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2008-10-30 09:00:25

Ryanair has confirmed that it will not install self-service kiosks at the Dublin Airport, following the failure of its application for an injunction to prevent the Dublin Airport Authority forcing Ryanair to sign a license agreement, or to agree to a floor space rental fee for such kiosks. The airline explained that the terminal floor space at Dublin Airport is already being double charged to airlines, firstly through the E15 departing passenger fee at Dublin Airport and secondly through an...

2008-10-22 09:00:25

British Airways World Cargo has launched its third daily passenger service to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as part of its winter schedule. According to the airline, there is one change to the long-haul freighter program with the London Stansted-Hong Kong rotation, which will see Munich replace Cologne from October 29, 2008. The current short-haul freighter summer schedule will remain in place for the winter. Johnny Rubio, area commercial manager of British Airways World Cargo for Middle...

2008-10-14 06:00:28

By Scott Reid The new five-year deal covers alterations, refurbishments and building work at BAA airports including Edinburgh BUILDING and maintenance services group Rok is set to work on a series of projects for airport operator BAA that could be worth GBP 130 million in total. Rok said the five-year framework agreement with BAA would cover improvement projects valued at between GBP 2m and GBP 20m. It comes on the back of a long-term agreement Rok already has in place with BAA for...

2008-10-14 00:00:31

By Adeline Paul Raj; Presenna Nambiar AIRASIA X expects to start flying to London in March 2009, chief executive Azran Osman-Rani said. The long-haul budget airline hopes to fly to London's Stansted Airport but is also discussing with two other possible low-cost airports there. Stansted is preferred because of its self-connectivity, he said. "We hope to launch our first flight to London in March. Bookings will open in November," he said on the sidelines of the Routes Leaders Forum 2008...

2008-10-12 00:00:25

Airline failures, the credit crunch and a dismal airport experience have caused a sharp fall in the number of fliers from the UK. Martin Hickman reports Air travel is declining for the first time in almost 20 years, The Independent on Sunday discloses today. Airline failures, harder economic times and a dismal airport experience have caused a sharp downturn in the number of travellers boarding planes at British airports. IoS figures show that traffic at 18 leading UK airports fell by 4.5...

2008-10-10 18:00:24

ECO campaigners reacted angrily yesterday to Government approval of huge expansion at Stansted Airport in Essex. Passenger numbers will go from 25 million to 35 million a year and flights from 241,000 to 264,000. Green groups said the Government's climate change policy was a shambles and ministers had promoted a "binge flying" culture. Flight limits were imposed by Uttlesford District Council in 2006. But new Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon has overruled that after an appeal by airport...

2008-10-10 18:00:24

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have reacted angrily to the Government's decision to allow a massive expansion in capacity at one of the UK's largest airports. The number of passengers travelling through Stansted Airport is set to rise from 25m to 35m a year with the number of flights increasing from 241,000 to 264,000. The green groups say the Government's climate change policy was a "shambles" and that ministers had promoted a "binge-flying" culture. But Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon, in...

2008-10-10 18:00:24

By AIDAN McGURRAN NEW transport boss Geoff Hoon yesterday overruled objectors to wave through a huge expansion of Britain's third busiest airport. Stansted will handle an extra 10million passengers a year, despite fears from green campaigners that 23,000 more flights will cause huge pollution. The National Trust has warned of disaster for Hatfield Forest, one of England's oldest woodlands. Mr Hoon, who became Transport Secretary last week, overturned a local authority bar on the...

2008-10-10 18:00:24

Environmental campaigners reacted angrily yesterday to the Government's decision to allow a massive expansion in capacity at one of the UK's largest airports. The number of passengers travelling through Stansted Airport is set to rise from 25 million to 35 million a year with the number of flights increasing from 241,000 to 264,000. The announcement left green groups claiming the Government's climate change policy was a "shambles" and that ministers had promoted a "binge-flying"...

2008-10-10 12:00:24

By DAMIEN HENDERSON THE UK Government faced the wrath of environmental campaigners yesterday after it ruled out local authority objections to a massive expansion of Stansted Airport and dismissed fears of its noise and pollution impact on nearby residents. Ministers gave the green light to plans by the airport's owner, BAA, to increase passenger numbers from 25 million to 35 million a year, with the number of flights increasing from 241,000 to 264,000. Yesterday's announcement left...


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