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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Oct 13, 2013

Aegean Airlines Greece's Aegean Airlines has won European Union approval to buy loss-making rival Olympic Air at the second attempt, after a new antitrust investigation found Olympic would close down if the deal was blocked. Aegean has said the proposed 72 million-euro ($96.4 million) deal is crucial for both airlines amid a decline in domestic demand in recession-hit Greece. Oct 9, 2013

Aeroflot Russian carrier Aeroflot plans to launch a low-cost airline next year, it said on Thursday, aiming to make air travel more affordable in the world's largest country with fares up to 40 percent cheaper than its current prices. Dobrolet, which roughly translates to mean "Goodflight", will initially focus on domestic routes, starting next year with several destinations for Muscovites including St Petersburg, Samara and Ekaterinburg. But by 2016 it also aims to be flying to Kiev and Istanbul. Oct 10, 2013

Air Canada Air Canada announced today it is boosting its international Summer 2014 services to Europe from Montreal with the launch of seasonal non-stop flights between Montreal and Nice, France and the re-introduction of Montreal - Barcelona service. Flights will be operated by Air Canada's leisure carrier subsidiary, Air Canada rouge. In addition, the airline will expand the availability of its new international Premium Economy cabin with its introduction on Montreal-London Heathrow flights during the peak summer travel season. Air Canada will also deploy larger aircraft from its international widebody fleet on flights from Montreal to Brussels and Geneva in order to meet travel and cargo demand during the summer. Oct 8, 2013

Boeing Boeing promotes 747-8 with video testimonial from Lufthansa. Boeing executives said the 747-8 is faring well...

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