V Australia launched twice-weekly Melbourne-Los Angeles service on Sunday and will begin weekly MEL-Phuket on Dec. 3 aboard a 777-300. American Airlines brought forward the start of its daily Chicago O'Hare-Beijing 777 service to April 26 from May 1. Blue1 will operate a seasonal weekly Kittila-Dusseldorf flight Jan. 14 - March 25.

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