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The Week in brief

By control on July 7, 2011
  • Boeing delivered 118 planes during the second quarter of the year, pushing its year-to-date number of deliveries to 222. The majority of the aircraft were 737s. Airbus reported a year-to-date delivery total of 258 planes.
  • Lufthansa will launch twice-daily flights from Frankfurt to London Gatwick on October 30. The new route will be flown using B737-500 planes.
  • To expand its freight-forwarding business in the Middle East, Geodis Wilson is opening a €1 million facility in Jebel Ali, Dubai. The company will offer warehousing, inventory, distribution and other services from the 8,500-square-meter development.
  • Korean Air Cargo has launched twice-weekly service to Zaragoza, Spain. The carrier hopes to cater to the textile/clothing and automobile parts markets in this region, which is easily accessible to both Madrid and Barcelona. What’s more, this service marks the third new route launched by Korean Air Cargo this year.
  • Delta Air Lines has launched nonstop service between Detroit and Beijing. With this new route, Delta now serves three Chinese cities from Detroit. To Delta Senior Vice President — Asia Pacific Vinay Dube, this direct route signifies a significant step in increasing the carrier’s presence in Asia. “As a major gateway to the region, our Detroit hub is a key part of our Asian network, and our new flight to Beijing will mean even more opportunities for economic development and job growth in the city,” he said in a statement. The flights will be performed on Boeing 777s.

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