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Tigerair, now controlled by Singapore Airlines, is looking towards India for its expansion plans. It hopes to use low fares to capture a share of the relatively young market on the subcontinent.
American Airlines will begin flying between Los Angeles and Hong Kong this September. The airline currently flies to Sydney, London, Tokyo and Shanghai from the Southern California hub.
Meanwhile, American posted record passenger numbers in February. Unfortunately, its flights were not as full as in previous years. The airline’s load factor was down several percent across the board compared to 2015.
It looks like Hainan Airlines will be expanding in Europe. The Chinese airline is looking for a public relations firm to represent it as it tries to build its brand in Europe.
Gatwick was named the worst airport in London for delays during the busy summertime travel season last year. A report by the Civil Aviation Authority said that nearly one-third of all passengers experienced delays during the July-September travel season in 2015.
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