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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Once the flying public regains confidence in the 787, ANA’s embrace of the new-generation aircraft may come to be seen as a smart move. It’s a very beautiful, comfortable plane.

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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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The Airbus A330-300 landed at 11:46 a.m. local time on February 15 at Madrid Barajas Airport and docked at a gate at Iberia’s Terminal 4 hub.

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Once installation is completed by autumn 2014, all of Finnair’s long-haul Airbus fleet will have flat-bed seats in Business Class, with the exception of three older Airbus A340-300s. These three aircraft will be the first to leave the fleet when Finnair starts receiving new A350-900s in 2015.

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As part of its new “Transformation Plan” to reduce operating costs and increase revenues, Iberia plans to optimize its route network in 2013. The route network changes mean that this summer Iberia will introduce more capacity to the U.S cities it serves from Madrid.

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SIA says its cabin-upgrade program for its Boeing 777-200ER fleet will provide greater product consistency across the airline’s long-haul fleet, with Business Class seats that convert into full-flat beds and larger in-flight entertainment screen sizes for both Business Class and Economy Class.

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American Airlines is the first U.S. carrier to order and take delivery of the Boeing 777-300ER. To date, American has ordered 13 of the type. American’s first Boeing 777-300ER was delivered on December 11 without the traditional American Airlines livery.

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Finnair is offering its customers five new ticket types in a bid to simplify the purchasing of airline tickets, improve clarity in ticket pricing and offer suitable fares to all customers. Finnair will also begin checking in passengers automatically and sending boarding passes to their mobile phones.

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Airberlin is a well-run, passenger-friendly, forward-looking airline, known in Europe for affordable fares. It flies to seven U.S. destinations: New York JFK, Chicago O’Hare (from March 2013), Fort Myers in Florida, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, and, in summer, San Francisco.

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Delta Air Lines is increasing its presence at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport next summer with new year-round and seasonal service from 11 destinations in the United States. Delta will also add an extra seasonal flight between New York JFK and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Based on customer feedback, Ethiopian Airlines asked the manufacturer to reconfigure the airline’s latest Bombardier Q400 NextGen deliveries and as a result Ethiopian is the first carrier to take delivery of a Q400 NextGen with the reconfigured cabin.

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Thai Airways International has taken delivery of the first of six Airbus A380s on order, becoming the ninth airline to operate the world’s largest airliner.

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The carrier’s inaugural Boeing 787 service from Warsaw to Chicago will be on January 16. This will be followed closely by LOT beginning Dreamliner service to Toronto on February 1 and to New York JFK on February 3.

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In the first phase of the project, Japan Airlines will introduce a sweeping change called JAL Sky Suite 777 to the seat designs in every cabin class on 13 of its Boeing 777-300ER widebodies. The JAL Sky Suite 777 service will be indicated in JAL’s flight timetables as ‘SS7’.

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JAL will start refitting 13 of its flagship Boeing 777-300ERs with new seats; eight new seats in First, 49 in Business, 40 in Premium Economy and 135 in Economy Class. Subsequently, JAL will introduce the latest seats on its Boeing 767-300ERs, beginning in the second half of 2013.

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Finnair’s four youngest Airbus A330-300s feature both a new Business Class seat – a lie-flat bed which angles down to become completely horizontal – and a new seat-row configuration. Finnair also works hard to keep the in-flight service in its Business Class cabins excellent.

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American Airlines has decided to redesign and refresh the interiors of its international widebody aircraft – a move which the carrier says will mean it investing several hundred million dollars per year in enhancements to its passengers’ in-flight experience.

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Qatar Airways has unveiled new Business Class seats and Economy Class seats for its Boeing 787s at the International Travel Bourse in Berlin, as well as a revamped in-flight entertainment system which will feature in the airline’s new aircraft type.

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