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Global meeting starts with call to action to end AIDS

Top United Nations officials today issued a call to action to end AIDS, stressing the need for a broad partnership among governments, the private sector and civil society to combat an epidemic that is

Air India strike is over

NEW DELHI: Pilots of Air India-domestic called off their 10-day strike on Friday night and normalcy in operations is expected from Sunday.

Glasgow-Heathrow route axed by BMI

Flights between Glasgow and Heathrow have been suspended by BMI, the carrier announced.

41st World Economic Forum Annual Meeting closes on optimistic note

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – The 41st World Economic Forum Annual Meeting closed today on a note of hope, progress and optimism.

Continental to end free meals, introduces new food-for-purchase program

HOUSTON - Continental Airlines today announced a new menu featuring a variety of high-quality, healthy food choices available for purchase in economy class on select flights beginning Oct. 12, 2010.

Frequent-flyer partnership between Frontier and AirTran to end July 16

DENVER - Frontier Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc., today announced it will end its frequent-flyer partnership with AirTran Airways, effective July 16, 2010.

Finita la comedia: United-USAir talks end

ATLANTA — US Airways has broken off talks with United Airlines, leaving United to pursue a deal with Continental Airlines that would reshuffle the lineup in the airline industry.

US Airways abandons merger talks with United Airlines

US Airways Group Inc said on Thursday it discontinues merger discussions with United Airlines UAL Corp, a move that leaves UAL to pursue ongoing talks with Continental Airlines Inc.

Spain’s tourism bounces back

MADRID - THE number of foreign tourists arriving in Spain inched up in January from a year earlier, the industry ministry said on Monday, ending 18 consecutive months of decline for the key tourism se

Kenya Airways strike is over

Not long after filing the overnight update on the KQ strike good news could be confirmed after communications were received by this column from a senior manager at Kenya Airways’ head office in Nair

OpenSkies could face the chopping block by this fall

Transatlantic airline OpenSkies was launched a year ago this month to tap the booming market of premium-class business travel.

SkyWest to part ways with Midwest Airlines, end service

NEW YORK -- SkyWest Inc. said Wednesday it will stop operating regional service for Midwest Airlines, after the St.

End of conflict could boost tourism

With an end to hostilities in Sri Lanka seemingly imminent, tourism could be set to spread to the country's troubled north-east.

Airlines see signs of end of decline

April airline traffic reports showed some signs of improvement over March and airline executives pointed to stabilization in revenue and demand declines, as carriers continue to search for the bottom

US Airways to no longer charge for refreshments

After other airlines refused to follow its lead, US Airways on Monday said it would again offer complimentary beverages to its economy-class passengers after the practice put them at a competitive dis

Russia: No more space tourists after 2009

MOSCOW — Russia won't be sending tourists to the international space station after this year because of plans to double the size of the station's crew, the chief of Russia's space agency said in an

No end in sight for airline surcharges

Airline surcharges remain a source of mystery to some, frustration to others. A reader recently asked if we saw an end in sight:

End of security convoys will result in more freedom to explore...

For the past 10 years, if you wanted to see the treasures along the Nile and you didn’t want to go by boat, you had to travel in an armed convoy. Not any more.

MSC Cruises ends fuel surcharge beginning with April 2009 sailings

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MSC Cruises has eliminated the fuel surcharge for all its cruises departing on or after April 1, 2009.

Frontier Airlines ends standby policy and adds new fee

Frontier Airlines has announced that it will be eliminating its standby policy and adding a new fee for reservation changes.

Decision to scrap Wales Tourist Board ‘catastrophic’

THE Tories today described as “catastrophic” the decision of the Welsh Government to scrap the Wales Tourist Board.Shadow Wales minister David Jones said tourism in the country should be “promoted by properly qualified industry professionals and not by civil servants”.The functions of the Wales Tourist Board were taken over by the Welsh Assembly Government in 2006.

Airline makes last flights

After the last four Big Sky Airlines planes land in Billings this morning, taxi to their parking spots and unload passengers, an era in Montana flying history will end.