Travel

Ryanair boss 'apologises to pilots' after scrapped flights controversy

Michael O’Leary is said to have asked pilots not to move to rival airlines, promising pay increases, a “productivity/loyalty bonus” and “significant improvements” to contracts and career progression.  It follows the cancellation of tens of thousands of flights through to March this year because of errors in how pilots are rostered for work, disrupting the travel plans of 700,000 passengers.  ...

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Catalonia WARNING: Airline offers flexible flights to AVOID independence protests

Catalonia – a region in Spain – has been the scene of huge riots as citizens battle for Catalan independence from Spain.  Fighting between Spanish and Catalonian locals has sparked outrage across the globe as the violence spreads between protesters and the police. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued a warning to travellers to stay vigilant as the protests ...

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WATCH: Emirates plane SWERVES as it touches down on runway after tricky crosswind landing

Video captured at Dusseldorf airport showed the stomach-churning moment an A380 landed in extreme crosswinds.  The Emirates plane bounced around in the air as it descended closer to the runway.  But the real show for spectators came once the aircraft had touched the tarmac.  Bouncing down on its back wheels, the huge plane swerved to one side and then the ...

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News: Singapore Tourism Board signs partnership with Thomas Cook Group

Singapore Tourism Board and Thomas Cook Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to cover cooperative marketing campaigns, trade engagements and public relations activities. This is the first deal between the two organisations and it will be effective from October for a period of three years until 2020. Under the deal, STB and Thomas Cook will collaborate to promote Singapore ...

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News: Israel invites tenders to operate Eilat flights

Following Monarch Airlines’ entry into administration, the Israel ministry of tourism is inviting flight operators to tender in operating direct flights from the UK to Eilat, Israel. The ministry is offering to reimburse the successful operator for every passenger flying to Ovda Airport, the nearest airport to Eilat, on flights approved to the sum of €45. The reimbursement for flights ...

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