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Scoot arrives in Berlin Tegel

Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 9V-OFJ (msn 37126) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 938983.

Scoot launched its inaugural flight to Berlin (Tegel) on June 20, the first of its four-times-weekly nonstop Singapore-Berlin services.

The capital city of Germany is Scoot’s third long-haul destination after Athens in Greece and Honolulu in the United States, both of which were launched last year.

Scoot’s flight TR734 departed Singapore Changi Airport at about 12.25 am local time and received a traditional water cannon salute upon arriving at Berlin Tegel Airport at approximately 7.20 am local time on June 20.

The aircraft, a widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliner named “Bo Jio”, had carried 311 customers – 95% full.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Scoot): Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 9V-OFJ (msn 37126) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 938983.

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Royal Brunei Airlines announces daily nonstop flights to London

Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner V8-DLB (msn 34786) LHR (SPA). Image: 937636.

Royal Brunei Airlines has announced the launching of daily nonstop flights between Brunei and London (Heathrow) effective on October 28, 2018. The nonstop flights will see guests enjoying faster journeys with the round trip travel time reduced by 3.5 hours to/from Brunei and 5.3 hours to/from Melbourne.

With the introduction of the daily nonstop flights to London, RB will cease operating the Dubai-London-Dubai route. RB will however continue to provide the vital link to the GCC via Dubai and offer four times weekly Brunei-Dubai-Brunei services effective October 29, 2018.

With these changes, RB has also updated its schedule for its Melbourne flights to cater for better connections within its long haul route network. These schedules are subject to slot clearances and government approvals.

Flight No. Sector Departure Arrival Days of Operations
BI003 Brunei to London 00:15 06:50 Daily
BI004 London to Brunei 17:05 14:40 (+1 day) Daily
Effective October 28, 2018
Flight No. Sector Departure Arrival Days of Operations
BI005 Brunei to Melbourne 19:00 05:00 (+1 day) Daily
BI006 Melbourne to Brunei 18:40 22:40 Daily
Effective October 28, 2018
Flight No. Sector Departure Arrival Days of Operations
BI007 Brunei to Dubai 00:20 05:00 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
BI008 Dubai to Brunei 06:00 18:00 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Effective October 29, 2018

 

RB launched its first flight to London (Gatwick) via Singapore and Dubai in 1990.

On May 10, 1991, RB flew twice weekly to London Heathrow.

RB launched its daily flight to London (via Dubai) on May 16, 2004.

On October 28, 2018, RB will launch its daily nonstop flight to London from Brunei.

Copyright Photo: Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner V8-DLB (msn 34786) LHR (SPA). Image: 937636.

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Ethiopian Airlines to fly to Indonesia

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ASI (msn 38758) CDG (Jacques Guillem). Image: 941971.

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will launch thrice weekly flights to Jakarta, Indonesia as of July 17, 2018 via Bangkok.

With this new serve, Ethiopian will service all 5 of the most populous countries in the world. The schedule of the new service will be as follows:

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Flight Number

Effective Date

Frequency

Depture Airport

Depture Time

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time

Subfleet

ET 0628

17-Jul-18

TUE, THU, SAT

ADD

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0:00

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BKK

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13:20

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ET 788

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TUE, THU, SAT

BKK

14:20

CGK

18:05

ET 788

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ET 0629

17-Jul-18

TUE, THU, SAT

CGK

20:35

BKK

0:20

ET 788

TUE, THU, SAT

BKK

1:45

ADD

6:15

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ET 788

Ethiopian will deploy the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the route.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ASI (msn 38758) CDG (Jacques Guillem). Image: 941971.

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British Airways to start nonstop service to Durban

British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJA (msn 38609) LHR (SPA). Image: 935593.

Currently passengers flying from London Heathrow (LHR) to Durban (DUR) with British Airways, must fly via Johannesburg and then continue with Comair to Durban, South Africa.

From October 29, 2018, BA will offer nonstop direct service, three times a week.

The service will be the only nonstop link between Europe and Durban and flights will be operated by the airline’s newest fleet of aircraft, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The timetable will have a morning arrival into Durban and an evening arrival into Heathrow.

Copyright Photo: British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJA (msn 38609) LHR (SPA). Image: 935593.

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AeroMexico to add Mexico City – Barcelona service

AeroMexico Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner XA-AMR (msn 36844) LHR (Rolf Wallner). Image: 941805.

AeroMexico on November 1, 2018 is planning to commence a new route linking its Mexico City hub with Barcelona, Spain. According to Airline Route, the new route will operate three days a week with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner XA-AMR (msn 36844) LHR (Rolf Wallner). Image: 941805.

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British Airways to start Nashville service on May 4

British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJI (msn 60626) LHR (SPA). Image: 940955.

British Airways will launch the only nonstop service between London (Heathrow) and Nashville starting on May 4.

British Airways commented on the new route:

To celebrate the new five-a-week service the airline welcomed country music star, Stella Parton, to Heathrow with the Nashville native strutting her stuff and sharing her top tips.

Stella, who has lived in Nashville for 50 years and whose birthday is on May 4, was photographed on board a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner as the airline’s newest fleet will serve the capital of Tennessee.

Stella Parton, who hails from one of America’s most legendary music families, said: “On behalf of all of the Nashville natives we are so excited to welcome a British invasion! Nashville is so much more than just a music town, it’s growing, it’s happening and we want people to come and see what fantastic things we have going on. I’ve been lucky enough to tour the UK many times so I can’t wait to be able to fly direct to London with no stop-over!”

For a taste of the deep south the airline will be serving traditional hot chicken on flights from Nashville to Heathrow Terminal 5 in all cabins until June 4.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by British Airways): British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJI (msn 60626) LHR (SPA). Image: 940955.

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Uzbekistan Airways orders another Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner UK78701 (msn 38363) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940632.

Uzbekistan Airways and the Boeing Company have signed an agreement for the delivery of another Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The airline will have six in service by 2020.

The third Dreamliner, which is expected to be delivered in the middle of May, 2018. It differs from the previous two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. The number of seats is increased – the total number of seats will be 270 (business class 24, economy class 246).

Uzbekistan Airways became the first customer of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Central Asia.

On July 27, 2017 the 787 performed the first nonstop flight from Tashkent to New York.

Top Copyright Photo (all other by the airline): Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner UK78701 (msn 38363) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940632.

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