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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Jul 11, 2010

Aer Lingus Aer Lingus Regional launched daily Manchester-Shannon service operated by Aer Arann. Jul 5, 2010

Boeing Airlines need new 777 more than new 737. Boeing has seen a sharp decline in order backlog for 777 wide-body jets, according to J.P. Morgan analyst Joseph Nadol, while the backlog for 737s has held up well. According to Nadol, Boeing is losing ground to the Airbus A350XWB among airlines seeking wide-body airliners. Most industry speculation has centered on a possible successor to the 737, but Nadol says the 777 is Boeing's more vulnerable model. Jul 9, 2010

Cityjet Cityjet launched a four-times-weekly seasonal service between London City and Deauville. Jul 8, 2010

Egyptair, OnAir Egyptair is gearing up to shortly launch OnAir's in-flight Wi-Fi service and mobile connectivity - including voice calls - on board its new fleet of Airbus A330-300s. The carrier will accept delivery of the first of five 301-seat A330s fitted with OnAir connectivity systems during the last week of August. Jul 8, 2010

Iran Air, Airbus, Boeing European safety authorities have expanded the operating restrictions imposed on Iran Air to include a ban on allowing the carrier's Airbus A320s, Boeing 727s and 747s to operate within the European Union. In a revision of its airline 'blacklist' published in March, the European Commission placed restrictions on Iran Air after ramp checks uncovered evidence of "insufficient oversight". However, at the time it said the airline could continue to operate 18 Airbus A300/310s, nine Boeing 747s, six Airbus A320s and a single Boeing 737 into Europe. Jul 6, 2010

LOT Polish Airlines LOT Polish Airlines is planning to launch thrice-weekly Warsaw-Hanoi service in mid-November. The carrier said it will operate the route with a 767-300ER that will become available when it slows transatlantic flying for the winter season. It will be LOT's third Asian destination after Beijing and Bangkok. Jul 8, 2010

PrivateFly.com UK online business jet booking network PrivateFly.com has completed the first phase of its funding. The capital will be used to increase marketing spend, expand its workforce, "drive business in the UK market, and develop a presence in new European territories", says the company. Jul 7, 2010

Royal Air Maroc Royal Air Maroc will launch thrice-weekly Casablanca-Moscow Sheremetyevo service Nov. 2 aboard a 737-800. Also...

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