Paris (AFP) - Air France's main pilots' union offered to lift its crippling strike if an independent mediator were named to run negotiations in a bitter battle over the fate of the company's low-cost subsidiary.
Allied jets in Iraq Wednesday targeted a complex of bunkers and tunnels that was uncovered by chance in an earlier U.S. strike.
The bunkers were found when Islamic State of Iraq & Al-Sham jihadists were seen withdrawing to the area, between the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and ISIS-held Mosul, during a concerted attack by Kurdish peshmerga and Iraqi government forces.
A U.S. aircraft struck an ISIS vehicle and at the same time blew a hole in the ground, revealing what appeared to be a large bunker complex underneath.
NEW DELHI: An Air India Dreamliner (VT-AND) has been stripped of parts to keep the other Boeing 787s flying. While AI did not comment on this issue, sources say the 2012-make aircraft - whose current list price is almost Rs 1,400 crore - is cooling its heels at Mumbai airport since January. Boeing confirmed that the aircraft has been grounded since "the first quarter of this year." AI has been facing problems in getting spares on time for the Dreamliner fleet despite the fact that the planes routinely develop snags and keep needing parts.
NEW DELHI: The new boss at Air India wants to cut three years from the target set for the national carrier to turn profitable. Chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani has asked SBI Capital Markets to come up with suggestions to fly the airline back to black by 2018-19. A turnaround plan prepared by the investment bank in 2012 had projected it to post a net profit by 2021-22.
EVERETT, Wash./NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Paine Field Airport, next door to Boeing Co’s widebody plant north of Seattle, is getting crowded as 10 new 787 Dreamliners flank the runway, sparkling with contrasting and colorful liveries, including Poland’s LOT, Britain’s Thomson Airways and China Southern Airlines.
It is a similar story several thousand miles away, outside the company’s North Charleston, South Carolina final assembly building, where space is taken up by four 787s destined for Air India.
DUBAI: Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. 1.1 million people are expected to pass through the busiest international airport as the city marks UAE spring break, Dubai Airports' senior vice president for communications Anita Mehra said. An estimated 260,000 travellers were expected to pass through each day from Friday through Monday. Dubai International Airport expects 89 million passengers this year.
Dubai (AFP) - Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Qantas Airways returned to the air on Monday after grounding its entire global fleet over the weekend in a bold tactic to force the government to intervene in the nation's worst labor dispute in a decade.
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