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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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08 Aug 2018

Cathay Pacific losses narrow on higher air fares, sees better H2

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd posted a narrower half-year loss on a strong rise in airfares and cargo rates and flagged expectations for a better second half, although its failure to curb costs fuelled market concerns.

02 Aug 2018

China Eastern, Japan Airlines team up to tap Chinese tourism boom

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd and Japan Airlines Co Ltd (JAL) on Thursday said they would form a joint venture (JV) to capitalize on a boom in Chinese tourism, in the first such deal between a Chinese and Japanese carrier.

24 Jul 2018

Global airfares, hotel rates to rise in 2019: industry forecast

SINGAPORE A strong global economy and rising oil prices are expected to push up the cost of air travel in 2019, with fares seen rising 2.6 percent and hotel rates up 3.7 percent, although there are downside risks from a trade war, according to an industry forecast.

24 Jul 2018

Malaysia Airlines taps lenders for first jet financing since restructuring - sources

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE Malaysia Airlines Bhd is tapping banks to fund about nine Boeing 737 MAX planes in what will be the carrier's first jet financing with lenders since it was restructured more than three years ago, sources familiar with the situation said.

18 Jul 2018

Two become one? Planemakers work on tech to cut pilot numbers

FARNBOROUGH, England/SINGAPORE Airplane manufacturers are working to adapt jets to reduce the number of pilots needed for long-haul flights and to build new cockpits designed for a single aviator in order to ease a global pilot shortage and cut airline costs.

17 Jul 2018

After delays, Japan's regional jet faces dogfight with industry giants

FARNBOROUGH, England/SINGAPORE Japan's Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp, trying to keep its new regional jet on track after series of delays, was forced to cancel a demo flight for the world's aerospace industry on Tuesday after the jet was hit by a truck.

17 Jul 2018

After delays, Japan's regional jet faces dogfight with industry giants

FARNBOROUGH, England/SINGAPORE Japan's Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp, trying to keep its new regional jet on track after series of delays, was forced to cancel a demo flight for the world's aerospace industry on Tuesday after the jet was hit by a truck.

17 Jul 2018

Reviving supersonic passenger flights to harm environment: study

Reviving supersonic passenger flights will harm the environment as the jets will not likely be able to comply with existing fuel efficiency, pollution and noise standards for subsonic aircraft, according to a study released on Tuesday.

13 Jul 2018

Exclusive- U.S. and Europe clash over global supersonic jet noise standards

MONTREAL/SINGAPORE A U.S. push for new global standards to kickstart its fledgling supersonic jet industry is facing resistance by European nations that want tough rules on noise, according to documents and people familiar with the situation.    

12 Jul 2018

Air China plane loses cabin pressure mid-flight

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE Chinese authorities are investigating after an Air China aircraft made an emergency descent to 10,000 feet (3,048 metres), during which oxygen masks were deployed, and then climbed again to continue on to its destination.

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