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  • BERLIN, March 12- Ground staff at Berlin's two airports will begin a 25- hour strike on Monday, their trade union said on Sunday, stepping up action in a pay dispute that has already caused the cancellation of around 1,000 flights. Workers at Berlin's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports will walk out at 4 am local time on Monday and end the strike on Tuesday at about 5 am...

  • SAO PAULO, March 10- Brazil is confident of strong investor turnout at an auction next week for the rights to run four airports, two government sources said on Friday, with at least nine operators showing appetite for one of the first in a wave of privatizations. Spanish operators Aena SA, Obrascon Huarte Lain SA and Ferrovial SA, Germany's Fraport AG and...

  • March 10- Britain's largest listed industrial property developer, Segro plc, said it bought the remaining 50 percent stake in the Airport Property Partnership joint venture from the Aviva Group Entities for 365 million pounds. Segro, which acquired the original stake in 2010, said the deal was funded by 216 million pounds in cash and the disposal of assets,...

  • Nearly all flights were cancelled at Berlin's two airports on Friday due to strike action by ground staff, who want an increase in pay to 12 euros ($12.71) from 11 euros an hour.

  • FRANKFURT, March 10- Nearly all flights were cancelled at Berlin's two airports on Friday due to strike action by ground staff, who want an increase in pay to 12 euros from 11 euros an hour. Berlin Airport, which operates Tegel and Schoenefeld, said 455 flights had been cancelled at Tegel and 204 at Schoenefeld as of 0615 GMT. The industrial action comes as many trade...

  • FRANKFURT, March 10- Nearly all flights were canceled at Berlin's two airports on Friday due to strike action by ground staff, who want an increase in pay to 12 euros from 11 euros an hour. Berlin Airport, which operates Tegel and Schoenefeld, said 455 flights had been canceled at Tegel and 204 at Schoenefeld as of 0615 GMT. The industrial action comes as many trade...

  • BERLIN, March 9- Nearly all flights at Berlin's two airports will be cancelled on Friday, a spokesman said, with ground staff set to start a 25- hour strike in the morning over a pay claim. "Even after the end of the strikes on Saturday, there can be restrictions, cancellations and delays throughout the day," a spokesman for Berlin's airport operator said by email.

  • BERLIN, March 9- Nearly all flights at Berlin's two airports will be canceled on Friday, a spokesman said, with ground staff set to start a 25- hour strike in the morning over a pay claim. "Even after the end of the strikes on Saturday, there can be restrictions, cancellations and delays throughout the day," a spokesman for Berlin's airport operator said by email.

  • KADUNA, Nigeria, March 8- Workmen were attempting to finish electrical fittings and lay tiles at a new terminal in northern Nigeria's Kaduna airport on Wednesday just hours before it takes over responsibility for handling passengers bound for the capital Abuja. The cutting of direct flights to Abuja, an important business hub as well as Nigeria's political...

  • COLOMBO, March 3- Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka fell in February for the first time since a nearly three-decade-long civil war ended in May 2009, government data released on Friday showed. Arrivals in February edged down 0.4 percent to 197,517, the first fall since May 2009. Revenue in 2016 hit $3.4 billion, beating the previous record of $2.98 billion posted in...

  • WASHINGTON March 2- The U.S. Transportation Department on Thursday proposed awarding 24 slot-pairs at Mexico Citys Benito Juarez International Airport to Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways Corp, Southwest Airlines Co, Volaris, and Grupo Viva Aerobus SAB de CV. The tentative allocation of 24 slot-pairs at Mexico City will result in new or additional low-fare...

  • BERLIN, March 1- The local government owner of German airport Hahn has decided to sell the loss-making airport in western Germany to acquisitive Chinese conglomerate HNA, it said on Wednesday. The previous bidder, also from China, had wanted to use Hahn, around 120 kilometres from Frankfurt, as a base for food exports from Germany to Asia, as well as boost passenger...

  • Feb 23- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA plans to offer transatlantic flights on 10 new routes between the United States and Europe with tickets starting at $65 one way, putting pressure on U.S. and European rivals to compete, it said on Thursday. Norwegian's $65 fares will be for a one-way ticket to UK and Irish destinations from smaller airports in New York state,...

  • ROME, Feb 23- Struggling Italian airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of scheduled flights on Thursday as its employees went on strike to protest about employment conditions. Hundreds of employees marched outside Rome's main airport, where usually bustling check-in areas were deserted. Alitalia's controlling shareholder Etihad Airways, which...

  • ROME, Feb 23- Struggling Italian airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of scheduled flights on Thursday as its employees went on strike to protest about employment conditions. Hundreds of employees marched outside Rome's main airport, where usually bustling check-in areas were deserted. Alitalia's controlling shareholder Etihad Airways, which...

  • ROME, Feb 23- Struggling Italian airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of scheduled flights on Thursday as its employees went on strike to protest about employment conditions. Hundreds of employees marched outside Rome's main airport, where usually bustling check-in areas were deserted. Alitalia's controlling shareholder Etihad Airways, which...

  • ROME, Feb 23- Struggling Italian airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of scheduled flights on Thursday as its employees went on strike to protest about employment conditions. Hundreds of employees marched outside Rome's main airport, where usually bustling check-in areas were deserted. Alitalia's controlling shareholder Etihad Airways, which...

  • Beginning in mid-June, the low-cost European carrier will launch one-way flights from Stewart International Airport in Orange County, New York, T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island, and Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut to destinations in Ireland and the United Kingdom. This compares to one-way New York to Dublin air ticket...

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Feb 23- Brussels Airport is being prepared for a potential sale as one of its owners is planning an exit from Belgium's main hub, according to several people close to the matter. Brussels is Europe's 26th largest airport, located in Zaventum just outside the city which houses the main European Union and NATO headquarters. Brussels airport is the...

  • BERLIN, Feb 15- Ground staff will go on strike again at Berlin's two airports on Thursday, union Verdi said on Wednesday, following walkouts last week over a pay dispute. Verdi wants pay for ground staff, whose roles include checking in passengers, loading and unloading planes and directing them on the tarmac, to be raised to 12 euros an hour from about 11 euros as part...