Category: Miscellaneous Spotting

American Airlines new livery 0

American Airlines new livery

After months of speculation, American Airlines has today unveiled its new livery and corporate identity. For most of its history, American has championed the silver polished bare metal finish on its aircraft with the...

Dubai A380 Concourse opens 0

Dubai A380 Concourse opens

Dubai Airport has today begun the phased opening of its new dedicated Airbus A380 concourse. Concourse A at the airport’s Terminal 3 features 20 contact gates capable of handling the A380 superjumbo, and is...

Looking ahead to 2013 0

Looking ahead to 2013

Get ready guys… it’s time for the obligatory posts at this time of year that look to the year ahead and all it’s likely to bring. Here are a few aviation and airport related...

Last passenger DC-8s to be retired in 2013 0

Last passenger DC-8s to be retired in 2013

ATI – the last operator of Douglas DC-8s with passenger seats – says it will retired the type in early 2013 as it purchases Boeing 757 aircraft to replace them. ATI (Air Transport International)...

Emirates A380 to Barcelona for two trips only 0

Emirates A380 to Barcelona for two trips only

Emirates are going to bring their Airbus A380 super jumbos to Barcelona on their daily link to Dubai twice in the new year, replacing the usual Boeing 777-300. The flights will take place on...

Air Canada launches Rouge 0

Air Canada launches Rouge

Air Canada‘s new leisure airline has been announced, and it’s called ‘Rouge’. The national carrier of Canada announced a few months ago that it was seeking to set up a new carrier to handle...

Pegasus Airlines places Turkey’s largest aircraft order 0

Pegasus Airlines places Turkey’s largest aircraft order

Despite all the talk about the speed and size of growth at Turkish Airlines as it tries (quite successfully so far!) to provide a more suited alternative hub and spoke system at Istanbul Ataturk...

Singapore Airlines ending world’s longest routes 0

Singapore Airlines ending world’s longest routes

Singapore Airlines has announced it will end Airbus A340-500 operations from the end of October 2013. These are aircraft are used on what are currently the world’s longest passenger air routes, between Singapore and...

More details of British Airways A380s and 787s 0

More details of British Airways A380s and 787s

There’s a mere six months to go before British Airways takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and today the airline announced further details of the cabin layout of these aircraft, plus that...

Virgin teams up with Aer Lingus for UK domestic flights 0

Virgin teams up with Aer Lingus for UK domestic flights

Virgin Atlantic has announced it is to use Aer Lingus as a source of aircraft and crew for its upcoming UK domestic flight schedule. The airline will use four Airbus A320s operated by the...