Evelop Airlines, the Spanish carrier of Barceló Group’s Ávoris travel division, has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus A350 XWBs. The second aircraft will be delivered in 2020.
Above Photo: Airbus. Others by the airline.
The A350-900, on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ASLC), will be based at Madrid Barajas – Adolfo Suárez airport and deployed on long-haul routes to Caribbean destinations.
It features a high comfort single class configuration with 432 seats. Passengers will enjoy more personal space, the quietest cabin of any twin-aisle aircraft and the latest generation cabin products, including individual onboard in-flight entertainment.
Evelop Airlines operates an all Airbus fleet of one A320-200, one A330-200 and three A330-300s.
Editor’s Note: The pictured EC-NBO was handed over on March 28, 2019.
Top Copyright Photo: Evelop Airlines Airbus A350-941 F-WZHJ (EC-NBO) (msn 293) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 946016.
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- Seattle/Tacoma to be Delta’s latest U.S. gateway to benefit from expanded selection of industry-leading premium seat products on flights to Shanghai, Seoul-Incheon and Tokyo-Narita
- Customers can choose from 29 award-winning Delta One Suites, 28 seats in the popular Delta Premium Select category, 56 Delta Comfort + seats and 168 Main Cabin seats on new widebody aircraft
- From award-winning Delta Sky Club to brand new state-of-the-art immigration and customs facility set to open in 2020, Delta is investing in the Seattle customer experience
More options, choice and comfort are on the way for Delta customers traveling to and from top Asian destinations at its Seattle-Tacoma International Airport hub beginning July 1.
Customers will begin to see these expanded products on Seattle/Tacoma flights this summer:
- Shanghai effective July 1
- Seoul-Incheon effective August 1
- Tokyo-Narita effective August 31
The Airbus A330-900neo aircraft also reduces the travel carbon footprint, with increased fuel efficiency per seat of more than 20 percent when compared with previous generation aircraft. Delta will offer its flagship Delta One Suite and Delta Premium Select products on three aircraft types including the A350 and updated Boeing 777s.
Delta’s Seattle/Tacoma Hub
On March 1, Delta will begin operating its Seattle/Tacoma-Tokyo-Narita route with Airbus A350 aircraft, featuring Delta One Suite and Delta Premium Select options. Delta currently operates the Boeing 767-300ER on Seattle/Tacoma service to Shanghai and Seoul-Incheon. Delta will also begin operating two of its six daily flights between Seattle/Tacoma and San Jose, California with its new Airbus A220 aircraft.
Delta operates more than 150 peak-day departures to more than 50 destinations from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
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Below Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-941 N504DN (msn 160) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944036.
Goshawk has announces the delivery of an Airbus A350-900 aircraft to four star carrier Philippine Airlines. This is the first delivery between Goshawk and Philippine Airlines.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of partnership between Airbus and Philippine Airlines. To celebrate this partnership, Philippine Airlines has showcased its ‘Love Bus’ logo on the aircraft, which was first unveiled on Philippine Airlines Airbus A300B4 aircraft in 1979.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Goshawk): Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Airbus A350-941 F-WZNA (RP-C3507) (msn 280) (The Love Bus) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 945448.
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China Airlines has issued this statement:
Due to Pilot Union Strike, the latest flight information from February 8 to February 11, 2019 are as below.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
• Flight to/from TSA(Sungshan) :
Will not be affected.
• Flights to/from RMQ(Taichung) :
Will not be affected.
• Flight Cancellation / Delays :
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Below Copyright Photo: China Airlines Airbus A350-941 B-18902 (msn 057) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945645.
Finnair has made this announcement:
As part of its growth strategy, Finnair will open a new route for the winter 2019/2020 season to Sapporo, Japan. Finnair will fly the new route from December 15, 2019 to March 27, 2020 with two weekly frequencies. Sapporo is well known as a great winter and skiing destination offering stunning landscapes and fantastic winter-themed activities in a traditional Japanese setting. Sapporo will be Finnair’s fifth destination in Japan, in addition to Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.
Finnair will also be opening a new weekly flight to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The flight to Punta Cana will be operated with an Airbus A350 aircraft once a week between December 13, 2019 and March 27, 2020. The Dominican Republic is a favorite destination during the winter for sun-seeking travelers, offering fantastic sandy beaches and great family resorts, and excellent golf courses. Finnair also flies once a week to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic during the winter season.
As announced earlier, Finnair will also increase flights to Hong Kong during winter 2019/2020, with double daily flights to Hong Kong continuing from the summer 2019 season throughout the winter season. Finnair flies to seven cities in Greater China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chongqing, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWC (msn 020) HEL (Tony Storck). Image: 943564.
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Delta Air Lines is adding 10 Airbus 330-900neo aircraft to its fleet under an agreement with Airbus and Rolls-Royce, expanding its order of the next-generation widebody jet from 25 to 35.
The first delivery of the state-of-the-art aircraft, which is powered by next-generation and fuel-efficient engine technology, is expected next year.
These changes are consistent with Delta’s long-term philosophy of investing 50 percent of operating cash flow back into the business, West said.
Delta will be the first U.S. airline to operate the next-generation A330-900neo, which will offer the latest in innovative design and technology for customers. It will be the first Delta aircraft to feature all cabins – Delta One suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin. The jet also will be the first Delta aircraft to feature memory foam cushions throughout the aircraft for hours of comfort, and the first Delta widebody aircraft featuring its new wireless in-flight entertainment system in every seat.
Simultaneously, Delta has agreed to terms with Airbus to reduce its near-term A350-900 purchase commitment to a total of 15 aircraft from 25. The 10 previously on order A350 aircraft have been deferred to 2025-26 with certain flexibility rights including the right to convert these orders to A330-900s.
Delta currently operates 11 Airbus A350-900 aircraft (above) and expects to take delivery of two A350s in 2019 and two in 2020.
In addition, Delta plans to retire older Boeing 767-300ERs in the years ahead as the aircraft reach the end of their serviceable life cycle.
Above Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-941 N505DN (msn 164) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943857.
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