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Airbus Launches Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme

Airbus Launches Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme

Airbus announced the launch of its new Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme, a long-term partnership program meant to help airlines reduce their environmental footprints.
Through the new program, Airbus will work with Cathay Pacific, British Airways, and KLM to develop pilot projects, which will be extended to other operators worldwide next year.
Airbus said that the program is based on four main ideas, namely aircraft technology, aircraft operations, sustainable aviation fuels, and air …

Air Traffic Control Strike in France Causes Thousands of Flight Cancellations

Air Traffic Control Strike in France Causes Thousands of Flight Cancellations

Air traffic control workers in France began a two-day strike on Wednesday, causing thousands of flights that would fly over French airspace to be cancelled and delayed.
The French Civil Aviation Authority DGAC asked airlines to cancel approximately 40% of their flights on Wednesday, and warned that that number could be as high as 50% on Thursday, April 9.
Air France, the country’s flag carrier, which has its main hub at Charles …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun, and with it, your opportunity to determine the winners. To cast your vote, click here to open the ballot.
Last year, over 155,000 votes were cast. This year the field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies. Other categories include Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, and Best Points …

Paris Hilton’s Brother Conrad Hilton Facing 20 Years in Prison After In-Flight Ruckus

Paris Hilton’s Brother Conrad Hilton Facing 20 Years in Prison After In-Flight Ruckus

Conrad Hilton, the younger brother of pseudo-celebrity Paris Hilton, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, charged with assaulting and harassing the flight crew of a British Airways flight from London to LAX in July of last year.
Hilton, the great grandson of Hilton Hotels chain founder Conrad Hilton, was led into court with his hands and feet shackled.  The charge of interfering with a flight crew carries a penalty …

Aer Lingus Open to New Takeover Offer from British Airways Parent

Aer Lingus Open to New Takeover Offer from British Airways Parent

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus is giving serious consideration to a new takeover bid from British Airways parent IAG, its board of directors said.
IAG, which also owns Iberia in Spain, is said to have offered €2.55 per share in an all-cash deal that includes a cash dividend of €0.05 per share, thus valuing Aer Lingus at €1.36 billion ($1.53 billion).
Last year, Aer Lingus rejected two bids from IAG because they …

Aer Lingus Rejects Takeover Bid by British Airways Parent IAG

Aer Lingus Rejects Takeover Bid by British Airways Parent IAG

British Airways parent IAG confirmed it had “submitted a proposal to make an offer” for Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus, and that it had been rejected by Aer Lingus’ board of directors.  IAG said that it had no specific plans to revise its offer.
“There can be no certainty that any further proposal or offer will be forthcoming,” the airline said in a statement
Aer Lingus said it had rejected the takeover …

Airlines Resume Flights as London Airspace Reopens

Airlines Resume Flights as London Airspace Reopens

Hours after a power failure shut down London’s airspace, causing delays and cancellations at five London airports including Heathrow, Europe’s busiest hub, authorities began to restore service in the region.
Earlier on Friday, flights in and out of London were disrupted after London’s airspace was shut down due to a computer failure.  Eurocontrol, the European air control agency, said there had been a power outage at the NATS control center at …