The Australian-owned international carrier will operate Brisbane-Townsville-Denpasar services twice a week, adding to the weekly Brisbane-Port Hedland-Denpasar service it began on August 3.

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The carrier intends to launch daily, year-round service to Providenciales International Airport from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport from February 17 and seasonal, Saturday-only service beginning February 19 from Boston Logan International.

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Already claiming to carry the most customers to the most nonstop destinations from Boston, JetBlue numbers Phoenix as its 38th nonstop destination from Logan.

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Virgin America will begin nonstop service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Los Angeles and San Francisco, beginning in December.

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In October, Etihad Airways will introduce two Airbus A320s with single cabins configured to carry 162 passengers and the airline has plans in place to expand its all-economy fleet to 10 A320s.

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Pantanal Linhas Aéreas, the small regional carrier purchased late last year by Brazil’s largest airline, TAM Airlines, is sharply expanding its route network and adding three Airbus A320-family aircraft to supplement its fleet of five ATR 42 turboprops.

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Fast-growing Virgin America has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Airbus at the Farnborough International Air Show for 40 A320s, potentially taking its all-A320-family fleet to 90 aircraft.

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LAN Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding at the Farnborough International Airshow to order 50 new Airbus A320-family aircraft. The commitment includes 10 A321s, a new aircraft type for LAN.

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On the first morning of the Farnborough International Airshow 2010, on July 19, Airbus announced orders for a total of 111 A320-family aircraft from two leasing companies.

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Uzbekistan’s national carrier Uzbekistan Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 at a welcoming ceremony in Tashkent attended by government officials, Uzbekistan Airways’ management and Airbus representatives.

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TAM Airlines, Airbus’ biggest customer in the southern hemisphere and Brazil’s largest airline, has ordered 20 more Airbus A320-family jets and five A350-900s. The deal brings TAM Airlines’ total Airbus orders to 176 aircraft.

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Cebu Pacific Air of the Philippines has placed a firm order for seven more Airbus A320s, increasing its A320 order backlog to 22.

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JetBlue Airways is adding Hartford, Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport as a new destination on November 17. On that date the carrier will launch twice-daily nonstop service with Airbus A320s from Bradley to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Orlando International Airport.

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Etihad Airways plans to begin scheduled service from Abu Dhabi to Baghdad on April 26, becoming the first airline based in the United Arab Emirates to serve Iraq. Etihad also plans to serve Erbil in Iraq in June.

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From July 1, JetBlue Airways is doubling its daily schedule between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, increasing the schedule from two to four daily round-trips.

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The main shareholders of Greek airlines Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air have agreed a merger which, if the deal is permitted by the European Commission, would result in the formation of a new company to be listed on the Athens Exchange.

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JetBlue Airways is celebrating its 10th anniversary of operations with a specially painted Airbus A320, featuring a unique 10-themed livery to signify the carrier’s entry into its second decade.

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Latin American airline group LAN Airlines S.A. and its subsidiaries has signed a contract to order 30 Airbus A320-family aircraft, to be delivered between 2011 and 2016.

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In what otherwise has been a fairly quiet major trade air show for commercial-jet orders, a firm order for two super-jumbo A380s leads a list of four Airbus deals announced at the Dubai Airshow 2009 on November 16 and November 17.

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