IFALPA Daily News – 26 February 2013


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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
India to give away Kingfisher slots, rights
India said it would give away Kingfisher Airlines’ slots and foreign flying rights to other operators in the
latest blow to the grounded carrier.
Chinese carriers accelerate international expansion pace
Chinese carriers have accelerated the pace of their international expansion plans to offset the impact
of the fast-growing high-speed rail.
Ecuador’s new Quito airport opens
Ecuador’s new $700 million Quito International Airport opened February 20, replacing the city’s 52-
year-old Quito Mariscal Sucre airport, which closed a day earlier.
Poland’s LOT airline working on rescue plan
Poland’s LOT airline said Friday it will present a plan to stave off bankruptcy next month after the
government indicated that there will be no more money for the lossmaking state-owned company.
Kuwait: Iraq to resume flights after 22-year halt
Kuwait’s civil aviation chief says Iraqi Airways will resume commercial flights to the Gulf nation for the
first time since the invasion of Saddam Hussein’s forces more than 22 years ago.
19 PIA planes grounded
“The Pakistan International Airlines is facing grounding of highest ever number of 19 planes in its history,”
a source told Dawn on Sunday.
US offers Airspace-based emissions regime
A US proposal for curbing aircraft emissions would exclude time spent flying over international waters, an
approach that some environmental groups say is too timid in addressing the rise in greenhouse gasses
from the aviation sector.
Research: head injuries aboard regional airlines
A recent research study concluded that 1 in every 60 passengers who climb aboard a regional airliner will
strike his head on the cabin entryway, while 1 in every 141 will sustain some sort of head injury when he