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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Jan 23, 2011

Air France Air France will launch four-times weekly Airbus A320 Paris Charles de Gaulle-Tripoli service March 29, becoming five-times-weekly June 6. Jan 17, 2011

British Airways British Airways has started its 12 services a week between London Heathrow and Paris Orly to complement its flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle. The route is be served by A319s, A320s and A321s and will offer two classes to choose from -- Euro Traveller and Club Europe. Customers selecting the Club Europe cabin can take advantage of Terminal 5's lounge facilities. British Airways also offers great deals on a wide range of hotels in Paris, coupled with affordable fares on flights. For more information, visit www.ba.com/paris. Jan 18, 2011

Estonian Air Estonian Air will operate seasonal thrice-weekly Tallinn-Berlin Tegel service until Sept. 30. Jan 21, 2011

Finnair, Qantas Airways Finnair reached a codeshare agreement with Qantas for routes between Helsinki and Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney, via Singapore, and between Helsinki and Sydney, via Bangkok. The cooperation begins via Bangkok in February and via Singapore in May, when AY commences its daily operations to Singapore.

Qatar Airways Qatar Airways will increase service from Doha to Kuala Lumpur (11-times-weekly to twice-daily, March 27) Dar Es Salaam (12-times-weekly to twice daily, March 27), Paris (14-times-weekly to 16-times-weekly, March 27), Geneva (five-times-weekly to daily, May 2), Copenhagen (six-times-weekly to daily, March 27), and Muscat (21-times-weekly to 24-times-weekly, March 27). It also will replace the narrowbody aircraft on its Bangalore and Barcelona services with A330s, March 1 and March 27, respectively. Jan 17, 2011

Glasgow airport Scottish airport tests "electronic sniffer dogs". Scotland's Glasgow airport is testing new devices, dubbed "electronic sniffer dogs," that use lasers to detect explosives. The devices look like metal detectors and replicate canines' extraordinary sense of smell. The sniffer dogs could eventually be used to detect explosives hidden on travelers' bodies without requiring travelers to remove their clothing or pass through security scanners. Jan 17, 2011

Icelandair Icelandair, which is launching new service from Washington, D.C. starting May 17, is planning to add...

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