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UK Extends Travel Warning On Kenya

March 27, 2015

Britain toughened its warning to citizens visiting Kenya, telling them to avoid most coastal resorts including the region's main airport at Mombasa, another blow to the east African country's battered tourist industry.
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UK Extends Travel Warning On Kenya

JetBlue Sued By Ex-Pilot Who Had Midair Meltdown

March 27, 2015

A former JetBlue Airways pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight has sued the carrier for USD$14.9 million, saying it should have grounded him because it knew he was incapable of flying.
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JetBlue Sued By Ex-Pilot Who Had Midair Meltdown

US DOT Proposes Delta Keeps Haneda Slot

March 27, 2015

The US Department of Transportation said that Delta Air Lines can keep a slot at Tokyo's Haneda Airport if it flies there from Seattle daily, upsetting competitors that had asked for Delta's slot to grow their presence in Asia.
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US DOT Proposes Delta Keeps Haneda Slot

Saudi Arabia Resumes Flights At Southern Airports

March 27, 2015

Saudi Arabia gradually resumed flights at its southern airports one day after suspending all traffic as it launched air strikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen.
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Saudi Arabia Resumes Flights At Southern Airports

Torn-up Sick Notes Show Lubitz Should Have Been Grounded

March 27, 2015

German authorities on Friday said they had found torn-up sick notes showing that Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy.
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Torn-up Sick Notes Show Lubitz Should Have Been Grounded

Lufthansa Backs Down On Two-Crew Cockpit Rule

March 27, 2015

Lufthansa will introduce new rules requiring two crew members in cockpits at all times, a swift reversal after its chief executive said such a change was not needed despite the crash at its Germanwings subsidiary.
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Lufthansa Backs Down On Two-Crew Cockpit Rule

Investigators Find Evidence Germanwings Pilot Hid Illness

March 27, 2015

German state prosecutors said they had found evidence that Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who is suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps, had hidden an unspecified medical condition from his employers.
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Power Restored At Schiphol Airport After Outage

March 27, 2015

A major power outage hit large parts of Amsterdam and the surrounding province of North Holland on Friday, prompting the cancellation of all flights to and from the city's Schiphol airport.
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Power Restored At Schiphol Airport After Outage

EU Safety Agency May Advise Two Person Cockpit Rule

March 27, 2015

European Union air safety regulator EASA may advise airlines to ensure that two crew members are in the cockpit of passenger planes at all times, in the wake of the suspected suicide crash of Germanwings flight 9525.
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EU Safety Agency May Advise Two Person Cockpit Rule

Thai Budget Carriers Eye 20 Pct Passenger Increase

March 27, 2015

Thailand's biggest budget carriers, Thai AirAsia and Nok Airlines, expect passenger numbers to rise by nearly a fifth this year as the outlook for the tourism industry improves.
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Thai Budget Carriers Eye 20 Pct Passenger Increase

IndiGo Heads For Up To USD$400 Million IPO

March 27, 2015

IndiGo is preparing a draft prospectus for a stock listing to raise USD$300 million to USD$400 million, aiming to cash in on a boom in budget air travel.
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IndiGo Heads For Up To USD$400 Million IPO

Seychelles Tourism Growth To Increase

March 26, 2015

The Seychelles' economy is seen growing by 3.5 percent this year from an estimated 3.3 percent in 2014, helped by a recovery in tourism, according to the IMF.
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Seychelles Tourism Growth To Increase

Air China Posts 14 Pct Rise In Net Profit

March 26, 2015

Air China has reported a 14 percent rise in 2014 net profit, helped by lower oil prices and rising passenger numbers.
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Air China Posts 14 Pct Rise In Net Profit

TAP Portugal Swings To Annual Loss

March 26, 2015

TAP Portugal made a 2014 loss of EUR€46 million (USD$50 million), after a profit the previous year, due to delays with the delivery of new aircraft and strikes against the planned sale of the state-owned airline.
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TAP Portugal Swings To Annual Loss

Airlines Introduce Two-Person Cockpit Rules

March 26, 2015

Airlines are changing rules to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who locked himself himself in the cockpit of the Germanwings plane had crashed it on purpose.
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Airlines Introduce Two-Person Cockpit Rules