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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Mar 8, 2010

Aer Arann The airline Aer Arann has announced a major expansion of its operations at City of Derry Airport. The airline will launch new services to Manchester and Edinburgh which will begin in May. The airline is also moving its morning flight to Dublin from 0810 to 0740, due to passenger demand. Mar 1, 2010

Air France Air France last week commenced the use of the A380 between Paris and Johannesburg, the first airline to fly the giant aircraft commercially to Africa on scheduled services. Mar 2, 2010

Air France, Airbus Complications with the investigation into the destruction of Air France flight AF447 are set to dominate discussions on flight-data retrieval, aircraft communications and tracking at a high-level ICAO safety conference this month. The gathering in Montreal comes a few weeks after France's Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses published a technical analysis of several potential options to avoid loss of crucial flight-recorder information in the event of an aircraft accident at sea. Mar 1, 2010

Air Slovakia Air Slovakia ceased operations Tuesday owing to financial troubles and unpaid debts. It is the third Slovakian airline to shut down in the past six months following SkyEurope Airlines and Seagle Air. Air Slovakia was founded in 1993 and operated two 737 Classics and one 757-200. Air Slovakia operated scheduled passenger flights from Bratislava to Israel, Kuwait and Cyprus, and charters to Greek and Spanish holiday resorts, as well as to Bourgas and Varna in Bulgaria. Mar 4, 2010

AirBaltic AirBaltic will launch service from Riga to Rovaniemi (four-times-weekly on May 3) and Kuusamo (thrice-weekly on March 31), thrice-weekly flights from Talinn to Tampere (March 31) and Oulu (May 11), four-times-weekly Tampere-Rovaniemi on May 3, thrice-weekly Lappeenranta-Kuusamo on March 31 and four-times-weekly Lappeenranta-Kuopio on March 31. Mar 2, 2010

American Airlines Two Royal Air Force fighter jets were dispatched after reports a passenger was trying to get into the cockpit of an American Airlines jet bound for Heathrow Airport, airline and military officials said Tuesday. The Ministry of Defense said the Typhoon fighters were scrambled from the RAF Coningsby base in central England on Tuesday morning. They were recalled to the base after the incident was found not to be terrorism-related. Mar 2, 2010

British Airways British Airways has 6,000 volunteers on standby to assist at airports and...

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