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SAS has secured financing of four Airbus A330-300 Enhanced through the signing of a sale and leaseback agreement with the Chinese bank Bocomm. The aircraft will be delivered during the latter part of 2015 and the beginning of 2016.
ANA is upgrading its flight schedule for the second half of 2014, in order to capture the increasing demand for Asian air travel and capitalize on the expansion of Haneda Airport. ANA has significantly expanded its international network at Haneda Airport this spring and improved its connectivity as a hub airport, both for domestic and international flights.
The latest edition of the Star Alliance Reference Guide is now available electronically. You can view it in HTML, or download it in ZIP or PDF formats: http://www.starallianceemployees.com/publications/referenceguide.html.
This is the 18th edition of the Guide, and this time features the joining of Air India with a welcome message from its President. Inside you will find the latest member statistics, frequent flyer programmes, airline call centre phone numbers, baggage and lounge access information, hub maps and much more.
Starting Aug. 30, Ethiopian and United will begin codesharing between Addis Ababa and Washington D.C. and points beyond in Africa and the U.S.
Ethiopian currently flies to 82 destinations on five continents. The carrier provides daily services to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) using B777 or B787 aircraft with connections through its main hub in Addis Ababa (ADD) to 49 cities in Africa.