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United Airlines Announces Fleet Update

United Airlines Announces Fleet Update

CHICAGO, July 16, 2018 - United Airlines (UAL) today announced orders to purchase 25 new Embraer E-175 and 4 new Boeing 787-9 aircraft. United expects to take delivery of the Embraer E-175 aircraft in 2019 and expects to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9 aircraft in 2020.

The 25 new E-175 aircraft will replace 25 CRJ-700 aircraft currently being flown by our United Express partners. These new E-175 purchases will allow United to offer a more comfortable and efficient aircraft to its customers.

The new 787-9 aircraft are part of United's widebody fleet replacement strategy. The 787-9 is the longest-range version of the aircraft, while using 20 percent less fuel than older-generation aircraft. It will offer the airline's all-new United Polaris business class seats and other modern amenities to provide a superior onboard experience to United's customers.

"These new 787 aircraft are another step in our widebody replacement strategy, and we will continue to roll out new announcements in the future as we implement our comprehensive fleet plan," said Gerry Laderman, United's senior vice president of finance and acting chief financial officer. "The new E-175 aircraft will provide our customers with a superior product that offers the latest in onboard amenities and comfort and will be a terrific addition to our fleet."

Today's announcement does not change UAL's previous adjusted capital expenditure guidance. The company will continue to evaluate opportunities to purchase used aircraft.

Source: united newsroom

Aeroflot retains title as Europe’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards

Aeroflot retains title as Europe’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards

Moscow, 2 July 2018 – For the second year in a row Aeroflot has won two categories at the prestigious World Travel Awards: Europe’s Leading Airline and Europe’s Leading Airline – Business Class. In addition, this year for the first time Aeroflot took the title of Europe’s Leading Airline to Asia.

Known unofficially as the Oscars of the tourism industry, the World Travel Awards for Europe took place on 30 June at the Zappeion Megaron Hall in Athens, one of the main attractions in the Greek capital.

The World Travel Awards honour leading representatives of the travel, hospitality and civil aviation industries. Throughout the year, prizes are awarded on a regional, national and global level. Winners are determined via online voting, with hundreds of thousands of professionals and millions of travellers taking part. The main criteria for evaluation are product quality and level of service.

The World Travel Award for Europe’s Leading Airline was established last year and was immediately awarded to Aeroflot, which took the prize again this year. This confirms the position of Russia’s flag carrier as a leading global airline in terms of quality of service and the degree of comfort afforded by its business class.

In addition, Aeroflot received recognition as the leading airline for transit between Europe and Asia. In the battle for the title as the leading European airline on this transcontinental route, considered among the most competitive in global aviation, Aeroflot has eclipsed one of the most influential global air carriers, British Airways.

Aeroflot CEO Aeroflot Vitaly Saveliev commented: “Our victory in three prestigious categories in the World Travel Awards is a remarkable result, and a confirmation of our position amongst the elite of the global industry. We are proud of all the prizes that we have received, and particularly of the new title of Europe’s Leading Airline to Asia. Transit between Europe and Asia is one of the most free and competitive routes in the air travel market. You can only win in this category if you have powerful potential and a strong will, as there is no external support. Further development of this market will continue to be one of the main drivers of growth for Aeroflot. We are making the world more accessible for Russians. But Russia, her economic potential, cultural values and natural beauty are now also more open and accessible for the whole world.”

It is not the first time this year that Aeroflot has confirmed its position as one of Europe’s leading airlines. The carrier was recognised as the leading European airline for the second year in a row by users of TripAdvisor, the largest travel site worldwide. Based on the opinions of TripAdvisor users, Aeroflot received the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award as the leading major airline in Europe, and in a further three categories: Travellers’ Choice Award Premium Economy in Europe, Best Business Class in Europe and Best Airline in Russia.

Source: Aeroflot news

Lucky Air: Colourful Yunnan

Lucky Air: Colourful Yunnan

 

Colourful Yunnan

Yunnan, means “Colourful Cloud Appears in the South” in Chinese. Located in southwest border of China, has the capital city of Kunming, and it is among the birthplaces of important human civilizations. Yuanmou Man of 1.7 million years ago, is the earliest human found in China and Asia up to this date.

With the population of over 46 million, Yunnan has 8 provincial cities and 8 minority autonomous prefectures under its jurisdiction. Yunnan borders on 4 provinces of China, namely Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Tibet and 3 countries, namely Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam.

Yunnan has an average altitude of 2,000 meters and a temperate tropical plateau monsoon climate, with distinctive dry and rainy seasons and drastic changes in climatic conditions. Much of the province lies within the subtropical highland (Köppen Cwb) or humid subtropical zone (Cwa), with an annual average temperature between 4-24C, which much of regions is around 15C. Therefore, winter in Yunnan will not be very hot and winter in Yunnan is never too cold.

Yunnan is inhabited by more than 26 ethnic groups such as the Han, Dai, Bai, Yi, and Hani, making it the province with the most nationalities in China. Each ethnic minority has its unique, colorful customs.

A world of mountains and hometown to rivers, Yunnan is a museum of natural wonders. Magnificent snow mountain glaciers, the world’s natural heritage Three Parallel Rivers, the world’s cultural heritage the Old Town of Lijiang, mysterious Shangri-la also known as Lost of Horizon, romantic Dali, the beautiful Xishuangbanna, a land of idyllic beauty named Bamei and a world’s natural heritage named Hani terrace in Puzhehei, the golden waves of rape flowers grow on the Karst peak clusters in Luoping, the spring city Kunming, the world’s natural heritage – a geological park Stone Forest, Yunnan has so much to offer with its miraculous and stunning natural scenery.

About Lucky Air

Lucky Air operates direct non-stop flights to Kunming from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kota Kinabalu and Lijiang from Kuala Lumpur, connect to more than 70 domestic cities in 30 provinces in China. Lucky Air also operates 20 international routes in 7 countries covering Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Philippines, Russia & Japan.

Lucky Air, is a low-cost carrier base in Kunming. It is a subsidiary of Hainan airlines (HNA) Group jointly developed with the Yunnan State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Yunnan Provincial People's Government (Yunnan SASAC).

Lucky Air has 5 operating bases: Kunming & Lijiang in Yunnan, Chengdu & Mianyang in Sichuan and Zhengzhou in Henan. Lucky Air own a total fleet of 45 aircrafts consists of A319/320, B737-700/800 & A330 with an average age fleet of 4.5 years. Lucky Air is an IATA airline and certified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Safety Audit.

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Philippine Airlines: Official Airline Carrier of Team Pacquiao

Philippine Airlines: Official Airline Carrier of Team Pacquiao

 

Philippine Airlines is proud to be the Official Airline of

Team Manny Pacquiao in his fight against Lucas Matthysse

for WBA Welterweight Championship in Kuala Lumpur

on July 15, 2018.

 

And as a treat to our loyal Philippine Airlines passengers,

you may avail of a 20% discount on the fight tickets.

 

Just log in to:

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TICKET&codes=FCM18&sortBy=3

 

You may also avail of the 10% discount when you present your

boarding pass when purchasing tickets on the day of the fight.

 

For Inquiries, you may get in touch with our office at

+603 2141 0767 / KULSMPR@pacificworld.travel

to claim the Promo code

 

 

 

Aeroflot takes delivery of its 45th Sukhoi Superjet 100

Aeroflot takes delivery of its 45th Sukhoi Superjet 100

Moscow, 4 July 2018 - Aeroflot has taken delivery of its 45th Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100). The aircraft, with the registration number RA-89113, is named in honour of the legendary Soviet pilot Alexey Maresyev. The Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100 is configured with 12 seats in business class and 75 seats in economy class. The new SSJ100 will start operating on Aeroflot routes in the coming weeks.

The name Alexey Maresyev is inscribed in Russian history thanks to the courage shown by the pilot during the Great Patriotic War. As a result of a serious injury received on the front, A.Maresyev had both his legs amputated, but the legendary pilot returned to the front and continued to fight bravely for Russia. For his services he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union. His example became the prototype for the main character of "The Story of a Real Man" by Boris Polevoy.

Aeroflot understands the importance of supporting Russian manufacturing and is currently the largest operator of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. The airline plans to expand its fleet of SSJ 100 aircraft, bringing the total number to 50. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 planes will operate flights on Aeroflot routes within Russia, CIS countries and also to a number of European countries.

Source: Aeroflot news