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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Jul 17, 2011

Aer Lingus Aer Lingus will launch weekly Cork-Las Palmas service Oct. 30. It will launch Cork service to Barcelona (thrice-weekly) and Rome Fiumicino (twice-weekly) this winter, as well as twice-weekly Belfast service to Rome Fiumicino and Alicante. Jul 12, 2011

AirBerlin, Iberia Air Berlin, Iberia ink codeshare pact. AirBerlin reached a codeshare agreement with future oneworld partner Iberia. The agreement, which went into effect Friday, will soon be expanded to the frequent flyer programs of both airlines. The codeshare with Iberia is AirBerlin's fifth cooperation agreement with a member of oneworld, which invited the German carrier into the grouping last July. Full membership is expected in early 2012. Under terms of the codeshare accord, AirBerlin will place its code on Iberia service to Madrid from Berlin Tegel, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Geneva. Iberia will place its code on AB routes from SXF, DUS, Hamburg and Stuttgart to Barcelona as well as from DUS to Bilbao and from Cologne/Bonn to Valencia. Jul 11, 2011

Airbus Airbus A380 is poised to carry more American passengers. The Airbus A380 made its first commercial flight in October 2007, flying from Singapore to Australia to emerge as the world's largest passenger plane. Since then, A380s have carried more then 12 million passengers around the world. Starting this summer, more American passengers will be flying on A380s despite the fact that no U.S. carriers fly the Airbus planes. Jul 11, 2011

American Airlines American Airlines Kicks off Promotions for Soccer Fans. With the Major League Soccer season in the U.S. well underway and the European soccer season just around the corner, American Airlines is giving "futbol" fans opportunities to win big when they visit www.AA.com/Soccer. American's promotional microsite is highlighting the airline's ongoing efforts to engage its loyal AAdvantage members who have a love for soccer. The promotions on the site are only available to AAdvantage[umlaut] members, and currently include an opportunity to win a trip for two to London for a VIP soccer experience. American Airlines is the official airline of Major League Soccer as well as individual clubs, including FC Dallas, D.C. United and Chicago...

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