Spirit's First Ever Fee Break: Airline Pulse News and Notes for March 14, 2016
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A South African teenager on vacation in Mozambique found a piece of debris on the beach that could be from the missing MH370. The metal is being sent to Australia for testing.
There could already be funding for a major expansion project at Orlando International Airport. The project could be paid for by passenger fees that are currently being charged to people who fly out of the Central Florida hub.
An off-duty doctor who stepped in to help an ill woman on an easyJet flight to Greece was thanked with a free cup of coffee. When he asked for a Kit Kat candy bar, however, the flight attendant charged him £1.20. If the plane had to make an emergency landing to care for the woman, it would have cost the airline at least £20,000.
Philippine Air Lines and a host of low cost carriers have ambitious expansion plans. Unfortunately, the country’s airport infrastructure may not be sufficient to handle a major increase in traffic. Some domestic and regional airlines are calling this the biggest roadblock to their future plans in the country.
Privately-owned Juneyao Airlines, based in Shanghai, is planning to triple the size of its fleet over the next half-decade. One of the main reasons for this ambitious projection: they expect a major rise in demand as Shanghai’s new Disney theme park.
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