Korean renews inflight Wi-Fi plans
First announced in early 2019, Korean Air is finally ready to activate its in-flight WiFi service. The airline confirmed this week that the 737 MAX fleet will be connected on international routes as of 1 June 2023.
SmartSky certified on Falcon 2000; Lear 60 in the works
SmartSky's in-flight internet hardware is now certified for installation on the Dassault Falcon 2000EX business jet. And a Lear 60 is in the works.
Bombardier makes inflight internet standard on the Challenger 3500
Inflight internet service is now a standard offering for business jet customers. Buyers of the Challenger 3500 will find that the aircraft comes with Iridium Certus hardware on board.
Ryanair signs largest ever order for Boeing’s largest 737 MAX
Millions of travelers will fly with Ryanair on Boeing 737 MAX 10 planes in the decades ahead. The two companies (finally) confirmed a massive order for the new planes – 150 firm and another 150 options – with deliveries stretching through 2033.
International First Class is Back, Baby!
For the first since joining Lufthansa Group, Carsten Spohr is bullish on the front cabin. How long can this last?
Airlines Boost First Class Flights With Suites, Personal Chefs
Almost no one flies in these seats, but they still draw all the excitement. Airlines are reinvigorating first class as deep-pocketed customers embrace travel again, taking luxury to new heights up in the sky.
Other Industry News
Avianca Drops Viva Air Merger
Colombia's flagship airline Avianca is backing down from a merger with Viva Air, blaming conditions set by the country's aviation regulator.
Delta Leads Push for More Long-Distance Flights From Reagan National
Delta continues efforts to rewrite airport access rules, this time hoping Congress will grant it access to more long-haul operations at DCA.
Vertical Aerospace Delays Type Certification Target For VX4 eVTOL Aircraft to Late 2026
The road to eVTOL is a rough one, and early promises of quick certification are starting to evaporate. Yes, the industry can eventually deliver these aircraft. But which players will survive that journey??