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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Nov 27, 2011

Air France Air France to launch daily A380 Paris-Dubai route in December. Air France will start operating Airbus A380 aircraft on a daily Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Dubai (DXB) route Dec. 5, and on a 2X-daily CDG to Los Angeles (LAX) route May 28, 2012. The CDG-DXB service will be a seasonal A380 route, made possible by the aircraftOs redeployment from Tokyo Narita to DXB for the winter season, resulting from lower seasonal demand to Tokyo, AF said. The CDG-LAX route is part of the transatlantic joint venture operated by AF KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines. Air France said it will operate six A380s in the current winter schedule on five routes (CDG to New York JFK, Johannesburg, Montreal, Washington Dulles and DXB) and eight A380s in the next summer schedule to six destinations (LAX, JFK, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Montreal and Washington). Nov 23, 2011

Aviaso, Abacus International, Amadeus, Akbar Travel IT & Distribution. Aviaso was selected by Pratt & Whitney to provide data analysis software for EcoFlight Solutions, a fuel conservation program designed to help airlines save fuel and reduce emissions. The software will offer customers a suite of customizable reports, alerts and dashboards. Abacus International has an order from Air China to upgrade its reservation inventory participation system to direct connect availability. Amadeus has signed an enhanced contract with easyJet, to deliver "significant technical improvements" and enhance the booking process for all travel agents using Amadeus. Akbar Travel signed a long-term technology...

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