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Jun 30, 2008

Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui will suspend its flights from JFK Airport to Tahiti for its low winter November - April season due to the continuing increase in fuel prices. During the peak summer months, the carrier has achieved solid results on its JFK-Tahiti route with load factors in excess of 70 percent with a schedule of three flights a week. This season's last non-stop flight from Tahiti to New York will be on October 16; while October 17 will mark the last non-stop Tahiti to New York flight. The final direct flight from Tahiti to New York via Los Angeles will be on October 23, with a return flight from New York to Tahiti via LAX on October 24. Jun 27, 2008

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines on Friday raised fuel surcharges on its international flights by up to 80 percent, and warned that fare increases around the world were needed to prevent an industry collapse. The national flag carrier said it will increase the surcharge by 25 percent on short-haul regional flights and by up to 80 percent on long-haul flights, effective immediately. The fuel surcharge on domestic flights remains unchanged. The surcharge for a one-way Kuala Lumpur-London flight, for example, has been raised to MYR736 ringgit (USD$225.70) from MYR600, while for one-way Kuala Lumpur-Sydney it has increased to MYR608 from MYR422. Oil rose to a new record high near USD$142 a barrel on Friday, extending gains after surging nearly 4 percent in the...

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