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2008-06-24 06:02:41

THE Scottish government have refused to intervene in a strike which crippled nine remote airports yesterday. Trade union Unite, who represent firefighters and engineers, called a 24-hour walkout after rejecting a two per cent pay rise. It led to the closure of the Highlands and Islands airports at Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick, hitting 2000 passengers. The union called on the government to step in, insisting that without their...

2008-06-20 09:00:31

easyJet has taken delivery of its 11th aircraft scheduled to be based at the Milan Malpensa Airport in Italy, to service further expansion in northern Italy. The airline said that it will base two additional aircraft at Malpensa in October 2008, bringing the total number up to 13 by the beginning of the winter schedule. These aircraft will serve five new routes to European capitals including Copenhagen, Stockholm and Sofia, as well as domestic links to Brindisi and Lamezia Terme. In...

2008-06-19 09:00:42

Letiste Praha (LP) (Prague, Czech Republic), operator of the airport Prague-Ruzyne, is seeing the growing demand of investors for its privatization. In Jun 2008, a total of 65 investors are interested in LP. Some of them are the airport Flughafen Wien (Austria), Hochtief Airports (Germany), Fraport (Germany), the group Macquarie Airport (Australia) and the airport JFK (US). The sale of LP is the largest privatization, which is being prepared by the Czech goverment. It should bring at least...

2008-06-18 06:00:20

BUDGET airline Ryanair has launched its 25th base, in Birmingham. The airline also announced it will launch nine routes - to Alicante, Derry, Fuerteventura, Katowice, Kaunas, Krakow, Palma, Malaga and Murcia - in October. A spokeswoman said: "There's a double celebration at Birmingham International Airport this week. We're celebrating the arrival of our first based aircraft here and we're also announcing a further nine new routes which go on sale today." (c) 2008 Coventry Evening...

2008-06-17 06:00:26

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fc4c7d/china_airport_indu) has announced the addition of the "China Airport Industry Report 2008" report to their offering. In 2007 Chinese airports passenger throughput was 387.59 million people, an increase of 16.8 per cent year-on-year, 8.611 million tons of cargo passed through Chinese airports, an increase of 14.3 per cent year-on-year, and take off and landings numbered 3,940,800 times, an increase of 13 per cent...

2008-06-14 15:00:00

By RICHARD NEWMAN, STAFF WRITER Continental Airlines Inc. on Thursday identified 44 routes to be cut in September in response to record high fuel costs. Service to seven cities from Newark Liberty International Airport will be eliminated: Non-stop flights to Albuquerque, N.M.; Cologne, Germany; Santiago, Dominican Republic; Sarasota, Fla.; Salt Lake City; San Jose, Calif.; and Tucson, Ariz. A dozen routes will be cut at the main hub in Houston, including nine domestic routes and three...

2008-04-15 12:00:36

Spirit Airlines has started a daily non-stop service between San Antonio, Texas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The company said that a second daily flight will begin on May 1, 2008. The new route will be operated by Spirit's Airbus fleet. In addition to San Antonio, Spirit has also announced that it will begin new service from Fort Lauderdale to Boston; New York's Long Island; Cartagena, Colombia; and Columbia, South Carolina before 2008 summer. David Bradford, vice president and...

2006-10-27 12:00:38

SEATTLE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines will significantly expand its Mexico service during the coming week, adding five new nonstop Mexico routes, inaugurating service to the new destination of La Paz, and adding frequency on several existing routes. The airline will introduce nonstop service between Los Angeles and La Paz; Portland, Ore., and both Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta; San Francisco and Cancun; and Seattle and Cancun. These new flights, coupled with additional...

2006-08-22 08:13:35

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rescuers have found the bodies of 30 people killed when an airliner flying from southern Russia to the country's second city of St Petersburg crashed on Tuesday, Russia's Emergencies Ministry said. The Tu-154 operated by Pulkovo Airlines, carrying 160 passengers and 10 crew, came down in eastern Ukraine near the city of Donetsk.

2005-10-25 14:27:10

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - San Diego airport's commuter terminal was evacuated on Tuesday after baggage screeners found what initially appeared to be bomb components but turned out to be a toy, security officials said. Earlier in the morning two Los Angeles area airports received bomb threats, although no explosives were found, and all three airports were operating normally by mid-morning. A Department of Homeland Security spokesman said screeners at San Diego International Airport at...