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  • Painted Black: a study of the EU unsafe airlines ban

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  • Shoppers paradise in Hong Kong

    News | 03 Sep 2007 23:00

    <P><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><st1:place><SPAN>Hong Kong</SPAN></st1:place><SPAN> is a shopper’s delight. From morning until late at night, the shops, malls and markets are buzzing with people. And as a major international port Hong Kong is always up to date with the latest fashions, trends and, of course, technology.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>There are major shopping areas on </SPAN><st1:PlaceName><SPAN>Hong Kong</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN> </SPAN><st1:PlaceType><SPAN>Island</SPAN></st1:PlaceType><SPAN> and in </SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN>Kowloon</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN>. The busiest areas on the island are Central, North Point, Admiralty and </SPAN><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><SPAN>Causeway</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN> </SPAN><st1:PlaceType><SPAN>Bay</SPAN></st1:PlaceType></st1:place><SPAN>. Central district houses many dazzling skyscrapers and plush malls, such as The Galleria, Prince’s Building, Alexandra House and the IFC mall, all crammed with designer stores and bouhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Shoppers-paradise-in-Hong-Kong-216517/
  • Painted Black: a study of the EU unsafe airlines ban

    News | 06 Apr 2006 13:29

    Just over 90 airlines have been named, shamed and banned – until their safety improves – from EU skies, while pressure grows for an international blacklisthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Painted-Black-a-study-of-the-EU-unsafe-airlines-ban-205841/
  • Concorde Special - from Flight International 6 march 1969

    News | 20 Oct 2003 23:00

    <p>World News</p> <p>Toulouse: March 2, 1969</p> <p>At 3.40 pm last Sunday, March 2, the first prototype BAC/Sud-Aviation Concorde took off from Toulouse for a completely successful maiden flight lasting 29min. At the controls was Andr&eacute; Turcat, Sud's chief test pilot, assisted by co-pilot, Jacques Guignard, flight observer Henri Perrier and flight engineer Michael Retif. The historic event was seen by thousands of spectators in the lanes and fields around, and by a far greater audience in France and Britain through the medium of live television, which included excellent air-to-air views.</p> <p>Concorde was clear of her last pre-flight checks by Friday, February 28 - ironically, a date exactly a year after the original target; but thereafter, for nearly two days, it was entirely up to the weather. At last, as the sun reached its zenith on the Sunday, the mist gradually burned away to leave a beautiful afternoon with just a slight tailwind blowing down the special 11,500ft Runhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Concorde-Special-from-Flight-International-6-march-1969-172665/
  • Straight and level

    News | 18 Aug 2003 23:00

    <p>Baghdad Bush</p> <p>As part of efforts to eliminate all traces of the ousted Baathist regime from Iraq, the former Saddam International Airport has, not unreasonably perhaps, been re-named Baghdad International. The old SDA code therefore had to go and was replaced by BGW - the code for the capital's old airport at al-Muthana. </p> <p>And what do the nephews in this part of the world now say BGW stands for? Bush, George. W of course!</p> <p>Air turning blue</p> <p>In a recent open letter to Qantas boss Geoff Dixon, Sir Richard Branson challenged him to a bet. "If Virgin Atlantic fails to fly to Australia (within 18 months, say) I'd be prepared to suffer the indignity of donning one of your stewardesses' brand new designer outfits and will work your flight from London to Australia." If Virgin gets its way, however, Sir Richard says Geoff Dixon should "wear one of our beautiful red Virgin stewardesses' uniforms and serve our inaugural guests all the way to Australia." The letter ehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Straight-and-level-170286/
  • Dual boost for Kenyan flights

    News | 31 Jul 2003 23:00

    <p>Services from Kenya to Europe have obtained a double boost, with the launch of flights from Nairobi to Paris and Rome by East African Safari Air and the lifting of a UK government ban imposed in May on flights by its airlines to Kenya after terrorist fears.</p> <p>After a feasibility study in conjunction with Lufthansa Consulting, East African decided to launch service to European destinations without direct links from major carriers, says Anthony Kegode, chief executive of the privately owned Kenyan airline. Currently, most travellers from southern Europe have to fly north to connect via Amsterdam or London to reach Nairobi, he says.</p> <p>Although East African does not expect loads to be as high as its original projections, because of the Iraq war and terrorism threats in Kenya, the carrier did not want to postpone its start-up, says Kegode. It began twice-weekly service to Rome and Paris via Mombasa on 2 July with a Boeing 767-300 leased from ILFC. The service builds on East Ahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dual-boost-for-Kenyan-flights-169272/
  • Smarter service

    News | 01 Jan 2003 00:00

    <p>Spending on in-flight product and service is often the first to go when times get tough, but while cost is king, some have still found opportunities to innovate </p> <p>Throughout the past year, despite the most intense scrutiny from their financial masters, the marketing and in-flight teams at American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, British Airways and a host of other full-service carriers have continued to roll out a new generation of in-flight products. But the search is on to find innovative ways to raise service levels without adding costs.</p> <p>Admittedly, some were already so far into their refurbishment projects it would have been more expensive to slow down or stop them than to carry on. Some, like SAS Scandinavian Airlines, had been preparing fresh interior concepts for new aircraft types scheduled for delivery anyway.</p> <p>Others, like Gulf Air and Swiss International Air Lines, have been relaunching their in-flight catering in response to their own particular mhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Smarter-service-159830/