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flag carrier

n.
1. An airline owned by or strongly identified with a nation.
2. An airline or merchant vessel registered in a given country.
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Sources said that the large-scale promotions were made for the first time in history in Flight Services Department of the national flag-carrier as more than 600 flight attendants were promoted from Grade 4 to Grade 5, whereas, more than 90 attendants were promoted to Grade 6 from Grade 5.
Next month, Flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will upgrade to a more advanced passenger service system powered by next-generation technology next month, as part of its total transformation to a 5-Star airline.
According to the details, the national flag-carrier has announced special packages for the passengers leaving for Europe, China and Afghanistan from December 14 to 28.
KARACHI -- Bad press and national flag-carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) often go hand in hand.
Management at the flag-carrier, which was privatised in 1996 but is still 29.8% owned by the government, now face an uphill struggle in convincing politicians and the public that they deserve another shot at commercial viability.
The flag-carrier announced that 60 percent of scheduled flights were being cancelled, World Bulletin reported.
This latest order will enable the Turkish flag-carrier to continue to serve new destinations worldwide.
Summary: The EU competition watchdog has demanded Hungarian flag-carrier airline Malev hand back hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid.
The government is implementing a business plan for taking out the national flag-carrier from the major financial losses to transform it into a profitable institution.
PSC chairman Richie Garcia, also the chief of mission to the Incheon Asiad, said the 27-year-old Aguilar fits the stature of a flag-carrier because he stands 6-foot-9.
RAM is cooperating in a similar flag-carrier project in Senegal with Air Senegal International based in Dakar.
They claimed that the national flag-carrier had not even arranged a hotel for the stranded passengers to stay until they are brought back home by another flight.