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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.

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Cathay Pacific's pilots plan levy as buffer against action by airline

SINGAPORE Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd's pilots will vote on whether to raise funds as a buffer against any actions the loss-making Hong Kong airline takes against them such as unilateral benefit changes or job losses, according to the pilot's union.

12:40am EST

Cathay Pacific's pilots plan levy as buffer against action by airline

SINGAPORE, Nov 23 Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd's pilots will vote on whether to raise funds as a buffer against any actions the loss-making Hong Kong airline takes against them like unilateral benefit changes or job losses, according to the pilot's union.

Nov 16 2017

AirAsia testing personalised baggage pricing, eyes more add-on revenues

SINGAPORE Budget airline AirAsia Bhd is testing personalised baggage pricing and launching a travel money card, as it targets an ambitious 22 percent rise in revenue per passenger from add-ons by the end of 2018, its group CEO said on Thursday.

Nov 15 2017

Budget airline backer Franke spends a bundle on jets

SINGAPORE/DUBAI No-frills airline tycoon Bill Franke, the investor behind a record deal for 430 jets, built his fortune as a champion of unbundled or "a la carte" charges that come on top of rock-bottom ticket prices.

Nov 15 2017

Budget airline backer Franke spends a bundle on jets

SINGAPORE/DUBAI No-frills airline tycoon Bill Franke, the investor behind a record deal for 430 jets, built his fortune as a champion of unbundled or "a la carte" charges that come on top of rock-bottom ticket prices.

Nov 07 2017

Deal-hungry Qatar Airways aims to create virtual mega-carrier

SINGAPORE Qatar Airways wants to create a virtual mega-carrier that will benefit from economies of scale in negotiations on fuel and aircraft purchases while it boosts investment in other airlines, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Nov 07 2017

Russia's Aeroflot sizes up Airbus, Boeing for narrow-body order

SINGAPORE Fast-growing Russian airline group Aeroflot is considering a "sizeable" order for Airbus SE A320neo family and Boeing Co's 737 MAX narrow-body aircraft, a top executive said on Tuesday.

Nov 06 2017

Rebuffed by American Airlines, Qatar Airways buys into Cathay Pacific

DUBAI/SINGAPORE Qatar Airways has broadened its global reach by purchasing a 9.61 percent stake in Cathay Pacific , adding another strategic investor to the Hong Kong carrier's complicated share register at a time when it is looking to cut costs.

Nov 02 2017

Singapore Airlines to bump up A380 seat count in revenue push

SINGAPORE Singapore Airlines will spend $850 million to increase the overall seat count by up to a quarter in its fleet of A380 superjumbos, and halve the number of first-class suites, as it seeks to combat lower airfares and boost its competitiveness.

Nov 01 2017

With more long-haul flights, Shenzhen Airport steps up pressure on Hong Kong

SHENZHEN, China/HONG KONG Shenzhen, which has morphed from a low-cost manufacturing centre into a booming 'Chinese Silicon Valley' technology hub, is a rising threat to Hong Kong's regional domination in international air travel.

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