Archive for the ‘Airports’ Category

Berlin Brandenburg further delayed & more airline news

September 10th, 2012

There is no end to the misfortunes around the new Berlin airport. The opening date of Berlin Airport has now been officially postponed even further, to be precise to October 27, 2013. The question that is up in the air is that of whether and how the new financial requirements can be met.

An update on the Lufthansa strike – after three rounds of industrial action, both sides in the conflict agreed on arbitration. On their part the flight attendants of Lufthansa pledged there would be no more labour actions unless the arbitration talks do not reach any conclusion.

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Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Iberia, Lufthansa, Monarch Airlines, New Routes

Lufthansa strike and and other airline news

September 3rd, 2012

The hottest aviation-related topic that has made to the headlines these days is the strike of Lufthansa flight attendants. After the first round of the strike action on Friday, the UFO union annouces its members will resume strike.

The second round will affect Lufthansa‘s passengers on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Just as was the case on Friday, the details will be provided 6 hours ahead of the walkout.

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Airlines, Aviation news, Europe, Flybe, Lufthansa, News by Continent, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, SAS

Hurricane Isaac causes disruptions & Lufthansa strike

August 29th, 2012

Hurricane Isaac is causing headaches for US travellers. Even though the hurricane is reported to be weakening, it has affected among others operations to New Orleans Airport.

Delta Air Lines had a total of 107 cancelled flights on Tuesday and 60 flights on Wednesday across the Gulf Coast region. Most likely the carrier will resume its operations to Pensacola and Mobile today afternoon. As far as the flights to Mobile and New Orleans are concerned, they will probably be resumed by tomorrow morning (Thursday 30 August)

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Airports, Delta Airlines, Lufthansa, New Orleans Airport, Southwest Airlines

Ryanair to abandon Copenhagen-plans

August 22nd, 2012

The latest headlines from the world of airlines have been dominated by the Irish low cost airline Ryanair and we bring you a summary of what is going on.

In spite of several rejections of its offer to buy its rival Aer Lingus, Ryanair has not lost its self-assurance and recently it was revealed that Ryanair had held talks with a couple of airlines regarding selling Aer Lingus’ slots at London Heathrow.

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Aer Arann, Airlines, Airport Copenhagen, Ryanair, Virgin Atlantic

Ryanair to cut Finland flights, Lufthansa strike and more

August 14th, 2012

Read the hottest airline news. To begin with – Ryanair. This Irish lowcost airline will dramatically reduce its operations to Finland for profitability reasons. The carrier will give up the flights to Turku Airport altogether for the winter season as of November.

In addition the reduction will affect its flights to Tampere and Lappeenranta as well. These will be reduced by half.

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Airlines, Airport Turku, Airports, Europe, Lufthansa, News by Continent, Ryanair, Wind Jet

Ryanair’s free service. Berlin Airport to face problems

August 13th, 2012

Here come some breaking news from the world of airlines and airports. Flying with the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair? We bet “free of charge” is the last phrase you associate with the its business model. Brace yourself for a surprise.

A couple of days ago Ryanair took aback everyone by announcing it would introduce a free sms service. Although the airline is known for its punctuality, passengers who face delays of over 90 minutes will get free real-time updates on their mobile phones. Thereby the airline departs from its tradition of charging for all optional services.

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Airlines, Airport Berlin Brandenburg, Airports, easyJet, Europe, News by Continent, Ryanair

New airline routes: LOT, TAP Portugal and Air France

June 18th, 2012

Welcome to the hot June aviation news. In today’s edition three traditional carriers. Without more ado we begin with LOT.

The recent days saw the resumption of flights Warsaw – Beirut by the Polish flag carrier LOT Polish Airlines. Warsaw travellers may now enjoy three weekly flights to this fascinating Middle-Eastern metropolis.

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Air France, Airlines, Berlin Tegel, Europe, LOT Polish Airlines, News by Continent, TAP Portugal, The Middle East

The latest airline and airport news

June 4th, 2012

Let us start off the week with a little update on what is happening the world of airports and airlines. First we will have a look at airlines.

Travellers departing from Airport Glasgow may want to know that the low-cost carrier Jet2 recently has added two news services to leisure destinations, both in Greece. Both the Glasgow – Heraklion and Glasgow – Rhodes flights are in operation from now to the end of September.

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Airlines, Aviation news, Budapest Airport, Europe, Jet2, Lufthansa, News by Continent, Oslo Airport Gardermoen

Airport Berlin Brandenburg to be severely delayed

May 9th, 2012

It seems as though the much anticipated opening of the new airport for the capital city of Germany will be postponed with as long as a couple of months as a result of fire safety flaws.

The new airport is named after one of the German chancellors: Willy Brandt Airport. Its opening was scheduled to June 3, 2012. It is meant to replace the two existing and aging Berlin airports: Berlin Tegel and Berlin Schonefeld. Now it turns out both the aviation industry and travellers will have to patiently wait even to the second half of August.

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Air Berlin, Airlines, Airport Berlin Brandenburg, Airports, Berlin Schonefeld, Berlin Tegel

News: Budapest Airport Terminal 1 to be closed

March 20th, 2012

Even though European airlines were quick to react to the collapse of the Hungarian Malev, it seems as though they have not managed to fill the gap.

As as result of the decrease in traffic and financial losses, the company operating Budapest Airport announced that Terminal 1 would be closed down temporarily. This will also imply postponement of the Cargo City project and redundancies among staff.

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Airlines, Airports, Budapest Airport, GermanWings, Malev, WizzAir