Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 5, 2016
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Hawaiian Airlines Offering Special Rates This Week
Business Travelers Get Creative With In-Flight Meals
Poor Infrastructure Hurting Africa’s Low-Cost Carriers
Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights To Iran
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South Korea will audit its low-cost carriers after an air leak on a Jin Air flight returning from the Philippines forced an emergency landing. This happened one month after a near-crash on another local low-cost carrier, Jeju Air.
U.S. airlines are excited about the new opportunities brought by the air agreement between the U.S. and Mexico. Mexican low-cost carriers like Interjet, Volaris and VivaAerobus are poised to take advantage of the open skies as well. They will now be able to fly between US cities and Mexican vacation destinations without restrictions.
A new airline is set to launch in Cyprus. Cobalt Air will connect the Mediterranean island nation, which is growing in popularity as a travel destination, with cities in Europe.
Singapore Airlines wants to become the go-to airline for Australians traveling to Europe. The Singapore-based carrier has inked deals with Lufthansa and Swiss Airlines to offer smoother connections for people traveling between Oceania and Europe.
JetBlue Airways has announced new daily flights between JFK and Daytona Beach. Local business people and community leaders in the Florida city had been lobbying to get the low cost carrier to offer service to compete with its airport's other tenants, Delta and American.
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