Monthly Archives: December 2010

Korean Air to introduce an all-business class in its upper deck on the new Airbus A380s

Korean Air (Seoul) will launch its first A380 service in May 2011with the entire upper deck of the aircraft devoted to business class flyers.

Korean Air’s business seating, called Prestige Class, will have 94 lie-flat sleepers with 74 inches between seats and extra large seat partitions.

The airline’s A380 will have a total of only 407 seats: 12 first class and 301 economy class seats on the first level, and the 94 Prestige Class seats on the upper deck.

Korean Air has ordered ten A380 aircraft with the first five to be delivered by the end of 2011 and an additional five by 2014.

The airline will launch its A380s on short haul routes to Japan and East Asia in May, and then expand to Korean Air’s U.S. and European routes in August 2011.

Image: Korean Air.


US Airways to offer double daily Charlotte-Frankfurt next summer

US Airways (Phoenix) is adding a seasonal second flight on the Charlotte-Frankfurt route. A Boeing 767-200 ER will operate from May 19, 2011 through September 30, 2011.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Please click on the photo for additional aircraft details.

Qatar Airways modifies its livery with a smaller Oryx

Qatar Airways (Doha) has modified its 2006 livery now with a smaller Oryx on the tail.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Please click on the photo for further details.

Aer Lingus’ A321 EI-CPC heads for a new career with Ural Airlines

Aer Lingus (Dublin) has retired its Airbus A321-211 EI-CPC (msn 815). Leased from ILFC, EI-CPC has served the Irish carrier since May 8, 1998 when it was delivered new.

Copyright Photo: Colin Keogh. EI-CPC departs from Dublin on December 28 bound for its new career with Ural Airlines (Yekaterinburg, Russia).

Sun Country Airlines is now operating OO-JAA in TUI colors

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) is again operating this airframe. Boeing 737-8BK OO-JAA (msn 29960) was leased from Jetairfly on October 7, 2010 for the winter season. OO-JAA still wears the basic Jetairfly/TUI color scheme, but now with Sun Country titles. Sun Country previously operated this airliner as N811SY in their colors.

Copyright Photo: Raul Sepulveda. OO-JAA prepares to land at San Juan.

Delta is planning to start Washington Reagan National-Providence in April

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is planning to launch the Washington (Reagan National)-Providence route in April with Delta Connection CRJs. The new route has not been publicly announced by the company. The exact carrier is unknown.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on the photo for additional information on Comair.

New York airports open but the large holiday backlog continues

New York’s three airports opened again for business late yesterday but the backlog of stranded and delayed passengers continue. Given the high load factors and holiday push it will take a while to clear out the backlog in the Northeast United States.

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