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Korean Air Gets Its First Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

Korean Air Gets Its First Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

Korean Air announced that it took delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental.  The plane is the first of ten 747-8 passenger aircraft that the airline has on order.
The new 747-8 Intercontinental uses much of the same technology that is found in the 787 Dreamliner, as well as all-new wing and engine designs.  The plane has a range of 7,730 nautical miles (14,310 kilometers), and offers 16% savings in fuel …

Boeing Raises 20-Year Outlook for China, Citing ‘Strong Growth’

Boeing Raises 20-Year Outlook for China, Citing ‘Strong Growth’

Boeing increased its forecast for commercial aircraft sales in China on Tuesday, saying it sees “strong growth” despite a slowing economy in what is currently the world’s second largest aviation market.
“Despite the current volatility in China’s financial market, we see strong growth in the country’s aviation sector over the long term,” said Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes in a statement.
The Chicago-based plane manufacturer sees sales …

Sriwijaya Air Takes Delivery of First Brand New Planes

Sriwijaya Air Takes Delivery of First Brand New Planes

Boeing and Sriwijaya Air announced of the Indonesian carrier’s first all-new aircraft, two Next Generation 737-900ERs.
The planes are outfitted with Boeing Sky Interior, which features new sculpted sidewalls, windows, larger overhead bins that disappear into the ceiling and hold more bags, LED lighting.
The aircraft will join Sriwijaya’s current fleet of all-Boeing 737 planes.  The carrier primarily offers flights to Indonesian destinations, and various international cities.
Sriwijaya Air was founded in 2003, …

Boeing and ANA Partner to Support New Dreamliner Customers

Boeing and ANA Partner to Support New Dreamliner Customers

Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced the beginning of a new partnership to support other airlines that will operate 787 Dreamliners.
ANA was the launch customer of the high-tech Dreamliner, and operated the first-ever revenue flight on October 26, 2011.  The Tokyo-based airline has worked closely with Boeing since plans for the aircraft were announced.
The agreement with Boeing calls for ANA to provide airlines enrolled in Boeing’s GoldCare program with an …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2015

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The United Kingdom officially entered the First World War on August 4, 1914, with a declaration of war against Germany in support of its ally, France.  Hostilities had broken out on July 28 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.
Harriet Quimby became the first woman in the United States to be licensed as a qualified pilot on August 2, 1911.
The International Air …

Air Canada Receives First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air Canada Receives First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air Canada announced that it took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.  The carrier plans to use the aircraft on non-stop routes from Toronto to Delhi, set to begin on November 1, and from Toronto to Dubai, which will begin November 3.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the Dreamliner family to be produced.  Similar to the 787-8, the stretch jet uses 20% less fuel and produces …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2015

An El Al 747 at JFK.  El Al's first international flight was July 3, 1949

On July 10, 1887, the Grand Hotel opened on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  The property, a National Historic Landmark, boasts of having the world’s largest porch.  Over the years, the hotel has hosted a variety of notable guests including Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, five U.S. Presidents (Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton), Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
Amelia Earhart, the …