Fiji Storm Halts Flights: Airline Pulse News and Notes for Feb. 22, 2016
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Boeing has received permission from the U.S. government to enter into negotiations with Iranian airlines. The move is important for the American airplane manufacturer. Since sanctions were lifted, Airbus has already agreed to sell more than 100 jets to Iran-base carriers.
IATA has warned that Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport will experience safety issues if it does not perform upgrades and expand quickly. The hub is overcrowded and parts of the airport need to be upgraded because they were originally made with substandard materials.
Santa Barbara will soon be getting direct flights from Dallas. This is big news for the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, which has seen a decline in traffic over the past few years. The new Dallas service will be flown by American Airlines, which also flies to the Central Coast destination from Phoenix.
Southwest Airlines has agreed to a new contract with its ground workers. The deal barely passed during a recent vote by 12,000 ramp, operations, cargo and other ground workers. These employees will get a 20 percent pay increase over the next five years.
Air Canada’s newest jets will come from within the country. The flag carrier has ordered a number of CSeries jets from the Canadian manufacturer. Bombardier recently announced that it will cut thousands of jobs because of sluggish sales over the past few years.
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