Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 9, 2016
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Embraer Positioned to Win Order from Alaska Airlines
Canadian Travelers Driving Business at U.S. Border Airports
Government Retains Control of TAP
Singapore Airlines to Delist Tiger Airways
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Emirates wrote an editorial piece in its public affairs journal, Open Skies, that responds to criticisms by Lufthansa. The German airline claims that government support and regulations are creating an unfair advantage for Emirates. However, the Dubai-based carrier’s editorial contends that Lufthansa’s struggles are the result of its own mismanagement, not outside competition.
After a drawn-out debate and more than a little controversy, Britain’s transportation minister has said that a decision is coming for the country's airport expansion funding plans… maybe. Patrick McLoughlin has said that he thinks that the government will decide this summer which airports will get funding for expansion projects.
The International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN’s aviation wing, has come up with a plan to create limits on aircraft emissions for all planes built after 2028. Critics think the limits are too little too late, but some, including the Obama administration, call it a good first step towards curbing emissions.
Pakistan International Airlines has partially resumed service after a six day strike that started when three protesting employees were killed in clashes with police. Because few international airlines fly into Pakistan, the strike left thousands of Pakistanis stranded in places like the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
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