The first of two Boeing 787-8s ordered by Air Austral in 2015 will touch down at Roland Garros Airport in Saint-Marie on La Réunion on May 25, following a 10,500-mile (16,898-kilometer) delivery flight, via Paris, from Paine Field in Everett, Washington.

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Air France has announced two new international routes beginning in the first six months of 2016, one of which will see the carrier resurrecting the New York-Paris Orly route it first operated with jets in 1960.

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Skyteam alliance member Vietnam Airlines took delivery at a ceremony at Airbus’ delivery center in Toulouse on June 30 of the first of 14 Airbus A350-900s it is due to receive.

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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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In addition, United Airlines will offer a second daily non-stop flight between Washington Dulles International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for the 2015 summer season.

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Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways and Ethiopian Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement covering flights from Addis Ababa to Europe, Kenya and two major Asian cities, and from Tokyo to the same two Asian cities.

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Delta Air Lines will launch daily, year-round service from New York JFK to Zurich Airport and is planning to increase its service frequency from JFK to Rome. Delta and its joint venture partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia are also expanding service to Paris and Amsterdam from Atlanta.

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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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AeroMexico has revealed it will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in the first half of August, becoming the first Mexican carrier to operate the Boeing 787. The carrier says it will start using its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to operate commercial services in October.

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According to SAS, it will offer direct flights to new destinations from all main airports in the Nordic countries and a number of regional airports. SAS will also increase the frequency of its services on a number of existing domestic and European routes.

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The new service – which represents a re-launch of a route OpenSkies operated in the past – will bring OpenSkies’ schedule to three daily services between New York and Paris Orly: two round-trips from Newark Liberty International Airport and one round-trip from New York JFK.

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Delta Air Lines is increasing its presence at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport next summer with new year-round and seasonal service from 11 destinations in the United States. Delta will also add an extra seasonal flight between New York JFK and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Thai Airways International has taken delivery of the first of six Airbus A380s on order, becoming the ninth airline to operate the world’s largest airliner.

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United Airlines plans to launch year-round and seasonal service on several new international and domestic routes, including new, daily transpacific and transatlantic flights from San Francisco, its largest Pacific gateway.

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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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Korean Air has become the sixth A380 operator worldwide and the first in North East Asia with the introduction on June 17 of revenue service with its first super-jumbo.

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Delta Air Lines and the Air France-KLM Group begin a sizable international-service expansion this week with new flights connecting Florida with London, Paris and Amsterdam.

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Aegean Airlines has announced a three-tier growth strategy for 2011 that will see it add new foreign destinations, offer more frequent flights to major existing destinations to bolster the airline’s competitive position, and operate new direct international services from Greek regional destinations to support tourism.

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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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