MALAYSIA AIRLINES will place the A350 on one of its two daily London flights from January 15. The aircraft will replace the A380 on daytime flight MH4 from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow, returning the same day on overnight flight MH1, which arrives in Malaysia mid-afternoon the following day. The A350 will take over the second daily flight on March 5. LUFTHANSA will deploy an A350 on its daily Munich-Hong Kong service from September 13. CHINA AIRLINES is to launch Taipei-Gatwick flights on December 1. The four-times weekly service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays using a three-class A350. JAPAN AIRLINES will add a second daily Heathrow-Tokyo Haneda service on October 29, using a Dreamliner. The flight will depart Haneda at 0245, arriving at 0625, before returning from Heathrow at 0930, arriving at 0625 the next day. PHILIPPINE AIRLINES will place its new B777-300ER on the Heathrow-Manila route from September 19, almost three months earlier than planned. The two-class aircraft has 370 seats. AER LINGUS will add a further Heathrow-Dublin frequency this winter. Flight EI156 will depart Dublin at 0830, arriving at 1000, with return leg EI157 departing London at 1050 and arriving at 1210. EASYJET has been awarded an Austrian air operator certificate, enabling it to establish a Vienna-based airline. The new carrier, called Easyjet Europe, would allow Easyjet “to continue to operate flights both across Europe and domestically within European countries after the UK has left the EU”. IAG’s low-cost long-haul airline, Level, is to boost the frequency of its Barcelona-Buenos Aires route from three to five services per week from October 29. It will take delivery of three new A330-200s next year as it looks to expand operations. BRITISH AIRWAYS has announced a codeshare with Scotland’s Loganair. Passengers travelling from the Scottish Highlands and Islands can now book flights on BA’s network, connecting on to its domestic services at Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen on a through-ticket. AIR FRANCE has revealed the name and branding of its new airline. Joon will be targeted at millennial travellers and will launch medium-haul flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle this autumn, followed by long-haul next summer. It will not be a low-cost airline, the carrier said. Air France is suspending its Paris CDG-Glasgow route from October 28. QATAR AIRWAYS will add Canberra to its network in February, while also doubling flight frequency into Sydney. The new Doha-Sydney-Canberra flight will be operated by a B777-300ER, with the other Sydney service being plied by an A380.