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2008-09-12 18:00:24

IF the dreary days are getting you down and you fancy a change of scenery, this could be just the prize for you! We've teamed up with Ryanair and the Crown Moran Hotel to jet one lucky reader and a friend to London, the vibrant capital city, from George Best Belfast City Airport. One lucky runnerup will win a pair of return flights from Belfast City to London. This super first prize is for two and includes return all- inclusive flights from George Best Belfast City Airport to London...

2008-09-11 18:00:00

IF the dreary days are getting you down and you fancy a change of scenery, this could be just the prize for you! We've teamed up with Ryanair and the Crown Moran Hotel to jet one lucky reader and a friend to London, the vibrant capital city, from George Best Belfast City Airport. One lucky runnerup will win a pair of return flights from Belfast City to London. This super first prize is for two and includes return all- inclusive flights from George Best Belfast City Airport to London...

2008-09-08 09:00:31

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensis Corporation's multilateration system, Multistatic Dependent Surveillance (MDS), at London Gatwick Airport was approved for use and is now operational. The surface surveillance system is providing accurate location and identification for enhanced safety and efficiency of aircraft operating in runway, taxiway and stand areas of the airport. Gatwick is the busiest single runway airport in the world and the second largest airport in the UK....

2008-09-07 18:00:15

By IAN GRAHAM THE George Best Belfast City Airport has been sold for nearly four times what its owners paid for it just five years ago. The Spanish Ferrovial Group - owners of Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and other key British airports in the BAA group - has sold the regional airport to the ABN AMRO Global Infrastructure Fund for pounds 132.5 million. Brian Ambrose, chief executive of the Belfast airport, said completion of the sale is expected before the end of the month, and added:...

2008-09-04 03:00:16

Ryanair has announced that it will launch three new services from the UK to connect Liverpool and East Midlands with Paris, and the London Stansted Airport with Agadir, Morocco. The airline will operate daily services to Paris from Liverpool from November 3, 2008, and from East Midlands beginning October 28, 2008; while offering twice-weekly return service from London Stansted to Agadir. Stephen McNamara, head of communications at Ryanair, said: "These new routes from Liverpool, East...

2008-09-03 18:00:24

By RICHARD BRANSON'S SIR RICHARD BRANSON'S airline Virgin Atlantic has confirmed its interest in bidding for Gatwick Airport as part of a consortium. The group has reportedly held talks with several possible partners in relation to Gatwick, which could be sold after the Competition Commission told owner BAA it may have to offload three of its UK airports. Gatwick - Britain's second biggest airport - could fetch more than pounds 2bn if an auction goes ahead, according to reports...

2008-09-03 12:00:20

Travelers making their way through Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) can now get more flash for their cash. BAA Pittsburgh, developers of the award-winning AIRMALL(R) at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), is pleased to welcome Ultra Diamonds, an established national retailer of off-priced fine jewelry. The new location is now open in the Center Core of the airport. "This latest offering at the AIRMALL(R) at PIT makes luxury affordable for travelers of all budgets and styles....

2008-09-03 09:00:27

By JEZ DAVISON The potential break-up of BAA spells opportunity for Teesside, says JEZ DAVISON THE UK's aviation industry is experiencing more than a little turbulence. Soaring jet fuel prices, reduced demand for flying and a stagnating economy have resulted in falling profits and grounded aircraft as airlines struggle to balance the books. Meanwhile, the T5 fiasco and uncertainty over plans for Heathrow and Stansted have further undermined a UK industry that was once the king of the...

2008-09-02 12:00:21

A major overhaul of London's Heathrow Airport Terminals 1 and 2 will not be finished in time for the 2012 Olympics, said terminal operator BAA Ltd. BAA, formerly the British Airports Authority, said it hoped the two terminals, to be rebuilt as "Terminal East," will be partly complete by 2012, The Daily Telegraph reported. Construction delays are part of the fallout of the chaotic opening of Terminal 5 earlier this year. BAA said it was pushing ahead with plans to add a second building to...

2008-09-01 12:00:13

By Alison Rowat HARD to say what has done more damage to the image of flying lately. Rising fuel costs have meant higher fares and lower ticket sales. (Remember when falling costs meant cheaper tickets? No, me neither. ) A run of dreadful accidents and terrifying incidents, including this week's 22,000ft plunge by a Ryanair jet, have made everyone think again about the wisdom of travelling vast distances at high speeds in a tin can. But perhaps it's the sudden collapse of Zoom, leaving...


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