United Airlines’ milestone 737-900ER sports a special logo marking the fact that it is the 8,000th Boeing 737 to be produced.

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The roll-out marks the first major milestone in the aircraft’s production ahead of its expected delivery to United Airlines this summer. The Boeing 787-9 is the second member of the 787 Dreamliner family.

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Air Dolomiti, an Italian regional airline owned by Lufthansa Group, will soon sign its first three codeshare agreements outside the close relationship it has with Lufthansa German Airlines.

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SkyWest Airlines, one of SkyWest Inc.’s two main regional-airline subsidiaries, will operate the aircraft for United Airlines under a United Express franchise agreement. Its Embraer 175s are to be configured in a dual-class 76-seat layout.

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United Airlines plans to fly six round-trips a week on the route, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. United is the North American launch customer for the Boeing 787-9 and this will be its first international deployment of the type.

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United Airlines has responded to JetBlue Airways’ recent application to launch service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic from May 1 by applying to operate the route itself, from this summer.

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A United Airlines service from Chicago landing early on the morning of June 4 will be the first flight to use London Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2. United Airlines will be alone for two weeks as the first user of the new Terminal 2 main building.

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United Airlines says it has become the first and only airline to offer premium-cabin, flat-bed seats on every scheduled transcontinental flight between New York JFK and San Francisco and between New York JFK and Los Angeles.

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The carrier will deploy the new, slimline seats on hundreds of aircraft that fly within the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean.

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If United receives the requisite government approval, the flights will operate five times weekly from May 22 to June 11, daily between June 12 and September 1 and four times weekly between September 2 and October 5, 2014.

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The State College and Topeka flights will begin on January 7, 2014, and the Elmira service will begin on February 13, 2014.

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United Airlines is launching daily non-stop service from Indianapolis to its hub at San Francisco International Airport on January 7.

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United Airlines has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin non-stop service linking the airline’s hub at San Francisco International Airport with Chengdu, the fourth-largest Chinese city, from June 9, 2014.

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The new, 5,842-square-foot United Club at San Diego International Airport is located in Terminal 2 West on the Mezzanine level.

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The Boeing 737-800 with the new split scimitar winglet design ‒ similar to that to be used on the Boeing 737 MAX family ‒ made its first test flight on July 16, from Paine Field in Everett, Washington.

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The weekly flights, which began on July 13, are operated by Boeing 737-800 single-aisle jets, each fitted with 16 United Business seats, 48 United Economy Plus seats and 90 United Economy seats.

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HKAC’s MOU for 60 Airbus A320neo-family jets takes the total number of Airbus commercial jets for which the company announced orders and commitments during the first four days of the show to 466 ‒ 24 more than the number announced by Boeing during the four days.

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By June 20 at the 2013 Paris Air Show, Boeing has won orders and commitments for 442 commercial aircraft in transactions which the manufacturer values at more than $66 billion at list prices.

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A new agreement between United Airlines and Airbus specifies conversion of the U.S. carrier’s previous order for 25 A350-900s to the Airbus A350-1000 model plus an additional order for 10 more A350-1000 aircraft.

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