Hainan Flies to Israel: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 2, 2016
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SpiceJet Pilot Suspended for Midair Tryst
Hainan Airlines Becomes First Chinese Carrier to Serve Israel
Spirit Expanding in Philadelphia and South Florida
AirAsia Considering Putting International Headquarters in Thailand
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Gibraltar is lobbying to be considered part of the European Union’s aviation bloc. The tiny British territory on the tip of Spain, best known for its famous rock formation, argues that it should be included in any European Single Sky agreements because it is officially part of Great Britain.
Police in Miami claim that a man hacked into the frequent flyer accounts of American Airlines passengers and stole more than $250,000 worth of frequent flyer miles, which he used to take trips and rent cars all around the world.
United is still feeling the aftershocks of the scandal that forced its CEO to step down last year. Now, the salary of COO Greg Hart will be reduced by $1 million while his involvement in illegal payoffs to the New York Port Authority is investigated.
Vanilla Air has become the eleventh carrier to fly what is now one of the world’s most competitive routes. The LCC has joined EVA, Jetstar, Cathay Pacific and a host of others on the ultra-busy Osaka-Taipei route.
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