SIA’s new agreement with Airbus will see seven of the 63 A350-900s the carrier has on firm order upgraded to a new version called the A350-900ULR, which will have a range of up to 8,700 nautical miles and enable it to resume non-stop services linking Singapore with Los Angeles and New York.

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United Airlines plans to add daily transatlantic summer-season service on May 25 between Newark and Athens, Washington Dulles and Barcelona and Washington Dulles and Lisbon.

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Singapore Airlines expects to begin serving Amsterdam from Singapore with A350-900s by April.

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Finnair will add scheduled services to two new Asian destinations, Fukuoka in Japan and Guangzhou in China, in its summer 2016 season.

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From May 5, 2016, JetBlue Airways will operate two daily round-trips between Nashville International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport and one daily round-trip between Nashville and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.

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From May 26, Delta will operate daily service linking Minneapolis-St. Paul with Rome, as well as six weekly flights linking Detroit with Munich.

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JetBlue Airways will launch winter and early-spring seasonal service between Syracuse Hancock International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on January 13.

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The extra flights will complement Delta’s existing daily service to Tel Aviv, giving the airline a total of 11 round-trips a week on the New York-Tel Aviv route. New York-Tel Aviv is its third-largest transatlantic market, according to Delta Air Lines.

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If approved, the seasonal service would be the first transpacific service to Xi’an operated by any airline, and United Airlines would be the first U.S. carrier to serve the city, according to United.

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Finnair’s first Airbus A350-900 will start long-haul service on November 21, when the aircraft flies from Helsinki to Shanghai.

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Every jet Airbus builds on its new A320-family final assembly line at Mobile in Alabama will be delivered to a U.S. customer, according to Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president and CEO.

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Air China will launch three-times-weekly Beijing-Montreal non-stop service on September 29. According to Air China, the new route will represent the world’s first transpacific non-stop service between Asia and Montreal.

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The new routes will link Toronto Pearson International Airport with Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, and Glasgow; and Montreal Trudeau International Airport with Casablanca on Morocco’s west coast.

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The air traffic control provider which controls all air traffic movements at Sint Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport and provides approach control to five other airports in the region is seeking to extend the volume of airspace it covers.

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On October 25, Japan Airlines will launch new daily services from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Guangzhou and Shanghai and will add a second daily round-trip from Haneda to Beijing. However, on the same day it will drop its Tokyo Narita-Guangzhou service and one of two daily Narita-Beijing round-trips.

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The New York-based airline is planning to operate five round-trips a week on its New York JFK-Palm Springs route, JetBlue offering flights every day from Thursday through Monday from January 14 through May 1, 2016.

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Japan Airlines, which has served Dallas/Fort Worth from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport in the past, is relaunching service on the route on November 30.

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Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21, the Princess Juliana International Airport franchise of Domino’s Pizza and Winair collaborated to deliver straight-from-the-oven pizzas to eight countries and island territories in the Northeast Caribbean in just 45 minutes.

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Finnair is opening new routes from Helsinki to Edinburgh, Billund, Pula and Svalbard for its summer 2016 timetable. In addition, in summer 2016 Finnair will replace with scheduled services its previous charter flights to the Greek islands of Zakynthos, Skiathos, Santorini, Mytilene and Preveza.

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