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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Delta Air Lines plans to begin daily non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport on December 16, pending U.S. Department of Transportation and Chinese government approval.

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Caribbean Aviation: New Life in Paradise

We interview Cdr. Bud Slabbaert on his remarkable initiative to create positive change, consensus and cooperation among aviation, tourism and government stakeholders in many Caribbean nations, in order to drive new air transport links and new economic growth throughout the entire region.

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Silver Airways is launching twice-weekly non-stop service between Jacksonville and Nassau on May 28.

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TAP Portugal will launch new daily non-stop service to Lisbon from both Boston Logan International Airport and New York JFK, in June and July respectively.

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Using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets operated by a partner regional airline, Brussels Airlines will launch 12-times-weekly service between Brussels and the French port city of Nantes on June 14.

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In extending its bookable flight schedule through November 4, Southwest Airlines has announced it is launching six new U.S. domestic routes and one new international route on August 7.

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Lufthansa has announced that its first 10 Airbus A350-900s will be based at Munich Airport, the airline’s second-largest hub, and will begin operating long-haul commercial services from there in January 2017.

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Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, will launch twice-weekly service on April 2 to Vava’u, the northern island group of the Pacific nation of Tonga, from its hub at Nadi International Airport on the Fijian island of Viti Levu.

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TAM will initially offer three São Paulo-New York round-trips each week with A350-900s, later increasing its A350-900 utilization on the service to a daily round-trip.

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JetBlue Airways is launching daily, non-stop, year-round service between Buffalo Niagara International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport on June 16.

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By the end of June Ethiopian expects once again to provide a link between New York and Africa, by launching a new three-times-weekly, one-stop service linking Addis Ababa with New York JFK via an intermediate stop in both directions at Lomé, the capital of Togo and the main base of its partner ASky Airlines.

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Iceland-based ultra-low-cost carrier Wow Air has confirmed it will launch scheduled services from Keflavik International Airport to Los Angeles and Los Angeles and San Francisco in June. Wow Air intends to offer one-hour connections at Keflavik to and from its Europe flights.

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Etihad Airways will replace leased Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ERs on its Abu Dhabi-San Francisco route with its own 777-200LRs, and Jet Airways 777-300ERs on its Abu Dhabi-New York JFK route with its own 777-300ERs.

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Silver Airways will apply to the U.S. Department of Transportation to serve most, if not all, of the 10 Cuba destinations approved under the new bilateral agreement between Cuba and the U.S. Meanwhile, its board has begun evaluating a range of strategic growth and investment options for the airline.

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Brussels Airlines is strengthening its long-haul network, in a move that will see it add two more Airbus A330s to its fleet within the next 15 months.

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Air France has announced two new international routes beginning in the first six months of 2016, one of which will see the carrier resurrecting the New York-Paris Orly route it first operated with jets in 1960.

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The carrier will begin operating the two new routes from Philadelphia on April 29.

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Air China will extend its existing Beijing-Montreal service on to Havana on a one-stop basis from December 27.

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