Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wide Body Report - March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

United Airlines has upgraded its Hong Kong-San Francisco route with an updated Boeing 777 layout featuring its new business class, called Polaris, and phasing out first class service.

Boeing has targeted March 31st for the first flight of its 787-10 model - the largest member of the 787 Dreamliner family.

Boeing has increased the list price for its 787 Dreamliner by 2.2 percent - the first such increase since July 2015.

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 has become the first A350-900 to arrive in Canada on a revenue flight, connecting Hong Kong to Vancouver.

Another Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900 arrived in Brisbane for the first time this past week, inaugurating service with the type between Hong Kong and Brisbane, Australia.

Vietnam Airlines has introduced the Airbus A350-900 on its Hanoi to Tokyo route.

Airbus has completed high elevation testing aboard their A350-1000 prototype.  Prototype MSN71 conducted the tests as part of its first Latin America tour.

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