flag carrier

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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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In line with Thailand's flag airline's plans to expand operations in the Philippines, Thai Airways will be launching direct flights between Cebu and Bangkok later this year.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iran Air official reiterated that Iran's national flag airline carrier is currently facing no restrictions with regard to its flights to Europe as it meets EU's aviation standards.
Similarly, it is worth noting the big difference in salaries between a FOT on a FLAG airline and one on an RRC (52,302[euro]), around 55% more.
Air France-KLM promises to sink 6.5 billion euro in long-term investments into Italy's flag airline, preserve the Alitalia brand and an extensive network of routes in Italy.
But does the Italian government want to sell its stake to a foreign company and make Italy the only large European state without a flag airline? The decision may be made at Tuesday[sup.1]s meeting.
Air Astana, Kazakhstan's flag airline, carried 970,000 passengers in the first half of 2007, up 42% over the year-ago semester.
Last Monday, Iran's national flag airline carrier, Iran Air announced that it is discussing what is seen as a "historic aircraft purchase deal" with global aviation giant Boeing.
MAXjet said the flight would "link two vital commercial centers with the only nonstop service from the Pacific Northwest to China" and the only "same-plane direct service on a US flag airline from Los Angeles to Shanghai." Jul 18, 2007
Services: Established in 1989 NAA is now in its 16th year of operations with DOT and FAA authority to operate worldwide as a US scheduled Flag airline as well as worldwide charters.