Airlines To Compensate For ‘Tech’ Cancellations

December 23, 2008 0

The European Court of Justice has ruled that airlines must pay compensation to passengers when flights are cancelled because of technical problems with the aircraft. The only exceptions, says the court, is when the technical […]


Lufthansa Continues European Consolidation

December 22, 2008 0

German flag carrier Lufthansa is acquiring a 41.56% stake in Austrian Airlines from the country’s state holding company Österreichische Industrieholding AG (ÖIAG) and plans to submit a full takeover offer in 2009. It has initially […]


BA and Qantas Halt Merger Talks

December 19, 2008 0

British Airways (BA) and Qantas have ended talks after failing to reach a deal on a potential $6.4 billion merger. Earlier this month the two airlines had announced they were interested in joining forces through […]


Airline Closures

December 12, 2008 0

UK carriers European Aircharter and Flightline both suspended operations in the first week of December and have filed for administration. The closure of the charter and ACMI lease specialists has also affected the operations of […]


Emirates Complete Terminal Transfer

December 9, 2008 0

Emirates transferred all its flights to the new Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport in early November. This marked the fourth and final phase in the move and involved flights to the Indian subcontinent, East […]


Heathrow Runway Decision Delayed

December 5, 2008 0

A decision on building a third runway at Heathrow Airport has been put back to January 2009, the Department for Transport has announced. An announcement had originally been expected before Christmas. British Government Transport Secretary […]


Stobart Buys Southend Airport

December 4, 2008 0

UK Transport specialist Stobart Group has agreed to buy London’s Southend Airport from Regional Airports Ltd in a deal that could eventually be valued at £21 million. Under the terms of the contract Stobart will […]


DHL Withdraws From US Domestic Freight

December 2, 2008 0

Deutsche Post, the owner of DHL, plans to drastically reduce its US domestic airfreight services from January 2009, lowering its annual operating costs from $5.4billion to under $1billion. DHL Express will close all its ground […]


Newquay Flight Suspension Begins

December 1, 2008 0

Newquay Airport, UK, has begun a three-week suspension of flights due to certification problems. Control of the airfield, which for most of its history was known as RAF St Mawgan, changed from Ministry of Defence […]