IFALPA Daily News – 21 November 2013
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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Crash families channel grief to outlobby airlines on pilot rules
One was a basketball coach. Another sold food packaging. Two were sisters-in-law of an
insurance executive who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Kuwait Airways resumes Iraq flights
A scheduled Kuwait Airways flight landed in Iraq late on Wednesday for the first time since the
1990 Iraqi invasion, in the latest sign of improved ties between the neighbours.
Emergency slide inflates during JetBlue flight
An inflatable emergency evacuation slide suddenly deployed inside of a JetBlue aircraft en route
from Fort Myers, FL, to Boston, MA, Wednesday.
Zagreb Airport to close for two day strike
A strike will close Croatia’s Zagreb airport on Thursday and Friday in a dispute over extension
plans and how it will be run in the future, state news agency Hina reported.
Airbus sees ‘strong interest’ in lower-weight A330
Airbus is seeing “strong interest” in its lower-weight variant of the A330-300 from both Chinese
and other carriers, and reiterates that the aircraft is “optimised” for busy regional routes.
Nigeria: Arik Air wins security, safety award
Arik Air has won two awards at the 10th Security Watch Africa Awards held in South Africa last
Low-cost airline capacity shows highest increase in Asia
Asia has emerged as the strongest player in low-cost carrier (LCC) seats with an overall increase
of 28 per cent in the first six months of 2013, a new analysis has said.
Southwest becomes first airline to offer gate-to-gate Wi-Fi
Just in time for the holiday rush, Southwest Airlines is ready for everyone to surf the friendly skies
with gate-to-gate Wi-Fi on flights from the budget air carrier.