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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Jan 16, 2011

Aer Lingus Aer Lingus will launch daily Shannon-London Gatwick service March 27. Jan 11, 2011

Air France, Airbus Passengers who have booked a seat on Air France flight AF347 between April 22 and May 8 will have the surprise of travelling aboard the worldOs largest civil aircraft as the carrier has moved up the date it will inaugurate daily flights to and out of Montreal on the Airbus A380 from May 9 to April 22. The Air France A380 is currently equipped with 538 seats, divided into three cabin classes [ETH] La Premire (First) nine seats on the main deck, Affaires (Business) 80 seats on the upper deck, and Voyageur (Economy) 449 seats divided between the two decks. Jan 13, 2011

AirBaltic AirBaltic launched an iPhone application, enabling users to check real-time flight status, find the shortest connection times and follow information on departure, arrival and flight disruptions on their iPhone or iPad. The app is available in nine languages: English, Latvian, Russian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish and German. Jan 14, 2011

Edelweiss Air Edelweiss Air will operate seasonal weekly Airbus A330-200 Zurich-Beijing service July 7-14. Jan 12, 2011

Etihad Airways Etihad Airways will this summer increase service from Abu Dhabi to Paris Charles de Gaulle (10-times-weekly to twice-daily), Manchester (daily to 10-times-weekly), Geneva (five-times-weekly to daily), Milan Malpensa (five-times-weekly to daily) and Brussels (six-times-weekly to eight-times-weekly) as it takes delivery of three A330-300s and two 777-300ERs. Jan 12, 2011

Gulf Air Gulf Air will launch Bahrain service to Milan Malpensa (four-times-weekly March 27) and Geneva (thrice-weekly, March 29). Jan 11, 2011

Moskva Airlines Loss-making Russian carrier Moskva Airlines, formerly known as Atlant-Soyuz, may suspend operations as early as 17 January. The airline has not made aircraft lease payments, or paid for fuel or many services, since September. Jan 11, 2011

Qantas Airways, Finnair Qantas today announced a new codeshare partnership with Finnair, adding Helsinki to its European network. The arrangement will see Qantas codeshare on Finnair flights between Bangkok and Helsinki from February 2011 and on FinnairOs new service between Singapore and Helsinki from May 2011. Finnair will codeshare on Qantas services between both Bangkok and Singapore and Australia. Group Executive Qantas Airlines Commercial, Mr Rob...

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