Austral Líneas Aéreas, the domestic arm of Aerolineas Argentinas, has taken delivery of its first two Embraer 190 jet from an order for 20 it placed in May 2009.

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Boeing is forecasting that airlines in North America will take delivery of about 7,200 new airliners over the next 20 years at an investment of $700 billion.

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After the first use of the credit card – which comes with a $75 annual fee – members will receive, courtesy of Chase and Hyatt, two nights at any Hyatt anywhere in the world, redeemable within one year.

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The new 250-room Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown forms part of the new $120 million, mixed-use revitalization developments in downtown Fort Wayne and Harrison Square.

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A corporate-jet charter operator since its founding as a subsidiary of EgyptAir Holding Company in May 2007, Smart Aviation has formed a commercial-airline subsidiary and will use its Q400 NextGen aircraft to launch scheduled and charter services to complement its corporate-aircraft activities throughout the Middle East.

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Mike Van de Ven, executive vice president & chief operating officer of Southwest Airlines, sent a message to the carrier’s employees saying that Southwest has been evaluating the opportunity to introduce the Boeing 737-800 into its fleet.

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United Airlines and Continental Airlines have revealed refinements to the visual branding for the huge new carrier that would result from the proposed merger between the two airlines.

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GroundLink will give a free Gogo Inflight Internet session to any passenger that books a car through its LimoRes retail brand while in-flight.

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Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and JFK International Air Terminal LLC have unveiled plans to enhance and expand Terminal 4 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, in a $1.2 billion project. Delta’s current Terminal 3 will be demolished.

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Based on the list price for the Q400 NextGen aircraft, Bombardier values Porter Airlines’ firm order at approximately US$120 million, which could increase to US$308 million should the airline convert all six options to firm orders.

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Cathay Pacific Airways has selected the Airbus A350 XWB to form the backbone of its future mid-size widebody fleet, with the signature of a letter of intent with Airbus for an order of 30 aircraft.

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Should the merger be concluded, SkyWest, Inc. will own airlines that operate just under 700 aircraft – all but 48 of them jets – and SkyWest will be by far the biggest regional airline group in the world.

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Pantanal Linhas Aéreas, the small regional carrier purchased late last year by Brazil’s largest airline, TAM Airlines, is sharply expanding its route network and adding three Airbus A320-family aircraft to supplement its fleet of five ATR 42 turboprops.

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The new design is being applied to all of Virgin Atlantic’s 38 aircraft and is being showcased on a Boeing 747-400. Virgin Atlantic has developed the new livery in time for the deliveries of its new Airbus A330-300s, which begin in 2011.

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The induction of Brazil’s TAM Airlines into Star Alliance in May is a big step forward for the alliance, giving it access to a fast-growing continent on which it has been poorly represented in recent years.

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Alaska Airlines has exercised options for two additional Next-Generation 737-800s, in an order that was posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website in June and attributed to an unidentified customer.

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Fast-growing Virgin America has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Airbus at the Farnborough International Air Show for 40 A320s, potentially taking its all-A320-family fleet to 90 aircraft.

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Azerbaijan Airlines has signed an agreement to replace two Next-Generation Boeing 737s on order with one 767-300ER and two 767 Freighters. The 767 Freighter is a new model type for the Baku, Azerbaijan-based airline.

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On July 21, 2010, RBS Aviation Capital disclosed previously unannounced orders for 43 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s. The RBS orders were posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website in 2008 and 2009 and attributed to an unidentified customer.

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