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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

Jun 21 2018

Singapore Airlines to shift planes from SilkAir to budget arm Scoot

SINGAPORE, June 21 Singapore Airlines Ltd said on Thursday it expected to transfer some jets from its SilkAir regional airline to budget carrier Scoot, allowing it to compete more effectively against low-cost rivals like AirAsia Group Bhd and Lion Group.

Jun 14 2018

Australian Qantas A380 gets rare 'jolt' from wake turbulence

Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday one of its Airbus SE A380 jets had experienced a rare "jolt" from wake turbulence after flying 20 nautical miles behind another one of its super-jumbos.

Jun 14 2018

India airlines spread their wings to escape airfare war at home

(This story corrects paragragh 20 to show IndiGo also made a profit for the last 13 quarters consecutively)

Jun 13 2018

Aerion signs up supersonic business jet customers ahead of greenlighting project: executive

SINGAPORE Aerion Supersonic, the developer of a $120 million supersonic business jet, has signed provisional purchase contracts with wealthy customers as it looks to greenlight the project over the next 18-24 months, a senior executive said.

Jun 06 2018

Singapore to restrict airspace during U.S.-North Korea summit

SINGAPORE Singapore airspace will be restricted during the planned U.S.-N.Korea summit next week, according to a notice to airmen posted by aviation authorities on Wednesday, which is likely to result in delays at one of Asia's busiest airports.

Jun 06 2018

Qatar Airways boss apologizes for remarks on women CEOs

SYDNEY The head of Qatar Airways apologized on Wednesday for saying that a woman could not do his job, while global airlines pledged to speed up efforts to break down gender imbalances in aviation. | Video

Jun 06 2018

Airlines warned against complacency after dream safety run

SYDNEY Global airlines, coming off a record-low accident rate in 2017, need to guard against complacency over safety as heavy growth in travel demand stretches the air transport system, industry leaders warned at a conference this week.

Jun 06 2018

Airlines struggle with global pilot shortage

SYDNEY/BANGKOK/MONTREAL 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.

Jun 06 2018

Online shopping boom keeps hopes high for air freight profits

SYDNEY An explosion of e-commerce demand is buoying the air freight business, boosting profit at some major airlines despite global trade tensions and underscoring robust consumer confidence.

Jun 04 2018

Airlines adjusting hedges, fares, capacity and fleet as oil price jumps

SYDNEY Airlines are locking in fuel hedges, lowering capacity, raising fares and retiring older jets to cope with rising costs alongside the highest oil prices since 2014, industry executives say.

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