Airline News: Cathay Pacific, Flydubai, and Turkish Airlines

Cathay Pacific’s first A350-1000 aircraft sports the airline’s iconic green and white colors, Flydubai to operate its final Bangkok flight, and more.

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Cathay Pacific’s first and newly painted Airbus A350-1000

In anticipation of Cathay Pacific’s new nonstop service to Washington D.C. on September 15, 2018, the carrier has unveiled its first and newly painted Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. Sporting the airline’s iconic green and white colors as it rolls out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, the aircraft is the first of 20 A350-1000s on order. This new Airbus A350-1000 will feature eight more business class seats than its predecessor, four additional premium economy seats, as well as 42 more economy seats.

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Flydubai to operate final Bangkok flight on March 15

Come March 15, Flydubai will be operating its final nonstop flight to Bangkok. This decision comes after the airline first launched its twice-daily flights between Dubai and Bangkok in November 2016. On dropping this route, a spokesperson for the Dubai-based low-cost carrier said: “In January 2018, Flydubai announced the cancellation of flights to Bangkok and has worked to re-accommodate passengers or arrange a refund.”

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Turkish Airlines to take delivery of up to 60 Boeing 787-9s and Airbus A350s

Turkish Airlines looks set to expand its fleet of wide-body aircraft with its latest orders for up to 60 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and Airbus A350-900s. The first batch of aircraft is expected to be delivered in 2019, followed by subsequent deliveries until 2024. Currently, the airline’s fleet includes B777-300ER, A330-300, A330-200, A340-300, A321-200, A320-200, A319-132/100, B737-800, B737-700, B737-900ER, and B747-400F aircraft.

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