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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Aug 21, 2011

Romance of flying changed after 9/11 Air travel used to be a luxurious and romantic treat for most passengers, but the 2001 terrorist attacks changed everything. However, more people appear willing to fly despite inconveniences. In 2010, airlines carried 720 million passengers, compared with 666 million in 2000. Aug 15, 2011

Air France Pilot error is still a risk on smart planes. Columnist Peter Garrison discusses the Air France crash of June 1, 2009, and how it appears that the pilot "inadvertently mishandled" the jet. The pilot and his co-pilots failed to get the nose of the jet down, which would have allowed the Airbus to recover, Garrison writes. Aug 15, 2011

Eastern Airways Eastern Airways will increase 11-times-weekly Southampton-Aberdeen flights to 16-times-weekly Sept. 5. Aug 17, 2011

Monarch Flights from Gatwick and Manchester to Egypt's Sharm el Sheikh to Launch This Winter. Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, is this week launching new scheduled flights to Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt's popular Red Sea resort. The flights, which start from GBP 173.99 return including all taxes and charges, are available to book now via the Monarch website. Monarch's new scheduled flights to Sharm el Sheikh will operate three times per week from Gatwick and Manchester airports on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting from 03 November 2011. Commenting on the launch of the new flights to the Red Sea, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George said, "We are delighted to be launching new scheduled flights to Sharm el Sheikh this winter, which follows hot on the heels of our announcement last month to launch flights to the resort for summer 2012. This now means that from November 2011 we will have year-round scheduled flights to the Red Sea resort and further supports our shift to focusing on scheduled flying. "Monarch's innovative 'build your own class' service offers customers the ability to tailor their flight package to their exact requirements, providing a greater sense of freedom and personalisation. Optional extras such as extra legroom seating and pre-ordered meals in addition to fantastic value fares, makes Monarch a great choice for longer flight...

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