New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Jun 5, 2011
EU could exempt foreign jets from emissions trading system The European Union's cap-and-trade emissions system will include all flights that serve airports in the EU. However, incoming flights from non-EU countries could be exempt from the emissions trading system if "equivalent" measures are implemented in their home nations, according to EU officials. Jun 3, 2011
Air Berlin. Austrian Airlines, Transavia Transavia and Air Berlin. Austrian Airlines will increase the number of weekly flights linking Athens with Vienna to 11, from the current 7, as of June 1, the company said in a recent presentation. The extra flights will operate until the end of October. May 31, 2011
Air China Air China has launched the first flight in a resumed Air China service between China and Greece via Munich. Deputy Foreign Minister Spyros Kouvelis and a Greek delegation returning from a trip to China were among the passengers. During an inauguration ceremony, Kouvelis revealed that an agreement to facilitate the issuance of visas to Chinese citizens wishing to visit Greece was signed during his visit to Beijing.
Jun 2, 2011
Air France Air France crash raises questions, is expected to prompt changes. A report into the 2009 Air France crash into the Atlantic Ocean is shedding light on what happened and is expected to lead to changes in the airline industry's training procedures. The pilots of Flight 447 appeared to have been confused by stall warnings and airspeed indications that fluctuated wildly. The pilots continued to pull back on the controls as the plane plunged toward the ocean, according to the report. May 31, 2011
Air Nigeria Air Nigeria is to launch its first route outside Africa with a service linking Lagos with London Gatwick. The carrier, which was formerly known as Virgin Nigeria and then - briefly - as Nigerian Eagle, will use an Airbus A340-300 in a two-class, 295-seat configuration on the daily flight, which will launch on 1 September. Jun 1, 2011
British Airways British Airways is launching new daily flights to San Diego - its latest Californian holiday hotspot, from June 1st. As the only airline flying directly from Europe, the new route offers greater access to local markets for business, as well as a popular leisure destination. Jun 3, 2011
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