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.
Airlines, Aviation news, Europe, Flybe, Lufthansa, News by Continent, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, SAS
Have you ever pondered over the following question – should I sleep at the airport or find accommodation at the nearest hotel? The pros and cons of both options are obvious:
- Hotel: comfort, access to toilet and bathroom and being in better shape the day after at the price of paying a little extra which may make looking for cheap flights pointless.
- Airport: probably a poor sleep, the danger of being accosted by the staff at some airports and the necessity of looking after your belongings but it also means savings.
Airport Chicago (ORD), Airports, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Tips and hints
Hi there. Today we present a slightly different twist on our weekly update. Unlike the regular post presenting new routes and services from the point of view of from low-cost airlines and traditional carriers, today’s post presents the latest developments from the perspective of airports.
Let us take a look at some airports that recently were granted EURO ANNIE-awards in a number of categories, such the most new routes.
Airport Amsterdam, Airport Venice Marco Polo, Aviation news, Europe, New Routes, News by Continent, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
The journalist investigation carried out in November has reveals some serious flaws in the security procedures on two important French airports Airport Paris – Charles de Gaulle and Airport Marseille.
Long story short, two French female journalists, managed to smuggle on board a 9mm semi-automatic gun. The gun was disassembled and its part were put into two different bags which went through the security control on the both airports without raising suspicions. Once on board, one of the reporters found it as easy as anything to assemble the smuggled firearm in the toilet.
Airport Marseille, Europe, News by Continent, Other, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
From all around Europe news are flooding in about travel chaos, cancelled flights and stranded passengers. Crowds of tired travellers are camping in airports waiting for updates concerning their flights.
The worst situation so far seems to be on airports in the United Kingdom, in particular London Heathrow and other London airports as well as Paris Charles De Gaulle, where travellers can expect cancellation of a quarter of flights and Airport Frankfurt where some 500 flights were cancelled on Sunday.
Although more airports is reported to be affected, e.g. Airport Brussels or Airport Prague has cancelled 16 flights so far on Monday in addition to the flights cancelled on the preceding days.
Judging by the flow of Twitter messages, the airlines whose passengers will suffer the greatest problems are British Airways, Air France, Ryanair, Lufthansa or Virgin Atlantic.
Worst yet, more snowfall is expected. Travellers, be prepared to plunge into a new ice age…
Air France, Airlines, Airports, British Airways, Europe, London Gatwick Airport, London Heathrow, Lufthansa, News by Continent, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Prague, Ryanair, Tips and hints, Virgin Atlantic
It seems as though the low-cost airline Vueling based in Barcelona is planning to set up a new base at Toulouse Blagnac Airport probably next year.
This new development is interesting indeed in that the carrier definitely prefers domestic bases.
The reason for that is associated with managing workforce outside Spain. The CEO of Vueling admits the company is not fond of risk-taking but at time same time some amount of risk is inherent in any trade activity. Underlying this decision was the necessity to utilise the carrier’s extra capacity.
While Vueling still will be targeting domestic airports when setting up new bases, is seems pretty sure that we will see the opening of the first overseas base since the carrier Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Airlines, Airports, Europe, New Routes, News by Continent, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Toulouse Blagnac Airport, Vueling