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SIA TO RESTORE CAL'S LUSTER

Singapore Airlines said Aug. 4 that it would acquire a 5-10% stake in Taiwan's troubled China Airlines as part of a new strategic alliance. The carriers signed a MOU for coordination of fight schedules and code sharing.

Concurrently, CAL hired two SIA officials for 2-year tenures in major posts as of Sept. 1, including VP-operations and special assistant to the GM. The move is intended to strengthen management and upgrade CAL's flight-safety reform program in the wake of several fatal accidents over the past decade, the most recent of which occurred last year. …

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