Aegean Airlines has announced a three-tier growth strategy for 2011 that will see it add new foreign destinations, offer more frequent flights to major existing destinations to bolster the airline’s competitive position, and operate new direct international services from Greek regional destinations to support tourism.

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After more than 30,000 votes by members of the public, Troy Bokosky’s tailfin design was chosen from among the top five finalists in the airline’s Crewmember Tailfin Design Contest as part of JetBlue’s 10th anniversary celebrations in 2010.

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The new carrier will use a fleet of 10 A320s to start services from Osaka’s Kansai International Airport in the second half of ANA’s 2011 financial year, which ends of March 31, 2012.

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Strategic Airlines will operate two daily return flights from Monday to Friday linking Gladstone and Brisbane using an Airbus A320 with eight business-class seats and 144 economy seats.

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Seasonal service to Portland International Airport will begin on May 26, while JetBlue Airways plans to begin the only nonstop service from Boston Logan to Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic on June 17.

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Air Lease Corporation has received its first new A320 ordered from Airbus and is leasing the aircraft to Air New Zealand, which has designed a special All Blacks livery for the new aircraft as part of its ‘Crazy About Rugby’ campaign.

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Virgin America has placed a firm order for 60 new Airbus A320s to be delivered starting in 2013, including 30 A320neo aircraft. Airbus says the Virgin America deal takes the total number of firm commercial-aircraft orders that the manufacturer has received throughout its history to the 10,000-aircraft mark.

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Airbus says that, should IndiGo firm up the MOU, its firm order would represent the largest-ever single firm order for mainline jets in terms of aircraft numbers. Airbus values the deal at $14.2 billion.

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The agreement is part of an order book which now totals 242 Airbus A320-family aircraft, making easyJet one of the world’s largest customers for the A320 family.

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Initially announced as a memorandum of understanding at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, the airline’s requirement for incremental A320-family aircraft is part of LAN’s growth strategy for Latin America.

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Aircraft leasing company Avolon has placed a firm order for eight Airbus A320s equipped with the new fuel-saving ‘Sharklets’ option.

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British Airways will operate Airbus A319s, A320s and A321s between Heathrow and Orly, each aircraft outfitted in two-class configuration.

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Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, has taken delivery of the first of 44 A320s the carrier has on order, becoming the newest operator of directly purchased Airbus aircraft.

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etBlue Airways is adding Anchorage, Alaska as the 65th destination in its network with the launch of seasonal daily service from Los Angeles-area Long Beach Airport to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on May 26, 2011.

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JetBlue Airways has turned its usually all-blue livery green on an Airbus A320 specially painted in the colors of the New York Jets NFL team and unveiled on October 15 at JetBlue’s Hangar 81 at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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American Airlines has agreed to codeshare on New Zealand domestic flights operated by Jetstar, Qantas’ low-cost airline group.

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Brisbane-based Strategic Aviation Group Pty Ltd has been granted new Air Operator Certificates in both the Australian and European aviation markets, developments which the company says will enable it to further its plans for Australian domestic and international services and European charter flights.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc.’s subsidiaries Continental Airlines and United Airlines are increasing their joint network between the U.S. and Mexico.

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JetBlue Airways is planning to expand its focus-city operation at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport by launching daily nonstop service to Tampa International Airport in May 2011 and adding a second daily flight on the route from June 2011.

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