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Cathay Pacific shelves U.S. dollar bond plans amid Hong Kong unrest

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SINGAPORE Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd has shelved plans for its first U.S. dollar debt deal in 23 years, the airline said on Friday, after sources told Reuters that global investors had baulked at the pricing due to civil unrest in Hong Kong.

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Cathay Pacific lowers full-year profit expectations as Hong Kong protests bite 18 Oct 2019

SINGAPORE Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd on Friday lowered its expectations for full-year profit due to "incredibly challenging" conditions in its home market racked by anti-government protests that it expected to persist for the rest of 2019.

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Boeing 777X delays may affect Emirates fleet plans - Clark 18 Oct 2019

LONDON Delivery delays to Boeing's 777X jetliner are holding back Emirates' growth and could partially affect the Gulf carrier's broader fleet requirements, airline President Tim Clark said on Thursday.

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Southwest delays return of its Boeing 737 MAX jets to February 17 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it was postponing the return of Boeing Co's 737 MAX jets to its flight schedule until Feb. 8, the latest delay for the plane involved in two fatal crashes with other carriers over five months.

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Norwegian Air, JetBlue tie up to expand transatlantic network 17 Oct 2019

OSLO Norwegian Air and New York's JetBlue Airways plan a partnership enabling passengers flying between Europe and the United States to continue to multiple destinations under a single booking, potentially boosting traffic and average fares.

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WH Smith to buy Marshall Retail for $400 million in U.S. push 17 Oct 2019

British retailer WH Smith Plc said on Thursday it will buy Marshall Retail Group for about $400 million, betting that the American peer's network of stores at U.S. airports will help boost profits soured by turmoil on the British high street.

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In wake of Delta deal, Qatar Airways says could consider raising LATAM stake 17 Oct 2019

LANGKAWI, Malaysia Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said his airline would consider lifting its 10% stake in LATAM Airlines Group SA if the opportunity came up - comments which come after Delta Air Lines Inc agreed last month to buy 20% of the Chilean carrier.

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South Korean court upholds 45-day ban on Asiana's San Francisco flights 17 Oct 2019

SEOUL South Korea's Supreme Court upheld on Thursday a government decision to suspend Asiana Airlines' Incheon-San Francisco route for 45 days, adding to the debt-ridden carrier's headaches as it battles rising competition and falling demand.

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Production date for Boeing's long-haul 777-8 up in air as Qantas weighs options 16 Oct 2019

SINGAPORE The date of entry into service of Boeing Co's ultra-long-range 777-8 wide-body airliner will depend partly on customer demand, an executive said, with the planemaker hoping to win an order from Qantas Airways Ltd to supply the plane for Sydney-London flights.

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Swiss says Airbus A220 flights resuming as engines pass inspection 16 Oct 2019

VIENNA Airline Swiss expects to resume mostly normal service with its fleet of Airbus A220 jets on Thursday after temporarily grounding the jets for safety checks of their engines, it said on Wednesday.