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New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Nov 28, 2010

Air India, Star Alliance Air India will become a full Star Alliance member in June or July 2011, a source close to the Star Alliance management said at the recent ALTA meeting in Panama City. Nov 24, 2010

American Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines American Airlines announces partnership with India's Kingfisher. American Airlines plans to launch a codesharing arrangement with Kingfisher Airlines next year, putting its AA designator on flights between London Heathrow and Delhi or Mumbai, as well as some flights within India. Frequent fliers with each airline initially will be able to earn mileage only on codeshare flights, though a more comprehensive frequent flier agreement could be unveiled in the future. Nov 24, 2010

Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines will launch service from Tokyo Narita to Guangzhou (daily, April 6, 767-300) and Manila (four-times-weekly, April 5-July 15, 757-200), twice-weekly Atlanta-Shanghai service (June 5, 777-200), and five-times-weekly Detroit-Beijing service (July 1, 777-200). Nov 22, 2010

Hainan Airlines The inauguration ceremony for Hainan Airlines' Beijing-Toronto flight was held at Toronto Pearson International Airport after the inaugural flight landed at the airport safely at 13:40 PM, November 27 (Toronto local time). Over 150 guests were present at the ceremony, including Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga, Greater Toronto Area; Lloyd McCoomb, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority; Chen Ligang, Consul General of China in Toronto; Hainan Airlines President Wang Yingming and Vice President Chen Ming, as well as local journalists. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper congratulated Hainan Airlines on launching its inaugural flight to Toronto in a special congratulation letter. Greetings from the Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, said: The new flight route is a fitting celebration of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and China. As this new service attests, the relationship between our two dynamic nations is flourishing, with more trade, people-to-people links, and greater cooperation than ever before. Nov 28, 2010

Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines will increase four-times-weekly Sydney-Honolulu service to daily April 6-Aug. 1 and five-times-weekly from Aug. 2. Nov 24, 2010

Qantas Airways, Airbus Qantas A380s still weeks away from flying. Qantas is still weeks away from resuming A380...

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