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Airline demands £20k from passengers to fuel the plane

An airline has denied asking passengers to pay £20,000 towards the cost of fuel to complete their journey to the UK.

Cost of Antarctica cruises to rise due to new anti-pollution rules

The cost of cruising to Antarctica is likely to rise next month with the introduction of new regulations that will compel ships visiting the region to use less polluting fuels.

Pakistan International Airlines reports $51 million loss

Pakistan International Airlines Corp., the nation’s largest carrier, posted a wider loss in the second quarter after fuel costs rose.

Aviation fuel prices up again in Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Alongside low supplies to the market for all white fuel products, including

Virgin America ranked greenest US airline

If you're already fan of Virgin America here's another reason to like them: Greenopia has just ranked them the greenest US domestic airline of the ten major airlines they surveyed.

Shell gives up Entebbe aviation fuel depot

Following growing pressure from the aviation fraternity, constant complaints over the lack of

Avgas fuel in Uganda goes missing again

Air operators using conventional single or twin-piston-engined aircraft are once again up in arms over the fresh shortage of AVGAS, the "juice which makes our aircraft fly" as one of the contacted dom

New fuel depot in Seychelles meets environmental best practice

Praslin, La Digue, and other nearby inhabited islands will benefit from shorter access to fuels and gas, now that a new depot was opened mid last week by President Michel.

Aviation fuel shortage in Uganda now spreads to petrol

The shortages experienced with AVGAS in recent weeks in Uganda have now spread to ordinary petrol, diesel, and even kerosene used in many households, all commodities needed to keep the country running

AVGAS aviation fuel a disaster in Uganda

The current supply of AVGAS, an aviation fuel mainly used by light single and twin engine aircraft operating with the traditional piston engines, has run out again in Uganda, and similar reports are c

Messe Berlin favors certified environmental quality

Messe Berlin is the first trade fair company that is now able to provide its exhibitors with a certificate confirming its environmental properties.

Fuel at Wilson airport in Nairobi goes AWOL again

Information received from Nairobi’s main safari airport once again speaks of lack of fuel, and once again, what else, the air operators are blaming it on the red tape the Kenya Revenue Authority has

Winglets save 2 billion gallons of jet fuel

The Blended Winglet Technology will have saved the world's airlines and private jet operators 2 billion gallons of jet fuel, or US$4 billion+ as of March 5, 2010, 1905 hours PST.

Aviation fuel shortage hits Wilson Airport in Kenya

Last weekend saw a repetition of the New Year fuel shortage at Malindi airport, when Kenya’s busiest aerodrome, Wilson airport, reportedly ran out of fuel.

Malindi suffers from jet fuel shortage

Reports from the Kenyan coast have confirmed that Malindi airport suffered a severe jet fuel shortage last week, when Shell failed to deliver sufficient supplies of JetA1 and AVGAS to the airport.

Entebbe Airport fire engulfs fuel tankers

Reports from usually reliable sources within the aviation industry and the Civil Aviation Authority came in late morning last Saturday that two fuel trucks apparently burst into flames when approachin

Chinese aviation is booming

This year, as many airlines around the world are struggling to figure out how to be profitable with fewer passengers, Chinese air traffic is up 16.4 percent in the first half of 2009, according to the

Airlines to buy synthetic fuel from Rentech

Delta Air Lines Inc., AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and six other U.S. carriers agreed to buy as much as 1.5 million gallons a year of Rentech Inc.’s diesel fuel made from plant waste.

American to reduce capacity by 7.5% in 2009

American Airlines will reduce mainline seating capacity by 7.5 percent in 2009 versus 2008, compared to previous expectations for a 6.5 percent year-over-year decline, Gerard Arpey, chairman and CEO,

Washington state may fine airline for dumping fuel

SEATTLE — Washington state's ecology department may fine Asiana Airlines over a plane that dumped fuel over Puget Sound before an emergency landing at Sea-Tac Airport.

Despite crisis new Dubai-based airline to take off

While many airlines around the world are scaling back on routes and cutting back on spending to get by in today’s harsh economic reality, there are exceptions such as the new FlyDubai, a new low-cos

Continental, US Air bring group loss to $1.35 Billion

Continental Airlines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc. posted wider fourth-quarter losses on wrong- way bets on fuel contracts, bringing the combined operating deficit for the 9 biggest U.S.

Fuel, currency rates vex industry

For the cruise industry, preparing for the slowdown in consumer spending is the easy part.

Bangkok Airways reduces fuel surcharge rates for 2009

BANGKOK – Bangkok Airways announced today that it is reducing its current fuel surcharge tariff on its international and domestic flights according to the current world’s oil price and to boost th

Southwest sells aircraft, modifies fuel hedges

ATLANTA — Discount carrier Southwest Airlines sold five aircraft for $175 million and agreed to lease the planes back from the buyer for 12 years.

Royal Caribbean Cruises suspends fuel supplement

MIAMI, FL - Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

SriLankan Airlines removes fuel surcharge from most fares

SriLankan Airlines will be removing its present fuel surcharge on fares throughout almost its entire route network effective from January 1, 2009 in order to pass on the benefits of reduced fuel price

Virgin America sees fuel hedge opportunity

SAN FRANCISCO - Lower fuel prices present a "unique opportunity" to hedge buying up to four years out, the chief executive of airline Virgin America said on Saturday.

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.