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MAS Has Financial Capacity To Buy Jets

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KUALA LUMPUR- Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) has the financial capacity, backed by a solid shareholder in Khazanah Nasional Bhd, to buy the 16 aircraft it has committed with American aircraft maker Boeing, analysts said. “Although MAB does not reveal its financial account, we assume Khazanah can help MAB with regards to financing,” Maybank Investment Bank…

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Thai Carriers Drop Most Among World’s Airlines On Fuel Tax Hike

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BANGKOK: Airlines in Thailand tumbled the most among the world’s carriers after the nation raised the excise tax on jet fuel 20-fold to bring it in line with other fuels. The levy was increased to 4 baht a litre last Wednesday from 0.2 baht a litre, Excise department director-general Somchai Poolsavasdi said in a phone…

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Discounted Airfares To Dominate Airlines Sector This Year

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PETALING JAYA: Discounted airfares for travellers are likely to dominate the aviation sector this year as the three large local carriers slug it out for market share. Last year, airlines saw their profits rise despite the stiff competition that saw a lot of ticket prices slashed. This year, the three carriers – AirAsia group, Malaysia…

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German Airline Strikes Ground 400 Flights

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BERLIN: Strikes at German low-cost airlines Eurowings and Germanwings led to the cancellation of nearly 400 flights Thursday, stranding some 40,000 passengers, a spokesman for the two companies said. The airlines, owned by flag carrier Lufthansa, are locked in disputes with the Ufo flight attendants union. Eurowings staff are calling for salary increases and improved…

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Price War Among Airlines Intensifying, Lower Fares Seen

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PETALING JAYA: Price competition in the aviation sector is set to intensify moving forward, according to CIMB Research. The research house believes that this could happen from the fourth quarter onwards. “There are clear signs that competition will intensify in 4Q16 and 2017. The new Malaysia Airlines Bhd chief executive officer Peter Bellew recently said…

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US Flight Delayed After Economist’s Equations Alarm Passenger

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WASHINGTON: It could be a case of racial profiling — or doing math in the wrong place at the wrong time. A noted economics professor was questioned by security after a fellow passenger reported that he was suspicious, scribbling intently on a notepad in what appeared to be cryptic code. The pilot quickly determined that…

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Turkish Airlines To Up Flight Frequency For KL-Istanbul Route

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By Zairina Zainudin KUALA LUMPUR: Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national flag carrier, will increase its flight frequency from Kuala Lumpur (KL) to Istanbul to 14 times weekly from the current 10 times weekly, beginning June 1 this year. Turkish Airlines Inc, General Manager (M) Osman Safak Kucukcolak said the additional flights were to cater to the…

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10 Most Beautiful Airlines Stewardess

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The profession of a flight attendant is challenging and demanding, but at the same time it’s glamorous one too. No doubt, flight attendants are the face of the airline they represent. In the current ruinous competition, airlines are giving particular thought to the selection and appearance of their flight attendants. From their height, figures and…

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New Locally-Owned Airlines flymojo Set To Give You Good Vibes This October

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The dawn of a new era in Malaysian-based airline had just begun,as flymojo was launched Tuesday at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2015 exhibition. The airline will be based out of Johor Baru and Kota Kinabalu, and is scheduled to start its operation in October this year. Fly Mojo Sdn Bhd have inked…

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