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Guernsey firefighters strike shuts airport

May 29, 2009 0

May 26: Guernsey Airport was forced to close for the day due to a long-running industrial dispute with its firefighters over pay and conditions. All flights were either cancelled or diverted to Jersey after talks […]

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Gulf Air heads Bahrain’s 2010 International Airshow

May 12, 2009 0

Farnborough International Ltd (FIL), joint organiser of the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) has confirmed Gulf Air as the official carrier for the show to be held under Royal patronage at the Sakhir Airbase in […]

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ATOL funding may increase from October

May 6, 2009 0

April 27: The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) published a consultation document on the future level of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) that should be paid by tour operators to protect holidaymakers. It is proposed […]

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BAA reports decline in traffic

May 6, 2009 0

May 5: In its first quarter report, BAA Airports Limited reported a 10% drop in passenger numbers compared to last year and losses of nearly £229 million, a five-fold increase for the same period. Colin […]

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IATA criticises UK Government on Air Passenger Duty

April 29, 2009 0

April 28: In its release of traffic data for March, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) thinks an upturn in aviation’s fortunes may not be too far away. “The global economic crisis continues to reduce […]

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White House apologises for ‘Air Force One’ gaffe

April 29, 2009 0

April 27: The appearance of the US President’s personal Boeing 747 aircraft, ‘Air Force One’, together with an accompanying F-16 flying low over Manhattan´s financial district, sparked fears among New Yorkers of a September 11-style […]

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Airline shares tumble with swine flu outbreak

April 28, 2009 0

April 28: Already suffering from the fallout of the global economic crisis, airlines took a battering on the stock markets as the outbreak of swine flu sparks speculation of a worldwide pandemic. With travel restrictions […]

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Swine flu outbreak affects overseas travel

April 28, 2009 0

April 28: People are being advised to check before making travel arrangements overseas, especially to South America where the Foreign Office is recommending only ‘essential’ travel to Mexico in response to the recent outbreak of […]