Japan Airlines, which has served Dallas/Fort Worth from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport in the past, is relaunching service on the route on November 30.

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Air China will create the first direct transpacific link between Asia and Montréal when it launches non-stop service between Beijing and Montréal on September 29. Air Canada and Air China intend subsequently to form a revenue-sharing joint venture for their flights between China and Canada.

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Japan Airlines will add a second daily round-trip on its Tokyo Narita-New York JFK route on March 30. According to JAL Group, Japan Airlines’ parent company, the second daily round-trip will be operated by Boeing 787-8 equipment.

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American Airlines plans to launch service to new markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America in 2013. On February 14, American will also add four new domestic routes, through its regional-airline affiliates American Eagle and ExpressJet.

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Members of American Airlines’ AAdvantage frequent-flyer program can now book award travel via AA.com on Qantas Airways, a oneworld alliance carrier and joint business partner of American on transpacific routes.

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Japan Airlines has set December 2 as the date for the launch of its new non-stop service between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and San Diego. The airline will fly the new route four times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

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American Airlines will expand its operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) with the launch of Miami-Barcelona service on April 3. The flight will operate five times a week until June 14, when American Airlines will start operating it daily. From March 25, oneworld partner Iberia will operate a second Miami-Madrid flight four days a week.

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The shared lounge at Honolulu International Airport is the two oneworld carriers’ first joint lounge since gaining antitrust immunity and becoming partners in a transpacific joint business in 2010.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded final approval for the planned transpacific joint business agreement between American Airlines and Qantas Airways. DOT approval represented the final regulatory hurdle the two carriers had to overcome to be able to establish the JBA.

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