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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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US Airways will operate its service between Charlotte and London Heathrow with Airbus A330-300 widebodies seating 28 in Envoy, the airline’s international business class, and 263 in the main cabin.

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Singapore Airlines has agreed to sell its 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd to Delta Air Lines for $360 million in cash. Together with its share purchase, Delta Air Lines has reached agreement with Virgin Atlantic Airways to form a new joint venture on transatlantic routes.

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From April 2013, Virgin Atlantic will operate six round-trips a day between Heathrow and Edinburgh, and three between Heathrow and Aberdeen. It will also use three of its existing Heathrow slot pairs to fly three daily round-trips between Heathrow and Manchester from March 31.

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US Airways has been awarded operating slots to inaugurate daily, non-stop service in March 2013 between its hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina and London Heathrow Airport.

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AeroMexico is launching three-times-weekly non-stop service between Mexico City and London Heathrow Airport, its third destination in Europe, on December 14.

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United plans to offer five-times-weekly seasonal service between Chicago O’Hare and Shannon Airport in Ireland from June 6 to August 26, 2013. The airline will also begin operating a third daily service between Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and London Heathrow from March 30.

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The agreement is effective immediately and is a preliminary step toward a full codesharing relationship, which the Canadian and Irish flag carriers expect to finalize next year.

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United Airlines has announced the first six international routes it will operate with its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, the first of which it is due to receive at the end of September.

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British Airways is launching three-times-weekly service from London Gatwick Airport to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, via the Maldives, on March 31. BA is also doubling its service between London Heathrow Airport and Dublin Airport from four round-trips a day to eight, from October 28.

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways and Ireland’s Aer Lingus have signed an interline and codeshare agreement following the UAE national airline’s recent purchase of a 2.987 per cent shareholding in the Irish carrier.

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For its 2012-13 northern winter operating season, Singapore Airlines will stop flying Airbus A380s to New York JFK but will offer A380 service to San Francisco for the first time.

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Aer Lingus is to move its Belfast operations to the near-downtown George Best Belfast City Airport in late October after a five-year presence at Belfast International Airport, which is more than 30 miles outside Northern Ireland’s capital and largest city.

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From June 1, 2013, American Airlines will operate the Boeing 777-300ER on its flight AA136 from LAX to London Heathrow Airport and in the other direction on flight AA137 from LHR to LAX.

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British Airways has unveiled a raft of new domestic and international flights for its winter 2012 schedule, which begins on October 28. UK regions will see more BA services as a result of parent company International Airlines Group’s purchase of BMI earlier this year.

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American Airlines has announced the initial flight schedules and markets for its first group of Boeing 777-300ERs, which will enter the airline’s fleet from December. On December 13, the Dallas/Fort Worth-Sao Paulo route will be the first to feature American’s Boeing 777-300ER.

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The first A380 for Malaysia Airlines returned to Toulouse on May 9, 2012 following completion of interior furnishing and cabin system tests in Hamburg. The aircraft is now stationed at the Airbus flight line at Toulouse for final system checks before customer acceptance and delivery.

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This summer US Airways is offering daily, seasonal service to Barcelona, Athens, Glasgow, Venice and Lisbon from its hub at Philadelphia. The carrier will also add daily, seasonal service from US Airways’ hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Dublin, Madrid and Rome.

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Boeing will bring its 787-8 demonstrator to seven cities in the U.K., Norway, Italy and the U.S. on the sixth leg of the Boeing 787 Dream Tour of the world later this month and in May.

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