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Air France-KLM has said that it will not compete with the growing number of low-cost long haul airlines who are flying between the U.S. and Europe. The flag carrier will instead focus on improving its mainline services.
South Africa is considering merging two of its state-owned airlines, South African Airways and SA Express. If this happens, the government will also seek out minority partners to take a share of the new business.
United Airlines was planning to retire its Boeing 747s in 2020. However, the carrier may move these retirements up to 2018 if it is able to replace the aged jumbo jets by then.
Bangkok's Don Muang Airport is now the world's busiest hub for low-cost carriers. The secondary airport in Thailand's capital saw 14.4 million passengers during the first half of 2015, and 13.4 million of them flew in on budget airlines. Don Muang handles 650 flights per day, but has the capacity to handle more than 900.
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