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Netherlands, Australia hold Russia responsible in MH17 downing

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THE HAGUE The Netherlands told Moscow on Friday it will hold the Russian state legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July 2014, after investigators concluded that a Russian army missile system was used in the attack.

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Investigators identify Russian military unit in downing of flight MH17 24 May 2018

BUNNIK, Netherlands Dutch prosecutors identified a Russian military unit on Thursday as the source of the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board. | Video

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UK transport minister says cost of Heathrow must be kept down 24 May 2018

LONDON The cost of expanding Heathrow Airport must be kept down, British transport minister Chris Grayling said on Thursday, heeding airline warnings that the airport's new runway must not be so expensive that passengers end up paying higher prices.

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Wizz Air profit flies as bigger planes keep costs down 24 May 2018

LONDON Budget airline Wizz Air sees profit soaring again this year as bigger, more efficient A321 planes help it to keep costs down, putting it on course to outshine larger rival Ryanair which is more pessimistic about prospects.

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Cathay Pacific revamps loyalty programme with focus on customer spending 24 May 2018

SINGAPORE Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways has made the biggest overhaul to its loyalty programme in a decade, with airfares paid now playing a larger part in determining customer rewards, the head of the business said on Thursday.

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Qantas says has been given more time to clarify description of Chinese territories 24 May 2018

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE Australian airline Qantas Airways said on Thursday that it has been given more time to clarify how it refers to Chinese territories on its website, as a deadline set by Chinese authorities approaches.

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Malaysia says search for Flight MH370 to end next week 23 May 2018

KUALA LUMPUR A private search by a U.S. firm for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing in 2014 in one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries, will end on Tuesday, Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke said on Wednesday.

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Argentina weighs 5 airlines' plans for new Falklands flights - minister 22 May 2018

BUENOS AIRES Argentina and Britain are analysing five South American airlines' proposals for new flights between the Falkland Islands and Argentina, Argentina's Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said on Tuesday.

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Lufthansa to offer Economy 'Light' fare on North American routes 22 May 2018

FRANKFURT Lufthansa will introduce an Economy "Light" fare on transatlantic routes this summer, the German airlines group said on Tuesday, following a similar move by rival British Airways in an effort to compete with low-cost carriers.

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Norwegian Air rises sharply on report of renewed IAG interest 22 May 2018

OSLO Shares in Norwegian Air soared on Tuesday as investors reacted to a report of renewed interest in the budget carrier from British Airways-owner IAG .