Star Alliance member Air China will operate the service, using the flight numbers CA841 outbound and CA842 inbound, from Beijing Capital International Airport on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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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.

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During February and March, Lufthansa is taking delivery of three Boeing 747-8Is, one Airbus A380, one A330-300 ‒ the last of 19 on order ‒ and two A320s. Overall, Lufthansa Group expects to receive 23 new commercial aircraft this year.

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The contract is the largest Airbus A330 firm order received by the manufacturer in a single agreement and increases AirAsia X’s total firm orders for the type to 51 aircraft. They will be supplemented by another six A330-300s leased from International Lease Finance Corporation, in a deal agreed in August 2012.

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Airbus is to offer a new lower-weight variant of its A330-300 widebody jet, the new version being optimized for use on domestic and regional routes in high-growth markets with large populations and concentrated traffic flows.

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Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order with Airbus for 30 A321ceo (current engine option) and 10 A330-300 widebodies, Delta’s first order with Airbus in two decades.

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Airbus has handed over the 1,000th A330, an A330-300 powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, to Cathay Pacific Airways at a ceremony in Toulouse on July 19.

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Scandinavian Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding to order eight Airbus A350-900s and four A330-300 Enhanced jets, as part of its strategy to modernize its fleet with more fuel-efficient aircraft.

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Brussels Airlines began non-stop flights between Brussels and Washington, D.C. on June 18, with promising signs for the success of the new service. Flights in both directions on the first day were full and advance bookings for the five-days-a-week service are very strong, some even sold out.

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Airbus and SriLankan Airlines announced the memorandum of understanding on June 19, during the Paris Air Show 2013.

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The aircraft is the first of four new Airbus A330-300 widebodies being leased by Cebu Pacific from New York-based lessor CIT Group and will be used to launch the carrier’s new long-haul, low-fare operations.

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Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has ordered three more Airbus A330-300s, to add to three A330-300s and four A330-200s already in service.

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Singapore Airlines is boosting its Indonesia services from July by introducing a daily flight to Surabaya, along with increasing service frequency to the capital Jakarta and the resort island of Bali.

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The Airbus A330-300 landed at 11:46 a.m. local time on February 15 at Madrid Barajas Airport and docked at a gate at Iberia’s Terminal 4 hub.

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Once installation is completed by autumn 2014, all of Finnair’s long-haul Airbus fleet will have flat-bed seats in Business Class, with the exception of three older Airbus A340-300s. These three aircraft will be the first to leave the fleet when Finnair starts receiving new A350-900s in 2015.

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The additional order takes Turkish Airlines’ total firm purchases for Airbus A330-family widebodies to 35 aircraft.

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As part of its new “Transformation Plan” to reduce operating costs and increase revenues, Iberia plans to optimize its route network in 2013. The route network changes mean that this summer Iberia will introduce more capacity to the U.S cities it serves from Madrid.

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The new aircraft will start flying the Mumbai-Brussels route on December 22, according to Jet Airways. A second new Airbus A330-300 will be delivered later this month, with two more arriving in 2013.

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US Airways will operate its service between Charlotte and London Heathrow with Airbus A330-300 widebodies seating 28 in Envoy, the airline’s international business class, and 263 in the main cabin.

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