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

Indian airports on lookout for courier packages Airports across India are being told to crack down on courier packages -- especially those wrapped in newspaper, magazines or plastic -- after a crude explosive device was found in the cargo hold of a Kingfisher Airlines airliner. Authorities are questioning airport cargo and security personnel regarding the "country-made bomb-like object" containing 30 grams of explosive powder. Mar 23, 2010

Air China Air China will launch thrice-weekly Beijing-Manila service on March 29. Mar 25, 2010

Airnorth, Embraer Investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) have recovered the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the Airnorth Embraer EMB-120 turboprop that crashed at Darwin Airport on 22 March. Mar 24, 2010

Airnorth, Embraer Airnorth Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia turboprop crashed yesterday morning in Darwin during a training flight, killing both pilots, according to the manufacturer. It said it was dispatching a team to aid in the investigation. Aircraft first flew in 1988, according to Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network and went down during the initial climb. Airnorth serves 11 Australian destinations as well as Dili in East Timor aboard Brasilias, E-170s and Metro 23s. Mar 23, 2010

Airnorth, Embraer The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has begun investigations into today's crash involving an Airnorth Embraer EMB-120 turboprop at Darwin Airport. The investigator in charge, David Hood, will conduct a briefing on the incident at 14:00hr March 23, says the ATSB. Mar 22, 2010

Japan Airlines Japan Airlines and Jetstar are expanding their codeshare agreement on flights between Osaka and Cairns. Air service on this once-daily flight will begin on April 1, 2010. Mar 24, 2010

Japan Airlines, British Airways Japan Airlines and British Airways have extended their code share agreement with 13 additional European destinations. The total number of codeshare flights between the two airlines will be increase to 23. From March 28 JAL will add its flight code JL to nine BA-operated routes, followed by another four from April 28. The 13 routes to be added are: Dusseldorf, Munich, Berlin, Basel, Brussels, Geneva, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Prague, Madrid, Barcelona and Athens. Codeshare...

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