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Hainan Airlines to add a third Chinese route to Brussels

Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner B-2728 (msn 34938) PAE (Royal S. King). Image: 912808.

Hainan Airlines will add the twice-weekly Shenzhen – Brussels route on March 20, 2018. The new route will be operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliners and will be the third Chinese route serving Brussels.

Copyright Photo: Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner B-2728 (msn 34938) PAE (Royal S. King). Image: 912808.

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Kenya Airways to fly nonstop to New York JFK

Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5Y-KZD (msn 36041) LHR (SPA). Image: 926608.

Kenya Airways (Nairobi) is planning to launch nonstop Nairobi – New York (JFK) daily flights on October 28, 2018. The new route will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

The airline issued this statement:

Kenya Airways on January 11, 2018 marks a great milestone with the launch of a nonstop flight from Nairobi to New York. The national carrier starts selling tickets for the inaugural flight which is scheduled for October 28, 2018.
Kenya Airways becomes the first airline to offer a nonstop flight between East Africa and the United States of America.
It will be the fastest connection from East Africa to New York, with a 15 hours duration eastbound and 14 hours westbound. The ultra-long-haul flight, unique to Kenya Airways network, will require 4 Pilots and 12 Flight attendants as well as 85 tons of fuel each way, making it an exceptional operation.
The airline will operate its state of the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner with a capacity of 234 passengers. The flight will depart every day from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi at 23:25 arriving at JFK airport in New York at 06:25 the following day. From New York it will depart at 12:25 landing at JKIA at 10:55 the following day.

 

Copyright Photo: Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5Y-KZD (msn 36041) LHR (SPA). Image: 926608.

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Ethiopian Airlines to add a new route to Geneva via Milan

Ethiopian Airlines to return to the New York area

Ethiopian Airlines (addis Ababa) has announced that it will launch direct thrice-weekly service to Geneva, Switzerland on June 3, 2018.

Flight Eff Date Frequency Dep Arp Dept Time Arv Arp Arv Time Fleet
ET  0726 2-Jun-18 Tue, Thu, Sat Addis Ababa 23:10 Milan 5:20 ET  787-8
Milan 6:20 Geneva 7:25 ET  787-8
ET  0727 3-Jun-18 Wed, Fri, Sun Geneva 20:45 Milan 21:50 ET  787-8
Milan 22:50 Addis Ababa 5:50 ET  787-8

The route will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

Ethiopian’s fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350-900, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ASH (msn 38754) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930558.

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines to add two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners this year

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Dhaka) has four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners on order.

The company is now planning to add two new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft to the aircraft fleet in 2018 as it celebrates its 46th anniversary.

On January 4, 2018 the airline celebrated its 46th anniversary. Biman’s journey began on January 4, 1972.

The new Dreamliner aircraft will have 24 business class seats and a total of 271 seats, including 277 economy classes.

The airline is expanding its network to Guangzhou, one of the most important business cities of China this year, the capital of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, and Maldives capital Male.

Currently, there are 4 Boeing 777-300 ERs, 2 Boeing 777-200 ERs, 2 Boeing 737-800s, 2 Bombardier Q400s and 1 Airbus A330 aircraft in the fleet.

Above Image: The 2009 livery (with the 787 shown) was briefly adopted but quickly rejected by the government. Aircraft were reverted back to the previous less-controversial livery (top).

The airline now operates to 15 international and 7 domestic airports.

Images: Boeing/Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

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Ethiopian Airlines to add Barcelona

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOR (msn 34746) LHR (SPA). Image: 924499.

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Adaba) will add Barcelona as a new stop on the Addis Adaba – Madrid route starting on June 3, 2018. The adjusted route will be operated three days a week with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOR (msn 34746) LHR (SPA). Image: 924499.

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Royal Air Maroc orders four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner CN-RGS (msn 35506) JFK (Jay Selman). Image: 403138.

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) have announced orders for four 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco’s flag carrier to expand international service.

The orders, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, include two 787s purchased in December 2016 and two purchased this month.

Royal Air Maroc, which has already taken delivery of five 787-8s, will grow its fleet of fuel-efficient 787s to a total of nine airplanes. Royal Air Maroc flies 787s on international routes from Casablanca to North America, South America, the Middle East and Europe, and with the additional airplanes plans to expand service to these areas.

 

Royal Air Maroc is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Its fleet includes more than 56 Boeing airplanes, including 737s, 767-300ERs, 787s and a 747-400. The Casablanca-based carrier operates a domestic network throughout Morocco and serves more than 80 destinations across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, North America and South America.

Boeing also is a longstanding partner to Morocco, supporting the country’s development of its aerospace industry and workforce. Boeing and Safran are joint venture partners in Morocco Aero-Technical Interconnect Systems (MATIS) Aerospace in Casablanca, a high-quality supplier that employs more than 1,000 people building wire bundles and wire harnesses for Boeing and other aerospace companies.

Copyright Photo: The new 787-9s will join the smaller 787-8 Dreamliners already in the RAM fleet. Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner CN-RGS (msn 35506) JFK (Jay Selman). Image: 403138.

TUI Airlines UK to add Bristol – Punta Cana service

Thomson Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-TUIB (msn 34423) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 912005.

TUI Airlines (UK) (formerly Thomson Airways) will add weekly seasonal service from Bristol to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic starting on April 5, 2018.

The new route will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners according to Airline Route.

TUI UK is a UK based travel operator and part of TUI Travel PLC.

Copyright Photo: Thomson Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-TUIB (msn 34423) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 912005.

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