Redefining Luxury Travel

Turkish Airlines’ state-of-the-art lounges By Shereen Shabnam Using Istanbul as a stopover when I head over to my Spanish home is a lot more fun now as the stop in Istanbul breaks the journey and gives us an opportunity to experience the luxuriously revamped airport lounges that Turkish Airlines is famous for amongst seasoned travellers. The newly expanded airport lounges align with the Turkish Airlines’ brand of luxury and offer travellers a more rewarding airport experience. When flying with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul Airport, Business Class passengers and Economy passengers with Miles&Smiles membership can make use of one of the … Continue reading Redefining Luxury Travel

Airbus achieves new commercial aircraft delivery record in 2018

Deliveries total 800 aircraft, 11 percent higher than in 2017 Net orders total 747, backlog increases to 7,577 aircraft Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its full year delivery guidance and setting a new company record. Deliveries were 11 percent higher than the previous record of 718 units, set in 2017. For the 16th year in a row now, Airbus has increased the number of commercial aircraft deliveries on an annual basis. In total, the 2018 commercial aircraft deliveries comprise: 20 A220s (since it became part of the Airbus family in July … Continue reading Airbus achieves new commercial aircraft delivery record in 2018

First Airbus A321LR completes hot weather tests at Sharjah International Airport

Transatlantic mission capable single aisle on track for 2018 entry into service  Airbus’ first A321LR has completed a set of hot weather tests at Sharjah International Airport. The hot weather tests which began on Tuesday 27th March, were performed to check the aircraft’s systems’ behaviour with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on the ground. The tests are part of a 100-hour flight test programme following the aircraft’s maiden flight on 31st January 2018. The trip marks the third time that Airbus has chosen to test its aircraft in the UAE due to the optimal weather conditions combined with … Continue reading First Airbus A321LR completes hot weather tests at Sharjah International Airport