American Airlines is launching daily non-stop service between Miami International Airport and Milan Malpensa Airport on November 21.

Read more

The JAL Business Class cabin in each refurbished Boeing 767-300ER will be fitted with 24 new JAL Sky Suite II seats, each designed to recline 180 degrees into a fully flat bed. Each 767 will also have a total of 175 Sky Wider economy-class seats, arranged in a 2-3-2 configuration.

Read more

Austrian Airlines has begun five-times-weekly non-stop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Vienna International Airport, the first flight operating on May 17. The carrier is operating the service with Boeing 767-300ER widebodies.

Read more

MIAT Mongolian Airlines has taken delivery of a new Boeing 767-300ER which is the first-ever aircraft the carrier has ordered directly from the manufacturer.

Read more

On June 18, Ethiopian Airlines will begin serving Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Seoul, all apparently on a one-stop basis.

Read more

If its application is approved, Delta Air Lines would begin second daily São Paulo flights to both Atlanta and New York JFK this year.

Read more

Delta Air Lines is adding new elements to its U.S. transcontinental service, offering customers traveling between New York JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle more in-flight dining and entertainment options.

Read more

Boeing achieved a net total of orders for 1,203 commercial aircraft in 2012, the second-largest annual number in the company’s history. The manufacturer also delivered 601 commercial jets, the most since 1999.

Read more

In summer 2013, Hawaiian Airlines will offer twice-daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles and Maui for the first time, in response to growing demand during the peak travel period.

Read more

Delta Air Lines is introducing flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabins of all its transcontinental flights linking New York with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle from March.

Read more

American Airlines plans to launch service to new markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America in 2013. On February 14, American will also add four new domestic routes, through its regional-airline affiliates American Eagle and ExpressJet.

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

United plans to offer five-times-weekly seasonal service between Chicago O’Hare and Shannon Airport in Ireland from June 6 to August 26, 2013. The airline will also begin operating a third daily service between Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and London Heathrow from March 30.

Read more

The Qantas Group is restructuring its Boeing 787-9 delivery schedule and canceling orders for 35 Boeing 787-9s as part of its five-year turnaround plan for the company’s loss-making Qantas International division.

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

JAL will start refitting 13 of its flagship Boeing 777-300ERs with new seats; eight new seats in First, 49 in Business, 40 in Premium Economy and 135 in Economy Class. Subsequently, JAL will introduce the latest seats on its Boeing 767-300ERs, beginning in the second half of 2013.

Read more

Hawaiian Airlines is launching three-times-weekly, non-stop service between Honolulu and Auckland in New Zealand on March 13, 2013. According to Hawaiian, it will be the only U.S. carrier flying to Auckland, which is New Zealand’s largest city.

Read more

United Airlines plans to launch year-round and seasonal service on several new international and domestic routes, including new, daily transpacific and transatlantic flights from San Francisco, its largest Pacific gateway.

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