IFALPA Daily News – 27 January 2014‏


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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Pilots get special pay boost

Thai Airways International (THAI) has approved a special payment for pilots and co-pilots to stem a

“brain drain”.

India lifts ban on Airbus A380s

India will allow Airbus A380s to land at the country’s four main airports, the civil aviation ministry said

on Monday, lifting restrictions on the superjumbos flying into the country.

French, German ATCs postpone strikes over Single European Sky

French air traffic controllers SNCTA and German Gdf unions have postponed their strikes originally

called for next week.

Lion Air may convert 787 orders, call bids for planes    

PT Lion Mentari Airlines, Indonesia’s biggest carrier, may convert an order for five Boeing Co. (BA)

Dreamliners and then call new bids to buy planes with more than 250 seats amid a boom in domestic


Nigeria: Dana Air to resume operations

More than three months after it was grounded for technical and safety reasons, Dana Air may have

received a go ahead to resume operations.

Venezuelan tempers flare as airlines halt sales on currency slide

Tempers flared at airline offices in Caracas on Friday as Venezuelans reacted angrily to international

carriers’ refusal to sell tickets after the government devalued the bolivar for flights abroad.

Malaysia Airlines to cut last American route

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will suspend its flights to Los Angeles – its last destination in the Americas –

as part of a major cost-cutting drive.