Chinese Airline Among Possible Virgin America Suitors: Airline Pulse News and Notes for March 28, 2016
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Allegiant Airlines is apologizing after a spate of flight delays and cancelations left passengers stranded at Orlando Sanford Airport. The airline reportedly gave stranded passengers food and hotel vouchers. The excuses for the delays included lack of available staff and “operational issues.”
The fight for Cuba routes is getting nasty. Airlines have taken to the media to criticize their rivals’ Cuba plans. The stakes are getting higher as airlines start to see that demand for the flights will be incredibly high, especially on routes into Havana.
Jet Airways has launched nonstop service to Amsterdam from Delhi, Mumbai and Toronto. The Dutch city will now become the European gateway for the India carrier as it seeks to expand its long haul routes.
AirAsiaX, the long-haul wing of the successful Malaysian budget airline, has expended its operations to New Zealand. Flights travel from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland with a stop on Australia's Gold Coast. AirAsiaX will compete directly with Malaysia Airlines. Both carriers will offer daily service.
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