Articles tagged “a350”

The Exceptional Jet Singapore Airlines Will Use for the World’s Longest Flight

The Exceptional Jet Singapore Airlines Will Use for the World’s Longest Flight

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Singapore Airlines has unique needs. It wants to fly nonstop from Singapore to New York, and the route is so important for the airline that it's willing to fly the jet with far fewer seats than it could otherwise hold. Not many other airlines are willing to make that tradeoff.

9 months ago

United Airlines Hits Pause on Delivery of Passenger-Friendly Airbus Jets

United Airlines Hits Pause on Delivery of Passenger-Friendly Airbus Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

Will United Airlines ever take the 35 Airbus A350s it has on order? At one point, it had an acute need for the new long-haul aircraft. But times change, and United already has a worthy successor for its Boeing 747 fleet — the Boeing 777-300ER.

2 years ago

Lufthansa is Counting on A350s to Boost Profitability in Munich

Lufthansa is Counting on A350s to Boost Profitability in Munich

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

With fuel prices low, it's not as important for airlines replace older planes. But there's an exception. The Airbus A340s flown by Lufthansa have four engines, and they're considered gas guzzlers. For Lufthansa, replacing them with A350s makes a lot of sense, and it should help profitability in Munich.

2 years ago

Airbus’ Biggest A350 Jet Makes Its First Flight

Airbus’ Biggest A350 Jet Makes Its First Flight

Christopher Jasper and Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

The ascendance of twin-jets like the Airbus A350-1000 doesn't mean four-engine wide-bodies will see their retirement anytime soon. The price of fuel will have a lot to say about the viability of the biggest planes.

2 years ago