On the first morning of the Farnborough International Airshow 2010, on July 19, Airbus announced orders for a total of 111 A320-family aircraft from two leasing companies.

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Dubai-based Emirates Airlines has announced an order for 30 Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range) at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow.

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Uzbekistan’s national carrier Uzbekistan Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 at a welcoming ceremony in Tashkent attended by government officials, Uzbekistan Airways’ management and Airbus representatives.

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Alitalia has received the first of two new A330-200s from the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse.

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The Boeing 2010 Current Market Outlook foresees a market for 30,900 new commercial passenger and freighter aircraft with a combined list-price value of $3.6 trillion by 2029.

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British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia have received final regulatory approval from the European Commission to enter into a joint business agreement on transatlantic flights. They expect to receive a final decision on transatlantic anti-trust immunity from the U.S. DOT shortly.

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Carlson has opened a Country Inn & Suites in Galveston Beach, Texas, the hotel becoming the brand’s first beachfront location in the state.

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Two newly constructed Marriott International-branded hotels located in Atlanta’s Gateway Complex will be among the greenest hotels in the city, according to the hotel giant.

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Hawaiian Airlines says its plan for expansion into Asia has taken a major step forward with final approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation for the carrier’s application to operate nonstop daily service between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Honolulu International Airport.

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Continental Airlines is planning to launch nonstop flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Cairo International Airport, Egypt, beginning May 18, 2011, subject to government approval.

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Alitalia has joined the Air France-KLM Group and Delta Air Lines as a member of the transatlantic joint venture established by the latter three carriers in the spring of 2009 after they received U.S. Department of Transportation and European Union anti-trust approval for the intra-SkyTeam Alliance grouping.

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG of Germany has placed a firm order for eight Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. The transaction involved the exercise of eight previously announced purchase rights, according to Bombardier Aerospace.

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Air China, the flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China, has finalized an order for an additional 20 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 jetliners.

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Boeing has finalized the configuration of the 787-9 Dreamliner, a milestone the company says it has reached after years of collaboration with airline customers and partners to determine the optimal configuration for the stretched version of the Dreamliner.

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