Alaska Airlines to Launch San Diego-Baltimore Service

Baltimore will be the fourth East Coast destination added by Alaska from its Southern California focus city of San Diego since 2012.

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Aer Lingus to Serve Miami from September 2017

Irish carrier Aer Lingus has announced it will launch the first-ever service between Dublin and Miami International Airport on September 1, 2017.

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San Diego to Be JetBlue’s Next Destination for Mint Premium-Class Service

JetBlue Airways will launch daily Mint service between its primary hub at New York JFK and San Diego International Airport on August 15, 2017.

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United Airlines Takes Over Republic Order for 24 Embraer 175s

United Airlines has signed a firm purchase contract for 24 Embraer 175 regional jets. This order represents a transfer of 24 Embraer 175s previously ordered by Republic Airways Holdings and currently in Embraer’s backlog.

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Synergy Aerospace Orders ATRs for New Argentine Carrier and Announces Aeromar Investment

South American airline holding company Synergy Aerospace has placed a firm order for 12 ATR 72-600s and taken options on six more. The aircraft are to be operated by the group’s new subsidiary in Argentina, Avian Líneas Aéreas, which will be branded as Avianca Argentina under a license agreement.

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Mexico’s Aeromar Orders Eight ATR 600-Series Turboprops, Options Six More

Mexican carrier Aeromar has placed a firm order for six ATR 72-600 and two ATR 42-600 turboprop regional airliners.

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Delta Plans Atlanta-Seoul Service from 2017, with Expanded Korean Air Codeshare

The service will be operated by 291-seat Boeing 777-200LRs, each configured with 37 Delta One business class seats, 36 Delta Comfort+ seats and 218 Main Cabin seats.

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AirAsia Takes Delivery of Its First A320neo

This aircraft is the 17th A320neo delivered to date. It is also the first CFM International LEAP-1A powered A320neo to be delivered to a customer in Southeast Asia and the second worldwide.

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Uzbekistan Airways Takes Delivery of Its First Boeing 787

The flag carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan Airways becomes the 66th operator of the Boeing 787. It has another 787-8 on order.

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ANA Takes Delivery of Its 50th Boeing 787

The milestone means ANA becomes the world’s first airline to operate 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

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Saudi Arabian Airlines Receives Its First A330-300 Regional

Saudi Arabia’s national carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 20 Airbus A330-300 Regional jets it has on order, making it the launch customer for this new member of the A330 family.

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Ethiopian Airlines to Operate A350-900s on Addis Ababa-London Heathrow Route

The new service will coincide with or immediately follow Ethiopian’s acceptance of the second of 14 A350-900s it has ordered from Airbus.

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Ethiopian’s Staff Claims World Record as Carrier’s First A350-900 is Delivered

To celebrate the arrival of its first A350-900, Ethiopian’s employees have applied for a new Guinness World Record for making the largest-ever image of an aircraft consisting of a crowd of human beings.

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WestJet Orders Nine More Bombardier Q400s for WestJet Encore

The aircraft are scheduled for delivery to WestJet Encore, WestJet’s regional airline wing, between April 2017 and June 2018.

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Johannesburg to Be SIA’s Second A350-900 Long-Haul Destination

Singapore Airlines will initially deploy A350-900s on the Singapore-Johannesburg route on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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The national flag carrier is the first airline in China to have a 787-9 enter into service.

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Through its TAP Express regional brand, TAP Portugal has become an operator of Embraer’s E-Jets family. TAP is operating nine used Embraer 190s, making it the first Portuguese operator of Embraer E-Jets.

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The first of two Boeing 787-8s ordered by Air Austral in 2015 will touch down at Roland Garros Airport in Saint-Marie on La Réunion on May 25, following a 10,500-mile (16,898-kilometer) delivery flight, via Paris, from Paine Field in Everett, Washington.

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According to Boeing, Vietjet’s order is the largest single purchase of commercial aircraft in Vietnam’s history.

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