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Air China Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, “Welcome on Board” event at Rome Fiumicino

Air China - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - © Jason Xu

From 1st August, the daily service Beijing-Rome is operated with the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Last Tuesday 20th September, Air China and ADR Aeroporti di Roma presented to the media the airline’s 293-seater B787-9 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the aircraft that has recently revolutionised the global air transport. The industry-leading technology of the B787 Dreamliner is creating remarkable opportunities for airlines around the world and dramatically improving the air travel experience. The B787’s unparalleled fuel efficiency and range flexibility (less fuel consumption as compared to similar aircraft, lower CO2 emission) enables carriers to profitably open new routes as well as optimize fleet and network performance.

Cabin layout

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the B787 family mid-sized jetliner; the fuselage measures 63 m from nose to tail; and the fuselage cross-section is 5,49 m wide. Air China B787-9 Dreamliner features 293 seats in a 3-class configuration: 30 Business Class seats, 34 Premium Economy Class seats and 229 Economy Class seats.

Business Class

The Business Class cabin has 30 fully-flat seats (60″ pitch, 21″ width) in a 2-2-2 layout. Each seat has a 15,6″ HD touch screen with IFE remote in the side of the seat, privacy screen, in-seat power and double USB connectors, personal reading light and mood lighting.

Air China - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Business Class Seats

Business Class seats – © MXPhotos

Air China - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Business Class Seats (Each seat can be turned into a 6’6” [198 cm] long full-flat bed)

Each Business Class seat can be turned into a 6’6” (198 cm) long full-flat bed – © MXPhotos

Economy Class – Premium Economy Class

The Economy Class cabin has 229 standard seats (34″ pitch, 18″ width) in a 3-3-3 layout and the Premium Economy cabin has 34 recliner seats (38″ pitch, 19,3″ width) in a 3-3-3 layout; each seat has an individual 11″ HD touch screen, shared power outlets in between seats and mood lighting.

Air China - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Economy Class Seats

Economy Class seats – © MXPhotos

All seats are outfitted with the world’s most state-of-the-art AVOD entertainment systems that offers 12 music channels and 8 classic movies in both Chinese and English.

Flight deck

The flight deck of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner introduces new technologies to help pilots work more efficiently and safely while maintaining significant operational commonality with previous generations of Boeing airplanes. Operational commonality is the similarity between airplanes in operating procedures, checklists, and flight crew interfaces. Commonality simplifies training and can decrease airline operating costs. To achieve operational commonality with the B777, the Boeing team worked to ensure the new airplane would in many ways “feel” like a B777, while implementing new capabilities and simplifying the flight deck.

Air China - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Flight Deck of B787-9 Dreamliner B-7878 (cn 34306/433) – The crew during the briefing before the flight back to Beijing – © MXPhotos


MXPhotos would like to thank Air China Italy and ADR Aeroporti di Roma for their cooperation – Cover photo © Jason Xu

Atlasglobal Airlines started scheduled flights from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Milan Malpensa

The thrice-weekly service will be operated on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday – The airlines’ fleet consist of 23 Airbus single aisle aircraft: 1 A319, 6 A320 and 16 A321

Atlasglobal Airlines Istanbul-Milan Inaugural Flight (Ribbon Cutting Ceremony) – Milan Malpensa, August 2016

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Gate B09, Terminal 1 – © MXPhotos

Flight schedule: Istanbul-Milan / KK 6063 / Tue, Fri, Sun* / arrival time 13:30; Milan-Istanbul / KK 6064 / Tue, Fri, Sun / departure time 15:50. *arrival time 12:40.


Ryanair launches new routes from Milan Malpensa

The Irish low-cost airline inaugurated four routes from Malpensa to London Stansted, Comiso, Bucharest and Seville – Ryanair makes a total of 28 weekly flights from Malpensa

Boeing 737-800 – Milan Malpensa, December 2015

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Milan Malpensa – © MXPhotos


LAN Airlines launches Santiago de Chile-São Paulo-Milan Malpensa route

LAN Airlines inaugurated a daily flight Santiago de Chile-São Paulo-Milan Malpensa – The service is operated with a 247-seater Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (LAN Airlines Santiago de Chile-São Paulo-Milan Inaugural Flight) – Milan Malpensa, November 2015

LAN Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at Milan Malpensa – Benefits of using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family includes less fuel consumption as compared to similar aircraft, and reducing environmental impact and CO2 emission by 20% – © MXPhotos

LATAM Airlines Group’s presence in Europe

LATAM Airlines Group currently operates five routes between South America and Europe: Madrid, Milan, London, Paris, Frankfurt and as of October 1st of this year will begin operations to Barcelona, from São Paulo. Furthermore, LAN will add three additional structural services between Santiago and Madrid as of September 2015 and TAM will strengthen its operations between São Paulo and Madrid during this year’s high season, from June 25th to September 30th.
Additionally, LAN and TAM passengers have the unique opportunity of traveling to Europe using the “Multidestination” option, which allows them to reach the continent via one city and return from a different city for a very similar price to what they would pay for a round trip to a single city.

(LATAM Press Office – MXPhotos)

Alba Star, nuovo volo Milano Malpensa-Lourdes da maggio 2016

Boeing 737-400 – Milan Malpensa, June 2014

Milano Malpensa, 22 ottobre 2015 – Alba Star, compagnia aerea spagnola a capitale privato con sede a Palma di Maiorca e la principale base operativa a Milano Malpensa, presenta il quarto aeromobile Boeing 737-400 della sua flotta e lo dedica alla città di Milano, onorando uno dei simboli più importanti e identificativi della capitale meneghina: Sant’Ambrogio.
Alla cerimonia avvenuta questa mattina presso l’aeroporto di Milano Malpensa, è intervenuto il Vicario Episcopale di Milano, Monsignor Erminio De Scalzi, che ha benedetto l’aeromobile che opererà prevalentemente collegamenti verso la città di Lourdes, la quale, dal prossimo mese di maggio, sarà collegata con due voli di linea la settimana in partenza proprio da Malpensa.
A sei anni dall’inizio della propria attività, Alba Star propone al mercato un modello di business funzionale, flessibile e assortito che prevede differenti prodotti: collegamenti nazionali e internazionali per traffico on demand, leisure e religioso, sia charter sia di linea operati con una flotta di quattro Boeing 737-400 da 170 posti in classe unica, basati in Italia e in Spagna.
A maggio 2015, Alba Star ha iniziato la propria attività di linea verso la città di Lourdes da Roma e Bergamo, che sarà integrata da maggio 2016 con il nuovo collegamento bisettimanale ogni lunedì e giovedì da Milano Malpensa.

(Ufficio Stampa Alba Star)