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January 26, 2024

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Scheduled to Fly on a Boeing Max 9?
Here Are Your Options.


After a portion of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 jetliner’s fuselage blew out in midair minutes after taking off from Portland, Ore., on Jan. 5, the Federal Aviation Administration grounded about 170 Max 9 planes, causing airlines that rely heavily on the aircraft to cancel thousands of flights and inconveniencing many passengers.

On Wednesday, the F.A.A. approved inspection and maintenance procedures for the planes, clearing the way for the grounded Max 9 planes to fly again.

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Which Airlines Are Set to Launch in 2024? (SAMCHUI)

How Airlines Are Navigating Financial Stability Amid Turbulence (CFO)

Airline Alliance SkyTeam Adds Virgin Atlantic to ‘Global Meetings’ Corporate Travel Programme (ITTN)

Starlux Airlines Debuts flights to Chiang Mai from the US (TTG ASIA)


Strong Leisure, Business Travel Activities Lift Asian Hoteliers’ Confidence (TTG ASIA)

Oracle Hospitality to Offer ‘Unified’ Hotel Tech System (SKIFT)


Digitally Reconstructing the Travel Industry (PHOCUSWIRE)

FCM Travel Asia Foresees An Increase in Business Travel as China and Singapore Reach a 30-Day Visa-Free Entry Agreement (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada and United States - Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli activists likely to rally in cities across US and Canada through at least late January. Disruptions likely.

France - Farmers staging roadblock protests across France, as of Jan. 25, and unions plan blockades around Paris, Jan. 26. Disruptions intensifying.

Germany - Unionized Discover Airlines flight crew members to strike across Germany 00:01-23:59 Jan. 26. Air travel disruptions likely.

Turkiye - Adverse winter weather forecast across parts of northern and eastern Turkiye through at least Jan. 28. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

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