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#IATA worried no-deal #Brexit plans not enough to avoid flight disruption

#IATA worried no-deal #Brexit plans not enough to avoid flight disruption

| January 11, 2019

Measures to allow flights to continue between the European Union and Britain in the event of a disorderly Brexit are unlikely to be enough to avoid some disruptions and cancellations, the head of the world’s leading air transport group warned on Thursday (10 January), writes Alexander Cornwell. Britain is set to leave the EU on […]

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Britain says airports need to do more to tackle #Drones menace

Britain says airports need to do more to tackle #Drones menace

| January 10, 2019

Airport operators need do more to counter the illegal use of drones after flights were disrupted at Heathrow and Gatwick, Prime Minister Theresa May’s de-facto deputy said on Wednesday (9 January), write Andrew MacAskill and Paul Sandle. Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said the government would consider toughening laws that ban the use of drones […]

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British and EU airlines could see flights grounded in no-deal #Brexit

British and EU airlines could see flights grounded in no-deal #Brexit

| September 26, 2018

British and European Union airlines will automatically lose the right to fly to each other’s territories if Britain leaves the bloc without a divorce deal, the government warned on Monday (24 September), meaning that flights could potentially be grounded, writes Andrew MacAskill. Flying rights to and from and within the European Union, as well as […]

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#HeathrowAirport passport queues reached two-and-a-half hours in July – data

#HeathrowAirport passport queues reached two-and-a-half hours in July – data

| August 14, 2018

Passengers arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport had to queue at passport control for up to two-and-a-half hours in July, official figures showed, sparking further criticism from aviation chiefs about delays caused by Britain’s border regime, writes Sarah Young. The Border Force missed its 45-minute or less target for passport check wait times for 95% of visitors […]

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#EuropeanAviation – No more delays, the time for action is now

#EuropeanAviation – No more delays, the time for action is now

| July 16, 2018

Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism Karima Delli have issued a joint statement calling for action to tackle delays in air traffic in Europe. In it, they note that “2018 is expected to be the busiest year so far in terms of air traffic, with 11 […]

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#Boeing and #Ryanair announce order for 25 737 MAX 8s

#Boeing and #Ryanair announce order for 25 737 MAX 8s

| April 24, 2018

Boeing and Ryanair today (24 April) announced they finalized an order for 25 additional high-capacity 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The $3 billion order, at current list prices, was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.  “We are pleased to announce the exercise of 25 Boeing 737 ‘Gamechanger’ options, bringing our firm order […]

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Hundreds of flights cancelled in #Germany as airports hit by strikes

Hundreds of flights cancelled in #Germany as airports hit by strikes

| April 13, 2018

Thousands of passengers were left stranded at German airports on Tuesday (10 April) as more than 60,000 ground staff and other public sector workers staged walkouts across the country to increase the pressure in a pay dispute, writes Riham Alkousaa. Lufthansa had said that it was cancelling more than 800 of its planned 1,600 flights […]

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