TAM Airlines’ first A350 XWB will now continue through the next stages of production, including the installation of engines, completion of cabin furnishing and cockpit fitting, before starting ground and flight tests.

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Spanish carrier Binter, based in the Canary Islands, has taken delivery in Toulouse of the first of 12 ATR 72-600 turboprop regional airliners the airline ordered in two separate purchase contracts in 2014 and earlier this year.

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Every jet Airbus builds on its new A320-family final assembly line at Mobile in Alabama will be delivered to a U.S. customer, according to Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president and CEO.

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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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The new routes will link Toronto Pearson International Airport with Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, and Glasgow; and Montreal Trudeau International Airport with Casablanca on Morocco’s west coast.

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The air traffic control provider which controls all air traffic movements at Sint Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport and provides approach control to five other airports in the region is seeking to extend the volume of airspace it covers.

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Review: Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

The Chinzanso, while it inhabits a post-war building complete with a thrusting, 14-story tower, evokes an older, serene, nuanced style refined long ago in Japan. Some of that has to do with the Chinzanso’s location, far removed from central Tokyo and bordering a historic botanical garden.

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Emirates Airline has taken delivery of two new 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter simultaneously, bringing its total fleet of 777s to 150 aircraft.

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On October 25, Japan Airlines will launch new daily services from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Guangzhou and Shanghai and will add a second daily round-trip from Haneda to Beijing. However, on the same day it will drop its Tokyo Narita-Guangzhou service and one of two daily Narita-Beijing round-trips.

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The New York-based airline is planning to operate five round-trips a week on its New York JFK-Palm Springs route, JetBlue offering flights every day from Thursday through Monday from January 14 through May 1, 2016.

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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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The delivery makes Korean Air the first airline in the world to operate both the passenger and freighter versions of the Boeing 747-8.

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Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21, the Princess Juliana International Airport franchise of Domino’s Pizza and Winair collaborated to deliver straight-from-the-oven pizzas to eight countries and island territories in the Northeast Caribbean in just 45 minutes.

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Nok Air has ordered a total of seven Boeing 737-800s from the manufacturer. It took delivery of the first on August 21.

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Sriwijaya Air took delivery on August 20 of two new Boeing 737-900ERs, the first brand-new aircraft it has inducted into its fleet.

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Finnair is opening new routes from Helsinki to Edinburgh, Billund, Pula and Svalbard for its summer 2016 timetable. In addition, in summer 2016 Finnair will replace with scheduled services its previous charter flights to the Greek islands of Zakynthos, Skiathos, Santorini, Mytilene and Preveza.

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Montréal will be will Icelandair’s first gateway in the province of Québec and its 16th in North America, though the carrier will only be serving 15 of them in 2016: Icelandair dropped Baltimore Washington International Airport as a gateway some years ago.

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Sint Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport, which now uses its three-letter IATA code to brand itself as ‘SXM Airport’, is working on a series of major upgrades as passenger traffic and aircraft movements continue to grow quickly.

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The IndiGo order, which is the largest in Airbus’ history in terms of the number of aircraft involved, was signed on August 15, on the 69th anniversary of India’s becoming an independent nation.

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