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New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Aug 21, 2011

Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Launches Hawaii Fall Fare Sale. Alaska Airlines launched a sale today with low fares to Hawaii from several West Coast cities and Alaska. One-way fares start at $149 from the West Coast and $179 from Alaska. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 22 for travel starting Aug. 23 from the state of Alaska and beginning Sept. 12, 2011, from the West Coast. Travel must be completed by Oct. 31 from Alaska and Dec. 13, 2011, from the West Coast. Aug 16, 2011

Honolulu International Airport The Hawaii State Department of Transportation has selected SpeediShuttle to provide on-demand shuttle service for passengers arriving at Honolulu International Airport beginning Oct. 1. The five-year concession award was the result of a competitive proposal process that included six of the largest ground transportation companies in Hawaii (www.gohawaii.com). Aug 18, 2011

Mahan Air Mahan Air will launch twice-weekly Tehran-Shanghai Pudong Boeing 747 flights Sept. 2. Aug 15, 2011

Qantas Airways In-flight film "explains" mysteries of female pleasure. The in-flight entertainment on some planes run by Australian airline Qantas currently contains a somewhat unusual offering -- a movie that purports to elucidate the mysteries of female sexual pleasure. The 50-minute French film "The Female Orgasm Explained," which includes naked scenes, is carried on long-haul "Video on Demand" aircraft in the airline's "The Edge" channel -- complete with a warning that it is for mature audiences only. "In general programs are selected according to quality of content, box office/ratings, topicality and Qantas customer demographics," Qantas said in a statement, adding that programs were screened by their program team before licensing. "With the Edge, we source programs that are out of the ordinary across all genres." Airline crews are able to block content to the seats of minors and at the requests of their parents, it added. The film will be run until November. The choice of film may be a bit risky given the fact that airlines are usually quite careful about what they show, said Catriona Eider, an associate professor at the Department of...

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