United Airlines has placed a new order for 25 Boeing 737-700s, in addition to its January 21 order for 40 of the type. It also will convert 787 orders originally anticipated for delivery in 2020 and beyond into orders for four 777-300ERs and five 787-9s, for delivery beginning in 2017.

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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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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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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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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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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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AeroMexico is launching daily service between Mexico City and Toronto on May 4. Toronto will become AeroMexico’s second destination in Canada, the carrier already serving Montréal.

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United Airlines is launching new daily service between Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and Santiago de Chile on December 7, offering the only non-stop service between the airline’s principal Latin American gateway and the Chilean capital.

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AeroMexico is launching daily service between Mexico City and Panama’s capital Panama City on May 14. Panama City will become the Mexican airline’s 16th destination in Latin America, according to AeroMexico.

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Ruili Airlines is a newly established, privately owned carrier based at Kunming Changshui International Airport, which serves Kunming, the capital city of China’s Yunnan province.

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Daily non-stop flights to Glasgow Airport from Halifax in Nova Scotia begin on May 29 and continue through October 23. WestJet will also offer one-stop, same-aircraft service from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Glasgow, via Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

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WestJet will launch transatlantic service for the first time next June, subject to the airline receiving the requisite government approvals. The carrier plans to operate seasonal daily service from St. John’s in Newfoundland to Dublin from June 15 to October 5, 2014.

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Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines is launching four-times-weekly service between Panama City and Tampa on December 16.

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Southwest and SeaWorld unveiled the aircraft at a ceremony on June 20 at Orlando International Airport featuring real penguins, Southwest and SeaWorld employees and community members. The specially painted Boeing 737-700, filled with Southwest and SeaWorld employees, also made stops in two other SeaWorld cities, San Antonio and San Diego.

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Brazilian carrier GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. is considering opening a new route between Brazil and Nigeria. GOL says the new flight would be operated by aircraft from its existing fleet of Boeing 737NG single-aisle jets.

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Copa Airlines will offer the first non-stop scheduled flight from Boston Logan International Airport to Latin America when the Star Alliance member begins daily service from Boston to Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport on July 10.

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Boeing has delivered the 7,370th 737 to come off the production line. The milestone aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 for Indonesia-based Lion Air, was delivered on November 5.

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Boeing Business Jets set a new world record for “Speed Over a Recognized Course” on September 16, when a BBJ flew non-stop from Los Angeles to Auckland in New Zealand for installation of its VIP interior.

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Dublin-based aircraft leasing company AWAS has delivered the second of two planned Boeing 737-700 passenger jets to Enerjet, a passenger charter operator in Canada.

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