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In the February 20, 2012 Issue


Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport confirmed Sunday the strike of 200 apron workers, represented by the GdF union, will continue into Monday for 24 hours. [MORE]



Swiss International Air Lines launched 5X-weekly Airbus A330-300 Zurich-Beijing service Feb. 13. The new route will become daily from May 31.

Flydubai has launched 2X-weekly Boeing 737-800 Dubai-Bishkek service.

Tarom has increased its Bucharest Otopeni–Budapest ATR 42/72 services from 5X-weekly to 12X-weekly as of Feb. 6.

Alaska Airlines will operate daily San Jose-Palm Springs through June 2, and again Oct. 5.


Porter Airlines launched 2X-weekly Toronto City-Myrtle Beach service, increasing to 4X-weekly March 1-April 30.

Spirit Airlines will launch Denver service to Chicago O'Hare (daily), Dallas Ft. Worth (daily, to 2X-daily May 17), Ft. Lauderdale (daily), and Las Vegas (2X-daily) May 3.

Japan Airlines will launch Tokyo Narita service to San Diego (4X-weekly Dec. 2012; to daily March 2013) and Helsinki (4X-weekly March 2013, to daily in first half of fiscal year 2013) using the 787, codesharing with American Airlines and Finnair.

LAN Airlines and LAN Peru announced they will increase their frequencies in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean from August 2012.


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Emirates will launch daily Dubai-Lisbon 777-200ER service July 9.

Estonian Air will increase 9X-weekly Oslo-Tallinn service to 14X-weekly March 25.

American Airlines has U.S. Department of Transportation approval for a reciprocal codeshare agreement with Hainan Airlines. Hainan will now use the AA code on its U.S.-China service (currently Seattle-Beijing) and on service within China. AA can now display the HU code on its flights between the U.S. and China (currently Chicago-Beijing, Chicago-Shanghai and Los Angeles-Shanghai) and on flights within the U.S. beyond Seattle.

JetBlue Airways and Japan Airlines announced an interline agreement, which launched Feb. 15. Under terms customers can book tickets for combined travel on JetBlue and Japan Airlines through New York John F. Kennedy Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.


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