Flights are initially being operated on Wednesdays and Fridays, using a Boeing 757 configured in a dual-class layout seating 16 in business class and 150 in economy class.

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Delta Air Lines is introducing flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabins of all its transcontinental flights linking New York with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle from March.

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US Airways is resuming daily seasonal service from its international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport to Shannon Airport in western Ireland on May 22, after a hiatus of nearly four years.

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American Airlines plans to launch service to new markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America in 2013. On February 14, American will also add four new domestic routes, through its regional-airline affiliates American Eagle and ExpressJet.

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United plans to offer five-times-weekly seasonal service between Chicago O’Hare and Shannon Airport in Ireland from June 6 to August 26, 2013. The airline will also begin operating a third daily service between Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and London Heathrow from March 30.

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Flights to Anchorage will begin on May 15 with non-stop seasonal service from Iceland twice a week through mid-September 2013. In 2013 Icelandair will also operate four round-trips a week to Zurich and two round-trips a week to St. Petersburg, on a summer-season basis.

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U.S. carrier Allegiant Air will begin operating used Airbus A319s in the second quarter of 2013, giving the ultra-low-cost airline a third type – along with the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and the Boeing 757 – for its fast-growing fleet.

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American Airlines plans to launch four-times-weekly, non-stop service between Miami International Airport and Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Paraguay’s capital Asunción on November 15.

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This summer US Airways is offering daily, seasonal service to Barcelona, Athens, Glasgow, Venice and Lisbon from its hub at Philadelphia. The carrier will also add daily, seasonal service from US Airways’ hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Dublin, Madrid and Rome.

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American Airlines is launching daily service between Miami International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on June 14.

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American Airlines is launching daily, non-stop Boeing 757 service between Washington Reagan National Airport and Los Angeles International Airport on June 14.

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With the reconfiguration, the aircraft have 16 flat-bed seats in BusinessFirst, 45 seats in Economy Plus and 108 in Economy. The 757-200 reconfiguration project, which began in late November, outfitted 41 aircraft with a total of 1,845 Economy Plus seats.

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Beginning November 18, American Airlines will add three more flights each week between John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetia in Caracas.

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Air Astana is planning to boost frequencies on its scheduled services from Almaty to Bangkok, Delhi and Kuala Lumpur from December. It will also launch a new twice-weekly nonstop service linking Almaty with Hong Kong in February 2012 and a winter-season-only service between Almaty and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam in October 2012.

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After experiencing substantial growth and success in the freight-forwarding industry, National decided to acquire its own airline. In 2006, National acquired Murray Air and re-branded it as National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo Holdings.

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The carrier will fly the route three times a week in the winter season from October 7 until March 23, 2012.

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Allegiant Air is launching twice-weekly nonstop service between Lexington, Kentucky and Las Vegas on November 16, using Boeing 757-200s.

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National Airlines has begun U.S. interstate and foreign charter passenger service with a Boeing 757-200, having completed FAA certification and received authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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