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Tunisia and Egypt have canceled all flights to Libya

0 / August 21, 2014 17:26

Tunisia and Egypt’s Cairo airport have canceled all flights to Libya, officials in the three countries said on Thursday. Tunisian aviation officials gave no explanation but Libyan news agency LANA said Cairo airport authorities had cancelled flights for security reasons. […]

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Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists

0 / August 21, 2014 16:17

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community. Ebola, which can kill up to 90 percent of […]

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Northrop unveils XS-1 spaceplane design for US defence research agency

Northrop unveils XS-1 spaceplane design for US defence research agency

0 / August 21, 2014 15:21

Northrop Grumman has unveiled its vertical-launch, horizontal-landing reusable booster design for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (Darpa) XS-1 experimental spaceplane program. Northrop, teamed with subsidiary Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, is working under a 13-month, $3.9 million Phase 1 […]

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US and European airlines will owe $80 million compensation to delayed passengers in 2014

0 / August 21, 2014 15:16

Flightright took a look flights delayed in the top routes between the US and Europe. This year, the airlines will owe $80 million to passengers whose flights were delayed between the two continents. This summer, millions of passengers will fly […]

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SAS launches all-business class Houston-Stavanger route

0 / August 21, 2014 13:59

SAS Scandinavian launches an all-business class service from Stavanger in Norway to Houston, Texas. The airline expects to “significantly strengthen” the economic and cultural ties that already exist within the oil and gas industry in both regions. The route will […]

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Boeing Commercial Crew spacecraft completes critical design and safety reviews

Boeing Commercial Crew spacecraft completes critical design and safety reviews

0 / August 21, 2014 13:07

Boeing said it completed the Phase Two Spacecraft Safety Review of its Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft and the Critical Design Review (CDR) of its integrated systems, meeting all of the company’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) milestones on time […]

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British Airways introduces 72 hour ‘hold flight’ service

0 / August 21, 2014 12:57

British Airways’ passengers are now able to hold flights for up to 72 hours before deciding to pay for them. The airline said if within the 72-hour period customers want to pay for their flights, the holding deposit is refunded and […]

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United introduces improved in-flight food and beverage service

United introduces improved in-flight food and beverage service

0 / August 21, 2014 11:56

United Airlines introduced on Aug. 21 new, improved lunch, dinner and beverage choices for domestic first-class customers, offering travelers chef-inspired meals and premium beverages that elevate their in-flight experience. New, premium salads beginning this month for customers flying United First and United Business within North […]

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Swiss International will stop Zurich to Kiev service

0 / August 21, 2014 10:42

Swiss International Airlines said it will withdraw its service from Zurich to Kiev in the Ukraine from October 1. “The service is being terminated for economic reasons, as business on the route has failed to develop in line with expectations,” […]

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US Airways retires its last Boeing 737 Classic aircraft

US Airways retires its last Boeing 737 Classic aircraft

0 / August 20, 2014 16:33

US Airways ceased 737-400 revenue service on Aug. 19, ending 30 years of 737 Classic operations. The final flights, flown between their Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Philadelphia hubs, were appropriately designated AWE737. The date comes almost exactly 25 years after […]

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United will offer passengers Uber services via its mobile App

0 / August 20, 2014 16:02

United Airlines has announced it will offer travellers Uber services via its mobile App The Chicago-based carrier has said that customers with iOS and Android devices can access Uber ground transportation information in the app’s menu, or in the ‘My […]

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Hamas Islamists threatens to fire more rockets at Ben-Gurion Airport

0 / August 19, 2014 16:51

The armed wing of the Hamas Islamist militant group that dominates Gaza has threatened to aim more rocket fire at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv and cautioned international airlines to avoid it. Citing Israel’s air strikes in Gaza that […]

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China Eastern flight aborts landing as ATC slept

0 / August 19, 2014 15:31

A China Eastern Airlines plane that had started its night-time descent into Wuhan airport was forced to abort its landing after air traffic controllers had dozed off, an investigation report found. The incident, which took place on July 8, is […]

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The best Paris restaurants for lunch or dinner

The best Paris restaurants for lunch or dinner

0 / August 18, 2014 17:44

Like many of its European counterparts, the ‘city of love’ is known for its food. Take a stroll down any given street or avenue and you will easily find an authentic brasserie serving up delicious French classics or stumble across […]

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Iceland has raised alert level for volcano eruption

0 / August 18, 2014 16:58

Iceland’s Met Office has raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bárðarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale. Ash from the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 […]

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US FAA bans all American airlines from flying over Syria

0 / August 18, 2014 09:45

The US Federal Aviation Administration has barred all American airlines from flying over Syria, saying the ongoing armed conflict and volatile security environment poses a “serious potential threat” to civil aircraft. “Due to the presence of anti-aircraft weapons among the […]

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Monarch will become a low-cost airline

0 / August 18, 2014 09:41

British leisure airline Monarch is set to cut its workforce by a third with the closure of its charter operations as it moves to reinvent the carrier as a scheduled European budget carrier. Monarch said it would move to scheduled-only […]

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Boeing might accelerate 737 production

Boeing might accelerate 737 production

0 / August 14, 2014 10:22

Boeing has given a further signal that it is getting close to a decision on whether to further accelerate output of the 737, which could lift production to 52 a month. “We continue to see very strong demand,” Chief Financial […]

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