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PICTURES: Changi finally gets in on the 787 act

Singapore’s Changi Airport is normally on top of the game, but it has endured a frustrating wait for its first Boeing 787 commercial flight. That ended on Sunday when Japan Airlines (JAL) started operating the 787-8 to Singapore on the Tokyo Narita-Singapore route. A loud round of applause broke out when the 787 finally landed around […]

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PICTURES: Thai Airways unveils its Airbus A380 interiors

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What’s that New York mention, AirAsia?

AirAsia this morning is raising eyebrows with the above image it posted on its Facebook fan page. The photo carries the caption “What’s your interpretation of East meets West? To be revealed on 29th March 2011.” That begs the easy reply that AirAsia will fly to New York City through its long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X. […]

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Paris launched, AirAsia X sets sights on New York, Budapest, Moscow & Prague

AirAsia X plans to expand its intercontinental destinations in the next few years. For more info on this specially painted AirAsia X A330, see here. In the past few weeks AirAsia X announced two new routes for 2011–Christchurch and Paris–but the fast-growing carrier is not showing any signs of slowing down.Tony Fernandes, one of AirAsia […]

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Confirmed: AirAsia X to Paris (Orly)

We have been following developments that pointed to AirAsia X serving Paris, and now the Malaysian carrier has confirmed it: AirAsia X will launch flights to Paris Orly.The carrier has not yet released a schedule or indicated a starting date but does have this teaser up on its website, including an option to receive an […]

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AirAsia X closing in on Paris?

Is AirAsia X preparing to finally launch flights from its Kuala Lumpur hub to Paris Orly?There have been a number of interesting developments in the past week or so that could indicate yes.For background, last October AirAsia X asked the French government for landing rights, and was later approved but elected not to start flights […]

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JAL beats ANA for first HND departure

Banzai!This morning was supposed to see ANA and JAL simultaneously offer the first regularly scheduled international flights out of Tokyo’s Haneda airport following the opening of a fourth runway earlier this month.ANA flight NH1006 to Los Angeles and JAL flight JL002 to San Fransisco were both scheduled to depart Haneda at 00:05 Sunday morning, granting […]

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Air Macau to Singapore, finally, but has the carrier woken up?

Photograph: AirSpace user commercial aviation Is it really, as the maxim goes, better late than never?Macau International Airport announced that its only hometown carrier, Air Macau, will operate a twice-weekly passenger service to Singapore in November and December, as we reported on our premium news source ATI. If you think an airline would have wanted […]

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JAL vows to return to Sao Paulo

JAL’s 747-400 most recently operated the Tokyo-New York-Sao Paulo route, which the carrier has now ended. Photograph: AirSpace user Commercial Aviation. As part of its drastic restructure, JAL on Tuesday operated its final Sao Paulo-Tokyo (via New York JFK) flight, which it first started in 1978. JAL filed for bankruptcy in January after accruing $25.8b […]

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