IFALPA Daily News – 24 April 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:
 EU regulators deepen probe into Aegean-Olympic takeover bid
Aegean Airlines may have to offer fresh concessions to secure EU approval for its second bid to
buy Greek rival Olympic Air, after the EU’s competition watchdog deepened its investigation into
the deal on Tuesday.
United launches sustainable supply chain initiative
United Airlines says it will measure and evaluate the sustainability of its suppliers’ products and
operations and then set targets for improvements in 2014.
Dubai flights rely on Iranian oil despite US pressure
Fuel produced from Iranian oil is legally powering thousands of flights a year out of Dubai’s
booming airport, despite US pressure on buyers to shun Tehran’s petroleum exports.
Singapore Airlines lifts stake in Virgin Australia to 19.9 percent
Singapore Airlines Ltd has lifted its stake in Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd to 19.9 percent, boosting
its influence at the carrier at a time of industry jostling to secure lucrative routes in Southeast Asia.
FastJet to add South Africa unit with aid of President’s son
FastJet Plc, seeking to become the first pan-African discount airline, said it will add flights in South
Africa, backed by local investors and a 2 million-pound ($3 million) share placing with a London
India’s Jet Airways in $379 million stake sale to Etihad
India’s Jet Airways will sell a minority stake to fast-growing Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways for
roughly $379 million after months of negotiations, giving a lift to India’s embattled aviation industry.