On behalf of Alaska Airlines, SkyWest Airlines will launch three-times daily service linking San Diego with Sacramento, and Burbank with San José, on March 16, 2017. SkyWest Airlines will operate Embraer 175 regional jets on the routes.

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The contract firms up a memorandum of understanding PAL signed with Airbus for the A350-900s on February 17, during the Singapore Airshow.

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Airbus and the carrier waited a day to announce China Eastern’s A350-900 publicly because on April 28 the airline announced an order for 15 Boeing 787-9s which it had placed at the same time as its Airbus order.

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The airline’s latest A321-200 order makes it apparent that, along with the Boeing 737-900ER, Delta will use the type to replace the Boeing 757s and MD-88s it now uses on its domestic network.

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Air Côte D’Ivoire, the national airline of Ivory Coast, has signed a firm order for two Airbus A320neos and two A320s.

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JetBlue Airways will launch six-times-a-day service on weekdays between Boston Logan International Airport and New York LaGuardia Airport on October 31. The airline will also offer two LaGuardia-Boston Logan round-trips on Saturdays and three round-trips on Sundays.

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According to Boeing, China Eastern plans to operate its new 787-9s on routes linking China with North America and Europe, bolstering its competitiveness in the international long-haul market.

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Its C Series order means that Delta will no longer induct used Embraer 190s into its fleet as previously planned, according to the airline.

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Air Canada is launching three-times-weekly seasonal Vancouver-Delhi service on October 20.

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Norwegian Group’s Irish subsidiary has been blocked for years from obtaining approval to serve the U.S. from Europe by protectionist lobbying by transatlantic airline joint ventures among U.S. and European Union-based carriers.

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Ethiopian Airlines will launch three-times-weekly scheduled service to Newark Liberty International Airport from Addis Ababa, via Lomé in Togo, on July 3. Ethiopian had announced in January that it would resume service to the New York metropolitan area in July but said it planned to serve New York JFK.

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The next tranche of routes will bring the Mint service to four cities for the first time – Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, San Diego and Seattle – while also increasing customer options from New York JFK, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Deliveries of Embraer 175s to Horizon Air will start in the second quarter of 2017 and the aircraft will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines, Horizon’s Air’s sibling mainline carrier.

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Latvian carrier airBaltic has firmed options on seven Bombardier CS300 jets, bringing to 20 aircraft its total firm order for the type.

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The twice-weekly seasonal service, which KLM will launch on May 4 and which will be in addition to KLM’s daily, year-round Amsterdam-San Francisco service operated by 747-400s, will mark KLM’s first deployment of 787-9s on a route to the United States.

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TAP Portugal has signed an agreement with Airbus to be the first operator of the new A330neo widebody. As a result, TAP Portugal also will be the launch carrier for the Airspace by Airbus cabin brand in the A330neo.

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Business-jet operator JetSuite has launched a new, California-based public charter service called JetSuiteX, which will operate 10 used, refurbished 30-seat Embraer ERJ-135 regional jets acquired from the manufacturer.

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Cathay Pacific Airways’ first A350 performed its first flight on March 24, taking off from Toulouse Blagnac Airport and later landing back at the same airport, where Airbus’ widebody final-assembly lines are located.

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Named ‘Magritte’, the A320 is the second in a series of theme-liveried aircraft Brussels Airlines is planning to commemorate Belgian cultural icons.

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