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Turkish Airlines Increases Business-Class Cabin Size on Toronto-Istanbul Route

Turkish Airlines Increases Business-Class Cabin Size on Toronto-Istanbul Route

Turkish Airlines announced that it expanded its business class section on flights between Toronto and Istanbul.   The carrier now offers 49 seats in business class on its Boeing 777-300s that it operates on its Toronto-Istanbul route, a 75% increase from the 28 business-class seats that were previously available.
Turkish Airlines removed its entire Comfort Class cabin, which had 63 seats, on the planes to make room for the additional business-class seats.
The …

United Launches San Francisco-Tel Aviv Route

United Launches San Francisco-Tel Aviv Route

United Airlines announced the launch of new service on Wednesday between San Francisco and Tel Aviv, Israel. The carrier will operate the route three times a week, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 8:00 p.m. local time on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv at 8:10 p.m. the next day. From Tel Aviv, flights will depart at 12:55 …

Air Canada to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi on International Flights

Air Canada to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi on International Flights

Air Canada announced that it plans to offer in-flight Internet on international flights.
The carrier, in partnership with Gogo, will begin installing the company’s 2Ku system on its entire international fleet of wide-body aircraft this fall, beginning with its Boeing 777s.
Gogo’s 2Ku system offers speeds of a minimum of 70 Mbps to the aircraft, seven times faster than Gogo’s fastest air-to-ground network.  It uses two Ku-band connections to send and receive …

Air France Flight Diverted to Kenya After Bomb Scare ‘False Alarm’

Air France Flight Diverted to Kenya After Bomb Scare ‘False Alarm’

An Air France jet traveling from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius to Paris made an emergency landing in Kenya after a suspicious package, feared to be a bomb, was discovered in a lavatory. The airline later said that the scare was a false alarm and authorities in Kenya held four passengers from the flight for questioning.
Air France Flight 463 was en route to Paris when a passenger reported a …

Eva Air Finalizes $8 Billion Boeing 777 and Dreamliner Order

Eva Air Finalizes $8 Billion Boeing 777 and Dreamliner Order

Eva Airways and Boeing said they had finalized an order for as many as 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two Boeing 777-300ER planes. The order is valued at over $8 billion at current list prices.
The transaction is Taiwan’s largest single purchase of commercial airliners.
The 787-10 is the third variant of the high-tech Dreamliner aircraft. It is 224’ 1” (68.3 meters) long, seats 330 passengers in a two-class configuration, and has a …

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Boeing Delivers Emirates’ 150th 777

Boeing Delivers Emirates’ 150th 777

Emirates Airline announced that it took delivery of three Boeing 777s, marking the 150th 777 in the carrier’s fleet.  The order, which consisted of two 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter, was the first time in 15 years that Boeing has delivered three 777s at one time to a single customer.
The Boeing 777-300ER can seat up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration.  The aircraft has a maximum range of 7,930 …