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KLM orders two additional Boeing 777-300ER jets

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Boeing and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have announced that the carrier has ordered two more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes.

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The order, valued at $751 million at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

The 777-300ER can seat up to 396 passengers in a two-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,370 nautical miles (13,650 km). The airplane is the world’s most reliable twin aisle with a schedule reliability of 99.5 percent.

Operating out of its home base in Amsterdam, the KLM Group serves a global network of 92 European cities and 70 intercontinental destinations with a fleet of 209 aircraft. The carrier operates 29 777s, including 14 777-300ERs. It also flies 747s and the 787 Dreamliner family.

KLM, the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name, is celebrating its centenary this year. In 2004 it merged with Air France to create Europe’s largest airline group. The Air France-KLM Group is also one of the largest operators of the 777 family with nearly 100 between the combined fleets.

Top Copyright Photo: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 777-300 ER PH-BVU (msn 61702) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 939290.

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Korean Air receives delivery of its 200th Boeing aircraft

HL8346 - "200th Boeing" logo

On May 14, Korean Air received delivery of its 25th Boeing 777-300ER (HL8346), the 200th Boeing aircraft the airline has received since 1971.


The first Boeing aircraft Korean Air received delivery of was the Boeing 707-3B5C. Out of the 200 aircraft from Boeing over 48 years, Korean Air currently operates a total of 119 on both international and domestic routes as part of its passenger and cargo fleets.

The new aircraft was first operated on the Incheon~Fukuoka route, and will primarily fly to San Francisco, Osaka, Hanoi and other international destinations along with the 24 other Boeing 777-300ERs. The latest Boeing 777-300ER will have a special livery to show that it’s the 200th plane from Boeing.

Korean Air first introduced the Boeing 777-300ER into service in 2009. With a seat capacity of 291, Boeing 777-300ER is an eco-friendly aircraft with 26% fewer carbon dioxide emissions compared to its predecessor, and it emits less noise. Passengers can enjoy a comfortable cabin atmosphere created by LED colored lighting.

B777-300ER is equipped with next-generation seats: Kosmo Suites in first class, Prestige Sleepers in prestige class, and New Economy in economy class.

Korean Air connects 124 cities in 44 countries with 119 and 49 aircraft manufactured by Boeing and Airbus respectively.

The airline will continue to promote customer convenience as a global leading airline.

Top Copyright Photo: Korean Air Boeing 777-300 ER HL8346 (msn 63434) (200th Boeing) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 946400.

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Emirates to deploy its latest Boeing 777-300ER to Malé from June 1

Emirates has announced the deployment of its latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer’ First Class suites on its Dubai- Malé route from 1st June, 2019. The Maldivian capital will become the first destination in the South Asian region to be served on a regular basis by the new aircraft.

Passengers travelling to and from the idyllic archipelago on Emirates flights EK658 and EK659, one of three daily non-stop services* connecting Malé, with Emirates’ hub in Dubai, will be able to experience the fully-enclosed First Class private suites inspired by luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz.

“The Maldives has become an increasingly popular destination for Emirates, attracting premium travelers, honeymooners and families from around the world. Introducing the new Boeing 777 with the state-of-the-art First Class suites on this route reaffirms our longstanding commitment to Malé. It’s also a testament to our ongoing efforts to provide our travelers across the network with an unparalleled experience, demonstrating what Emirates truly means when it invites customers to Fly Better,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, West Asia & Indian Ocean.

Travellers to and from the Maldives can experience the new Emirates Boeing 777 product on flight EK658 departing Dubai daily at 0420hrs and arriving in Malé at 0930hrs. The return flight EK659 leaves Malé at 1100hrs, arriving in Dubai at 1400hrs.

From First Class through to the Business and Economy Class cabins, the latest Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft features ergonomically designed seats, multi-million dollar upgrades and the latest version of the ice inflight entertainment system across all cabins. Designed with an emphasis on exceptional customer comfort and ultimate privacy, Emirates ‘Game-Changing’ Boeing 777 private suites feature floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and ultra-modern design features against cool grey colourscapes. Offering up to 40 square feet of personal space each, the spacious, fully-enclosed private suites are laid out in a 1-1-1 configuration, for a total of six suites.

The new suites include seats that recline into a fully flat-bed that manoeuvres into multiple positions  and can be placed in a “zero-gravity” state inspired by NASA technology, for a feeling of weightlessness while flying. Passengers can also choose from a multitude of lighting colours and adjust the temperature of their suites for a fully customisable experience.  The industry’s first virtual windows can be experienced by customers seated in suites located in the middle aisle. The virtual windows project a view from outside the aircraft using real time fibre-optic camera technology.

The Business Class seats are inspired by the interior of a modern sports car, and feature an ergonomically designed headrest with a sleek look and feel. Business Class passengers can also customise their experience with touchscreen controls for their seat and inflight entertainment system and adjust their personal lighting options. The cabin also includes privacy panels between seats, a shoe stowage area, footrest, and a personal mini-bar.

The Economy Class cabin features a colour palette of soft greys and blues. The seats come with full leather flexible headrests with side panels that can be adjusted vertically for optimum support.

Emirates currently operates its latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer’ First Class suites to Brussels, Geneva, Vienna, Tokyo (Haneda), London Stansted and Riyadh and has announced it will deploy the aircraft on flights to Kuwait from 1st June 2019.

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 777 family of aircraft, flying over 160 of these modern and efficient wide-bodies to six continents from its Dubai hub.

Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300 ER A6-EQK (msn 42359) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 941791.

Above Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300 ER A6-EQK (msn 42359) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 941791.

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Swiss to introduce new Premium Economy Class

Swiss International Air Lines Boeing 777-300 ER HB-JNH (msn 62753) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945980.

Swiss International Air Lines is to introduce a new Premium Economy Class on its long-haul aircraft fleet from spring 2021, to further strengthen its position as a premium air carrier. In a first step here, the additional travel class will be available in a 24-seat section on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

In the medium term, the new travel product will be extended to the entire Swiss long-haul fleet. For Economy Class travelers seeking more inflight comfort, the new product will offer a totally new air travel experience. Swiss will be investing some CHF 40 million in installing the new seating class on its Boeing 777 fleet.

The new product will initially be available on the company’s Boeing 777-300ERs, with each aircraft offering 24 Premium Economy seats. In the medium term, the new product should be extended to the entire Swiss long-haul fleet.

Substantially more personal space

For Economy Class travellers seeking more inflight comfort, Premium Economy will offer a totally new air travel experience. The new class of travel will feature a newly developed seat providing extensive legroom and movement. “All in all, our Premium Economy Class travellers will enjoy a substantially stronger sense of personal space,” confirms Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Swiss’ Chief Commercial Officer.In introducing the new class of travel, SWISS is responding to a growing demand for an air travel product between Economy and Business Class. The decision to offer the new seating class has also been encouraged by the positive experiences with such a product at Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, Swiss’ sister companies within the Lufthansa Group.

Introduction in spring 2021

Swiss will embark on the cabin conversion work required in winter 2020/21, and the new Premium Economy Class product will be available from spring 2021. Swiss will be investing a total of some CHF 40 million in installing the new seating class on its Boeing 777 fleet.

Top Copyright Photo: Swiss International Air Lines Boeing 777-300 ER HB-JNH (msn 62753) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945980.

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Emirates to launch new service to Porto

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Emirates announced it will launch a four times weekly service between Portugal’s second
largest city, Porto, and Dubai, from  July 2, 2019.

Porto will become Emirates’ second destination in Portugal after its capital, Lisbon, which the airline currently serves with two flights a day. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three class cabin configuration, offering eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class.

Emirates’ new service will provide travellers in northern Portugal, a major urban area, as well as those in the north-west of Spain in cities such as Vigo and Santiago de Compostela, due to its close proximity to Porto, with a direct option to travel to Dubai, and onward to destinations across the airline’s global network, particularly in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

The flight between Dubai and Porto will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and depart Dubai as EK197 at 0915hrs and arrive in Porto at 1430hrs. The return flight, EK198, will depart Porto at 1735hrs and land in Dubai at 0415hrs the next morning. The schedule enables travellers to easily and conveniently connect to Emirates’ flights from Dubai International Airport to popular destinations, such as Luanda, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney, amongst others.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300 ER N50281 (A6-EQP) (msn 42363) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 943989.

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Boeing and United Airlines announce repeat orders for 737 MAX and 777

United Airlines Boeing 777-300 ER N2737U (msn 62649) LHR (SPA). Image: 944179.

United Airlines and Boeing announced the carrier ordered 24 additional 737 MAX jets and four more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes last year. The $4.5 billion order, according to list prices, was booked as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

The Chicago-based airline has steadily placed new orders for the two Boeing jets to serve its large domestic and international network. United Airlines is among the more than 100 customers who have made the 737 MAX the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, receiving more than 5,000 orders since the program’s launch.

The 777 has become the best-selling twin-aisle jet family in history, earning more than 2,000 orders. In fact, United’s order pushed the program over the 2,000 threshold in December. It is also the most reliable twin-aisle jet flying today with the highest schedule reliability in the industry at 99.5 percent. The 777-300ER can seat up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km).

United also utilizes Boeing Global Services to enhance its operations of their large fleet of Boeing aircraft. Multiple digital Boeing solutions, including those powered by Boeing AnalytX, optimize its operations. Recently, United signed for crew management and electronic flight bag (EFB) tools to enhance operational efficiency across all phases of flight.

Top Copyright Photo (all other images by Boeing): United Airlines Boeing 777-300 ER N2737U (msn 62649) LHR (SPA). Image: 944179.

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Emirates takes delivery of its last Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Emirates celebrated an important fleet milestone with the delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft (A6-EQP) on its order books.
A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to Emirates, the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft and also the only airline in the world to have operated all the six variants of the Boeing 777 family.
One of out every eight 777 aircraft ever manufactured by Boeing has been delivered to Emirates.
Emirates will also be one of the first airlines in the world to fly the two next generation models- the Boeing 777-8 and 777-9.

It was also the 146th delivery of a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Emirates. The airline welcomed the first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft into its fleet in March 2005 and over the last 13 years, the 777-300ER has become the backbone of Emirates’ fleet operating currently to over 119 destinations across the airline’s global network. Emirates has operated one out of every five Boeing 777-300ER aircraft produced to date and the average age of a Boeing 777-3000ER in Emirates’ fleet is a mere 6.5 years.

Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said: “The Boeing 777-300ER has been a cornerstone of Emirates’ success story as the world’s largest international airline. The aircraft’s efficiency, range and payload capabilities have enabled us to connect our customers across six continents to and through Dubai, and offer them a flight experience that is second to none. With 140 of these aircraft in our fleet, the Boeing 777-300ER will continue to play an integral role in our operations and facilitating global tourism and trade opportunities in the years to come.”

On the partnership with Boeing, Sir Tim said: “We’ve worked closely with Boeing on the 777 program over the last three decades, and we will build on this partnership as we start taking delivery of the 777-8 and 777-9 aircraft from 2020.”

Emirates’ Boeing 777 fleet has carried close to 350 million passengers on more than 1.28 million flights and covered over 6.6 billion kilometres since 1996. That’s the equivalent of flying almost 8600 times to the moon and back.

Setting the standards for passenger experience and safety, Emirates has continually invested in its onboard product and services. The airline recently unveiled brand new cabins for its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft including the game-changing fully-enclosed First Class private suites as well as newly-designed seats and improved inflight entertainment systems for Business and Economy class cabins. Emirates has also started a programme to reconfigure its 10 Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, installing new wider Business Class seats as well as a completely refreshed Economy Class for improved passenger comfort.

Since 2009, Emirates has also been operating the Boeing 777-F dedicated freighter aircraft to facilitate global trade. With a capacity of over 100 tonnes per flight, Emirates’ fleet of 13 Boeing 777-Fs move a variety of cargo, including heavy and outsized shipments, pharmaceuticals, flowers and race horses on scheduled weekly flights to over 40 global destinations. In 2017, Emirates’ Boeing 777-F aircraft also executed more than 370 charter flights over and above regular operations.

Emirates operates one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world with an average aircraft age of 5.87 years, a figure that is much lower than the accepted norm in the aviation industry. The airline pursues an ambitious fleet renewal strategy by retiring older aircraft and introducing newer and more advanced aircraft leading to more efficient operations.

From 2020, the airline will start taking delivery of 35 Boeing 777-8s and 115 Boeing 777-9s. These next generation aircraft will have a more fuel efficient design and will feature larger windows, increased cabin pressure and humidity, higher ceilings, wider cabin and an advanced inflight entertainment system contributing to a superior customer experience.

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Milestones of the Emirates Boeing 777 program

June 1996 Emirates receives delivery of its first Boeing 777 aircraft A6-EMD, a Boeing 777-200 classic
June 2003 Emirates announces order for 26 Boeing 777-300ERs at the 2003 Paris Air Show, worth US$ 5.6 billion
March 2005 Emirates receives its first Boeing 777-300 ER
2009 Emirates becomes the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 777 aircraft
November 2013 Emirates makes aviation history with a record-breaking order for 150 Boeing 777x aircraft
October 2014 Emirates receives its 100th Boeing 777-300ER aircraft
September 2015 Emirates receives its 150th Boeing 777 aircraft
November 2016 Emirates starts taking delivery of its new generation Boeing 777-300ER with enhanced Business Class seats and improved environmental performance
November 2017

 

Emirates unveils brand new cabins for its Boeing 777 fleet including the Game-changing, fully enclosed private suites in First Class