Airline News - Europe.


Mar 31, 2008

Open Skies agreement, starting Sunday, will open up competition at London's Heathrow Airport, and several U.S. carriers plan to start operating flights there. In addition, all U.S. carriers will have the right to fly to any European destination without requesting government authorization. Mar 27, 2008

British Airways

British Airways canceled a fifth of flights from its new GBP4.3 billion pound (USD$8.6 billion) terminal at London's Heathrow Airport as its high profile launch gave way to a second day of chaos and embarrassment on Friday. Passengers hoping for an early end to the problems at the new terminal were told a further 54 short-haul and European flights would be cancelled on Saturday although all long-haul ones would operate as normal. It was a public relations disaster for the carrier that once styled itself the "world's favourite airline" -- and weighed on its shares. British Air said it dropped the short-haul flights on Friday to ease congestion as it tried to recover from the mess left by Thursday's opening, when nearly 70 flights were cancelled and passengers were left distraught...

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