In March 2012, US Airways is launching weekly service between New York LaGuardia and Phoenix and daily service linking its Charlotte, North Carolina hub with Salt Lake City.

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United Continental Holdings says it will invest more than $500 million dollars in its on-board service product in addition to the 25 new aircraft – among them some Boeing 787s – that the airline will introduce to its fleet next year.

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The deals represent the largest commercial-aircraft order in history and the firm orders include 130 Airbus A320-family aircraft, 130 A320neo-family jets, 100 Boeing 737NGs and 100 of a new re-engined version of the 737. American is the first airline to commit to Boeing’s expected new 737-family offering.

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Tibet Airlines, a newly established Chinese airline based in Lhasa, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A319. The aircraft is the first of three A319s from an order which Tibet Airlines placed in May 2010.

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Berlin-based carrier Germania’s parent company S.A.T. has taken delivery of the first of five Airbus A319s it ordered directly from the manufacturer.

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SAS has confirmed it will replace its remaining Boeing 737 Classics and McDonnell Douglas MD-80s with similar numbers of additional 737NGs and Airbus A320-family aircraft. These fleet decisions will preclude any SAS order for Bombardier CSeries jets in the short to medium term, an SAS spokeswoman confirms.

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The daily service, which begins on May 6, will be the first international route operated by Volaris from México City’s Benito Juárez International Airport.

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Frontier Airlines is to add Knoxville in Tennessee, Provo in Utah and Sioux Falls in South Dakota to its route map this summer by offering nonstop service from its Denver hub. In addition, Frontier is launching new nonstop service between its Kansas City hub and both Minneapolis/St. Paul and San Antonio in Texas.

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The agreement is part of an order book which now totals 242 Airbus A320-family aircraft, making easyJet one of the world’s largest customers for the A320 family.

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Initially announced as a memorandum of understanding at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, the airline’s requirement for incremental A320-family aircraft is part of LAN’s growth strategy for Latin America.

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British Airways is to launch service to the Moroccan city of Marrakech from London Gatwick Airport on March 27, in direct competition with low-cost carriers.

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British Airways will operate Airbus A319s, A320s and A321s between Heathrow and Orly, each aircraft outfitted in two-class configuration.

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Frontier Airlines is launching twice-weekly nonstop twice-weekly nonstop service between Omaha Eppley Airfield and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport on January 16 and has begun operating six-times-weekly service linking the Florida sunspot destination with Frontier’s hub at Milwaukee.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc.’s subsidiaries Continental Airlines and United Airlines are increasing their joint network between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Star Alliance member and Lufthansa Group subsidiary British Midland International is launching a new, daily Airbus A319 service from London to Tripoli, the capital of Libya.

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Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has approved orders for 40 Airbus aircraft and eight Embraer 195s, with the Airbus aircraft destined for Lufthansa, group subsidiary airlines Swiss International Air Lines and Germanwings and the Embraer 195s to go to Lufthansa Regional.

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Pantanal Linhas Aéreas, the small regional carrier purchased late last year by Brazil’s largest airline, TAM Airlines, is sharply expanding its route network and adding three Airbus A320-family aircraft to supplement its fleet of five ATR 42 turboprops.

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S.A.T., the holding company of Berlin based airline Germania, has firmed up a previously signed memorandum of understanding for five Airbus A319s into a firm order.

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Delta Air Lines plans to launch nonstop service between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Mexico City International Airport in mid-December, and will expand its services from the Minnesota hub to Paris Charles de Gaulle and London Heathrow to daily flights.

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