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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Mar 6, 2011

Air France Air France will launch service from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Orlando (thrice weekly, June 7) and Lima (five-times-weekly, June 21). Mar 2, 2011

Frankfurt Airport Two US airmen were shot dead and two were wounded Wednesday aboard a bus parked curbside outside Frankfort Airport's Terminal 2. Kosovo Interior Minister Bajram Rexhepi confirmed that German police had arrested a 21-year-old Kosovo citizen in connection with the shooting. The US Air Force said the victims were based at Lakenheath airfield in England. The bus was to take them from FRA to the US military base in Ramstein. US President Barack Obama said during a brief appearance in Washington that he was "saddened" and "outraged by this attack" and vowed the US "will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous attack took place and in working with the German authorities to ensure that all of the perpetrators are brought to justice." Rexhepi stated that it was unknown whether the alleged shooter was acting alone, noting that authorities are "trying to find out" whether the shooting was "something that was organized or what was the nature of the attack." The deadly attack is the second to occur at a major international airport in less than seven weeks, following the Jan. 24 Moscow Domodedovo bombing that killed 36 and wounded more than 100. Both occurred in areas that are generally unsecured at airports worldwide. Mar 3, 2011

Lufthansa Lufthansa said San Francisco will be fifth destination for its Airbus A380. Starting May 10, Lufthansa will operate a daily A380 service from Munich to San Francisco International Airport under the current flight numbers LH 454 and LH 455, replacing the Boeing 747-400 service currently offered on this route. The new Lufthansa flagship is configured with 526 seats (eight in first class, 98 in business class and 420 in economy class).. Ticket prices for an A380 flight do not differ from regular fares on this route. Lufthansa will be the first and only airline operating an A380 service to and from SFO. Passengers...

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