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Air Canada to Launch Vancouver-Auckland, Quito-Toronto, Dreamliner Service on Toronto-Honolulu

Air Canada to Launch Vancouver-Auckland, Quito-Toronto, Dreamliner Service on Toronto-Honolulu

Air Canada announced plans for new seasonal service connecting Vancouver and Auckland, New Zealand, and Quito, Ecuador, and Toronto as well as Dreamliner service between Toronto and Honolulu.
The Montreal-based airline will introduce the Vancouver-Auckland service on December 12. It will run through March 2020.
The airline will operate the quarce-weekly service linking Vancouver International Airport and Auckland Airport using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Thrice-weekly service between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Aeropuerto …

Royal Air Maroc to Link Casablanca and Boston

Royal Air Maroc to Link Casablanca and Boston

Royal Air Maroc announced plans to operate non-stop flights from Morocco to Boston.
The airline, which recently announced it will join the oneworld alliance, said it will offer thrice-weekly service from Mohammed V International Airport to Boston Logan International Airport starting June 22, 2019.
Royal Air Maroc will operate the flights using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. The flight from Casablanca to Boston will depart at 5:05 p.m. local time and arrive at …

WestJet Gets its First Dreamliner

WestJet Gets its First Dreamliner

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on Thursday.
The Calgary-based airline will use the high-tech aircraft to open up new routes including the first-ever flight connecting Calgary and Dublin. Other planned routes include flights linking Calgary to both London’s Gatwick Airport and Paris.
WestJet’s Dreamliners will seat 320 passengers in a three-class configuration. The airline will offer a business-class cabin with its first ever fully …

Lobby Bar – December 14: Hanging Chads, Boarding by Color, and ‘I’ll Take Famous Squirrels for $250, Alex!’

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Boeing Hits Milestone with Delivery of Dreamliner No. 787

Boeing Hits Milestone with Delivery of Dreamliner No. 787

Boeing celebrated the delivery of its 787th Dreamliner aircraft Thursday at the Everett Delivery Center in Washington.
The airplane was delivered to AerCap, an aircraft lessor and major 787 customer, and it will be operated by China Southern, one of China’s “big three” airlines. China Southern already has ten 787-8 and eight 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in its fleet.
Noting that the airline was the Dreamliner’s launch customer in China, Ihssane Mounir, a …

United Airlines Announces Initial International Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Destinations

United Airlines Announces Initial International Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Destinations

United, which took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner earlier in the month, announced the six initial international routes the type will operate on.
The Chicago-based airline will offer Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner service from Newark Liberty International Airport in the New York metropolitan area to Frankfurt and Tel Aviv starting March 30. In April it will add service to Paris and Barcelona, and in May, it will add Brussels and …

United Begins San Francisco-Papeete Flights

United Begins San Francisco-Papeete Flights

United Airlines announced the launch of new service between San Francisco and Papeete, the capital city of Tahiti.
United will offer the flight on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and, beginning March 30, 2019, the carrier will offer year-round service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
United will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, equipped with 36 lie-flat seats in the United Polaris business-class cabin, 70 seats in its premium-economy lite cabin, …