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

International travelers face an ever-changing mix of rules Governments around the world have implemented various rules for airlines and airports to increase safety and customer service. An examination of travelers' rights in the U.S., Canada and the European Union show airline passengers do not have a particular advantage in any of those parts of the world. In Europe and Canada, the governments have instituted much stronger policies for passenger rights, but the practical differences are minimal. Mar 19, 2010

Air China Air China will launch its first non-stop flight between Beijing and Manila. Round-trip tickets will be available to PhoenixMiles members for only RMB 1,666. In addition, from March 16th to May 31st PhoenixMiles members will be able to redeem flights to Manila for half the regular frequent flyer miles. Mar 18, 2010

Air New Zealand Air New Zealand promised to slash fares, introduce more choice and cut waiting times at airports for its Transtasman and Pacific Island services. Eight airlines compete for a market of 5.8 million passengers per year between Australia and New Zealand. ANZ carries 2.1 million across the Tasman annually. Mar 19, 2010

Air New Zealand Air New Zealand will reconfigure the A320s it uses on those routes to a single class with 171 seats, although it will continue to offer business class on its 767s for peak flights from Auckland to Sydney and Melbourne. Details of the new product offering will be unveiled before fares go on sale April 29. Mar 19, 2010

Air Seychelles Coinciding with the annual ITB tourism trade fair in Berlin, Germany, last week, Air Seychelles announced their intention to add a third flight to the UK, yet not to their regular destination Heathrow but to Gatwick, via Rome. Mar 17, 2010

Asiana Airlines Asiana Airlines launched daily service from Incheon to the newly opened Ibaraki Airport about 85 km. northwest of Tokyo aboard a two-class A320. Mar 19, 2010

Bahrain Air Middle Eastern carrier Bahrain Air is planning to open services to Pakistan, having started operating a new connection to Bangladesh this week. Mar 17, 2010

Bangalore A newspaper-wrapped package containing explosive material was found Sunday in the cargo hold of a passenger aircraft after it landed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, police said. Police were investigating how the powder got on board the flight from Bangalore, India's information technology hub, to Thiruvananthapuram,...

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