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Greece to start key data handover on EgyptAir crash Wednesday - source

ATHENS Greece will start dispatching key information on the EgyptAir crash to Egyptian authorities on Wednesday, including data from the airliner as it flew through Greek airspace moments before disappearing, a source close to the probe said on Tuesday.

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Ryanair says to cut prices sharply as European fare war looms 23 May 2016

DUBLIN Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost airline, is prepared for a fare war to break out later this year and will cut its own fares sharply to increase its market share to sustain profits, it said on Monday. | Video

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Pakistan to start 'soft-marketing' state airline stake sale in June 23 May 2016

LONDON Pakistan will next month begin the marketing process for selling a 49 percent stake in Pakistan International Airlines, and also plans to list shares in several power utility firms this year, privatisation minister Mohammad Zubair said on Monday.

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Lockerbie lawyer seeks $330 million from Putin, Russia for MH17 disaster 23 May 2016

SYDNEY The U.S. aviation lawyer who won compensation for victims of the 1988 Lockerbie aircraft bombing and is now seeking $330 million (227 million pounds) from Russia for the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in 2014, says Russian President Vladimir Putin must be held responsible.

Families of EgyptAir victims struggle to accept loss 22 May 2016

CAIRO Amal sits in the lobby of a hotel staring out at Cairo airport. Face tight with exhaustion, eyes puffy.

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Australian firm names Russia, Putin in MH17 compensation claim - report 22 May 2016

MELBOURNE An Australian law firm has filed a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in 2014, media reported.

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Lufthansa CEO warns Brexit "crisis" would hit European travel demand 19 May 2016

DUESSELDORF, Germany A British exit from the European Union could be a "crisis" that would hit economic growth in the region and lower demand for air travel, the head of German airline Lufthansa warned.

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Qatar Airways raises stake in BA-owner IAG to 15.01 percent 17 May 2016

LONDON/ATLANTA Qatar Airways has raised its stake in British Airways-owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) to 15.01 percent and may consider acquiring more of the company over time, the airline said Tuesday.

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Eight Asian budget carriers share booking platforms in landmark pact 16 May 2016

SINGAPORE Eight Asian low-cost carriers including subsidiaries of Japan's ANA Holdings Inc and Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) have formed a landmark alliance allowing travellers to book flights across their platforms for the first time.

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Panama airport places $575 million bond after probe hits issue 14 May 2016

PANAMA CITY Panama City's main airport said on Friday it had successfully placed a $575 million bond (400 million bond) after a company forming a major source of income for the hub became embroiled in a money-laundering probe, prompting the issue to be restructured.