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New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Mar 14, 2010

Five U.S. airlines lobbying DOT for 4 new Tokyo flights. The competition is heating up among the five U.S. airlines jockeying for the rights to provide four new daily flights to Tokyo's Haneda airport. United, Delta, American, Continental and Hawaiian have spent recent weeks arguing their respective cases. The DOT is expected to make its decision soon. Mar 8, 2010

Air Seychelles The Seychelles national airline has just announced that effective March 21 they will extend one of their two weekly flights via Johannesburg to Cape Town. According to the airline, this applies to the Sunday flight, while the Friday flight will continue to terminate in JNB. Passengers from Mahe to South Africa, and in particular passengers from South Africa to the Seychelles, will now have a second gateway for their direct flights to the archipelago. The airlines has been flying to South Africa for the past 17 years and is the only airline using wide-bodied equipment (B767-200) on the route, giving passengers the added comfort of the larger cabin. Mar 14, 2010

Airbus The US FAA has finalised an airworthiness directive (AD) that will require operators of more than 500 Airbus A320 family aircraft to update critical avionics software related to the aircraft's traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS). Mar 10, 2010

American Airlines American Airlines will be the official sponsor of the USA Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China. As the exclusive (passenger) airline of the USA Pavilion, American joins a group of corporate sponsors that have pledged to provide expertise and services to showcase the best of America at this spectacular global event. The Expo is expected to attract 70 million visitors, 95 percent of whom will hail from mainland China. The six-month world exhibition, which is themed "Better City, Better Life," runs May 1 to Oct. 1 on a dramatic site straddling the Huangpu River, which bisects the Shanghai metropolis...

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