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Air China has announced two moves which would considerably increase its presence on routes between China and the two largest nations of Australasia, Australia and New Zealand. Read more
United Airlines plans to fly six round-trips a week on the route, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. United is the North American launch customer for the Boeing 787-9 and this will be its first international deployment of the type. Read more
The low-cost carrier – renamed from Strategic Airlines – will enter the highly competitive Australian trunk route on December 15 with A$69 one-way fares, including taxes. Read more
Strategic Airlines confirms it will launch non-stop services from Brisbane and Melbourne to Honolulu on December 14 and 15, 2011, respectively. Read more
Australia-based full-service carrier Strategic Airlines plans to launch twice-weekly service between Melbourne and Phuket in Thailand on February 22, pending government approval. Read more
Singapore Airlines has begun daily service with the super-jumbo Airbus A380 to Melbourne, the capital city of the Australian state of Victoria. Read more
V Australia, the long-haul arm of the Virgin Blue Group, will launch direct flights between Johannesburg, South Africa and Melbourne, Australia in March 2010 assuming it receives the requisite government approval. Read more
Its new services to Sydney, operated by Boeing 787-8s, reduce travel time between the two cities in Fujian province and Australia to nine hours, according to the carrier. Read more
The aircraft also marks a milestone for the Boeing 787 program as the 250th Dreamliner to be delivered. Read more
United Airlines will operate its seasonal Chicago-Rome service five times a week from May 16 through June 3, daily from June 4 to August 17, and six times a week from August 18 through September 23. Read more
Although it is the third customer overall to take delivery of a Boeing 787-9, Air New Zealand and Japan's All Nippon Airways being the first two, United Airlines will become the first carrier in North America to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9. Read more
The airline announced it would introduce the Airbus A380 on the route following approval on August 7 from New Zealand's Minister of Transport for SIA's proposed antitrust-immunized alliance with Air New Zealand on routes between the two island nations. Read more
United Airlines plans to add Tokyo Haneda Airport to its route network by offering daily non-stop service from San Francisco from October 26, should it receive the requisite government approval. Read more
The roll-out marks the first major milestone in the aircraft's production ahead of its expected delivery to United Airlines this summer. The Boeing 787-9 is the second member of the 787 Dreamliner family. Read more
Singapore Airlines plans to operate A380s daily to both Mumbai and New Delhi from May 30, replacing daily flights that currently serve each city using Boeing 777-200s. SIA will continue to operate a second daily flight on each of the routes with Boeing 777-200s. Read more
Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, finalized the contract documents for the 50-aircraft Airbus A380 order during a visit to Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse. Clark's visit to Toulouse came as Emirates accepted two new A380s (the 43rd and 44th delivered to the airline) on the same day, from Airbus' A380 completion center at Finkenwerder Airfield in Hamburg. Read more
The agreement will see Star Alliance member Aegean Airlines begin four-times weekly service between Athens and Abu Dhabi on March 30. Subject to receipt of the required regulatory approvals, Etihad Airways will place its 'EY' flight code on the new flight. Read more
Star Alliance carriers Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines are expanding their existing codeshare agreement with effect from December 3. Read more
Qantas Group carrier Jetstar Airways took delivery of the carrier's first Boeing 787 on October 7, the aircraft becoming the first Dreamliner to go to an Australian airline. Read more