If approved, the seasonal service would be the first transpacific service to Xi’an operated by any airline, and United Airlines would be the first U.S. carrier to serve the city, according to United.

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Air China will launch three-times-weekly Beijing-Montreal non-stop service on September 29. According to Air China, the new route will represent the world’s first transpacific non-stop service between Asia and Montreal.

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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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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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Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia Airlines are beginning their planned transpacific codeshare agreement on flights between the United States and Australia on November 6, and have arranged to make customer connections easier at Los Angeles.

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Flight KE082 is scheduled to depart New York JFK at 2:00 p.m. on August 9, to become the first A380 commercial flight to cross the Pacific from New York. The airline plans to add Los Angeles A380 service in October.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted final approval of antitrust immunity for a transpacific alliance between Delta Air Lines and the Virgin Australia Airlines group. This will allow the carriers to implement a joint venture on services linking the United States, Australia and the South Pacific.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted final approval to the joint request by American Airlines and Japan Airlines for antitrust immunity for their proposed joint business between North America and Asia.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing to deny an application for antitrust immunity made by Delta Air Lines and affiliates of the Virgin Blue Group for joint services between the United States and Australia.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has given initial approval for the application by American Airlines and four of its international partners for anti-trust immunity ― that is, immunity from monopolies prosecution ― to form an international joint venture.

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United Airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Continental Airlines have applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for antitrust immunity to enable the three airlines to create a transpacific joint venture.

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