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Austrian Airlines has been offering flight service to Newark, New Jersey since July 2, 2014. Austrian will increase its flights from five to six times per week starting in April 2015. Flights to Newark operating a Boeing 767 aircraft will be expanded to seven times weekly as of June 2015.
Austrian Airlines will continue to offer daily flights to JFK, the second airport in New York. Daily flight service will also be maintained to Chicago, Washington and Toronto. This means that the new flight schedule of Austrian Airlines will include daily flights to all its North American destinations starting in June 2015.
Air Canada will introduce year-round mainline service to Amsterdam from Toronto beginning in June 2015 as part of the continuing expansion of its international network. Additions to the summer network also include new Air Canada rouge seasonal service from Montreal to Venice and between Vancouver and Osaka.
To increase competitiveness and service, THAI has implemented a new policy to allow an additional 10 kilograms of checked baggage for all classes of travel on all THAI flights, except on flights to and from the United States.
Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia have announced a world first for frequent flyers, allowing members of KrisFlyer and Velocity Frequent Flyer to convert their Miles and Points between both programmes for the first time and receive a number of innovative new benefits.