Air China is launching four-times-weekly service linking its Southwest China regional hub at Chengdu with Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, on February 10.

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British Airways is launching three-times-weekly service from London Gatwick Airport to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, via the Maldives, on March 31. BA is also doubling its service between London Heathrow Airport and Dublin Airport from four round-trips a day to eight, from October 28.

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Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways have agreed to extend their existing codeshare deal to allow JAL to codeshare on flights operated by Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore to destinations in Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.

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In October, Etihad Airways will introduce two Airbus A320s with single cabins configured to carry 162 passengers and the airline has plans in place to expand its all-economy fleet to 10 A320s.

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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is to resume flights to Colombo in Sri Lanka in January 2010.

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