jet chief Fabrice Brégier told investors on Thursday. Eventually, the plane will […]

Next-gen Airliners: Who’s Flying A380s and 787s, and Where

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

 It shouldn’t just be planespotters who get excited about new airliners – agents and operators should too, because they are good selling points. New additions to an airline’s fleet generally mean state-of-the-art entertainment systems, more comfortable seating, bar and lounge areas for the lucky few in the premium cabins and, in some cases, Wi-Fi […]

Airbus A380 Could Replace Boeing 747 on Hajj Trips – Morocco

Airbus A380

Morocco’s national carrier said the Airbus Group NV superjumbo is in the running to replace its sole Boeing Co. 747, opening up the possibility of the A380’s first order based around flights for the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. Royal Air Maroc will issue an invitation to tender for the deal in the next three months, with […]

Uncertain future for 747, ‘Queen of the Skies’

Executives and workers from Boeing and Air China raised champagne flutes and toasted each other and the new airplane hidden behind big, black curtains three stories tall. Before the seared prawns were served for the delivery celebration dinner’s first course, the curtains pulled back for the big reveal — a new 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet […]