The manufacturer announced the launch of the A330neo program on July 14 at the Farnborough Airshow International 2014.

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According to Delta, completion of the installations in all its international-service widebodies makes it the only U.S. carrier to offer flat-bed seats and direct aisle access in the business class cabins on all its overseas long-haul flights.

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Argentina’s flagship carrier will deploy its new Airbus A330-200 widebody jets on its medium- and long-haul routes from its hub at Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini International Airport to destinations throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States.

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Algeria’s flag carrier Air Algérie has signed a memorandum of understanding for three more new Airbus A330-200 passenger aircraft, to help fuel the carrier’s continued growth plans.

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Subject to government approval, Delta Air Lines plans to launch new daily non-stop services from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport on June 2 and June 16, 2014, respectively.

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Airbus has handed over the 1,000th A330, an A330-300 powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, to Cathay Pacific Airways at a ceremony in Toulouse on July 19.

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Brussels Airlines began non-stop flights between Brussels and Washington, D.C. on June 18, with promising signs for the success of the new service. Flights in both directions on the first day were full and advance bookings for the five-days-a-week service are very strong, some even sold out.

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Brussels Airlines will begin non-stop service on June 18 from Brussels to Washington, D.C. its second U.S. destination in little more than a year, part of a concerted long-haul expansion strategy. The airline says it picked Washington D.C. for its second transatlantic route because of the large market demand for flights between the U.S. and European capitals.

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Hawaiian Airlines plans to launch non-stop service between Honolulu and China’s capital Beijing in April 2014, pending approvals by U.S. and Chinese regulatory agencies. However, Hawaiian will discontinue its under-performing non-stop Manila service this summer, its last outbound flight on the route leaving Honolulu on July 31.

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Although the carrier will officially adopt the ‘Fiji Airways’ brand in June, the aircraft will begin commercial services on April 2. The Airbus A330-200 was officially accepted by Nick Caine, Air Pacific’s chief financial officer, at Airbus’ delivery center in Toulouse on March 15.

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China’s Hainan Airlines plans to begin non-stop, four-times-weekly service from Chicago to Beijing on September 3, 2013.

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Etihad Airways will launch daily service between Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, on May 15. As part of an expanded codeshare agreement between Etihad Airways and Dutch national carrier KLM, the new service will carry KLM’s ‘KL’ flight code.

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Hawaiian Airlines is planning to launch non-stop service between Taiwan’s capital Taipei and Honolulu in July 2013. Taipei will be the ninth new gateway that Hawaiian has introduced since November 2010.

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Airbus has moved to improve the A330-300 and A330-200 by offering a 242-metric-tonne maximum take-off weight capability for both models and, for the larger A330-300, an increased fuel-capacity option.

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Canadian holiday travel airline Air Transat is marking on November 14 the 25th anniversary of its inaugural flight. On November 14, 1987, an Air Transat Lockheed L-1011 TriStar with 360 passengers aboard took off from Montreal for Acapulco.

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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has signed a firm order for two additional Airbus A330-200 passenger aircraft as part of the carrier’s continued growth plans. The airline has also converted previous orders for seven A320s to the larger A321 model.

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AviancaTaca took delivery of its 100th aircraft from Airbus on September 17 in Toulouse, when Avianca accepted its ninth new A330-200 from the manufacturer.

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The Qantas Group is restructuring its Boeing 787-9 delivery schedule and canceling orders for 35 Boeing 787-9s as part of its five-year turnaround plan for the company’s loss-making Qantas International division.

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Ho Chi Minh City will become Etihad Airways’ sixth destination within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region, joining Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore.

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