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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Jun 10, 2013

Airbus Airbus chooses pilots, flight crew for A350 first flight. Airbus has selected test pilots and a flight crew for the first flight of its A350. The wide-body aircraft's first flight will be staffed by two test pilots, as well as four engineers. A first flight before the Paris Air Show, which starts on June 17, could generate publicity for Airbus. Jun 5, 2013

Delta Air Lines Delta adds seasonal flights to Europe. Delta Air Lines will begin seasonal service to several European destinations this summer. Delta launched a new route from Newark, N.J., to Paris on Saturday. The carrier also added flights this month from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Athens, Greece, and Pisa, Italy. Jun 4, 2013

LOT Polish Airlines LOT Polish Airlines' Chicago to Warsaw Dreamliner Takes Flight. LOT Polish Airlines inaugurates new 787 Dreamliner daily nonstop service from Chicago to Warsaw on June 5. The flight will be the first international Dreamliner flight from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. LOT's inbound Dreamliner flight from Warsaw will touch down at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport at 3:20 p.m. and will be welcomed with a traditional water salute. The first LOT Dreamliner trip from Chicago will depart at 5:25 p.m., and arrive the next day in Warsaw at 9:55 a.m. The flights were previously operated with B767s. LOT's first try at inaugurating Dreamliner service from O'Hare on Jan. 16, 2013 was aborted only a few hours before departure after the Federal Aviation Administration temporarily grounded the aircraft due to safety issues with its lithium-ion batteries. LOT is now the first European carrier to operate the Dreamliner with three of the eight already delivered to the airline. LOT's Dreamliner inaugural flight from Chicago to Warsaw will be followed by Toronto to Warsaw on June 7. LOT began Dreamliner flights from New York's JFK to Warsaw on June 1. The LOT Dreamliner has 18 seats in Elite Club (business class), 21 in Premium Club (premium economy) plus 213 seats in economy class. "Chicago will receive daily LOT Dreamliner service and on Mondays...

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