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airBaltic considers taxi business

March 30, 2009 0

Latvian national carrier airBaltic is considering establishing a taxi service to improve the quality of transfers from its base at Riga International Airport to downtown Riga. According to the company there is a high level […]

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Ryanair opens Munich (West) base

March 30, 2009 0

Ryanair will open a new base at Memmingen Airport, approximately 62 miles (100km) from Munich, as it introduces its first connections into the southern German region of Bavaria. It claims in a statement that new […]

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European slots ruling

March 30, 2009 0

European regulators have proposed ending the stringent ‘use it or lose it’ slot-use requirement, easing pressure on airlines during the economic crisis. Current slot rules require an airline to operate its slots on 80% of […]

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First winglet-equipped B767 enters service

March 30, 2009 0

US carrier American Airlines has become the first carrier to introduce a winglet-equipped Boeing 767-300ER into passenger operation. The aircraft, N389AA, operated flight AA078 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to London/Heathrow, departing the US city […]

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New home for Concorde at Manchester

March 30, 2009 0

March 25: Manchester Airport’s new environmentally-friendly ‘Concorde Visitor Centre’ – which will display the former British Airways flagship Concorde G-BOAC – was opened by British Airways Chief Executive, Willie Walsh and Manchester Airport Group’s Chief […]

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Possible Turnaround Restrictions for B787s

March 27, 2009 0

Although Boeing has approved all the equipment for the first flight of the B787 Dreamliner, it is to change some landing gear components on later production models. This is aimed at enhancing turnaround operations by […]

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Grim prospects for Airlines

March 25, 2009 0

March 24: Geneva – Amid an air of gloom in the aviation industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced a pessimistic outlook for the global air transport industry with potential losses of US$4.7 […]

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Irish workers to strike

March 25, 2009 0

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has been informed by the unions SIPTU and Mandate that its members plan to take industrial action at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports as part of the Irish Congress of […]

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Gatwick temporarily closes during bomb scare

March 23, 2009 0

March 23: Gatwick airport was put on full alert after a passenger found a note in the toilet of an in-bound Emirates Boeing 777 from Dubai saying a ‘suspicious device’ was onboard. The airport was […]