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Lift Off for American Airlines and Qantas Joint Venture

The United States government has given its formal approval to a joint business agreement between American Airlines (AA) and Qantas. The green light by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) enables the two oneworld carriers to partner more closely on

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Qantas and American Joint Venture Within Weeks?

Qantas and American Airlines have said they welcome the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) tentative approval of the carriers’ joint business. If signed off by regulators, the deal will enable much closer commercial integration between the two oneworld airlines, including

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New Terminal for DFW Airport

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and American Airlines have revealed plans to develop a sixth terminal at the facility, providing a long-term commitment from the airline and opportunities for businesses and customers in the fastest growing region of the US.

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American Orders More E175s

American Airlines and Embraer have signed a firm order for 15 E175 aircraft. The deal, worth US$705m based on current list prices, represents the latest in a flurry of US contracts for the manufacturer. The new examples – to be

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Qatar Airways Eyes Alliance Exit

Qatar Airways could withdraw from oneworld as early as next year as tensions continue to simmer with its fellow alliance members. Speaking in New York on October 18, the Doha-based flag carrier’s CEO Akbar Al Baker emphasised the importance of

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Transatlantic Expansion for United

United Airlines has announced three new nonstop transatlantic routes for 2019. The carrier will add a year-round service from San Francisco to Amsterdam, and summer flights from Newark to Prague and Naples. The Illinois-based firm will fly its Boeing 787-9

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American opts for Boeing over Airbus

American Airlines has cancelled its order for 22 Airbus A350s, instead placing an order for 47 additional Boeing 787s, valued at $12bn.  The new Dreamliners, 22 -8s and 25 -9s powered by General Electric’s GEnx-1B engines, are scheduled to begin

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American Launches Flagship Lounge

American Airlines has opened its new Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining experience at New York/JFK.  The renovated lounge provides quiet rooms, individual work pods and showers for passengers to use before their flights.  A range of food options, including

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American Battles CAAC

American Airlines has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for an extension to the start date of flights between Los Angeles and Beijing because it hasn’t yet been allocated any slots by the Civil Aviation Administration of China

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Kirby Switches from American to United

Scott Kirby has been named president of United Airlines.  This is a newly created role at the airline and will see Kirby assume responsibility for United’s operations, marketing, sales, alliances, network planning and revenue management.  His appointment is effective immediately

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