Airports

UK will start screening passengers arriving through London airports and Eurostar for Ebola virus

/ October 9, 2014 11:51

Britain said it would start screening passengers entering the country through London’s two main airports and the Eurostar rail link for possible cases of the Ebola virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates Ebola has killed over 3,800 people in […]

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Aircraft cabin cleaners walked off the job at New York’s LaGuardia Airport over Ebola concerns

/ October 9, 2014 11:48

About 200 airline cabin cleaners walked off the job at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday Oct. 9 to protest what they say is insufficient protection from exposure to the Ebola virus for workers whose jobs include cleaning up vomit […]

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Family of dead TSA officer sues LA and the Police

/ October 9, 2014 11:43

The family of a TSA officer who was fatally shot when a gunman opened fire in a terminal at Los Angeles Airport last year has sued the city and its police department, alleging that security failures led to his death. […]

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What you need to know about Ebola when you travel

/ October 9, 2014 08:52

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs & Border Protection (CBP) announced on Wednesday Oct. 9 that they will begin new layers of entry screening at the five U.S. airports that receive […]

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Transaero will start twice-weekly direct flights between London Heathrow and St Petersburg

/ October 8, 2014 13:40

Transaero Airlines will launch a twice-weekly direct service between London Heathrow and St Petersburg from October 29 this year. It is the first time the route has been operated by Transaero.   The scheduled service will operate on Wednesdays and […]

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US airlines working with government health officials to ensure the safety of passengers from the Ebola virus

/ October 8, 2014 11:43

US airlines have only said they are working with government health officials to ensure the safety of passengers from the Ebola virus. Industry experts said screening could pose a new burden to airline workers and airport officers, already under pressure […]

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US health officials will start screening passengers for the Ebola virus at airports

/ October 8, 2014 11:38

US health officials will unveil within days new screening procedures for the Ebola virus at the country’s airports to address public concern over the possibility of an outbreak. “We’re working very intensively on the screening process both in the places […]

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Dynamic Airways will starts flights to Latin America

/ October 8, 2014 10:10

Dynamic Airways, based in Greensboro, has been given the go-ahead to start scheduled interstate and foreign flights with the resumption of its Guyana services set for late next month. “The airline is planning to resume regular flights between New York […]

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Turkish Airlines cancelled all of its flights to southeastern Turkey

/ October 8, 2014 09:15

Turkish Airlines cancelled all of its Wednesday morning flights to the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey after the local governor imposed a curfew amid civil unrest, the Turkish Kanal 7 TV channel reported Oct.8. Five people were […]

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Bek Air begins international flights from Kazakhstan

/ October 7, 2014 16:25

Bek Air, based in Almaty, began international operations on Saturday, Oct. 4, with the launch of Astana to Ulgit (Mongolia) via Ust-Kamenogorsk flights. Kazakh newswire, B News, states the route will operate on a weekly basis initially with the frequency […]

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US administration not considering ban on visitors from countries affected by the Ebola virus

/ October 6, 2014 15:47

The US administration is not considering a ban on visitors from countries most affected by the Ebola virus outbreak but is reviewing possible additional passenger screening measures. “A travel ban is not something that we’re currently considering,” White House spokesman […]

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Swiss International will introduce new destinations and in-flight services

Swiss International will introduce new destinations and in-flight services

/ October 6, 2014 14:48

Swiss International will be investing new destinations and further product enhancements over the next few years as part of its “Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland” strategy. The airline will be adding 22 new European destinations to its Zurich network with the […]

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Ebola spread patterns and airline traffic data predict that virus could be in France by October

/ October 6, 2014 11:16

Scientists have used Ebola disease spread patterns and airline traffic data to predict a 75 percent chance the virus could be imported to France by October 24, and a 50 percent chance it could hit Britain by that date. Those […]

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City Airways resumes scheduled operations

/ October 6, 2014 10:55

City Airways, based at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, resumed scheduled operations on September 27 after the Thai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) reinstated its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) on September 18. The DCA grounded City Airways in August after an audit of […]

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Virgin Atlantic’s Little Red will cease operations in 2015

/ October 6, 2014 09:25

Virgin Atlantic said its domestic short-haul unit, Little Red, would cease operations in 2015, just over two years after it was launched. The airline, which is 51 percent owned by its founder Richard Branson and 49 percent by US carrier […]

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JetBlue jet returns to NYC’s JFK after bird strike

/ October 6, 2014 09:07

A JetBlue flight had to return to JFK airport Saturday morning after it struck a bird shortly after takeoff,  JetBlue says a bird hit an Airbus A320 plane after takeoff from New York’s Kennedy Airport and the pilot returned to […]

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Thai Airways suspends Thai Smile’s Bangkok airport switch

/ October 6, 2014 08:56

Thai Smile has delayed the planned wholesale transfer of its Bangkok Suvarnabhumi operations to Bangkok Don Mueang until March 2015 at the earliest after parent Thai Airways International’s board of directors raised concerns about the move’s viability at a recent […]

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Norwegian Air planning to launch Boeing 787 non-stop flightsw to Hawaii from Europe

Norwegian Air planning to launch Boeing 787 non-stop flightsw to Hawaii from Europe

/ October 6, 2014 08:27

Norwegian Air is studying the possible launch of direct Europe-Hawaii Boeing 787 flights. Pacific Business News says the Hawaiian Tourism Authority’s (HTA) vice president of brand management, David Uchiyama, recently held talks with Oslo Lufthavn AS, the operator of Oslo […]

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