Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 15, 2016
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Westjet And Aeromexico Agree To Code-Share Deal
Denver Airport Gives Nod To Peyton Manning’s “Omaha!” Signal
American Airlines Seeks Approval For Deal With LATAM
Airports Continue To Remind Drone Owners About Laws
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A German appeals court has decided to allow Etihad to operate code-sharing flights with airberlin. Another court had previously ordered these flights to stop because it said they did not follow the rules set out by an air travel treaty between Germany and the UAE.
We will have to wait an extra month to see a new “world’s longest flight.” A planned Dubai-Panama City service, which would be in the air for 17 hours and 35 minutes, is on hold until March 31 so that Emirates can have more time to get approval for a code-sharing deal.
London Gatwick set a new passenger record in 2015. 40.3 million people used the airport during the year. The secondary hub is using its success to push the government to approve its expansion plans.
Now that their competitors are offering in-flight WiFi, Australian carriers Qantas and Virgin Australia may be pressured into offering the same service on their airplanes as well.
Before it resumes flights to Egypt, Russia wants the North African country to agree to let Russian security personnel have control of all stages of security at airports whenever Russian tourists are traveling. That is unlikely to happen, though Egypt has significantly improved security with new equipment and procedures now in place.
Singapore Airlines and Tigerair will waive fees for anyone who wants to change their tickets to Jakarta. The decision was made after yesterday’s terror attack in the center of the Indonesian capital.
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