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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Oct 6, 2013

Aurigny Air Services Guernsey-based regional carrier Aurigny Air Services has signed a firm contract with Embraer Commercial Aviation for one E195 jet. The transaction was announced today at a press briefing in Salzburg at the annual general meeting of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA [ETH] www.eraa.org). The firm order will be included in Embraer's 2013 third quarter backlog. Delivery is scheduled in the first semester of 2014. The E195 is the first jet aircraft to be added to the Aurigny Air Services fleet. The airline currently flies turboprops on six daily frequencies on its principal route between the London Gatwick Airport and Guernsey. With 122 slim seats in single-class layout, the E195 will enable the carrier to increase the number of daily flights to eight and offer much-needed additional capacity. Oct 3, 2013

British Airways, Airbus British Airways is premiering its 'Red Carpet Route' between Los Angeles and London today, the inaugural flight for the airline's first Airbus A380. The City of Angels is the first of the airline's more than 150 destinations to receive the superjumbo, offering a premium experience to customers who want to travel in style to the U.K. and beyond. "We currently fly three flights a day from LA to London and are proud to be strengthening our connection between these two entertainment capitals with the largest and most luxurious aircraft in our fleet," said Sean Doyle, EVP Americas for British Airways. Sep 30, 2013

Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic Airways Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. today welcomed the decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation to approve the carriers' joint venture by granting antitrust immunity on routes between North America and the U.K. The DOT's ruling is confirmation of the clear consumer benefits of the partnership and will allow the carriers to deepen their cooperation, offering more flight choices for travelers on both sides of the Atlantic and in particular improving the travel options for business customers in the New York to London market. Sep 30, 2013

Heathrow Airport HeathrowOs Bid for [pounds sterling]4 Increase in Fee Causes Major Stir. Heathrow AirportOs petition to BritainOs Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for a [pounds sterling]4 increase in its charge per passenger is creating a major stir in Britain, with Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airway's parent...

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