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Old July 17th, 2005, 02:14 PM   #1021
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So they are going ahead with the budget terminal after all....
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easyJet adds six new European routes
14 July 2005

LONDON (AFX) - easyJet PLC, the Luton-based no-frills airline, said it is adding six new routes to its network.

New daily services from London Gatwick to Murcia, Spain, and Grenoble, France, will start Sept 23 and Dec 16 respectively.

Services from Dortmund to Barcelona and Milan (Malpensa) will both start on Oct 30, as will a service from Geneva to Lisbon.

A service from Geneva to Malaga will start on Nov 1.

The flights will connect currently served destinations, with the exception of Lisbon, which is a new city to be added to easyJet's network.

The additions increase the airline's total number of routes to 216 and the total number of key airports served to 64.

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Ryanair 'Churchill' Ad Sparks Complaints
July 15, 2005

An airline advertising campaign featuring an image of Winston Churchill declaring: "We shall fly them to the beaches", has been criticized as insensitive after last week's London bombings.

The ads placed in London newspapers by Irish no-frills airline Ryanair on Friday carry a photo of a cigar-toting Churchill urging passengers to fight back against the bombings and take cheap flights to London.

"We shall fly them to the beaches; we shall fly them to the hills; we shall fly them to London," the advertisement quips in a play on words from the former British prime minister's morale-boosting speech during World War Two.

Britain's advertising watchdog said it had received 110 complaints by late Friday afternoon about the ads.

"To get an influx like this so early on... it does represent quite a bit of concern from consumers," an Advertising Standards Authority spokesman said.

"Some people find it crass and offensive and insensitive in light of the tragedy last week."

Dublin-based Ryanair cut prices on some flights to London this week as part of a campaign to "keep London flying" following last week's bomb attacks, which killed at least 54 people.

"It is very important that Ryanair and other leading operators in London and the British tourism industry make a united stand to ensure visitors return to London," a Ryanair spokeswoman said in defence of the ad.

"We believe the best response to last week's terrorism attacks is for ordinary people to continue to live their lives as normal and continue to travel as before."

Phil Reed, director of Britain's Churchill Museum, said the war-time leader's famous speech had been manipulated in earlier campaigns for different products such as sunscreen.

"It is when they use his image as well it tends to be a bit short of tasteful," Reed said. "It smacks a bit of real abuse of a historic and a very real situation to exploit it for market purposes."

The Advertising Standards Authority said complaints are common following catastrophes. Ads featuring planes after the September 11 attacks on New York or waves shortly after the Asian tsunami were criticized by consumers.

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Old July 18th, 2005, 02:26 PM   #1026
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Business Times - 18 Jul 2005

Tiger Airways flies Philippines-Macau route from Oct 30

SINGAPORE - Tiger Airways, Singapore's low fare airline, has announced its first route between points outside of Singapore connecting the Philippines and Macau with daily flights starting Oct 30, 2005.

This makes Tiger Airways the first budget airline to link the two countries.

Tiger Airways will operate daily flights from Singapore to Manila on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sunday and increase to two flights a day on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays.

'The new service will allow us to carry more than 100,000 passengers a year between the two countries, bringing socio-economic benefits to the region with both increased tourist and business travel,' said Tony Davis, CEO Tiger Airways.

Tiger Airways is confident that there is demand for its low fare flights not only from tourists between both countries, but also from the many overseas Filipino workers based in Macau and Hong Kong.

Tiger Airways will also increase its direct services between Singapore and the Philippines to 10 round trip services a week, starting from July 30; in addition to the expansion of its network between Macau and Manila (Clark) from Oct 30 this year.

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Ryanair flight from Rome to Paris forced to return twice

ROME, July 16 (AFP) - A flight from Rome to Paris operated by the low-cost operator Ryanair had to return twice Saturday to Rome's Ciampino airport because of problems with its landing gear, airport officials said.

The company's Boeing 737 first took off at 7:00 am (0500GMT) with 130 passengers on board but 10 minutes later the pilot reported a problem with the landing gear's hydraulic system and asked permission for an emergency landing back at the airport.

The plane landed without any problem and technical staff inspected it in a hangar.

It took off again at 1:00 pm (1100 GMT) but the same problem occurred and the plane again returned to Ciampino.

Some passengers went to the airport police station to register complaints and about half refused to reboard the aircraft, which took off for a third time at about 3:30 pm (1330 GMT).
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Ryanair to fight Dublin terminal decision in court

DUBLIN, July 19 (Reuters) - Ryanair upped the stakes in a long running campaign against Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern on Tuesday, saying it would take the government to court over its plans for a second terminal at Dublin airport.

"Bertie Ahern's government is breaking EU competition rules by awarding the second terminal to the Dublin Airport Monopoly," Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said in a statement.

Ryanair, which placed newspaper adverts depicting Ahern as a tortoise and an "April Fool" during its campaign for an independent terminal, is unhappy with a decision that it will be built by the state-owned Dublin Airport Authority.

Transport Minister Martin Cullen said in May that, as part of his aviation action plan, there would be an open tender competition to select the terminal's operator but that has not been enough to satisfy Europe's largest low-fares airline.

"There are 13 other parties who could build the terminal cheaper, more efficiently and provide passengers with competition and choice," the head of Dublin-based Ryanair said, calling for an end to semi-state monopolies.

A spokeswoman for the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) declined to comment on Ryanair's decision.

The airport operator has also been fending off criticism in recent months after delays due to a tightening of security in the wake of an inspection. It has increased staff levels to try to address the problem.

"The experience of passengers departing from and arriving at Dublin Airport is truly awful," O'Leary said. "Queues are getting longer, and overcrowding in the terminals is now the norm."
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July 20, 2005
Jetstar, Valuair resume merger talks
Meanwhile, Jetstar to expand to India market. Tiger to fly Macau-Manila route

By Arthur Poon

THE merger talks between Jetstar Asia and its low-cost rival Valuair, which broke down earlier, are back on again.

And a deal could happen as early as the fourth quarter of this year,with Jetstar injecting more than $50 million in fresh capital through its parent company Qantas, reported the Business Times yesterday.

Jetstar Asia's chief executive Ken Ryan declined to comment on the merger talks, opting instead to focus on its plans for growth.

The Qantas-backed carrier announced yesterday that it will begin flying to Kolkata three times a week on Aug 18, the airline's first foray into the Indian market.

Mr Ryan said yesterday: 'Kolkata is a strategic entry point to growth areas of the Indian business market.'

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore figures showed that passenger traffic between Singapore and India grew by 25 per cent between 2003 and 2004, reaching 1.5 million passengers last year.

But though the markets are there, soaring fuel prices and high start-up costs have forced the budget airline industry here into rapid consolidation and expansion.

Yesterday, both Jetstar and Valuair declined to comment on the merger, although a source close to the talks told The Straits Times that negotiations have resumed.

Just a week ago, both airlines said they had pulled out because a shareholding structure could not be agreed on.

Not only are carriers like Jet- star and Valuair entering merger talks, but budget airlines appear also to be looking for secondary bases outside Singapore that will enable them to broaden their network.

As Jetstar moves into India, Tiger Airways announced on Monday that it will start flying daily between Macau and Manila from Oct 30, a move analysts heralded as the budget carrier's coming of age.

Tiger's chief executive Tony Davis said that the new route marks the airline's 'next phase of evolution', following trends in Europe and North America where low-cost carriers are not tied to one principal hub, which in Tiger Airways' case is Singapore.

While the Macau-Manila route itself may not necessarily mean higher margins, Mr Shukor Yusof, aviation editor with Standard and Poor's, said that it will be interesting to see how Tiger uses Macau as a launching pad to other destinations.

Mr Davis said that it is premature to say if Macau will become a secondary base for the airline, but Tiger has long maintained that it needs to expand its network beyond Singapore and a secondary base is needed as China is too far away for it to operate direct flights.

'Flying the triangular route of Singapore-Macau-Manila and back could also lead to better utilisation of Tiger's Airbus A320 aircraft and makes better business sense,' said Mr Shukor.

Mr Davis added: 'The new service will allow us to carry more than 100,000 passengers a year between the two cities, bringing benefits to the region with both increased tourist and business travel.'

The airline is confident there is demand for the new flights, not only from tourists but also from the many overseas Filipino workers based in Macau and Hong Kong.

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20 July 2005
AirAsia won't rule out to buy Valuair

Malaysia's budget carrier, AirAsia, says it won't rule out buying Singapore rival Valuair.

This according to its chief financial officer, Raja Azmi Raja Razali.

But be couldn't say if and when AirAsia might buy Valuair, saying it's still too premature to comment.

AirAsia is Southeast Asia's biggest budget carrier, in terms of fleet-size.

Valuair, says it can "neither confirm nor deny" reports about possible interest from AirAsia.

Singapore newspapers reported that AirAsia's CEO, Tony Fernandes has proposed to buy Valuair for 20 million dollars, without citing sources.

Analysts say the offer appears to be on low side, considering Singapore businessman, Stanley Tan had offered 50 million dollars.

Another suitor, Jetstar Asia, has the financial muscle of its parent, Qantas, to offer a higher amount.

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Ryanair expansion continues with Italian hub
21 July 2005

RYANAIR has stepped up its attempt to dominate the low fares market with the opening of another major hub in Italy.

The airline said yesterday that Pisa would be its 14th hub in Europe with three new daily routes out of the airport, including one to Dublin.

Chief executive Michael O’Leary said the airline would now fly ten routes out of Pisa.

“Pisa will now benefit from two brand new Boeing 737-800 Ryanair aircraft at a cost of$120 million and three new routes that will deliver 1.2 million passengers in the first full year of operation,” he said.

“In 1998, we launched our first Italian route to Pisa and since then demand for Ryanair’s low fares in Italy has been phenomenal.
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easyJet adds more flights to Munich for Oktoberfest

easyJet, Europe's leading low cost airline, has increased the number of flights from London Stansted to Munich for the Oktoberfest 2005.

easyJet usually operates twice daily between Munich and Stansted, but following increased demand for the world famous beer festival, the airline has increase its capacity and will operate an additional daily service. Providing a choice of three daily flights between Friday 16 September and Tuesday 4 October, to enable more passengers to take advantage of the airline's great low fares and experience this traditional and highly entertaining event.

The festival will be opened at 12pm, on 17 September 2005 by Christian Ude, the Lord Mayor of Munich. Christian will tap open the first keg of beer in ceremonious style, with hundreds of onlookers waiting for the chance to quench their thirst.
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Business Times - 22 Jul 2005

Deal with Valuair unlikely, says AirAsia chief

By JOYCE KOH

(SINGAPORE) AirAsia's chief executive Tony Fernandes yesterday said a deal with Valuair was a long shot, but added that the entire episode with Valuair had brought his Malaysia-based company closer to the Singapore authorities.

Mingling among guests at the official launch of CIMB-GK Goh yesterday evening, Mr Fernandes, who was wearing his trademark AirAsia baseball cap, expressed optimism about a 'different relationship between the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and AirAsia.'

'I think we have come full circle and understand one another better now. In some ways, Valuair has bridged some of the huge chasm between us and the MOT,' said Mr Fernandes, who let on that he had met Brigadier-General (NS) Choi Shing Kwok, the Permanent Secretary at MOT, yesterday. He added he had earlier had discussions with Minister of State for Finance and Transport Lim Hwee Hwa too.

Among the issues that Mr Fernandes said were brought up was the closure in March last year of a shuttle bus service to ferry passengers between Lavender MRT station and Senai Airport in Johor for his budget airline.

On this, he said: 'We still believe Senai is a good site to bring people to Singapore. With the upcoming IRs (integrated resorts), Singapore needs people and we can easily bring in one million people so there's no harm in having a bus service.'

But with dialogue started between him and the local authorities, Mr Fernandes said: 'I think the sentiment now is that Singapore welcomes AirAsia and won't discriminate against AirAsia if we come here. I told them I was a businessman and just here to do good business, and they said they wanted to do the same too.'

Indeed, a jovial Mr Fernandes was yesterday bubbling with descriptions of himself - 'A man ahead of my time,' he said, calling himself a 'dreamer' and a 'fighter'.

On talks with budget carrier Valuair, which were reported by BT on Tuesday, Mr Fernandes said he was approached by a Valuair shareholder about a week-and-a-half ago to consider investing. This was followed by a meeting with Valuair's chairman Lim Chin Beng and other shareholders. But he said further discussions with Valuair's shareholders and management took place only on Monday.

'We were a late starter in this (Valuair talks). Jetstar Asia is far more advanced. The talks were very, very exploratory, and I can say that it's 90 per cent that nothing will happen. Still, this has brought us closer to the MOT.'

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Ryanair action over terminal adjourned
20 July 2005
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A High Court action in which Ryanair is seeking to overturn the decision to award ownership of the planned second terminal at Dublin airport to the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has been adjourned until October.

Ryanair is seeking declarations that the failure to consider independent ownership of Terminal 2 breaches the EU Treaty and parts of the Competition Act 2002. A further order is being sought to stop the conferring of ownership of Terminal 2 on the DAA.

Ryanair's proceedings are against the Taoiseach, the Minister for Transport, DAA, Ireland and the Attorney General. The action was mentioned before Mr Justice Liam McKechnie yesterday. He adjourned it to October 11th for mention. A date for the full hearing is unlikely to be set until the autumn.

Ryanair contends that it and Aer Lingus are the two biggest users of Dublin airport.

The DAA owns, operates and manages the existing terminal.

In August 2002, the then minister announced a decision to invite proposals for an independent terminal or terminals at Dublin airport. Advertisements invited expressions of interest and Ryanair submitted such an _expression of interest.

Ryanair claims the Taoiseach, in June 2004, entered an arrangement or agreement with the trade union movement, in particular Ictu, in relation to the imposition of union work practices and recognition on any party involved with or engaged in the construction, operation or administration of Terminal 2.

The agreement would allegedly involve the imposition of similar if not identical work practices to Terminal 2 as applied to the existing terminal.

It is claimed that the Taoiseach wrongfully and in breach of duty imposed the agreement on the transport minister in the knowledge that it would be a term of the involvement of DAA in Terminal 2. Alternatively, it is alleged the minister, in concert with the Taoiseach, imposed the agreement or intended to impose it upon any operator of Terminal 2.

The imposition of the agreement is anti-competitive and in breach of the provisions of the EU Treaty and in particular Articles 10, 82 and 86, and also a breach of the State Airports Act 2004, it is claimed.

A decision in May 2005 to award ownership of Terminal 2 to the DAA was taken without any proper, full or appropriate consideration as to the merits of private ownership as distinct from semi-state ownership, in the context of Competition Rules, Ryanair claims. It was also made without any independent, objective or proper assessment as to the competing merits of monopoly State ownership as distinct from a truly independent and separate terminal ownership and operation.

If Ryanair wishes to fly in or out of Dublin airport it has no choice other than to use Terminal 1 or, when open, Terminal 2, it pleads. Irrespective of which terminal Ryanair uses, DAA will impose a fee to cover its debts and the costs of what Ryanair alleges are "these inefficient work practices".

Ryanair says it is concerned the DAA will build "over-specified facilities" which will increase debts and airport charges, imposing additional costs on Ryanair and other airport users.
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Business Times - 23 Jul 2005

Valuair, Jetstar Asia inch closer to merger


Jetstar starts due diligence, deal for new carrier may be signed within days

By VEN SREENIVASAN

(SINGAPORE) Discount carriers Valuair and Qantas affiliate Jetstar Asia have moved a step closer to a merger, with Valuair shareholders forming a special purpose vehicle (SPV) and Jetstar starting due diligence.

A deal that will create a new airline - Orange Star - could be signed within days, insiders said yesterday after Valuair shareholders met to form two SPVs that will represent their collective interests.

Valuair's Singapore shareholders include Asiatravel.com and a group of individuals led by chairman Lim Chin Beng. Genting group's Star Cruises dominates the foreign shareholders after it injected about $15 million into Valuair last year.

BT understands that a Qantas-Jetstar team is in town to study Valuair's financial and operating numbers.

Valuair is being advised by CFSB-First Boston, while Macquarie Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia are advising Qantas-Jetstar.

Officials of Valuair and Jetstar were not available for comment yesterday, but BT understands a merged entity will take to the skies this year.

It is believed that Orange Star will be 80 per cent owned by Jetstar shareholders led by Qantas, with the remaining 20 per cent held by a Valuair SPV.

The new entity will get a $60 million capital injection, of which $50 million will come from the Jetstar side. The remaining $10 million is expected to be provided by Valuair shareholders.

Jetstar shareholders will have seven of the eight board seats, including four held by Qantas and one by Temasek Holdings. The SPV will have one board seat.

Jetstar's current shareholders are Qantas (49 per cent), Temasek Holdings (19 per cent) and businessmen Tony Chew (20 per cent) and FF Wong (10 per cent).

Qantas is believed to want a minimum 40 per cent stake in the new airline should it eventually list on the Singapore bourse. Under Singapore regulations, foreign equity participation in a Singapore carrier cannot exceed 49 per cent.

Orange Star is expected to take to the skies with eight Airbus 320 aircraft and fly to nine destinations. But given the overlap between Valuair and Jetstar on the Hong Kong and Bangkok sectors, some rights could be relinquished under a 'use-it-or-lose-it' principle adopted by Singapore's Transport Ministry.

Based on information that is emerging, Valuair's key shareholders have passed up a rival bid by Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia because it was much less attractive.

AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandes made a presentation to Valuair shareholders in Singapore on Monday, just days after it emerged that Jetstar and Valuair had come to a tentative agreement on a merger. Mr Fernandes suggested a partial takeover for about $20 million, compared with the richer offer by Qantas/Jetstar.

Industry insiders say AirAsia's offer was prompted by its wish to have a Singapore-incorporated associate similar to those it has in Thailand (Thai AirAsia) and Indonesia (Awair).

Insiders are not surprised that Qantas/Jetstar seem closer to tying up a deal. 'I can't see Valuair's shareholders accepting a deal that would give them back just a fraction of what they coughed up,' said one, referring to AirAsia's reportedly smaller offer.

There are also doubts about whether AirAsia - which is due to start taking delivery of 60 Airbus A320 planes in December, at a catalogue price of around US$30 million each - has enough in its coffers to compete in a bidding contest with Qantas.

The consolidation of two of Singapore's three low-cost carriers comes after a tough year in which they have battled soaring fuel prices, cut-throat competition from full-service carriers, closed skies and the fallout from December's Indian Ocean tsunami.

Valuair and Jetstar will fly their own colours for several months before Valuair's familiar blue-and-green and Jetstar's orange-and-silver livery disappear from the skies for good.

The deal is expected to be signed within a few weeks.

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Oh no..this is not good. We need to take pictures of Valuair's airplane before their livery dissapears...afterall, they are the 1st singapore budget carrier.

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Ryanair makes up 80pc of all Shannon flights
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23 July 2005
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RYANAIR now accounts for approximately four out of every five short-haul flights taking off or landing at Shannon Airport, according to an analysis by Goodbody Stockbrokers.

And according to Michael O'Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair, the airline is only just beginning.

He said Ryanair plans to double the number of passengers passing through Shannon from 2m today to 4m in two/three years' time.

Mr O'Leary said: "Traffic at Shannon is growing strongly. We're tied into a five-year deal with Shannon Airport which requires us to grow traffic year-on-year.

"But we are beating all of the projections set for us by the airport."

While this is good news for the airport, this growth has not come without cost to Ryanair.

According to Mr O'Leary, fares on the Shannon routes are "a little below our expectations".

He added, however, that the airline, which earlier this month announced new routes from Shannon to Bristol and the French city of Nantes, plans to add more routes from the airport.

He said: "I would be surprised if Shannon is not linked up to one or two new bases we plan to announce in Europe over the next 12 months."

Goodbody arrived at its figures for Ryanair's Shannon traffic by stripping out Aer Lingus transatlantic flights forced to land at Shannon because of the compulsory stopover.

That stopover is currently being renegotiated ahead of its abolition in coming years.

The stockbroker's note says: "From a thin service to London and Frankfurt just two years ago, Ryanair is today providing flights to fourteen destinations from Shannon Airport.

"We estimate there are now over 60,000 short-haul seats per week being provided at Shannon. Ryanair provides over 55pc of these.

"If you strip out the seats Aer Lingus supply on Dublin-Shannon (effectively the transatlantic flights hopping up and down), the Ryanair share is more like 80pc."

Mr Gill attributes the growth to the management of Shannon Airport, which is the process of establishing Shannon as an independent airport.

He said that Ryanair's success will pose a serious challEnge to other airlines operating from Shannon.

"Ryanair's competitors on short-haul (EU Jet, HLX, ThomsonFly, EasyJet, Aer Lingus, BA regional and FlyBe) out of Shannon will struggle in the face of such a massive step-change in services. They either get bigger or dwindle.

"EasyJet, in particular, must make a strategic decision around Cork, Shannon and Knock, where their February launches have encountered a huge Ryanair response at each airport."
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Must be a huge demand for flights between Stansted to Gothenburg,cant get any tickets from Stansted to Gothenburg this week..no seats left!
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German setback as Ryanair eyes Pisa.
By KEVIN DONE
21 July 2005
Financial Times

Ryanair, Europe's leading low-cost carrier, is accelerating its expansion into the Italian market by establishing a base at Pisa.

The group already has bases at Rome Ciampino and at Milan Bergamo airports and is mounting an increasing challenge to Alitalia, the lossmaking Italian state owned carrier, on short-haul routes to and from Italy.

Its plans to establish a second base in Germany at Lubeck have run into legal problems as a local court has issued an interim judgment blocking plans to extend the runway at Lubeck airport.

Italy is already the second- most important source of originating traffic for Ryanair with a share of 13 per cent, behind only the UK at 41 per cent and ahead of Germany and Ireland, which each account for 11 per cent.

Ryanair has established the broadest presence across Europe of any airline, with four operating bases in the UK at London Stansted, London Luton, Glasgow Prestwick and Liverpool, two in Ireland at Dublin and Shannon, and further bases at Stockholm Skavsta, Frankfurt Hahn, Brussels Charleroi and Barcelona Girona.

In Germany, the airline is having to reconsider its expansion strategy, however.

It had announced that it would establish a base at Lubeck but the deal was conditional on its partner, Infratil, the New Zealand-listed infrastructure fund, being successful in its plan to acquire a 90 per cent stake in the airport and to win approval to extend the runway.

Infratil announced yesterday that the German court had declined to give planning approval for the project.

It said: "It is now unlikely that the conditional (take-over) agreement will be confirmed in its present terms."
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