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Airline Industry News – Week Ending 11.11.06

PlaneAir China and Shanghai Airlines will join the Star Alliance in 2007.

Air Jamaica had a plane seized. For real.

Brussels Airlines has come in to being as a combo of SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express. Apparently its news that they’ll have a red dot on their tail.

Delta Airlines is expanding service in Europe via KLM Airlines with flight connecting from Amsterdam to Bremen, Germany; Aberdeen, Scotland; Luxembourg; Riga, Latvia; Bergen, Norway; Stavanger, Norway; and Newcastle, England.

Emirates is planning on opening flights up to cell phone talk next year, along with Qantas.

Pittsburgh International Airport has two new mexican food options at the AIRMALL® with InMotion Entertainment and Qdoba Mexican Grill.

Polar Air Cargo will begin twice weekly service to Beijing Capital International Airport starting today.

Smintair, the new smoker’s airline, is looking to take off in October 2007. Weird.

United Airlines has a GREAT promotion right now. Purchase and fly 3 qualifying round trip flights on United, United Express® or TedSM between November 10, 2006 and January 31, 2007 and you can earn 25,000 bonus miles. That’s enough for an awards flight.

US Airways is offering $1 gift cards for Cold Stone Creamery on selected flights from November 13 to November 21. Ice cream, just what you want in this cold weather.

WestJet will begin offering weekly service from Halifax to Tampa in March 2007.