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London Heathrow 200th airport to welcome 747-8

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Boeing 747-8 is approved for operations at 200 airports around the world – less than six months after entering service.

Kingfisher cuts summer schedule by 50 percent

MUMBAI, India - Kingfisher Airlines has cut down its operation by 50% at Mumbai airport this summer.

Second International Airport in Nepal to be operational by 2015

If all goes well, construction of the much talked Second International Airport (SIA) in Nijgadh, Bara, will start by April next year, government officials said on Sunday.

Pakistan Airline staff shuts down Islamabad Airport

Protesting staff of the Pakistan International Airline has ceased the flights going to Frankfurt and Bangkok, at the Benazir International Airport Islamabad.

Airport News: Frankfurt Airport mostly back to normal operation

FRANKFURT, Germany - Flight and terminal operations at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) have almost returned to normal again.

French government approves Euro Disney expansion

PARIS — Euro Disney SCA extended its partnership deal with France till 2030 and has received permission from the French government to expand operations.

Cruise West closes reservations center, suspends new bookings

SEATTLE — A small Seattle-based cruise line known for its Alaska voyages said it is restructuring with new ownership and has suspended all new bookings and temporarily closed its reservations center

Henan Airlines suspends operations for safety reviews

The company whose aircraft was involved in Tuesday's deadly crash which killed 42 people and injured 54 has decided to cancel all its flights for safety reviews, officials said.

Aviation news: Saudi budget airline Sama out of business

Sama, one of two low-cost airlines in Saudi Arabia, will stop its services from Aug. 24 as the company failed to get government support and find investors after incurring losses.

UN makes Entebbe regional airport African peacekeeping base

UGANDA (eTN) - The international airport in Entebbe, for many years now the regional supply and aviation logistics base for the ongoing UN missions in the Congo DR, Sudan, including Darfur and Burundi

Re-branded Air Nigeria to resume flights Benin City and Owerri

The re-branded Air Nigeria Airline would resume flight operations to Benin and Owerri airports in July.

Airline: Strike or no strike, Spirit will keep flying

WASHINGTON — Spirit Airlines says it will work with other air carriers to keep flying if its pilots go on strike on Saturday.

Skyservice Airlines folds

Skyservice Airlines announced on Wednesday that it is shutting down its operations following the appointment of a receiver by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

JetBlue considering moving to Florida

Gov. Charlie Crist and the chief executive of JetBlue Airways said Tuesday the company is considering moving its headquarters from New York to Orlando.

Last victim of turbulent 2009? Another airline bites the dust

MADRID — Spanish airline Air Comet said Tuesday it had suspended all its flights because of financial difficulties that are preventing it from paying its debts, ruining holiday travel plans for thou

Air India may halt operations

National carrier Air India (AI) is likely to suspend its operations, both domestic and international, from midnight Monday till October 15.

Samoan airline suspends operations

WELLINGTON - The Samoan airline, South Pacific Express, or SPEX, has suspended flight operations.

Codeshare operations to commence between JetBlue and Lufthansa

A codeshare agreement was signed between JetBlue Airways and Lufthansa, under which JetBlue would be allowed to place the Lufthansa code (LH) on JetBlue flights.

Clear ceases operations

Verified Identity Pass, Inc., which operated private airport security express lanes in 18 airports under the Clear brand name, has ceased operations effective June 22, 2009.

Blue Wings to re-launch full service

Blue Wings, a Dusseldorf-based scheduled and charter carrier that suspended operations on April 1 after the authorities revoked its operating license, plans to re-launch full service Friday.

Metropolitan Touring starts operations in Argentina

QUITO, Ecuador - Roque Sevilla, president and CEO of Metropolitan Touring, is delighted to announce the company’s expansion - with its own ground-services operations - to Argentina.

China bans organ transplant operations for foreign tourists

BEIJING - The Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Tuesday that China prohibits organ transplants for foreign visitors carrying a tourist visa and the ministry will deal harshly with domestic medical inst

Suvarnabhumi returns to full operations tomorrow

Suvarnabhumi International Airport will return to full operation at 11:00 am on Friday, including check-in and immigration, Airports of Thailand chief Serirat Prasutanont said Thursday.

Cruise travel agency folds, customers left in lurch

The news that Cruise Value Center, a major cruise travel agency, apparently ceased business operations earlier this week is stirring up concerns from travelers and cruise industry executives.

Air Berlin to discontinue dba flight operations

Having wound up the administrative and technical sections and transferred their functions to other group companies, Air Berlin, the parent company, is now planning to discontinue dba’s flight operat

Swissotel Kunshan appoints new director of operations

KUNSHAN - Swissôtel Kunshan is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Daniel Chen as director of operations at Swissôtel Kunshan.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico reinitiated Avolar operations

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (August 8, 2008) - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. (the "Company" or "GAP") announced today that Avolar re-initiated operations at GAP's airports this morning.

TAM Airlines adjusts its operational and administrative structure

SAO PAULO, Brazil (July 30, 2008) - TAM Airlines, a company of Grupo TAM with headquarters in Asuncion, Paraguay, is going to adopt a management model based on the three pillars that support the compa

WSI Corporation announces latest Pilotbrief Online release

WSI Corporation, a decision support provider in the aviation industry, today announced the latest release of Pilotbrief Online(TM), featuring a new Interactive Map capability. The Interactive Map, available to Pilotbrief Online Pro subscribers, displays a global, pole-to-pole, high resolution digital elevation model with weather, hazard and route overlays.

United Streamlines Operations to Compete in Unprecedented Fuel Environment

United Airlines today announced significant fleet, capacity and personnel changes, enabling the company to build a stronger, more competitive business better able to withstand record oil prices and a softening economy.