The A350s and A330s are slated for Iberia’s fleet modernization and to open new long-haul routes, and the A320neos will be allocated to the group’s airlines for fleet replacement, according to Airbus.

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Announcing the order on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014, Airbus said the 20 A320neo-family aircraft are currently intended to replace 21 aircraft in British Airways’ short-haul fleet.

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The codeshare will initially cover nearly all of the two carriers’ transatlantic flights. Customers now have access to British Airways flights to London from 21 U.S. destinations, and British Airways is codesharing on US Airways’ flights to Charlotte and Philadelphia from 17 European destinations.

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US Airways brings 28 transatlantic routes to the oneworld members’ joint business, including non-stop services from the United States to 18 European destinations. Munich, Athens and Amsterdam are three of them.

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The Embraer 190 firm order will be included in Embraer’s 2013 fourth quarter backlog. BA CityFlyer will operate the aircraft from its main operating base at London City Airport.

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Subject to shareholder approval, the deal is part of a wider IAG agreement for a total of up to 220 Airbus A320-family aircraft.

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British Airways has become the 10th operator to receive an Airbus A380, after taking delivery of the first of 12 aircraft on order.

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Finnair has joined the transatlantic joint business founded by fellow oneworld alliance members American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. On July 1, Finnair also announced its intention to join the joint business agreement between oneworld members Japan Airlines and British Airways on traffic between Japan and Europe.

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BA’s first Boeing 787-8 departed Paine Field in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, June 26, arriving at London Heathrow Airport on June 27 at 12:10 pm local time.

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By June 20 at the 2013 Paris Air Show, Boeing has won orders and commitments for 442 commercial aircraft in transactions which the manufacturer values at more than $66 billion at list prices.

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Customer launch commitments for the Boeing 787-10 include Air Lease Corporation, with 30 aircraft; GE Capital Aviation Services, with 10; International Airlines Group/British Airways, with 12 subject to shareholder approval; Singapore Airlines, with 30; and United Airlines, with 20.

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The journey between San Francisco and London was necessarily long, but BA provides a high level of comfort and a wide range of distractions, and that helped the time, er, fly by.

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International Airlines Group and subsidiary British Airways have signed a memorandum of understanding to buy 18 Airbus A350-1000 widebodies and to option 18 more. IAG has also secured commercial terms and delivery slots that could lead to firm orders for the Airbus A350 XWB for Iberia.

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Once Finnair joins the transatlantic joint business later this year, customers in North America and Europe will have increased choice of flights and services as well as more convenient connections to flights across the Atlantic, according to Helsinki-based Finnair.

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BA will receive its first Airbus A380 in July and seats are now available for purchase for A380 flights on the Los Angeles-London Heathrow route from October 15. BA’s second A380 route will be London Heathrow-Hong Kong and customers can book flights now for travel from November 15.

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From the information British Airways provides, it is clear the airline’s Boeing 787-8s in particular will not provide the same levels of personal space in their business class cabins as do some of BA’s European rivals in the business class cabins of their long-haul widebodies.

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Construction of British Airways’ first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner has begun, with the aircraft scheduled to join the airline’s fleet in May.

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The airline is operating its three-times-weekly service between London Gatwick Airport and Las Vegas with three-class Boeing 777-200ER widebodies featuring Club World (business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy class) cabins.

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The new service – which represents a re-launch of a route OpenSkies operated in the past – will bring OpenSkies’ schedule to three daily services between New York and Paris Orly: two round-trips from Newark Liberty International Airport and one round-trip from New York JFK.

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