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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Soar Above One of the Most Awe-Inspiring Waterfalls on Earth

(National Geographic) Victoria Falls is among the most impressive natural wonders in the world. THIS LEGENDARY WATERFALL is among the biggest, and most awe-inspiring, on the planet. The Zambezi River is more than 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) wide when it cascades over the lip of a large basalt plateau and plunges as much as 354 feet…

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Asian Games: Jakarta, Palembang pass the baton to Hangzhou

Asian Games Parade   (Sindo.news) Indonesia has officially passed the baton to Hangzhou, China, the host of the 2022 Asian Games, in a spectacular closing ceremony marred with heavy rain on Sunday that involved dozens of national and international artists. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, and watched the closing ceremony…

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