Airports

LAN Express cabin crew delays strike by one day

LAN Express cabin crew delays strike by one day

0 / April 7, 2014 09:03

LATAM Airlines’ Chilean LAN Express’ union representing cabin crew have resumed talks with the company and delayed by one day a strike initially planned for Tuesday Apr. 8. The unionized workers are seeking better salaries and working conditions. “In an attempt to […]

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Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have halted flights to Libya

0 / April 7, 2014 08:47

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have halted flights to Libya indefinitely after a security incident at Tripoli airport two weeks ago, a Lufthansa spokesman said on Monday Apr. 7. At the end of March, a bomb exploded on the main runway […]

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Benghazi’s international airport traffic halted by the strike

0 / April 7, 2014 08:35

Libyan port city of Benghazi’s Public and private sector staff including oil workers went on strike on Sunday Apr. 6, protesting against worsening security and demanding the resignation of parliament whose mandate has expired. Traffic at Benghazi’s international airport was halted […]

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An Airbus A330 carrying Australian soccer title contenders was forced to land in Adelaide because of smoke in the cabin

0 / April 4, 2014 12:16

A plane carrying Australian title contenders Central Coast Mariners to Perth for an A-League soccer match was forced to land in Adelaide on Friday  Apr. 4 because of smoke in the cabin of the Airbus A330. The club, based in the […]

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Lufthansa said the three-day strike by its pilots will cost over $100 million

0 / April 4, 2014 07:04

Lufthansa said a three-day walkout by its pilots, which has effectively grounded Germany’s largest airline, could cost it up to EUR€75 million (USD$103 million) as it called on their union to return for talks over pay and retirement conditions. Lufthansa […]

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American Airlines will join venture with British Airways, Iberia and Finnair

0 / April 3, 2014 14:34

American Airlines Group said on Thursday Apr. 3 that US Airways will join its venture with British Airways, Iberia and Finnair that operates flights between the United States and Europe. The addition of US Airways will add 28 routes to […]

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Pilots on strike at Lufthansa faced withering criticism across Germany

0 / April 3, 2014 12:21

Pilots on strike at Lufthansa faced withering criticism across Germany for demanding higher pay and early retirement terms even though they rank among the country’s best-paid. Political leaders joined newspaper editorials and TV commentators in lambasting the 5,400 pilots who […]

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Delta MD-88 makes an emergency landing at New York’s JFK airport

0 / April 3, 2014 07:46

A Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing at New York’s JFK airport on Wednesday Apr. 2 after a cockpit indicator showed a hydraulic system problem, and the aircraft later rolled onto a grassy area. Flight 886, which was […]

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Delta Air Lines relocates key business flights to Heathrow T3 to join Virgin Atlantic

0 / April 2, 2014 10:05

Delta Air Lines relocates some of its key services to join Virgin Atlantic at Heathrow Terminal 3. The move comes as both airlines start flying their new and aligned summer schedules that offer customers more choice and flexibility while reducing […]

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Dassault Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS approved for London City airport

Dassault Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS approved for London City airport

0 / April 2, 2014 09:43

Dassault’s Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS twin jets recently received approval to operate at one of the world’s most challenging airports, London City, located in the heart of Europe’s financial hub. Dassault is the only business jet manufacturer to have its […]

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Lufthansa pilots started a three-day walkout grounding Germany’s largest airline

Lufthansa pilots started a three-day walkout grounding Germany’s largest airline

0 / April 2, 2014 08:14

Lufthansa pilots started a three-day walkout on Wednesday Apr. 2 in a dispute over early retirement, effectively grounding Germany’s largest airline in one of the biggest strikes to hit the company. Lufthansa has cancelled 3,800 flights during the strike, which […]

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Lebanese ATC strike at Beirut airport delays flights

0 / April 1, 2014 16:57

A two-hour strike by Lebanese air traffic controllers at Beirut airport delayed over a dozen arriving and departing flights on Tuesday Apr. 1. The air traffic controllers called for the stoppage to press for higher pay and the implementation of […]

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JetBlue was forced to return to Jamaica after reports of smoke onboard

0 / April 1, 2014 13:24

Jamaican airport authorities are investigating the emergency landing of a Florida-bound JetBlue Airways plane that was forced to return to the Caribbean island on Monday Mar. 31 after reports of smoke onboard. The flight was headed to Fort Lauderdale from […]

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Kosovo man took a flight attendant hostage on a Lufthansa flight

0 / April 1, 2014 13:21

A Kosovo man took a flight attendant hostage on a Lufthansa flight on Tuesday Apr. 1 but surrendered to police after a brief standoff, police said. German media said a 50-year-old flight attendant suffered cuts after the man put her […]

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Annual passenger IT trends survey

0 / March 31, 2014 16:52

The annual Passenger IT Trends Survey by Tnooz at Atlanta airport (ATL) revealed that nearly all travelers on a global basis were still reluctant to use mobile services. The survey, which was statistically significant to represent the 299 million passengers transiting […]

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All Nippon Airways retires its last Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet

All Nippon Airways retires its last Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet

0 / March 31, 2014 13:15

ANA retired its last Boeing 747 aircraft on Monday Mar. 31. The original jumbo jet had been a workhorse for the carrier, and for the nation it served, since the 1970s. The final flight departed from Naha, Japan, on the […]

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Germany’s main airports hit by a strike leading to flight cancellations

0 / March 27, 2014 09:00

Germany’s main airports were hit by a strike on Thursday Mar. 27 as public sector workers raised pressure on the government in pay talks. The strike affected airports across the country including Frankfurt, Europe’s third-largest hub, and Munich, both of […]

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Kenya Airways will deploy its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its Paris route

0 / March 27, 2014 08:52

Kenya Airways will deploy its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its Paris route as it looks to expand European routes currently being served by Boeing 767s, its chief executive said on Wednesday Mar. 26. The national carrier is set to […]

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