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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

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Cathay Pacific expects return to core airline profitability in 2019, CEO says

SINGAPORE Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd expects its core airline business, which has been operating at a loss, to swing into the black next year as a turnaround plan bears fruit, the carrier's chief executive said on Wednesday.

Apr 19 2018

Airlines back creation of global drone registry: IATA

(This April 17 story has been corrected in the final paragraph to show Aviareto operates a registry that tracks financial interests in aircraft, not ICAO registry for manned aircraft)

Apr 19 2018

Airlines mishandling fewer bags as technology improves: SITA report

SINGAPORE Airlines are improving their baggage management practices, with the rate of mishandled bags falling by 70.5 percent over the last decade to a record low as technology allows for better tracking, according to a report released on Thursday.

Apr 18 2018

Airlines check some Boeing 737 engines after fatal Southwest accident

SINGAPORE/PARIS Global airlines began inspecting some Boeing 737 engines on Wednesday as an investigation gathered pace into an explosion which killed a passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight in the first fatal U.S. airline accident in almost a decade. | Video

Apr 18 2018

Regulators had ordered inspections of engine type that blew apart on Southwest plane

European regulators this month began requiring an inspection by early next year of the type of engine that blew apart on a fatal Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday, and a source said U.S. regulators were near a similar rule.

Apr 17 2018

Exclusive: Singapore's Temasek interested in buying into HNA's Hong Kong airlines - source

SINGAPORE Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has expressed interest in buying into Chinese conglomerate HNA's Hong Kong-based carriers, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Apr 17 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Singapore's Temasek interested in buying into HNA's Hong Kong airlines: source

SINGAPORE, April 17 Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has expressed interest in buying into Chinese conglomerate HNA's Hong Kong-based carriers, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Apr 11 2018

Braced for air strikes on Syria, some airlines re-route flights

SINGAPORE Some major airlines were re-routing flights on Wednesday after Europe's air traffic control agency warned aircraft flying in the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution due to possible air strikes into Syria. | Video

Apr 10 2018

Malaysia Airlines indicates interest in 20-30 widebody jets from Airbus or Boeing: source

SINGAPORE Malaysia Airlines has indicated that it may be interested in buying 20-30 widebody jets from either Boeing Co or Airbus SE , a source with knowledge of the matter said.

Apr 05 2018

China tariffs on U.S. business jets seen a boon for Canada's Bombardier, others

MONTREAL/SINGAPORE China's plan to slap tariffs on some U.S.-made planes will hit demand for Gulfstream and Boeing business jets but benefit Canada's Bombardier and other rivals seeking a larger share of Asia's biggest market, jet brokers and analysts said. | Video

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