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Just two months after the U.S. Department of Transportation followed the Japanese government in granting final approval for a joint transpacific business involving American Airlines and Japan Airlines, the two carriers announce they have agreed to launch their joint business on April 1.

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The new flights will mean American Eagle offering five round-trips a day on the route on weekdays and up to four a day on weekends. American Eagle will operate the additional flights with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets.

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Cathay Pacific Airways is launching daily nonstop passenger service between Hong Kong and Chicago on September 1, 2011. The airline is also adding a third New York-Hong Kong nonstop flight on March 27, the service becoming daily on May 2.

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Continental Airlines is moving its ticketing and check-in counters from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday, November 16. The move completes Continental’s relocation to Terminal 1 at O’Hare to be beside United and other Star Alliance carriers.

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Beginning February 10, Eagle will introduce daily flights to General Heriberto Jara International Airport in Veracruz and Queretaro International Airport in Queretaro. American Eagle is also adding another daily round-trip flight between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Fort Wayne International Airport.

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The Saturday-only service will begin on February 12, 2011 and will run through April 2. The flight will return to American Airlines’ schedule for the winter season in November 2011.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc.’s subsidiaries Continental Airlines and United Airlines are increasing their joint network between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Finnair is extending its codeshare cooperation with American Airlines to codeshare on American Airlines’ new service between Chicago and Helsinki, which begins in April 2011.

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Oneworld alliance members American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia have launched their new joint business on transatlantic routes and say the new business will give their customers increased access to cheaper fares, a bigger choice of flight times and easier connecting journeys.

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Scandinavian Airlines will deploy a sixth Airbus A340-300 to increase frequencies to and from Newark and Chicago in the carrier’s winter schedule, which begins on October 31.

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American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, is launching daily round-trip service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Manhattan Regional Airport in Manhattan, Kansas on November 18.

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American Airlines has finally launched its first flight between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport, after delaying the start of the service because the Chinese government initially gave the carrier take-off and landing slots that American deemed not to be commercially feasible.

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American Airlines has postponed the launch of its planned service between Chicago and Beijing, saying that in contravention of internationally accepted industry practice China’s aviation authorities have only offered American commercially inviable slots at Beijing Capital International Airport.

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United Airlines is upping its weekend United Express service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport, Florida to a daily flight from November 4. The service will be operated by ExpressJet with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets.

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American Airlines’ sister regional carrier American Eagle Airlines is starting nonstop weekend service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport (PNS) on June 12.

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American Eagle Airlines will begin twice-daily nonstop jet service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Tennessee on July 2.

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United Airlines is beginning daily seasonal service between Chicago and Italy’s capital Rome on May 1, 2010. The daily flight will operate through the peak summer travel season, ending on August 31, 2010.

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Alaska Airlines has begun daily nonstop service between Portland, Oregon and Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is one of a series of new Portland routes introduced by the carrier this year.

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Using 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200s, SkyWest Airlines will operate United Express Service between Chicago O’Hare and Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Hancock/Houghton, Michigan; Muskegon, Michigan; and Paducah, Kentucky.

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