Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 19, 2016
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New Canadian Airline Postpones Ticket Sales
American Airlines to Launch O’Hare-Sacramento Service
More Women Finding Their Way Into The Pilot’s Seat
Viastra Proves That Premium Carriers Can Succeed Too
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AirAsia’s long-haul arm, AirAsia X, has announced that it is resuming flights to India. The Malaysian low-cost carrier opted out of its Delhi and Mumbai routes in 2012, citing high costs are India’s airports. Flights to Delhi will begin again on Feb. 3.
Ukraine will review the security of the computer systems used at airports after a recent cyber attack. Malware was detected in the computers at Kiev Airport last week. The malicious program was allegedly sent from a server in Russia.
Virgin Australia’s new terminal in Perth is getting rave reviews. The “T1 Domestic Pier” has the kind of sleek design you’d expect from one of the world’s hippest airlines, and it is also quite user-friendly too.
Despite its seamless merger with US Airways, American Airlines did not perform as well as expected on Wall Street. Like low-cost-carrier Spirit, American's stock was considered undervalued for most of 2015.
Workers at Seattle Tacoma International joined striking cleaners and baggage handlers at eight other airports. The employees at this particular airport have a real reason to protest: SeaTac has a $15 minimum wage for food and hospitality workers, but the airport's main contractor, Menzies Aviation, and Alaska Airlines have yet to adopt the pay scale.
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