IFALPA Daily News – 19 February 2013


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The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Airport delays, travel problems as storm aims for much of Europe
High pressure sinking southward across Europe will bring cold and storminess to close out the week.
DOT to investigate traffic jam at Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Federal transportation officials said Monday they will investigate what caused a massive traffic jam on
Charlotte Douglas International Airport runways Saturday night that forced passengers to sit in planes
on the tarmac for several hours.
Thai Airways shares fall on higher staff costs
Shares in Thai Airways fell 1.8 percent, after a management outlook of higher costs involving staff
compensation for the quarter ended December.
Malawi public workers threaten to close airports amid strike
Public workers in Malawi, on strike demanding a 67 per cent pay hike, have threatened to close the
country’s airports. The government says it doesn’t have the money to meet the demands.
Robbers seize gems at Brussels Airport
Armed robbers stole diamonds worth EUR€350 million (USD$467 million) while the gems were being
loaded onto a plane at Brussels Airport on Monday evening, Belgian state broadcaster VRT reported.
New report questions FAA’s airline safety promise
Since a deadly airline crash in 2009, the government hasn’t kept its promise to ensure that major
airlines are holding their smaller partners to the same safety standards, a federal watchdog says.