IFALPA Daily News – 17 May 2013


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Ryanair unrepentant over ‘staff exploitation’ after grievances aired in parliament
A former member of Ryanair’s cabin crew has blown the whistle on the airline’s poor work conditions
and treatment of staff.
Brussels Airport moves to end baggage strike
Brussels airport began to resume baggage operations on Thursday after a four-day strike by
baggage-handlers over working conditions left more than 20,000 pieces of luggage stranded in
Belgium’s largest hub.
US government blacklists Syrian airline
The US government on Thursday blacklisted four Syrian government ministers, an airline and a
television station it said helped the Assad government in its two-year crackdown on opposition forces.
‘No quick fixes for hub capacity’ – Heathrow
Heathrow says there are no short-term solutions to increase capacity at the UK’s hub airport with the
“only realistic option” being a third runway.
Delta battling for new Brazil flights
Delta Air Lines is getting support from politicians in its battle with American Airlines to win new flights
to Brazil.
Chinese and Indian airlines flout EU carbon rules
Ten Chinese and Indian commercial airlines have not complied with the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme,
which charges air companies according to their pollution, EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard
said Tuesday.