Malaysia Ups Air Travel Fees by 1000 Percent: Airline Pulse News and Notes for April 6, 2016
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Air travel in Malaysia is about to get a little bit more expensive. On April 15, regulators will roll out new fees. These represent a rise of 1,000 percent over current levies. Critics have said that airlines will have no choice but to pass the cost on to passengers.
Air France-KLM CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, is stepping down from his post to take charge of the industry's main international trade group, the IATA.
Delta Air Lines, a sponsor of both the New York Mets and New York Yankees, is celebrating the beginning of baseball season by offering a special deal to fliers at JFK and LaGuardia. People wearing Mets or Yankees gear will get priority boarding for the rest of this week. Delta is also a sponsor of the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals.
Some industry-watchers have warned that Hawaiian Airlines could be in for a price war now that two other West Coast mainstays, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines, have merged.
Trained service dogs will be on hand at Bush Intercontinental in Houston as part of a volunteer program to help passengers relieve stress before their flight.
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