Lyft, Didi Kuaidi, GrabTaxi and Ola form global rideshare partnership

SAN FRANCISCO – Lyft, Didi Kuaidi, GrabTaxi and Ola announced additional strategic partnerships that expand the global rideshare agreement Lyft and Didi Kuaidi formed in September. Together, these companies now cover nearly all of Southeast Asia, India, China and the United States, reaching nearly 50 percent of the world’s population. Joint partner products will start rolling out in Q1 2016.

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EU Aviation Package – Aviation deserves ambition

EU Aviation Package – Aviation deserves ambition
BRUSSELS – The EU Commission’s long-awaited ‘Aviation Package’, published yesterday, sends a positive signal by stressing that aviation is a “key enabler” of economic growth, job generation, and connectivity. Together with the proposed new regulatory framework for Drones and the revision of EASA’s Basic Regulation, this is an important step forward. However, the ‘strategy’ itself remains short of ambition and lacks concrete measures on the ‘Social Dimension’ of air transport. Some proposals in the new EASA Regulation may even encourage social dumping and entail a lowering of social standards in aviation.

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