IFALPA Daily News – 21 March 2013


Dear Colleagues,
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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
UN aviation and tourism agencies pledge to coordinate efforts to facilitate travel
The Joint Statement was signed by ICAO Secretary General, Raymond Benjamin, and UNWTO
Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, on the occasion of the official opening of the ICAO Sixth Worldwide
Air Transport Conference.
Delta in talks with Airbus, Boeing on orders
Delta Air Lines is in talks to purchase small and wide-body jets from Airbus and Boeing in deals
potentially worth about USD$6 billion at list prices, two people familiar with the matter said.
Qatar Airways to add routes to Iraq
Qatar Airways is to expand services to Iraq this summer, with new routes to Basra and
Ryanair fined over hidden online booking costs
Irish low-budget airline Ryanair has been fined 370,000 euros ($A356,000) by the Netherlands
Consumer Authority for hidden costs associated with tickets purchased online by Dutch travellers.
Two helicopters crash during training exercise in Germany, at least one dead, five injured
Two helicopters clipped each other and crashed as they landed in a snowstorm near Berlin’s
Olympic Stadium during a federal police exercise on Thursday, leaving one person dead and
several injured, German authorities said.
NASA begins new season of arctic ice science flights
NASA’s Operation IceBridge scientists have begun another season of research activity over Arctic
ice sheets and sea ice with the first of a series of science flights from Greenland completed on