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Hawaiian Airlines, Air China Begin Codeshare

Hawaiian Airlines, Air China Begin Codeshare

Hawaiian Airlines announced the launch of a codeshare agreement with Air China.
Under the agreement, Hawaiian Airlines is able to place its code on flights operated by Air China between Beijing and Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, and Shenyang, China. In addition, Air China can place its code on Hawaiian-operated flights between Honolulu and the Hawaiian destinations of Kahului, Lihue, Kona, and Hilo.
The agreement is expected to be a starting point for the …

Hawaiian Airlines Launches Non-Stop Service to Beijing

Hawaiian Airlines Launches Non-Stop Service to Beijing

Hawaiian Airlines announced the beginning of new nonstop service between Honolulu and Beijing.  The service operates three times a week, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Flights depart Honolulu International Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12:01 a.m. and arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport at 5:55 a.m. the next day. From Beijing, flights depart on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 1:05 a.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 4:40 p.m. the previous …

Australian Prime Minister: Location of Black Box ‘Narrowed Down’

Australian Prime Minister: Location of Black Box ‘Narrowed Down’

Australian authorities believe they have found the location of the black boxes from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight in what appears to be a major breakthrough in what has quickly become one of aviation’s greatest mysteries.
In China, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told reporters at a press conference that authorities believe that the signals currently being detected are from the black box from Flight 370.
The prime minister said that a …

Flight 370: ‘We’re Searching in the Right Area’ as Focus Moves to Smaller Stretch of Ocean

Flight 370: ‘We’re Searching in the Right Area’ as Focus Moves to Smaller Stretch of Ocean

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner continued in a much smaller strip of the southern Indian Ocean Wednesday after Australian authorities said that they hoped they would find the plane “in a matter of days” after new pings were recently detected.
The latest signals, which are believed to be emanating from the plane’s emergency locator beacons, were detected within an area roughly 20 miles (32.18 kilometers) long by 10 …

Aeromexico to Expand Shanghai-Mexico City Service

Aeromexico to Expand Shanghai-Mexico City Service

Aeromexico announced it will launch a third weekly flight between Shanghai and Mexico City on July 1 of this year.  Flights will operate using Boeing 777 aircraft.
The additional flight will operate on Sundays, departing Shanghai at 10:45 a.m. and arriving in Mexico City at 2:00 p.m.  The extra flight from Mexico City will depart at 9:45 p.m. and arrive in Shanghai at 6:00 a.m. two days later.  Flights from both …

Malaysia Reorganizes Flight 370 Investigation, Appoints Independent Investigator

Malaysia Reorganizes Flight 370 Investigation, Appoints Independent Investigator

Malaysian authorities moved to reassert their role in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner over the weekend and announced the creation of an investigation team.
On Saturday, Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s defense and acting transport minister, noting that the search for Flight 370 has been “difficult, challenging, and complex,” said that the country will continue to lead the investigation.
In accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization standards, the country will appoint …

Flight 370: Australian Vessel Picks Up Ping in Indian Ocean, Moves to Investigate

Flight 370: Australian Vessel Picks Up Ping in Indian Ocean, Moves to Investigate

As the first month of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner draws to a close, Australian officials said they had detected pulse signals in the southern Indian Ocean, one day following a similar report by Chinese authorities.
An Royal Australian Navy vessel, the Ocean Shield, picked up a separate pulse signal Sunday approximately 300 nautical miles (555 kilometers) from its location, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, the chief coordinator …