Business News Archive - September 02, 2008

The number of passengers travelling from Exeter Airport could fall next year, but bosses insist the business is in a strong position to weather the current economic climate.

The mother of Olympic rower Zac Purchase has appealed for the return of her stolen camcorder which contained irreplaceable images of her son's gold medal win in Beijing. Sara Holyer had the digital camcorder - which has the pictures on its hard drive - stolen from her Plymouth home.

Innovative ways of using renewable energy to power Exeter are being investigated by university experts. Council bosses also want staff at the university's centre for energy and environment to look into an energy-sharing initiative involving the city's industrial estates.

By Sean Farrell Commerzbank plans to shed 1,200 jobs in London as it agrees to buy out Dresdner for EUR 8.8bn THE CITY is bracing itself for a further redundancies as Commerzbank prepares to cut more than half its workforce at Dresdner Kleinwort's London operation in its takeover of its German rival.

By Bob Shields I'VE met Zoom airline founder John Boyle before and found him to be a caring and reasonable man. But if I'd been a Zoom passenger at Glasgow Airport last week, I'd like to have found him alone for five minutes in the gents lavvy.

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines is continuing to adjust its operations as a result of Hurricane Gustav.

Specialist flooring company Flowcrete has installed a bespoke floor in just one weekend at a new pounds10 million development at Manchester Airport.

By Norliza Kamaruddin WE would like to thank P. George for the congratulatory notes on KLIA's fourth placing in the Skytrax 2008 World Airports Awards ("Resolve the problems at KLIA" - NST, July 21). We would like to assure P.

By Dr Aminuddin Adnan WE refer to the letter on KLIA transit tickets from A. Mutalib Razak of Kuala Lumpur ("Charge not appropriate" - NST, Aug 27). We would like to point out that the RM35 is not a surcharge but the fare for the high-speed train ride.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.