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2008-09-29 21:00:24

By Nicole Lange; Patrick McGroarty COLOGNE, Germany - Armed German police boarded a plane minutes before takeoff Friday and arrested a pair of ethnic Somalis who they say wrote a suicide note proclaiming their desire to fight in a holy war and die in a terrorist attack. A 23-year-old Somali and a 24-year-old German born in Somalia were removed from KLM Flight 1084 to Amsterdam after the early morning raid at Cologne-Bonn Airport, police said. Authorities said they did not think the men...

2008-09-29 06:00:25

NEWS FACTS: Ethoca, the leader in collaborative fraud management, today announces that transavia.com, a leading European web-based flight brand (an Air France-KLM subsidiary), has joined the Global Fraud-Fighting Community. transavia.com offers low-cost flights, hotels and insurance and transports approximately 5.5 million passengers a year to holiday destinations in Europe and Africa. transavia.com has successfully increased its turnover year by year and recorded positive results for the...

2008-09-26 09:00:27

AIRLINE carrier flyglobespan will sit down for a delayed meeting today with Durham Tees Valley Airport bosses to discuss future scheduling. There had been speculation that the overdue talks were a sign that the carrier was to pull its services to six European destinations. But a spokesperson this week said scheduling decisions had been overshadowed by recent crises in the airline market. A string of carriers have been grounded as the economic grip tightens, including K&S Travel, XL...

2008-09-25 21:00:26

Northwest Airlines today announced Paul Mifsud, vice president of government and legal affairs for its joint venture partner, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, is a recipient of the U.S. Federal Bar Association's "Transportation Lawyer of the Year" Award. Mifsud, an accomplished international aviation attorney and founder of the "Mifnet" online discussion forum, will receive the honor September 25th at the 2008 Federal Bar Association Reception in Washington, D.C. Mifsud's contribution to...

2008-09-25 09:00:36

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has called upon key players to hopefully clinch a last-minute deal to rescue Alitalia, as Italy's civil aviation authority ENAC has threatened to scrap the struggling airline's operating license. Alitalia is close to bankruptcy and could see around 19,000 staff being laid off. Concurrently, Mr Berlusconi's close aide Gianni Letta has held talks with union leaders, the CAI investor consortium and the former CEO of Alitalia, Francesco Mengozzi, who now...

2008-09-19 17:02:55

Slowly but surely airlines are edging into online social networking, giving air travelers an opportunity to share experiences and maybe score some discounted airfares. In return, the airlines are developing a marvelous new marketing tool. A win-win? Maybe. As usual, U.S. carriers - which are preoccupied with battling high fuel prices and slackening demand for travel - face the fact that innovation is coming from overseas, where most major airlines are still solvent, if not...

2008-09-15 12:00:22

By Andrew Picken THOUSANDS of passengers at Edinburgh Airport are set to speed up their journey through check-in with the delivery of new self- service kiosks. Airport bosses have installed ten of the terminals in a bid to tackle the queues. British Airways and BMI already have check-in machines for their own customers, but the GBP 300,000 terminals installed by airport operator BAA will be open to all airlines. Air France, KLM and Flybe have all signed up to use the machines, but...

2008-09-05 06:00:14

Franco-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM has announced reductions in fuel surcharge on the flights operated by its subsidiaries, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, as oil prices have fallen over a significant period. Air France has reduced its fuel surcharges to E2 per segment on domestic flights, E4 per segment on medium-haul flights, E10 per segment on long-haul flights and E14 per segment on very long-haul flights. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, a subsidiary of Air France-KLM, has...

2008-09-05 06:00:14

Lufthansa Systems, a full-service IT provider for the airline and aviation sector, has announced that Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will optimize their revenue accounting processes using its Sirax AirFinance Platform. According to Lufthansa Systems, the integrated IT solution will enable the two airlines to speed up their financial management processes and increase productivity. KLM is already a long-standing customer for Lido OC, the flight planning system from Lufthansa Systems....

2008-09-03 06:00:17

By Martin Hannan TRAVELLING is often a serious problem for business people with disabilities. If you have impaired sight or hearing, or wear a prosthetic limb or use a wheelchair, you will find life much more difficult than someone who is not disabled. Some businessmen such as Rangers chairman Sir David Murray, who lost his legs in a car crash in his twenties, go on to enjoy a glittering career, but there are many, many more stories of people put off a life in business because of their...