Beijing-based China Postal Airlines joins Hangzhou-based YTO Airlines as a launch customer for the Boeing 737 BCF program.

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Review: Hotel Café Royal, London

Since opening its doors in 1865, the Café Royal has been a fixture of upmarket London social life, first as a long-lived, celebrity-haunted restaurant and bar, then as a nightclub and now as a stylish 5-star hotel that smartly enfolds the old café space.

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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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The carrier will begin operating the two new routes from Philadelphia on April 29.

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The new Premium Economy cabins will offer a new class of service directly behind Business Class, providing an enhanced product offering compared to its Main Cabin and Main Cabin Extra seating.

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On December 8, the freshly painted 737 MAX 8, named the Spirit of Renton, was revealed to employees in a special teal version of the Boeing livery.

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The detailed-design completion milestone is critical to every development program because it means the information needed to build parts and tools for assembly has been completed and released for fabrication or procurement, according to Boeing.

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Air China will extend its existing Beijing-Montreal service on to Havana on a one-stop basis from December 27.

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The new Narita route will complement Hawaiian Airlines’ existing daily service from its Honolulu hub to Tokyo Haneda Airport, providing two daily flight options to travelers in the Greater Tokyo region, according to the carrier.

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TAM Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 has made its first flight, from Airbus’ widebody assembly facility at Toulouse Blagnac International Airport in southwestern France.

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Turkish Airlines has firmed a commitment to order 20 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft, to add to 72 it already had on order.

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Less than a month after launching a seasonal weekly ‘Mint’ premium service on its New York JFK-Bardabos route, JetBlue Airways has announced it will offer the weekly Mint service on the route year-round.

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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.

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Bahamasair, the national flag carrier of the Bahamas, has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600. The airline placed an order for two ATR 72-600s and three ATR 42-600s at the Paris Air Show in June 2015.

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Boeing has announced sizable aircraft orders from two Asian customers, one an airline and the other a leasing company.

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Airbus has received joint type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration for the version of the A320neo single-aisle jet powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared-turbofan engines.

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Air Canada will launch non-stop services between four Canadian hubs and 12 U.S. cities in its summer 2016 season, with 10 of the 12 new routes to be operated on a year-round basis.

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SkyWest Airlines will launch five-times-daily Los Angeles-Denver round-trips for the Delta Connection network on June 1, on behalf of Delta Air Lines.

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The two new 747-8Fs are the first to be delivered to the Russian scheduled air cargo carrier under a memorandum of understanding for 20 747-8Fs signed between Boeing and Volga-Dnepr Group at the Paris Air Show in June.

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