Articles Tagged ‘787’

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

The 787 flew its first commercial service in October 2011, however, the first really new city pairing didn’t happen until April 2012 between Tokyo Narita and Boston with rival Japan Airlines. Since then, a further 139 exclusive, unserved new routes have been opened, with 33 more currently planned. 

Busiest airports worldwide for 25 of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft revealed

Busiest airports worldwide for 25 of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft revealed

We all know Dubai is the place to see A380s but which are the world’s busiest airports for other aircraft types? We look at a range of aircraft types from mega-jumbos to turboprops to see where you should go to see them.

Thomson Airways planning over 20 new routes for S16; growing 787 fleet serving new long-haul markets; Croatia growing, Tunisia on hold

Thomson Airways planning over 20 new routes for S16; growing 787 fleet serving new long-haul markets; Croatia growing, Tunisia on hold

The UK’s third biggest airline carried over 10 million passengers in 2014. We look at the airline’s evolution and which are its busiest bases and most popular destinations. Plus a look at what’s coming in 2016.


Jetairfly looks to France for expansion in 2014; new routes from Brussels airports to Miami, Prague and Tel Aviv as ASKs to grow 11%

Jetairfly looks to France for expansion in 2014; new routes from Brussels airports to Miami, Prague and Tel Aviv as ASKs to grow 11%

Jetairfly, the Belgian leisure airline that is part of the TUI group, operates mostly 737-series aircraft. But it also has a couple of Embraer E190s and a 787. We reveal the airline’s busiest airports this summer, which airports it has dropped and added since last summer, and which new routes have been started for this […]

LOT's long-haul routes now all-787 Dreamliner; Euro routes from Warsaw under big pressure

LOT’s long-haul routes now all-787 Dreamliner; Euro routes from Warsaw under big pressure

Like Air India, Poland’s LOT is hoping a big compensation cheque from Boeing for its late 787s will somehow transform its financial fortunes. We reveal how dominant (in ASK terms) the airline’s long-haul flights are, examine the role of its regional airline eurolot, the problems in the German market, and how much competition LOT faces […]

Air France KLM, Norwegian, Volotea celebrate milestones; Singapore Changi and Granada airports pose with awards

Air France KLM, Norwegian, Volotea celebrate milestones; Singapore Changi and Granada airports pose with awards

In this week’s portion of Network Planning Community News, anna.aero reports from Granada & Changi Airports, Volotea welcomes their 250,000th passenger, Norwegian achieves a first in Denmark with its new 787, Leeds Bradford passes 3 million mark and Air France KLM launch photo exhibition in Moscow.


Boeing stays in the lead over Airbus as it delivers 60+ units in June; +6% more aircraft delivered in 2013 H1

Boeing stays in the lead over Airbus as it delivers 60+ units in June; +6% more aircraft delivered in 2013 H1

Boeing delivers 61 airframes in June, including nine 787 Dreamliners, and leads Airbus by 11 units for the first six months of 2013.

Boeing restarts 787 deliveries, now two units behind Airbus

Boeing restarts 787 deliveries, now two units behind Airbus

Following several months of flying ban, Boeing was quick to resume deliveries of 787s, seven of which were dispatched to worldwide customers in May.

Jet2.com inaugurates Lanzarote base; Qatar Airways’ 787 returns to Heathrow; Ryanair hits downtown Manchester with low fares

Jet2.com inaugurates Lanzarote base; Qatar Airways’ 787 returns to Heathrow; Ryanair hits downtown Manchester with low fares

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, anna.aero reports from the Canary Islands where Jet2.com opened its latest base. We also have news from Manchester and London.


Airbus increases the gap over Boeing to 21 units, as the latter prepares to re-start 787 deliveries

Airbus increases the gap over Boeing to 21 units, as the latter prepares to re-start 787 deliveries

Airbus maintains the lead over Boeing in the 2013 delivery race, as the two manufacturers achieve the second-best April ever. Most of the aircraft flies towards Asia.

Heathrow becomes airport #50 for 787; average sector 3,400km – 25% of its 15,000km range capability!

Heathrow becomes airport #50 for 787; average sector 3,400km – 25% of its 15,000km range capability!

Most of the eight airlines operating the Boeing 787 are keeping them close to base while they build-up familiarity with the new airframe. At 5,245 kilometres, Qatar Airways’ Doha to London 787 route which touched down for the first time on 14 December, is only using around one-third of the aircraft’s 15,000 kilometre range capability.

Boeing further extends gap over Airbus; Thai Airways takes its first A380; Air India and United join the 787 club

Boeing further extends gap over Airbus; Thai Airways takes its first A380; Air India and United join the 787 club

For the second consecutive month, Boeing delivered more aircraft than its European counterpart, as the gap widens to 31 units. But which carrier took the delivery of the 100th A320 manufactured in China? How many airlines now operate A380s, now that Thai Airways joined the club? And how many 787s does it take to deliver […]