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New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Nov 21, 2010

Air Astana Air Astana is launching thrice-weekly service from Almaty to Dushanbe Nov. 21 and Tashkent Dec. 2 as part of its strategy to further develop ALA into a regional hub. It will commence a twice-weekly TSE-Yekaterinburg service from Dec. 8 and weekly SCO-Istanbul flights from Nov. 28. Nov 17, 2010

Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines will operate four-times-weekly 737-800 Portland, Ore to Kona, Hawaii service through April 9. Nov 17, 2010

Bangkok Airways, AirBerlin Bangkok Airways and AirBerlin and are strengthening their cooperation to allow AirBerlin passengers the option of a connecting flight from Bangkok to Phenom Penh/Cambodia on Bangkok Airways. Codeshare flights to Koh Samui, Chiang Mai and Phuket will remain in place. AB operates up to 14 weekly flights between Germany and Thailand. Nov 15, 2010

Copa Airlines, Star Alliance Copa plans to work with members of the Star Alliance, which the Panamanian carrier announced last week it will be joining, to open new long-haul connections at its Panama City hub. Copa chief Pedro Heilbron says the carrier, which currently only operates Boeing 737NG and Embraer E-190 aircraft, has no plans to add widebody aircraft and launch its own flights across the Atlantic or Pacific. But he says he hopes to "encourage" Asian and European members of the Star Alliance to serve Panama City's Tocumen International Airport. Nov 17, 2010

Delta Air Lines, United Continental Holdings, American Airlines Demand prompts U.S. carriers to expand flights to Asia. Delta Air Lines, United Continental Holdings and other American carriers are expanding their services to Asia in response to an increase in demand and a lack of capacity. China's economic growth rate is triple that of the U.S., making the country a good bet. Meanwhile, airlines are gaining more access to an airport that is closer to downtown Tokyo, giving them a foothold in the lucrative Japanese market Nov 18, 2010

Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines service to Japan starts Wednesday. Two months from now, Hawaiian will broaden its global reach with a new route to South Korea's Incheon International Airport. "We think the opportunity is right and the window is open," said CEO Mark Dunkerley. Nov 18, 2010

Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines reached a new milestone today in its expansion into Asia markets, launching daily, nonstop service between Honolulu and Tokyo's Haneda Airport service, which it...

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