IFALPA Daily News – 27 February 2013


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Ryanair to appeal as EU blocks Aer Lingus move
EU antitrust regulators blocked Ryanair’s third attempt to acquire Irish rival Aer Lingus on Wednesday,
a ruling Europe’s biggest low-cost airline called politically motivated and vowed to challenge in court.
Air France-KLM to revamp its structure
Air France-KLM chairman and CEO Jean-Cyril Spinetta has warned that the company needs to change
its structure to preserve its status as a major world airline.
Paraguay struggles to fill in vacant skies
Paraguay media are reporting the government will soon announce the creation of a new state-owned
carrier, according to president Federico Franco.
New Jersey court dismisses suit against Continental for no-cash in-flight policy
A New Jersey court has thrown out a lawsuit that claimed an airline was at fault for not accepting cash
on its flights.
U.S. transportation, security officials warn of ‘sequestration’ impact
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration have released details
of the cuts they will make if mandated budget reductions from “sequestration” take effect March 1.
Airbus says Asia Pacific to buy $1.6 trillion of new aircraft
Airbus SAS expects airlines in Asia Pacific to buy 9,870 aircraft worth $1.6 trillion in the next two
decades fueled by travel growth in the region.
EU lawmakers back airline emission charge freeze
European lawmakers are backing a proposal to freeze charges on carbon emissions for intercontinental
flights, in a move that helps prevent a global trade dispute.