Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 6, 2016
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Etihad In Court To Fight For Disallowed Code-Sharing with airberlin
Malaysia Keeps Ban On Checked Luggage For Some European Flights
Spirit's Stock Is Up After CEO Change
Turkish Airlines Suspend Flights To Russia
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Several major U.S. carriers have decided on the first fare increase of the year. Delta, American, Virgin, JetBlue and United will all raise fares by $6 on round trip tickets.
Spirit Airlines will offer free flights to people who want to go on the airline’s inaugural flight between Baltimore and Orlando on Jan. 7. The winners will be drawn just two hours before the plane takes off.
China Southern and Virgin America have inked a code-sharing deal for flights between China and the US. This will allow Chinese travelers to reach more US cities and Americans booking through Virgin to fly to more secondary cities in China.
ANA will buy three Airbus A380s that it will use in an attempt to compete with JAL on high-traffic routes between Japan and Hawaii. JAL currently dominates this particular market.
China will allow passengers on three major carriers to stop over in Taiwan. People from the PRC are allowed to visit Taiwan, but until now, they have not been allowed travel on to other destinations afterwards. This is another step in thawing relations between the two nations.
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