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Austrian Airlines to Link Vienna with Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines to Link Vienna with Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines announced that it will launch new service between Vienna and Los Angeles on April 10, 2017. The carrier will operate the service six days a week, using Boeing 777 aircraft.
Flights will depart Vienna International Airport at 10 a.m. local time every day except Sunday, and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 1:30 p.m. From Los Angeles, flights will depart at 3:05 p.m. every day except Sunday as …

Delta to Debut All-Suite Business-Class Cabin

Delta to Debut All-Suite Business-Class Cabin

Delta Air Lines announced it will introduce its new Delta One suite, a business-class cabin with a sliding door on each suite, in the fall of 2017. The carrier will debut the all-suite cabin on its Airbus A350 fleet, which will mainly operate routes between the United States and Asia.
The cabin will be comprised of 32 suites, each with fully life-flat seats with direct aisle access. Suites will also have …

Firefighter Killed After Emirates 777 Crash Landing in Dubai

Firefighter Killed After Emirates 777 Crash Landing in Dubai

An Emirates Boeing 777 with 300 people on board crash landed shortly after takeoff from Dubai International Airport Wednesday morning. The aircraft was heading for Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Flight EK521 skidded on the runway and then crashed, bursting into flames. There were 282 passengers and 18 crewmembers onboard, all of whom survived.
Officials suspect that a problem with the landing gear was at fault and video footage of the …

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 …