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Norwegian Air and Finnair have announced that they will join the European airline alliance Airlines for Europe (A4E). The trade group was founded by Air France KLM, easyJet, IAG, Lufthansa and Ryanair and lobbies for airline rights in Europe.
There are no direct flights from Amsterdam to Las Vegas, but 120,000 people searched for such a service on Skyscanner.net during 2015. Air France/KLM is in the best position to offer such a service.
Boeing said that it is considering offering voluntary layoffs to high-level engineers, managers and executives. If they accept the offer, these workers will not be replaced.
Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways are engaged in a price war as they try to capture a larger share of what has become a lucrative market. Fares on all three airlines have dropped by as much as 10 percent this year.
Ireland’s film industry is celebrating the announcement that Aer Lingus will launch Dublin-Los Angeles flights on May 4. A number of Irish actors and film makers work in Hollywood, and there is a large expat community in Southern California.
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