ANALYSIS: Asia LCC alliance to take on region’s budget giants

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Published: May 20, 2016

In talks from over a year ago, eight low-cost carriers in Asia-Pacific came together on 16 May to announce a landmark alliance that promises to “transform” the region’s low-cost market. news

ANALYSIS: Asia LCC alliance to take on region’s budget giants

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Published: May 20, 2016

In talks from over a year ago, eight low-cost carriers in Asia-Pacific came together on 16 May to announce a landmark alliance that promises to “transform” the region’s low-cost market. news

Egyptian forces claim to have located EgyptAir debris

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Published: May 20, 2016

Egyptian armed forces are claiming to have located wreckage and other debris from the missing EgyptAir Airbus A320. The new claim follows a retraction of a previous disclosure that wreckage from the jet had been discovered following the disappearance on 19 May. Egypt’s armed forces spokesman says the new findings were made on 20 […]

ANALYSIS: Jets getting tanked up on alchohol

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Published: May 20, 2016

A specific type of alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel recently became the latest kerosene alternative to be approved for use in commercial aviation – a milestone that its only producer hopes will light the touchpaper for the explosion in airline demand needed to economically scale up production. news

Mobile battery behind A380 cabin smoke event

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Published: May 20, 2016

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a recent cabin smoke event on a Qantas-operated Airbus A380, which was traced to a mobile phone battery. The A380, registration VH-OQD, was operating a flight from Sydney to Dallas-Fort Worth on 16 May when the incident occurred. The Bureau says on its investigations and reports […]

OPINION: Who might star in Europe’s next airline consolidation phase?

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Published: May 20, 2016

After the love bug that has infected some US carriers with the slightly surprising Alaska land grab at Virgin America in April, similar emotions may start afflicting their European cousins. But just as the recent US west coast meeting of minds surprised at least one analyst, it is not entirely obvious who in Europe […]

Disappearance a further setback for vulnerable EgyptAir

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Published: May 20, 2016

As inquiries into the loss of a Cairo-bound EgyptAir Airbus A320 continue, Egypt’s beleaguered tourism industry is bracing for the potential effects of the event. Inbound tourism to Egypt fell by 6% last year to 9.3 million travellers, according to official figures released by the government’s Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics. This […]

Search for EgyptAir MS804 continues

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Published: May 20, 2016

The search for EgyptAir flight MS804 is continuing, after a senior airline official retracted an earlier statement that the wreckage of the Airbus A320 had been found. “We stand corrected on finding the wreckage because what we identified is not part of our plane. So the search and rescue is still going on,” EgyptAir’s […]

Search for EgyptAir MS804 continues

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Published: May 20, 2016

The search for EgyptAir flight MS804 is continuing, after a senior airline official retracted an earlier statement that the wreckage of the Airbus A320 had been found. “We stand corrected on finding the wreckage because what we identified is not part of our plane. So the search and rescue is still going on,” EgyptAir’s […]

EgyptAir A320 wreckage found

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Published: May 19, 2016

Debris from the wreckage of the EgyptAir Airbus A320 that went missing over the Mediterranean Sea in the early hours of 19 May has been found, says the airline. Wreckage was located near the Greek island of Karpathos, according to a statement on the airline’s website. The confirmation was made by Egypt’s foreign affairs […]

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