Silver Airways Shines in Brazil: Airline Pulse News and Notes for Feb. 12, 2016
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Gatwick CEO Urges the UK to Remain in the EU
Wizz Air to Hire Third Party Vendors for In-Flight Catering
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A British company called Control Risks has been hired to audit the security improvements made at Egyptian airports since last year’s bombing of a Russian airliner. The process will take several months, then Control Risks will submit its report to the government of Egypt.
Quebec is considering investing more money in Bombardier’s CSeries jets. The manufacturer is struggling to get orders for its new aircraft. The provincial government wants to do everything it can to make sure that 40,000 people who work directly or indirectly on Bombardier projects remain employed.
Passenger numbers rose significantly at Edinburgh and Glasgow airports this past January (up 11.4 and 13.6 percent respectively compared to the previous January). Not all Scottish hubs fared so well. Aberdeen airport's year-on-year passenger stats were dismal in January, down 15.3 percent.
Cyprus should have a new low cost carrier by the end of next month. Cobalt is close to completing all the requirements needed to get its air operator's certificate. The airline will be based at Larnaca Airport. Its business plan calls for a quick expansion into the long haul marketplace. It is eyeing routes as far away as China, South Africa, Thailand and Iran.
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