Business News Archive - June 23, 2008

To: BUSINESS EDITORS Contact: Kevin Mitchell of BTC, +1-610-341-1850, mitchell@BusinessTravelCoalition.com RADNOR, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The skyrocketing price of aviation fuel will have devastating implications far beyond new surcharges for checked bags and in-flight beverage services according to a new study prepared by the Business Travel Coalition (BTC).

STRIKE action is to hit nine Scottish airports today, with 2000 passengers having flights cancelled because of a pay dispute involving firefighters. Scheduled flights will be suspended due to the action by members of the trade union Unite.

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears is back in Los Angeles, and it didn't take long for trouble to find her. Within moments of arriving at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday evening, Spears'entourage was involved in a scuffle with a paparazzo.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BECKLEY - A bigger airplane and a smoother ride are two things passengers from Raleigh County Memorial Airport can count on under a new two-year contract. Colgan Air Inc. will provide flights to Washington, D.C.'s Dulles International Airport starting in August.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS - Northwest Airlines said it will cut its capacity later this year by 3 percent to 4 percent because of high fuel prices. The reductions were deeper than those announced in April, though they're smaller than cuts announced by many other airlines.

By Jeeva Arulampalam MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said air passenger traffic for both international and domestic flights may slow at the 39 domestic airports it manages and operates in the fourth quarter of this year.

By Irdiani Mohd Salleh KUALA LUMPUR: Keep meals simple with fewer frills. With the rising cost of food, this is the key to eating healthy on a budget.

SATISFY your sweet tooth and look after your waistline with a new range of fruit snacks. The Fruitus range comprises of a selection of bars and individual bags of chewy bites. Each 35g bar contains three natural, organic ingredients - fruit, oats and a little sunflower oil.

KUALA LUMPUR: With freshly cooked food served twice a day, Giant Hypermarkets offer its customers nutritious food at low cost.

A POUND of food for every American every day. That's the amount wasted in U.S. grocery stores, restaurants, cafeterias and home kitchens, a government study found.

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