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Turkmenistan Airlines takes delivery of the first of two new Boeing 777-200 LRs

Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) has delivered a 777-200 LR (Longer Range) (777-22K LR EZ-A778, msn 42296) passenger aircraft to Turkmenistan’s national flag carrier, Turkmenistan Airlines (Ashgabat). The airplane is the first of two new 777-200 LRs Turkmenistan Airlines has on order. The delivery coincided with the opening of a new terminal at the Ashgabat International airport.

Previously Turkmenistan took delivery of the pictured 777-22K LR EZ-A777 (msn 39548) on August 31, 2010.

Turkmenistan Airlines’ fleet modernization plan started in 1992 when the airline became the first in the Commonwealth of Independent States to order airplanes from Boeing. The airplane will join Turkmenistan’s fleet of airplanes, which currently include seven 717-200s, three 737-300s, four 737-700s, five 737-800s and four 757-200s.

Copyright Photo: Nick Dean/AirlinersGallery.com. EZ-A777 departs from Paine Field near Everett, WA.

Turkmenistan Airlines: AG Slide Show

Emirates announces its new service to Chicago O’Hare starting on August 5

Emirates (Dubai) today announced that it is launching a daily service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 5 from August 5, 2014. The service will be operated by a Boeing 777-200 LR powered by GE90 engines.

Chicago will become the airline’s ninth gateway in the USA, following soon after the commencement of its services to Boston, Massachusetts on March 10, 2014.

Emirates is the largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft in the world, with a fleet of 122 passenger and 10 freighter Boeing 777s currently in its fleet, and is a launch customer of Boeing’s new 777X having placed the largest single order in commercial aviation history for 150 of them valued at $76 billion in November 2013.

The new service will operate as flight EK 235 from Dubai International Airport at 09:45 hours (9:45 am) arriving into Chicago at 15:25 (3:25 pm). The return flight, EK 236 will depart O’Hare at 20:35 hours (8;35 pm), arriving into Dubai at 19:10 (7:10 pm) the next day.

Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-21H LR (Longer Range) A6-EWF (msn 35586) returns to the Dubai hub and base.

Emirates: AG Slide Show

Qatar Airways is coming to Dallas/Fort Worth

Qatar Airways (Doha) today announced it will be extending its footprint in the USA by announcing its seventh gateway to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). Service will commence on July 1, 2014. The move was expected due to its new Oneworld relationship with partner American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth).

The Dallas/Fort Worth route will be operated with the airline’s flagship Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, which features a two-class design with 42 Business Class lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration (below).

Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777-200LR Business Class

Qatar Airways currently flies to four destinations in the United States – New York (JFK), Washington (Dulles), Chicago (O’Hare) and Houston (Bush Intercontinental). The airline will nearly double its footprint in the United States with the addition of three new routes in 2014: Philadelphia (April 2, 2014), Miami (June 10, 2014) and now Dallas/Fort Worth (July 1, 2014).

Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-2DZ LR A7-BBE (msn 36017) taxies at Paris (CDG).

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Air Austral orders two Boeing 777-200 LR Worldliners

Air Austral (Reunion) has announced an order for two Boeing 777-200 LR (Longer Range) Worldliners. The two airplanes were previously listed on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website as unidentified.

The 777-200LR is the only wide-body airplane that can fly nonstop from Reunion Island to Paris with a full payload from the short runway on the island of Mayotte. The carrier currently operates 777-200 ERs (Extended Range) on the route.

Air Austral has a current Boeing fleet of two 777-300 ERs, three 777-200 ERs and two 737s. In addition, Air Austral will receive two new 737-800s at the end of 2010, a third leased 777-300 ER early next year as well as these two new 777-200 LR in mid-2011 and 2012.

Copyright Photo: John Adlard. Boeing 777-2Q8 ER F-OMAY (msn 29402) at Sydney showcases the updated 2009 look.

Qatar Airways orders two more Boeing 777-200 LRs

Qatar Airways (Doha) announced an order for two additional Boeing 777-200 LR (Longer Range) airliners. This order was previously accounted for on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website attributed to an unidentified customer.

Qatar Airways already operates six 777-200 LRs, 11 777-300 ERs and two 777F Freighters. Including today’s order, Qatar Airways has 10 777s in unfilled orders.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. This beautiful banking shot shows 777-2DZ LR A7-BBC (msn 36015) on its final approach at Washington (Dulles) after arriving nonstop from Doha.

Emirates tells Boeing 777-200LR is “inefficient”

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Copyright Photo: Nick Dean. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Emirates Airline (Dubai) according to published reports has told Boeing the 777-200 LR (Longer Range) is “inefficient” for the Dubai-Los Angeles route.

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Air Canada 777-233 LR diverts to Honolulu


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Air Canada’s (Montreal) flight AC 34 from Sydney to Vancouver with Boeing 777-233 LR C-FIUJ (msn 35244) diverted yesterday to Honolulu after encountering turbulence one hour east of HNL. Nine passengers and two crew members were treated for minor injuries.

Qatar Airways is coming to Australia


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Qatar Airways (Doha) will add both Melbourne and Sydney later this year. The fast growing airline is also adding new service to Amritsar and Goa in India. The previously-announced Doha-Houston route (almost 17 hours of flying) is on schedule to commence on March 30. The new long range routes will be assigned to the newly delivered Boeing 777-200 LRs (Longer Range).