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Ocean drift analysis shows MH370 most likely in new search area: Australian scientists

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SYDNEY A new ocean debris drift analysis shows missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 is most likely within a proposed expanded search area rejected by Australia and Malaysia in January, the Australian government's scientific agency said on Friday.

Canada's WestJet plans to launch ultra-low-cost carrier 21 Apr 2017

MONTREAL WestJet Airlines Ltd said on Thursday it plans to launch an ultra-low-cost carrier in Canada in a move that would intensify competition with domestic rivals, including Air Canada's lower-priced Rouge service.

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Lufthansa, Air France departures briefly hit by computer outage 20 Apr 2017

FRANKFURT Lufthansa and Air France were briefly hit by computer problems preventing them from boarding passengers on Thursday evening, airport and airline staff said on Thursday.

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Indian businessman Mallya granted bail in London extradition hearing 18 Apr 2017

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Flamboyant businessman Vijay Mallya, pursued by Indian authorities over unpaid loans tied to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, was arrested in London on Tuesday and appeared in court for an extradition hearing.

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Factbox - Despite tough talk on North Korea, Trump's options limited 16 Apr 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has employed tough rhetoric in response to North Korea's recent missile tests, but the new president's options appear limited in dealing with a challenge that has vexed his Oval Office predecessors.

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United changes crew booking policy after passenger dragged off plane 15 Apr 2017

United Airlines said on Friday it is changing its policy on booking its own flight crews onto its planes after a man was dragged off an overbooked flight to make way for a United employee on Sunday, video of which went viral and made the airline the target of global criticism and ridicule.

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Air France expands Asia links with Singapore Airlines tie-up 13 Apr 2017

Air France-KLM has signed a code share deal with Singapore Airlines to boost its network to Asia, following a similar move by rival Lufthansa with Cathay Pacific as European airlines battle back against rival Gulf carriers.

China Eastern Airlines to build base worth $2 billion at new Beijing airport 13 Apr 2017

SHANGHAI China's economic planner on Thursday approved China Eastern Airlines' 13.2-billion-yuan (1.54 billion pounds) plan for a base at an expansive new airport in Beijing that could eventually be the world's largest, when completed.

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After price gains, investor sells Lufthansa, Air France-KLM shares 13 Apr 2017

FRANKFURT An investor has sold shares in Lufthansa and Air France-KLM , a source familiar with the transaction said on Thursday, taking advantage of recent gains in the airlines' share prices.

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Exclusive - North Korea oil imports, airline among possible U.S. sanctions targets 13 Apr 2017

WASHINGTON Despite sending a naval force to the Korean peninsula, the Trump administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions, possibly including an oil embargo, banning its airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks doing business with Pyongyang, U.S. officials say.