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Delta Air Lines is launching new services this summer linking Los Angeles International Airport with Austin in Texas and Boise in Idaho. The airline also plans to launch daily non-stop service linking LAX with San Salvador in El Salvador and Monterrey in Mexico. Read more
Skymark Airlines has taken delivery of the first two new Airbus A330-300s out of a total of 10 on lease, becoming the first Japanese carrier to operate the Airbus A330 widebody. Read more
From March 1, passengers will be able to purchase wireless internet access on some of All Nippon Airways' international flights. Read more
All Nippon Airways will launch daily services between Tokyo Haneda Airport and Munich and between Tokyo Narita and Düsseldorf on March 30. It will also add a daily daytime flight on its existing route between Haneda and Frankfurt Airport. However, ANA is dropping its services to Tokyo Narita from Frankfurt and Munich, to codeshare on Lufthansa's flights instead. Read more
Oneworld alliance members Japan Airlines and Qatar Airways are launching a codeshare agreement and will begin codesharing flights on December 3. Read more
Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines has announced its intent to select the Boeing 737 MAX as its next single-aisle aircraft type, making it Japan's first airline to do so. Skymark Airlines' announcement came on the first day of the Paris Air Show 2013. Read more
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved Boeing's design for modifications to the 787 battery system, a key step in returning the grounded Boeing widebody type to service. Read more
Successful completion of each step within the plan will result in the FAA's approval to resume commercial Boeing 787 flights, according to the manufacturer, but Boeing does not say how long it expects the process to take. Read more
Hawaiian Airlines will add its fifth Japan gateway in June when it launches service three times a week to Sendai on June 25, pending approval from the Japanese government. Read more
The national airline of Malaysia has received clearance to become a full member of oneworld after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness conducted by Qantas Airways, which is sponsoring Malaysia Airlines' entry into the alliance, with the oneworld central team. Read more
Delta Air Lines plans to expand its international service and customer enhancements at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, offering benefits to its own and Alaska Airlines' customers as a result of the alliance between the two carriers. Read more
Japan's All Nippon Airways, the launch customer for the Boeing 787, took delivery of its first 787-8 Dreamliner on September 25, 2011. Since then, Boeing has delivered 25 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners to six different customers. Read more
The order, which Boeing values at $2.7 billion at current list prices, bring the total number of Boeing 787 widebodies ANA has ordered to 66 aircraft, among them 36 787-8s and 30 787-9s. Read more
JAL will use its Boeing 787-8 fleet to inaugurate the world's first and only non-stop flight between San Diego and Asia on December 2, launching four-times-weekly service from Tokyo's Narita International Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Read more
Hawaiian Airlines has its share of hiccups, but in this writer's experience, HA trumps its much larger main competitor on mainland-Hawaii routes, United Airlines, 10 times out of 10 when it comes to unfeigned warmth, superior food and beverage choices and all-around customer service. Read more
Hawaiian Airlines will begin three-times-weekly non-stop service between Honolulu and Brisbane on Tuesday, November 27. Read more
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. Read more
The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has granted anti-trust immunity for the joint business planned by Japan Airlines and International Airlines Group. The business does not require formal approval from the EU authorities and is set for a March 2013 launch. Read more
From April 22, the codeshare agreement allows Japan Airlines to place its 'JL' flight code on select JetBlue Airways-operated flights which connect New York and Boston with 21 destinations in the U.S. JAL's sales and reservations for the codeshare flights begin on April 18. Read more