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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 27 2017

Malaysia Airlines close to launching A380 charter carrier for pilgrim flights

DUBAI, April 27 Malaysia Airlines is close to launching a new airline that will use its six Airbus A380s to fly passengers undertaking the Muslim pilgrimages of Haj and Umrah, Chief Executive Peter Bellew said.

Apr 26 2017

Malaysia Airlines offers to lease A330s from Alitalia

DUBAI Malaysia Airlines has offered to lease Airbus A330 jets from Alitalia [CAITLA.UL] if the struggling Italian airline is wound up, the Asian carrier's chief executive said on Wednesday.

Apr 24 2017

flydubai to increase flights to Russia after UAE visa changes

DUBAI, April 24 State-owned budget airline flydubai will increase capacity to Russia by up to 50 percent from September partly in response to a new visa system for Russian citizens travelling to the United Arab Emirates.

Apr 24 2017

Chinese, Russian visitor surge push Dubai toward 20 million target

DUBAI The number of Chinese and Russian visitors to Dubai surged in the first three months of the year, boosted by the United Arab Emirates' recent decision to grant visas on arrival to citizens of the two countries.

Apr 24 2017

Qatar Airways closes in on Italy deal, to own minority stake in Indian airline

DUBAI Qatar Airways will finalise a long-negotiated agreement to buy 49 percent of Italy's Meridiana in the coming days, and soon apply with Qatar's sovereign wealth fund to start an Indian airline.

Apr 24 2017

New Zealand considering restricting laptops on flights from Middle East

DUBAI/WELLINGTON New Zealand is considering restrictions on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights from some Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, the country's prime minister said on Monday.

Apr 23 2017

Interview - New Zealand considering extra security on Middle East flights

DUBAI New Zealand is considering additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, its transport minister said on Sunday.

Apr 19 2017

Emirates cuts flights on five U.S. routes as restrictions hit demand

DUBAI Emirates, the largest international airline by passenger traffic, said on Wednesday it was cutting flights on five U.S. routes after restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration on some air travel had weakened demand.

Apr 19 2017

Emirates reduces flights on five U.S. routes as restrictions hit demand

DUBAI Emirates [EMIRA.UL], the largest international airline by passenger traffic, said on Wednesday it was cutting flights on five U.S. routes after restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration weakened demand from the Middle East.

Apr 18 2017

Emirates says traveller numbers from U.S. to Iran, Indian subcontinent slip

DUBAI The number of travellers heading from the United States to Iran and the Indian Subcontinent has dipped since January after Washington imposed restrictions affecting some passengers on U.S.-bound flights, an Emirates executive said on Tuesday.

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