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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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23 Apr 2018

Flydubai sees longer routes with Emirates partnership, new jets

DUBAI Flydubai expects to offer more destinations of more than six hours flying time from its Dubai hub, aided by new planes and a partnership with Emirates, which has the same owner.

22 Apr 2018

Oman Air considers Asia growth as break-even date delayed

DUBAI Oman Air is considering adding more flights to Asia, including to China and South Korea, but is delaying its break even date to beyond this year, its new chief executive said on Sunday.

22 Apr 2018

Bahrain's Gulf Air looks to Middle East routes in path to profitability

DUBAI Bahrain's Gulf Air is counting on Middle East routes to help drive passenger growth and turn around the loss-making airline, its deputy chief executive said on Sunday.

22 Apr 2018

INTERVIEW-Bahrain's Gulf Air looks to Middle East routes in path to profitability

DUBAI, April 22 Bahrain's Gulf Air is counting on Middle East routes to help drive passenger growth and turn around the loss-making airline, its deputy chief executive said on Sunday.

30 Mar 2018

U.N. aviation agency eyes talks, meeting to defuse Gulf airspace standoff

MONTREAL/DUBAI The United Nations' aviation agency is trying to facilitate talks between Qatar and its neighbours to defuse tensions over alleged airspace violations, but will not intervene politically in the dispute, two sources familiar with the matter said this week.

28 Mar 2018

Exclusive: Uber's Middle East rival Careem in talks on new funds - sources

DUBAI Careem, Uber's main [UBER.UL] ride-hailing app rival in the Middle East, is in early talks to raise as much as $500 million in new funds from investors, sources told Reuters.

15 Mar 2018

INTERVIEW-UAE to train Somaliland forces under military base deal - Somaliland president

ABU DHABI, March 15 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will train Somaliland security forces as part of a deal to establish a military base in the semi-autonomous region, Somaliland's president said on Thursday.

26 Feb 2018

SaudiGulf considers 787 model in Boeing talks: CCO

DUBAI Talks between SaudiGulf Airlines and Boeing could include deals for the 787 Dreamliner, the Saudi carrier's chief commercial officer said on Monday.

20 Feb 2018

Qatar says may switch part of A350 order to biggest model

TOULOUSE, France Airbus got a boost for its largest twin-engined jet on Tuesday when Qatar Airways said it was considering upgrading some of its A350 orders to the largest model as it took delivery of the first such plane.

20 Feb 2018

Airbus sees A320neo progress, upbeat on A350 suppliers

TOULOUSE, France Airbus said it was making good progress in resolving Pratt & Whitney engine snags that were holding up some A320neo narrowbody deliveries, and gave a fresh signal it was considering raising output of its larger A350 wide-body jet.

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