Lion Air CEO Says Possible Will Cancel Boeing 737 MAX Orders

Jakarta. Lion Air is considering canceling orders for Boeing 737 MAX jets following the crash that killed 189 people in October, but has not yet made a decision, the budget carrier’s chief executive, Edward Sirait, said on Thursday. Edward told a briefing that Lion Air was examining the legality of canceling orders but had not yet…

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Santa ‘Jaws’ is coming to Budapest aquarium

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – As if delivering presents to all the world’s 2 billion children while in charge of nine reindeer and a flying vehicle, squeezing down chimneys and entering strangers’ houses weren’t enough, Santa Claus has to contend with a new risk – feeding sharks. The Tropicarium Aquarium in Budapest prepared a festive surprise for…

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Airlines struggle with global pilot shortage

SYDNEY/BANGKOK/MONTREAL (Reuters) – A growing shortage of airline pilots is putting the industry’s recent growth at risk as planes sit idle, higher salaries cut into profits and unions across the globe push for more benefits. Carriers such as Emirates and Australia’s Qantas Airways (QAN.AX) have poured resources into hiring, but struggled in recent months to…

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Thailand waives visa-on-arrival fees to boost tourism

  BANGKOK,  (Reuters) – Thailand’s cabinet recently  approved a measure to waives for two months fees paid by visitors for visa on arrival, in a bid to boost a lucrative industry hit by a drop in visitors from China, its biggest market. The fee of 2,000 baht ($60) will be waived between Dec. 1 and…

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Boeing issues operational manual guidance to airlines following Lion Air crash

(CNN)Boeing has issued operational guidance to airlines as investigators continue to probe what happened to Lion Air Flight 610, which crashed into the Java Sea last month, killing all 189 passengers. In a statement on Tuesday, the airline manufacturer said it had issued an “Operations Manual Bulletin” advising airline operators how to address erroneous cockpit…

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Five Popular Indonesian Products to Feature During China’s Biggest Online Shopping Festival

Nusa Dua. Indonesia will feature five selected food products during China’s biggest online shopping festival on Nov. 11, in a follow-up agreement between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jack Ma, executive chairman of the Alibaba Group. Indonesia has been looking for ways to narrow its trade deficit with China, which between January to August, rose…

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