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Ethiopian Airlines to Operate A350-900s on Addis Ababa-London Heathrow Route

The new service will coincide with or immediately follow Ethiopian’s acceptance of the second of 14 A350-900s it has ordered from Airbus.

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Brussels Airlines will add five new European destinations and will schedule extra flights to eight existing European destinations for its summer 2016 operating season.

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Finnair has begun selling tickets for its first long-haul services with the Airbus A350-900 and reveals its first long-haul destination with the type will be Shanghai. It has also detailed a series of shorter, intra-Europe A350-900 commercial flights it will operate in October before serving Shanghai.

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Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways have announced that their transatlantic joint-venture partnership will add six new transatlantic services between the U.S. and the UK for the summer 2015 season.

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The airline is the first European carrier to take delivery of a Boeing 787-9 and plans to operate the aircraft initially on its London Heathrow-Boston route.

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Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, at the Airbus facility at Finkelwerder Airfield near Hamburg.

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AeroMexico says replacing 767-200ERs with 787-8s on its three weekly round-trips between Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional and London Heathrow Airport from April onwards will make it better equipped to satisfy increasing customer demand from the UK to Mexico.

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Now both Delta and strategic partner Virgin Atlantic Airways operate to and from the same terminals at both ends of the London Heathrow-New York JFK route, which is the world’s most important international business-travel market, according to Delta.

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Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways is proposing to launch services to Vancouver and Hanoi for the first time, planning to serve both destinations from Tokyo Haneda Airport from March 30. ANA also plans to introduce new routes on March 30 from Tokyo Haneda Airport to London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Jakarta and Manila.

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Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways will operate a new joint-venture schedule on transatlantic services to and from London Heathrow Airport from summer 2014, aligning their services and offering more flight choices for travelers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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The Air Canada group of carriers is expanding its international services to Europe from Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary in its summer 2014 Europe schedule.

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The Boeing 787-8 departed Paine Field in Everett, Washington on the evening of October 2 for a 6,540-nautical mile non-stop flight to Royal Brunei Airlines’ base at Brunei International Airport, which serves the country’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan.

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Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, will launch a new weekly service between London Heathrow Airport and Astana on October 29, increasing its weekly total of round-trips between Kazakhstan and the British capital to three per week.

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In September, passengers traveling on select flights between Singapore and London will be the first to experience the new cabin products, installed in SIA’s First, Business and Economy classes. Singapore Airlines will roll out the new seats and KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system to other routes as additional new aircraft enter service.

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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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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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On the day that United Airlines re-launched Boeing 787 commercial service from the airline’s hub in Houston, the carrier has provided details of new 787 services it plans to begin this summer.

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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 airlines say an antitrust-immunized joint venture would allow Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to be more effective competitors on routes between North America and the U.K., particularly between the U.S. and London.

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