The FAA has restored a Category 1 rating to India under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment program. The restored Category 1 rating permits India’s airlines to add new flights to the United States using their own aircraft and also to carry the flight codes of U.S. carriers on their flights.

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JetBlue Airways has named Albany International Airport in New York State as a new destination and will begin operating daily services from there to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Orlando International Airport in Florida on December 10.

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Subject to receiving the required governmental approvals, Delta Air Lines will expand its network in Latin America by launching services from its Atlanta hub to the Colombian cities of Medellin and Cartagena on December 19.

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AeroMexico will operate four round-trips a week between Mexico City and Ontario and three a week between Mexico City and Sacramento.

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Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways have announced that their transatlantic joint-venture partnership will add six new transatlantic services between the U.S. and the UK for the summer 2015 season.

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Volaris, which claims already to have the most extensive cross-border route network of any carrier serving Mexico and the U.S., is launching three-times-weekly service between Guadalajara and New York JFK on July 15.

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Air China has announced two moves which would considerably increase its presence on routes between China and the two largest nations of Australasia, Australia and New Zealand.

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On behalf of Alaska Airlines, its sister regional carrier Horizon Air will begin twice-daily non-stop service between Boise in Idaho and Spokane in Washington on August 24.

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The Hon. Benito Bergzon, Jr., undersecretary of the Department of Tourism of the Philippines, says PAL’s new Manila-New York route is of particular importance in potentially increasing foreign-visitor arrivals to the Pacific Rim nation.

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According to Air China, its new four-times-weekly service starting on May 1 will represent the only direct route linking China with Belarus and Hungary.

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The arrival of a Boeing 777-300ER at New York JFK early on March 16 heralded the return of Philippine Airlines service to New York City, 18 years after the carrier ended its brief and unsuccessful first attempt to serve America’s largest metropolitan area.

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JetBlue Airways has announced its new twice-daily service between Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport will begin on November 12.

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ECAir, the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, is launching scheduled Brazzaville-Bamako-Dakar service on March 22 as part of a network expansion effort within Africa.

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JetBlue Airways will offer its premium Mint service this coming winter on its routes from New York JFK to Barbados and Aruba, two of its most popular Caribbean routes.

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Etihad Airways is introducing the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily Abu Dhabi-Washington Dulles service from March 15, marking the U.S. debut of its new First, Business and Economy class products.

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From April 5, SkyTeam Alliance member AeroMexico will operate four round-trips a week on the Mexico City-Los Angeles route with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

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Alaska Airlines’ planned year-round Orange County-Puerto Vallarta service would operate three times a week and its planned Orange County-Los Cabos non-stops would operate four times each week.

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Austrian Airlines is adding two tourist destinations to its 2015 network, Mahon on the Mediterranean island of Menorca and Miami in Florida.

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Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is offering an introductory one-way fare of $199 for tickets purchased by March 9 for travel on Mondays and Thursdays between April 15 and June 6, 2015.

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