The carrier’s existing shareholders and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, Alitalia’s new 49 per cent shareholder, announced on January 20 that the Italian carrier would adopt new network, fleet, cost-management, airline partnership and customer-service strategies. It is also adopting a new look.

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Air Dolomiti, an Italian regional airline owned by Lufthansa Group, will soon sign its first three codeshare agreements outside the close relationship it has with Lufthansa German Airlines.

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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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American Airlines is launching daily non-stop service between Miami International Airport and Milan Malpensa Airport on November 21.

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The new route, which will represent the airline’s only transatlantic service, will provide an important connection between the U.S. and Europe and will allow Emirates to capitalize on the significant traffic flow between these cities, according to the airline.

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Singapore Airlines and Star Alliance partner Aegean Airlines have signed a reciprocal codeshare deal, which goes into effect on December 1.

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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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New for the winter schedule, as a continuation of Monarch Airlines’ 2012 summer program, are the Italian destinations of Venice, Verona, Milan and Rome. The airline will now operate year-round services to the four Italian cities.

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The airline will introduce new services from Dublin to Verona and Stockholm and will increase service frequencies on routes to Faro, Perpignan, Zurich and 10 other destinations. Faro will see increased service from both Dublin and Cork.

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Rezidor has reached agreement with Luigi Simari, the owner of the Grand Hotel Milan Malpensa, to have the hotel re-branded as the Park Inn by Radisson Milan Malpensa.

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Aer Lingus has announced 10 new routes as part of its winter schedule for 2011/2012, including a route from Cork to Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.

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From June 23, Singapore Airlines’ customers from the Belgian city of Brussels can fly to Singapore and beyond via three European hubs through a codeshare agreement with SIA’s Star Alliance partner Brussels Airlines.

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The carrier will introduce 412-seat, two-class 777-300ERs on its three-times-weekly Abu Dhabi-Chicago service in August in place of the three-class, 240-seat Airbus A340-500s and 284-seat A340-600s it now uses.

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Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways have agreed to extend their existing codeshare deal to allow JAL to codeshare on flights operated by Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore to destinations in Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.

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Singapore Airlines is adding a sixth continent to its route network in March 2011 with the launch of three-times-weekly flights between Singapore and the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, via Barcelona in Spain.

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American Airlines customers departing from New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU), as well as six international airports, will now be able to receive their boarding passes electronically on their mobile phones.

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Each book lets users play the storyline, from location to location, across five Italian cities – Venice, Florence, Verona, Milan and Rome – interweaving the fictional and the factual to create a new high-tech adventure in city sightseeing and touring.

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