In the January issue of Airliner World, we join Virgin Atlantics new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for an inaugural flight with a difference and we profile Canadas Airline of the North, First Air. We also find out how UNI Air is retaining its market-leading role in Taiwans vibrant aviation industry and hear about British carrier Thomson Airways new holiday experience.
This edition also features a pair of Africa-themed articles, including an interview with Arik Air CEO Dr Michael Arumeni-Ikhide, while we travel to Kenya and Somalia on the hunt for some of the worlds oldest Douglas DC-9s. Moving to the Middle East, we fly from Dohas new Hamad International Airport on Qatars first Airbus A380 and we provide an update on Abu Dhabis midfield terminal complex.
The latest issue incorporates our comprehensive coverage of worldwide news including details of Newcastles first scheduled transatlantic service, a major order from Delta Airlines, the launch of an Airbus A330-derived Beluga replacement and the latest on Aeroflots new low-cost subsidiary Pobeda. Finally, we have all of our regular sections covering the latest commercial aircraft acquisitions, up-to-date accident reports and developments from the world of aviation training and MROs.