JAL is expanding its Russia network by codesharing on S7 Airlines’ non-stop flights linking Tokyo Narita with the two Russian cities of Khabarovsk and Vladivostok. S7 Airlines will codeshare on JAL-operated flights between Narita and key Japanese domestic destinations.

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Loaded by IFE Services Limited, Jet Asia Airways’ passenger iPads contain two categories of movies, including two recent Hollywood blockbuster titles and three Hollywood classics, as well as five video games and 10 music CDs.

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United Airlines has announced the first six international routes it will operate with its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, the first of which it is due to receive at the end of September.

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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.

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For its 2012-13 northern winter operating season, Singapore Airlines will stop flying Airbus A380s to New York JFK but will offer A380 service to San Francisco for the first time.

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Japan Airlines has set December 2 as the date for the launch of its new non-stop service between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and San Diego. The airline will fly the new route four times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

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From April 22, the codeshare agreement allows Japan Airlines to place its ‘JL’ flight code on select JetBlue Airways-operated flights which connect New York and Boston with 21 destinations in the U.S. JAL’s sales and reservations for the codeshare flights begin on April 18.

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Japan Airlines will launch non-stop Dreamliner service from Tokyo to San Diego in December and to Helsinki in March 2013. JAL has also announced new orders for 10 Boeing 787-9s and conversion of existing orders for 10 787-8s to the larger, longer-range 787-9.

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Through the agreement, which becomes effective on February 15, customers may book tickets for combined travel on JetBlue Airways and Japan Airlines through New York John F. Kennedy Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Boston will follow on April 22.

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The codeshare agreement will place Japan Airlines’ ‘JL’ flight indicator on WestJet-operated flights between Vancouver and six Canadian cities – Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg – from December 15.

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Korean Air has become the sixth A380 operator worldwide and the first in North East Asia with the introduction on June 17 of revenue service with its first super-jumbo.

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The airline says it plans to operate the “highly anticipated” Boeing 787-8 configured with business and economy class seating on the route, making Boston the first destination named by JAL to be served by its Dreamliners.

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Singapore Airlines has announced it will now begin operating the Airbus A380 superjumbo on the Singapore-Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles route from July 1.

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American Airlines is looking to use the two Boeing 777-300ERs it has ordered to provide additional capacity in markets that are constrained in terms of airport slots, service frequency or gate access.

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Just two months after the U.S. Department of Transportation followed the Japanese government in granting final approval for a joint transpacific business involving American Airlines and Japan Airlines, the two carriers announce they have agreed to launch their joint business on April 1.

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Delta Air Lines has expanded its Asia-Pacific network with the addition of new nonstop flights between Japan and two Pacific-island vacation destinations – Honolulu on the Hawaiian island Oahu, and Koror in the island nation of Palau.

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The airline will operate its SQ12/SQ11 round-trip service on the Singapore-Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles route with A380s from March 27. Singapore Airlines currently operates the route with Boeing 747-400s.

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Japan Airlines and Qantas subsidiary Jetstar Airways have reached an agreement to expand their codeshare partnership to include flights operated by Jetstar on routes linking Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Osaka’s Kansai International Airport with Gold Coast Airport in Queensland from November 25.

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Skymark will operate its A380s on major international long-haul routes from Tokyo. Skymark Airlines is the first Japanese airline to commit to purchasing A380s.

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