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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Aug 8, 2010

Worlds scariest airports SmarterTravel, one of the largest online travel resources of independent expert advice for the budget conscious traveler, has released its list of the World's Scariest Airports for take-off and landing. Highlights include limited visibility landings, inconveniently placed volcanoes, and runways formed when the tide goes out. SmarterTravel picks for the World's Scariest Airports include: 1. Barra Airport, Barra, Scotland, 2. Gibraltar Airport, Gibraltar, 3. Toncontin International Airport, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 4. Nantucket Memorial Airport, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 5. Paro Airport, Paro, Bhutan, 6. Yeager Airport, Charleston, West Virginia, 7. La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 8. LaGuardia Airport, New York City, New York, 9. Wellington International Airport, Wellington, New Zealand, 10. John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, California. Aug 5, 2010

Adria Airways Adria Airways launched four-times-weekly Ljubljana[ETH]Banja Luka service last aboard a CRJ-200. Jul 26, 2010

Afriqiyah Airways Afriqiyah Airways launched a four-times-weekly Tripoli[ETH]Lyon service. Jul 26, 2010

Antonov An Antonov An-24 turboprop operated by Russian regional carrier Katekavia has crashed near the northern Siberian town of Igarka. Eleven of the fifteen people on board were killed in the crash, say reports quoting Russia's emergencies ministry. The aircraft was reportedly flying from the city of Krasnoyarsk to Igarka, and crashed as it was preparing to land. Katekavia, based in Krasnoyarsk, operates 12 An-24s, according to its website. It operates flights to destinations around Krasnoyarsk. Aug 3, 2010

Austrian Airlines Austrian Airlines plans to resume four-times-weekly Vienna-Baghdad service aboard an A320 Oct. 31 pending a flight safety analysis. Aug 2, 2010

British Airways British Airways is launching its first flights from London City Airport to Scandinavia. The airline plans to start a new double daily weekday service from the Docklands Airport with flights to Copenhagen in Denmark, providing a direct air link between the two capital cities. There will also be one flight a day from London City on Sundays and one flight from Copenhagen on Saturdays. London City Airport is very popular with business and frequent flyers. The new flights will start on September 12, and will be operated by British Airways wholly owned subsidiary BA CityFlyer with their fleet of brand new Embraer 190 aircraft. Jul 29, 2010

British Airways British Airways is helping travellers celebrate the 75th anniversary of Newcastle International Airport with a special return fare on its flights between Newcastle and Heathrow. British Airways is offering a return flight to London Heathrow for just 1 Pounds sterling (subject to availability) which, with taxes/fees and charges means that the total paid by passengers will be only 75 pounds. The special promotional return fare, which is now being made available from both Newcastle and Heathrow, will remain on sale until Sunday 1st August in order to coincide with an open day at Newcastle International Airport to commemorate the event. Customers wanting to take advantage of the special fare will be able to travel between 1st and 30th November 2010. Jul 26, 2010

China Southern Airlines China Southern Airlines is stepping up its efforts to make gains in the Western cargo market by expanding its cargo fleet and adding international routes. China Southern plans to formally join the SkyTeam Cargo alliance in November. It launched Guangzhou-Amsterdam 777-200F flights July 24 and plans to start 777-200F service between Shanghai Pudong and Los Angeles Aug. 28. The carrier is scheduled to take delivery of three 777 freighters by year end. China Southern currently has two 747-400Fs and four 777-200Fs in its fleet. Jul 27, 2010

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