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Branson serves as flight attendant for a day

Sir Richard Branson honoured his bet to serve as an AirAsia Xcabin crew, by donning the low-cost carrier’s red uniform – which includes a skirt- aboard a charity flight on 12 May. The founder of Virgin Group had his legs publicly shaved ata cocktail event the evening before the flight, which operated from Perth toKuala […]

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PICTURES: Thai Airways unveils its Airbus A380 interiors

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PICTURE: Thai Smile takes delivery of its first aircraft

Thai Smile, a subsidiary of Thai Airways International, has taken delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A320.The aircraft, named Ubon Ratchathani, was delivered to the carrier on 28 June in Hamburg. © Airbus Thai Smile will initially start operations with services from Bangkok to Macau, before operating on domestic routes to Krabi, Chiang Mai, […]

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Goin’ Scootin’ with Barry

Singapore Airlines (SIA) long-haul low-cost carrier, Scoot, has named two of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft after a Facebook campaign conducted by the airline. The first aircraft, registered 9V-OTA, was christened “Barry” and its second aircraft, registered 9V-OTC, was named “Goin’ Scootin’”.  You can also see pictures of Scoot’s aircraft painted in its full livery. “Barry” – […]

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Scoot unveils aircraft painted in full livery

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) long-haul, low-cost subsidiary, Scoot, has unveiled its aircraft painted in full livery. The airline, which will operate ex-SIA Boeing 777-200s, is in final stages to prepare for its inaugural flight on 4 June to Sydney, followed by Gold Coast on 12 June. Scoot will also operate services to Tianjin and Bangkok in […]

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Japan Airlines gets in the Olympic spirit with a specially painted aircraft

Japan Airlines (JAL) will deploy a specially painted aircraft on selected domestic routes to show its support for the country’s sportsmen and sportswomen, who will be participating in this year’s summer Olympics. A Boeing 777-200, registered JA772J, will feature the official slogan of the Japanese Olympic Committee – “Gambare! Nippon!” (“Go for it! Japan!”). The […]

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Pictures: Air New Zealand’s Beech 1900D painted all black

A Beech 1900D operated by its subsidiary Eagle Air is the latest aircraft in Air New Zealand’s fleet to be painted all-black. The aircraft entered service on 10 January after it was checked in Eagle Air’s engineering hanger in Hamilton, New Zealand. Despite the aircraft small size, it took two weeks and approximately 125 litres […]

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Pictures: Air New Zealand’s All Blacks Boeing 777-300ER

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Picture: Indonesia’s Lion Air looks to expand with newer 737s

Indonesian low-cost carrier Lion Air, plans to use the 380 Boeing 737 it is committed to order for expansion and fleet replacement. The firm order for 230 Boeing 737s includes 201 of the re-engined 737 MAX and 29 737-900ERs. It also has options for 150 more aircraft. © Boeing Lion Air also has orders for […]

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Cathay Pacific takes delivery of its first Boeing 747-8F

Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 Freighter aircraft on 31 October. © Cathay Pacific Theairline is the second customer to take delivery of the type after Cargolux. It will receive a total of 10 of the aircraft, with four being delivered by the end of thisyear.

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