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Heathrow Hosts Three A380s

January 19, 2009 0

On Saturday January 17, in a world first, Heathrow Airport played host to three Airbus A380 ‘superjumbos’ as Qantas joined Singapore Airlines and Emirates in making its maiden A380 flight to the UK. The manufacturer […]

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St Helena Airport On Hold

January 14, 2009 0

Plans to boost the tourism industry on the island of St Helena have been put on hold by a decision to delay building an airport. The British dependency in the Atlantic Ocean, off the west […]

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India Extends Security Screening

January 6, 2009 0

In light of the recent terror attacks in the country, the Indian government has decided to extend its Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) – which allows real-time passenger/crew screening by security agencies – to six […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]