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  • 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...

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with airline industry executives, including Deborah Flint (L), CEO of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA); and Myron Gray (R), President of US Operations at UPS, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, February 9, 2017.

    Gordon Bethune, former CEO and chairman of Continental Airlines, said the United States' air traffic control system needs an upgrade.

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Feb 9- Tanzanian President John Magufuli has told officials to investigate an airport terminal construction project in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, saying the cost was inflated. The Terminal Three project at Julius Nyerere International Airport is being built by Dutch contractor BAM Group for 560 billion shillings.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 8- British Airways and Iberia owner IAG is looking to offer low-cost long-haul flights from airports other than Barcelona in its efforts to compete on trans-Atlantic routes. We think Barcelona is a great place to start, "IAG's chief executive Willie Walsh said on the sidelines of an aviation conference in Brussels. IAG would start selling tickets...

  • LAGOS, Feb 2- German carrier Lufthansa will not fly to the replacement air hub for the Nigerian capital of Abuja while the main airport is closed for repairs from next month, a company spokesman said on Thursday. While it is closed Abuja- bound passengers will have to fly to Kaduna and travel by bus to the capital, guarded by security, on a road where kidnappings have...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1- Amazon.com Inc plans to schedule more than 200 flight departures and landings per day at a $1.49 billion cargo hub it is building near Cincinnati, the airport's chief said in an interview on Wednesday, in a sign of the soaring ambitions of the online retailer. It is written in the lease term sheet that Amazon and the airport expect to sign, said...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1- Amazon.com Inc plans to schedule more than 200 flight departures and landings per day at a $1.49 billion cargo hub it is building near Cincinnati, the airport's chief said in an interview on Wednesday, in a sign of the soaring ambitions of the online retailer. Amazon announced the airport project on Tuesday but gave few details.