Norwegian Stocking Up on Dreamliners: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 26, 2016
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Norwegian is looking to expand its fleet of Boeing Dreamliners. The long-haul carrier has just signed a deal to lease two more 787s by 2018. It now has 10 Dreamliners in operation, 32 on order and an option to purchase 10 more from Boeing.
Embraer has filed a complaint against Bombardier with the WTO. The Brazilian manufacturer is accusing its Canadian competitor of getting unfair support from the Quebec government. If the accusations are true, Bombardier's actions would be illegal under WTO rules.
Hawaiian Airlines pilots picketed outside Honolulu International Airport yesterday, a week after voting to allow their union representatives to call a strike if contract negotiations stalled. According to the airline, the union wants a 52 percent increase in total compensation during the first year of a new agreement.
Starting on June 1, United Airlines will offer a complimentary in-flight snack on international flights lasting 12 hours or more. It also promises to improve breakfast service on overnight flights to Europe.
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