In launching its p.s. service at Newark Liberty International Airport, United will re-deploy to U.S. domestic p.s. service several Boeing 757-200s it currently operates on transatlantic routes. To replace them, United will increase the number of Boeing 767s it operates on transatlantic flights.

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LATAM Airlines Group carrier TAM Airlines has launched daily service from Orlando International Airport to Brasilia on June 12 and group affiliate LAN Peru is launching daily service between Orlando and Lima on June 20.

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Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, which began selling tickets on June 11 for its routes between Los Angeles and Costa Rica’s two major international airports, is offering introductory one-way fares of $249 from Los Angeles to San José and Liberia.

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Accra, which Brussels Airlines will serve four times a week from its Brussels Airport hub with its fleet of Airbus A330s, will become the carrier’s 16th destination in West Africa. However, the carrier will stop serving Kenya’s capital Nairobi at the end of October.

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Subject to receiving the required governmental approvals, Star Alliance member ANA will introduce its new route from Narita International Airport to the Belgian capital in its 2015 winter schedule, which will begin in the fall.

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Air China will create the first direct transpacific link between Asia and Montréal when it launches non-stop service between Beijing and Montréal on September 29. Air Canada and Air China intend subsequently to form a revenue-sharing joint venture for their flights between China and Canada.

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South African Airways will launch non-stop service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport on August 3. The new service will be the only non-stop flight between Washington D.C. and Ghana.

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To mark the occasion of its first service to the United Kingdom, WestJet worked with the world’s last dedicated hand-crafted tartan mill, D.C. Dalgliesh of Selkirk in Scotland, to design a commemorative tartan in the airline’s blue-and-teal corporate colors.

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Orlando will be Southwest Airlines’ third Florida destination from Washington Reagan National Airport, where Southwest says it is now the second-largest carrier in terms of passengers carried.

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Southwest Airlines is planning to launch international service from Houston Hobby Airport to eight cities in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean this fall.

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Keflavik International Airport-based Icelandair will launch four-times-weekly service between Keflavik International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport on March 16, 2016.

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Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras is expanding its network between the U.S. and Brazil by launching scheduled service between Belo Horizonte and Orlando on November 16.

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UK long-haul charter carrier Thomas Cook Airlines has announced it will launch twice-weekly services from Manchester Airport in the UK to Los Angeles and Boston in May 2016. It will also increase service frequencies on three of its other routes to U.S. destinations from Manchester.

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With the introduction of its 2015 summer schedule, Lufthansa will serve New York JFK with its two largest aircraft types for the first time.

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JetBlue Airways has filed with the U.S. DOT its intent to serve Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport three times weekly from New York JFK from November 5. JetBlue also plans to launch seasonal weekly service from Boston Logan International Airport to Barbados, on November 7.

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Assuming it receives the required governmental approvals, Alaska Airlines will operate four weekly round-trips from Los Angeles to Costa Rica’s capital San Jose and also four round-trips to Liberia in Guanacaste province.

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Star Alliance member Air New Zealand will launch non-stop service between Auckland and Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport, a major hub for alliance partner United Airlines, in mid-December.

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The aircraft, emblazoned with an artist’s rendition of the Missouri state flag, was unveiled at a ceremony on April 15 at the Kansas City International Airport location of aircraft-maintenance company Aviation Technical Services, with which Southwest has partnered for more than 35 years.

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Finnair has begun selling tickets for its first long-haul services with the Airbus A350-900 and reveals its first long-haul destination with the type will be Shanghai. It has also detailed a series of shorter, intra-Europe A350-900 commercial flights it will operate in October before serving Shanghai.

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