IFALPA Daily News – 27 August 2013‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Lebanon ‘came within inch’ of releasing kidnapped Turkish pilots
Lebanon’s interior minister said August 27 that security officials had got very close to rescuing the
two abducted Turkish pilots in Lebanon, but failed when the kidnappers changed their location.
Haze returns, hampers flights in western Indonesia as visibility drops
Smoke from fires set by slash-and-burn farmers has blanketed parts of Riau province in western
Indonesia, affecting flight operations.
Argentina airline unions confirm they will go on strike over LAN conflict
Argentina’s airline unions say they will go on strike Thursday to protest an escalating conflict pitting
the government against the local unit of Latin America’s biggest carrier.
Philippines’ Zest Air wins CAA reprieve
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reinstated low-fare carrier Zest Air’s operating
certificate last Tuesday following a four-day suspension triggered by a series of alleged safety
Bangladesh Airlines to go public in 2016
Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, is set to become profitable by 2015, after
breaking even in the current fiscal year ending June 2014, a top official said.
Libyan CAA launches program to enhance flight safety
Libyan CAA launched a pioneering programme to perform a fundamental country-wide upgrade of
their existing AFTN and AIS infrastructure in order to enhance flight safety.
Iraq seeks bidders to build new $2.5bn airport
According to The National, the airport will be built near the provinces of Karbala, Najaf and Hilla.