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Air France Pilots Threaten To Extend Strike

September 18, 2014

An Air France pilots union has warned that it could vote to extend its strike "indefinitely" if its demands are not met, as the airline was forced to cancel 60 percent of its flights for the fourth day.
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Air France Pilots Threaten To Extend Strike

JetBlue Names Former British Airways Exec CEO

September 18, 2014

JetBlue Airways has named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as chief executive.
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JetBlue Names Former British Airways Exec CEO

easyJet To Pay Higher Dividends, Buys More A320s

September 18, 2014

EasyJet is to pay more of its profits to shareholders via dividends in a sign of the budget airline's confidence in future growth.
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easyJet To Pay Higher Dividends, Buys More A320s

Etihad To Raise USD$2 Bln For Aircraft, Stake Buys

September 18, 2014

Etihad Airways is on track to raise about USD$2 billion in loans this year to fund its equity investments around the world and aircraft purchases, its chief financial officer said.
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Etihad To Raise USD$2 Bln For Aircraft, Stake Buys

Budget Airline Baggage Charges Cleared By EU Court

September 18, 2014

Budget airlines have been cleared by Europe's Court of Justice to continue with the business model that has helped them flourish by topping up revenue from low fares with additional baggage and seating charges.
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Budget Airline Baggage Charges Cleared By EU Court

Air Canada Adds New Baggage Fee

September 18, 2014

Air Canada will start charging some economy passengers for their first checked bag on flights within Canada and to the Caribbean and Mexico, days after rival WestJet introduced a similar fee.
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Air Canada Adds New Baggage Fee

French Government Calls For End To Air France Strike

September 17, 2014

The French government has called for an end to the Air France pilots strike, now in its third day, as the dispute over cost cuts threatened 60 percent of the airline's flights on Wednesday.
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French Government Calls For End To Air France Strike

Lufthansa To Order 25 A320s For USD$3.24 Bln

September 17, 2014

Lufthansa has agreed to order 25 new Airbus A320s worth EUR€2.5 billion (USD$3.24 billion) at list prices to replace older aircraft and cut fuel costs at two subsidiary airlines.
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Lufthansa To Order 25 A320s For USD$3.24 Bln

Republic Orders 50 Embraer E-175s In USD$2.1 Bln Deal

September 17, 2014

Embraer has booked a firm order from US regional operator Republic Airways for 50 next-generation E-175 aircraft.
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Republic Orders 50 Embraer E-175s In USD$2.1 Bln Deal

IndiGo Agrees USD$2.6 Bln Aircraft Finance Deal

September 17, 2014

Indian budget airline IndiGo has signed a USD$2.6 billion deal with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) for the lender to finance more than 30 new aircraft.
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IndiGo Agrees USD$2.6 Bln Aircraft Finance Deal

Etihad CEO Says Airline Alliance Model 'Fractured'

September 17, 2014

The head of Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways dismissed global airline alliances as a 'fractured' model showing signs of strain, adding his carrier would instead invest in equity stakes and codeshare deals to grow.
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Etihad CEO Says Airline Alliance Model 'Fractured'

Austrian Flights Cancelled As Workers Meet

September 16, 2014

Austrian Airlines cancelled 15 flights on Wednesday due to a meeting of staff called by its works council to inform them about the status of a dispute after workers won a court victory last week.
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Austrian Flights Cancelled As Workers Meet

Westjet Says Bag Fees Will Help It Lower Fares

September 16, 2014

A new fee for checked bags will allow Canada's Westjet Airlines to lower fares, while at the same time help the budget carrier battle rising costs, its chief executive said.
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Westjet Says Bag Fees Will Help It Lower Fares

American Air's Ticket, Gate Agents Vote For Union

September 16, 2014

Passenger service agents at American Airlines have backed union representation for the first time, with about 86 percent of members voting for collective bargaining, the union said.
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American Air's Ticket, Gate Agents Vote For Union

Qatar Takes Delivery Of Its First A380

September 16, 2014

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, after a three-month standoff with the plane maker over the quality of its cabin fittings.
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Qatar Takes Delivery Of Its First A380
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