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  • ATHENS, Feb 18- Greece has pushed backed the deadline for binding bids to build and operate a new airport on the island of Crete by about two months to May 6 to give investors more time to prepare offers, an infrastructure ministry official said on Thursday. Greece is one of Europe's top tourist destinations and Kasteli, a 850- million-euro build and operate...

  • Feb 9- The new chief executive officer of Spirit Airlines Inc said on Tuesday he wants to make the U.S. budget carrier more reliable and somewhat slow its growth in flight capacity. Shares shot up as much as 10 percent Tuesday following CEO Bob Fornaro's comments, but are off more than 40 percent in the last 52 weeks. Analysts have speculated that a tie-up with...

  • Prime Minister David Cameron could reach a deal over Britain's ties with the European Union at a summit later this month, paving the way for a public vote on membership of the bloc as soon as June. Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin said he did not think a June referendum would derail the current timetable for deciding on expanding either Heathrow, Britain's...

  • PARIS, Feb 5- France's Vinci is looking at opportunities to grow in concessions in Latin America and in oil and gas and infrastructures in Iran, as it further expands abroad to counter weak growth at home, its chief executive said on Friday. Vinci was also looking to grow all its businesses in America, notably motorway concessions in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, and...

  • Feb 3- British Airways will begin direct flights from London's Heathrow airport to Tehran from July 14, International Consolidated Airlines Group SA said on Wednesday. The company, which operates British Airways and Iberia Airlines, said it would will launch the route as a six-per-week service before moving to daily flights from winter 2016..

  • EasyJet founder opens 36-cent easyFoodstore

    The founder of the European low-cost airline opens up a discount food store in North West London.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 2- Mexican airport operator OMA said on Tuesday it had sold more than 33 million shares that had been pledged as collateral under a credit agreement between a subsidiary of embattled construction firm ICA and Germany's Deutsche Bank. OMA said in a statement that the sale of 33,162,600 Series B shares, more than 8 percent of the company's shares,...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 2- Mexican airport operator OMA said on Tuesday it had sold more than 33 million shares that had been pledged as collateral under a credit agreement between a subsidiary of embattled construction firm ICA and Germany's Deutsche Bank. OMA said in a statement that the sale of 33,162,600 Series B shares, more than 8 percent of the company's shares,...

  • Airlines restoring small perks, like pretzels

    U.S. carriers are restoring some small perks for passengers in coach.

  • The addition of 12 new passenger destinations from Dubai International lifted traffic through the airport as local carriers Emirates and flydubai expanded. Last year saw regional tensions and conflicts in countries including Yemen, Iraq and Syria, but Dubai Airports Chief Executive Paul Griffiths said in a telephone interview: "We haven't seen any impact...

  • Jan 29- Boeing Co's 737 MAX aircraft took off on its first flight on Friday from wet tarmac at an airport south of Seattle, marking another step toward scheduled delivery to airlines in 2017.. The 737 MAX features new engines from CFM International a joint venture of General Electric and Safran SA of France, and other refinements that improve fuel efficiency by 14...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 28- Mexico's ICA has filed a criminal complaint against employees of Deutsche Bank in a bid to prevent the bank from seizing the collateral for a now-defaulted loan to the embattled construction firm, according to three sources close to the matter and a document reviewed by Reuters. But in a previously unreported counterstrike, ICA subsidiary...

  • Jan 28- OTG Experience Inc will launch a road show on Friday for an initial public offering that could value the airport restaurant concessionaire at as much as $1.77 billion and set it on track to be one of this year's first U.S. The offering will both pay down debt and help support the company's growth, as it moves forward with two recently signed contracts,...

  • UPDATE 1-Airport restaurant operator OTG to raise as much as $585 mln in IPO.

  • Jan 28- OTG Experience Inc, which operates restaurants at major U.S. airports, said on Thursday it planned to raise as much as $585 million in an initial public offering of Class A stock.

  • Airline jets come and go at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta.

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said it hit a major milestone Sunday.

  • Travelers are enjoying airports more

    Overall airline satisfaction is now higher compared to 2010, according to J.D. Power's latest survey.

  • Paris airport staff have security passes revoked

    70 staff at the international airport had passes revoked over concerns around terror attacks this year.

  • Denver's new $580M Westin airport hotel

    The 519-room Westin at Denver International is now open, joining other travel hubs in the airport hotel trend.

  • Mumbai, India

    Infrastructure power players - GV Sanjay Reddy of GVK and Hindustan's Ajit Gulabchand - say India's PPP problems are being solved.