A United Airlines service from Chicago landing early on the morning of June 4 will be the first flight to use London Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2. United Airlines will be alone for two weeks as the first user of the new Terminal 2 main building.

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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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Alaska Airlines has unveiled its new ‘Airport of the Future’ location at Los Angeles International Airport in the newly remodeled Terminal 6, where the carrier has replaced traditional ticket counters with customer-friendly check-in kiosks and bag-check stations.

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The new facility brings together Air France, Aeroflot, Alitalia, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, KLM and Vietnam Airlines as part of SkyTeam members’ efforts to collaborate in order to improve customer benefits.

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Alaska Airlines has reached agreement with Los Angeles World Airports to move from its existing location at Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 3 to Terminal 6. Alaska Airlines says the decision will pave the way for a major renovation of Terminal 6.

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Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, is offering passengers and “meeters and greeters” a special flight-information service for arriving and departing flights at the airport.

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Southwest Airlines has introduced a new service called EarlyBird Check-in, which gives its passengers the option to secure an early boarding position by adding an additional $10 to the price of a one-way fare.

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Air Canada says it has become the first North American airline to release an Apple iPhone/iPod touch application.

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