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December 10, 2012
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  • Indian government calls for probe into airfare increases
    A parliamentary panel in India wants an investigation into airfares in the country. The panel said that "most of the airlines operating in the country had been overcharging the passengers by increasing the airfares unreasonably." It called for a transparent formula to be devised within three months, and said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation should approve all fees. The Times of India (12/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Lufthansa aims to slash spending 10% by 2015
    Lufthansa is looking to cut costs on long-haul operations 10% by 2015, Lufthanseat says. The carrier could enlist more fuel-efficient planes, cut routes with first-class service in order to trim staffing needs or better optimize routes, this feature says. Air Transport World (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Job posting: General manager for marketing product management at Middle Eastern Airline
    A major Middle East-based airline with an international network operation seeks a general manager for marketing product management. The position will be based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The candidate will be responsible for the following: designing and developing policies, processes and procedures; establishing a strategy for marketing and product management; managing day-to-day operations for ground products, on-board products and preparations, and customer experience surveys; and preparing budget proposals and relevant reports for implementation. The ideal candidate will have earned no less than a bachelor's degree in marketing or business administration and will have at least 12 years of related experience, of which at least six must be airline-related. To apply, please e-mail personal credentials. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Job posting: Senior account manager/account director -- OnBoard International
    OnBoard International is expanding and looking for a senior client servicing account management professional to join its Dubai-based team. OnBoard International is a leading content service provider that is strengthening its client servicing team to serve its growth plans. The ideal candidate must be able to handle multiple airlines and prepared to take full ownership of client satisfaction campaigns. Applicants may contact Lama Ziadah at for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) encompasses a network of businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe. Every day, APEX members are improving every aspect of the airline experience: from designing, building and installing seating, entertainment and communications systems on commercial aircraft, to airport lounges and inflight dining. Visit for more information. APEX is professionally managed by Kellen Company, the premier global association management firm with offices and representation in the United States, Europe, China, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia.

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