Airline Focus

Ryanair Check-In Charge

June 12, 2009 0

Irish budget carrier Ryanair has confirmed that all passengers making use of its online check-in service will incur a £5/€5 fee.  The surcharge is payable per person per flight on all new bookings with the […]

Airports

Vancouver Launches Tracking Tool

June 12, 2009 0

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has become the first airport in Canada to offer a new online tool that allows members of the public to see real-time and historical flight and noise data collected by the […]

Airline Focus

New First Class For Etihad

June 12, 2009 0

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has unveiled its new First Class cabin.  It contains 12 individual suites, which have been designed to provide customers with more privacy, greater comfort and […]

Airports

Algerian Airports Face Closure

June 12, 2009 0

Up to 14 airports in Algeria are under threat of closure due to losses incurred from the global economic crisis.  Many facilities in the North African country are allegedly on the verge of bankruptcy in […]

Airports

Airport Security “Getting Ridiculous”

June 12, 2009 0

Security at airports is “getting ridiculous,” said Peter Griffiths, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) regional Vice President for Europe at a recent conference in Paris.  Adding that passengers: “almost had to strip” to get […]

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Cairo’s New Star Alliance Terminal

June 10, 2009 0

The new Terminal 3 at Cairo International Airport in Egypt was formally opened on April 27, 2009, with the departure of EgyptAir’s daily New York service the first to utilise the modern facility. The building, […]

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787 nears flight

June 10, 2009 0

June 8: As Boeing’s radical 787 ‘Dreamliner’ approaches its delayed first flight, another important step was completed with the ‘intermediate gauntlet phase’ of testing. Pilots and engineers simulated multiple failure scenarios, using all of the […]

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IATA predicts losses will double

June 10, 2009 0

June 8: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revised airlines’ predicted losses to US$9 billion for 2009, nearly doubling its March estimate of a US$4.7 billion loss. “There is no modern precedent for today’s economic […]

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New Nepalese Carrier

June 9, 2009 0

New Nepalese carrier Guna Airlines, launched its first services on May 5, 2009. Currently, it is operating three routes from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Biratnagar and Nepalgunj as well as Himalaya sightseeing flights using two 19-seat […]

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New Airline For Pets!

June 8, 2009 0

Pet Airways of Delray Beach, Florida, has scheduled its first flight for July 14 with services from New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. The carrier is claiming to be the first to operate specifically for […]