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Airport News - Asia / Pacific.

May 10, 2009

Air Fiji

Air Fiji has stopped operating aircraft because it is in financial difficulty. News reports in Fiji quote the carrier's chairman, Wu Shengyue, as saying Air Fiji stopped operating because it needs "to avoid the risk of violation of laws for carrying business for an insolvent company." The news reports say Wu made the remarks in a letter to shareholders. May 4, 2009

Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic

Jet Airways is pleased to announce a codeshare agreement with Virgin Atlantic beginning May 6, 2009. This new agreement means that guests can book with Virgin Atlantic to travel with Jet Airways on their double daily service between Mumbai and London Heathrow. Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, chief executive officer, Jet Airways, commented, OJet Airways is delighted to enter into a codeshare with Virgin Atlantic. The code share agreement between Virgin Atlantic and Jet Airways represents a significant step forward in strengthening the relationship between our two airlines. The Mumbai-London route holds great potential, and we were looking to enhance our presence on this route by means of a codeshare partnership with a carrier whose commitment to service and product quality closely mirrors our own. In Virgin Atlantic, we believe we have found that partner.O May 5, 2009

Linus Airways

Indonesian carrier Linus Airways has stopped operating and is seeking new investors to restart. The carrier officially stopped operating on 27 April, the day it submitted its cessation notice to the Indonesian Directorate-General of Civil Aviation, the airline's president director, Julius Indra, says from Jakarta. When asked why Linus is temporarily grounding its two BAe 146s, he says it is for financial reasons. May 5, 2009

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