Delta has announced that it will be flying its newly delivered Airbus A330-900NEOs to Asia, and last July 10, they flew its NEO from Seattle to Shanghai, according to a report from Forbes. Out of the 80 new airplanes on order by Delta, 35 of them are the A330-900NEOs and now, we take a look at the interiors of this new aircraft. The airline will also be adding routes to Seoul, South Korea, and Narita, Japan from Seattle. We are still unsure if Delta will use this to Manila.
Hailed as the most beautiful airport terminal in the Philippines, the Mactan Cebu International Airport terminal 2 is among the finalist for the 2019 World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam. It is competing with airport terminals like Singapore's Jewel Changi Airport and the Instanbul airport, according to GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Inc, operators of MCIA T2.
Facing troubles and order cancellations due to its 737 Max issues, Boeing is bound to be overtaken by Airbus in terms of becoming the world's biggest commercial aircraft maker. Airbus reported to have delivered 389 aircraft in the first half of 2019 whereas Boeing reported 239 only. This is the first time in seven years that Airbus has overtaken Boeing in terms of aircraft deliveries.
Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific's on-time performance (OTP) significantly improved 2 weeks after signing a Pledge of Commitment to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Aviation and Airports Sector, based on a report from the Philippine transportation agency. PAL's OTP improved from 60% in April 2019 to nearly 80% of June according to PAL Vice President for Flight Operations Captain Stanley Ng.
Philippine Airlines's very first brand new Airbus A321NEO ACF took its first commercial flight today from Manila to Davao and back early this morning. The aircraft with registry RP-C9937 took off for Davao from Manila as PR1809 at 3:45am and arrived back at 7:50am, 30 minutes before scheduled arrival. ACF stands for Airbus Cabin Flex wherein the aircraft can accommodate more passengers compared to the first six A321NEO delivered to Philippine Airlines.
An Easyjet Airbus A320 and a KLM Boeing 737-800 collided during pushback at the Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport last Tuesday morning which resulted to the delay of hundreds of passengers. The A320 was headed for London and the 737 was headed for Madrid. The wingtip and winglet of the Airbus hit the horizontal stabilizer of the Boeing jet as seen through passenger photographs.
Korean Air is launching flights to Clark International Airport around end of October 2019. They will be the 4th South Korean airline to serve the Incheon to Clark route. Presently, its competitor Asiana together with low cost carriers Jin Air and Jeju Air flies their. Asiana flies to Clark 7 times a week.
The Visayas and Mindanao areas may get access to longer routes as Cebu Pacific is planning to fly their newly ordered Airbus A321XLR to areas like North Asia and Australia from its other hubs aside from Manila. Cebu Pacific placed an order for 10 A321XLR during the recent Paris Air Show just last June. The newest version of the A321 can fly 4,600nm non-stop due to two additional center fuel tanks.
New Philippine based carrier Royal Air took delivery of its very first Airbus A319 and plans to take in two more within the year. The airline will use this aircraft for the expansion of its Clark and Cebu hubs. The airline plans to have a total of 10 A319s within the next 6 years. The airline also operates three Avro RJ100s or the BAe-146-100 jets which they operate for regular and chartered flights.
Beijing's newest airport, Daxing International Airport, was finally completed last June 30, 2019 and should start operations by September 30 of the same year. The airport will have 4 quad runways and should expect to handle 72 million passengers by 20205. This Beijing Daxing International Airport will become China's biggest comprehensive transportation hub.