Unification of the fleet of Air New Zealand
The New Zealand carrier is considering phasing out the B777. A total of 15 B777 aircraft in the fleet should be partially replaced by eight 787-10 aircraft. Air New Zealand currently has 14 other Dreamliners in its fleet. Deliveries of eight 787-10 are expected between 2023 and 2028.
Return of the B737 MAX in Canada
The Canadian WestJet made its first flight on a Boeing 737 MAX on January 21st. Flight WS115 connected Calgary and Vancouver.
Like WestJet, Air Canada has announced the return of the Boeing 737 MAX, which plans to fly for the first time from February 1st. The type should be deployed on routes between Canadian cities, including Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton and Winnipeg.
With Lufthansa to the Falklands
The German carrier is planning its (so far) longest flight in history. The flight, planned for the Alfred Wagner Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Maritime Research, will connect Hamburg and Mount Pleasant in the Falklands. On a 15-hour flight of approximately 13,700 kilometers, the A350-900 will be used under the designation LH2574.
Anniversary for Concorde
On January 21st, 45 years have passed since the first takeoff of the iconic Concord. Two planes took off simultaneously – Air France’s F-BVFA on the Paris-Dakar-Rio route and British Airways’ G-BOAA from London to Bahrain.
This week’s visitors
Interesting pieces pleased us with their visit this week as well. We will mention in particular the A321 P2F with the G-DJHJ registration from Titan Airways or the Fokker 50 with the SE-LFS registration from Anapola Flyg.
You can order the last pieces of calendars for this year viawww.airliners.sk/kalendar.