Travel Cyprus bill: costs rise out of term time

Some parents of children at independent schools like to calculate the cost per day of their offspring's private education – usually upwards of £60. For the benefit of all parents, I can now reveal the cost per day of the school holidays: £70, or even more.

Airline profits to climb as passenger numbers go sky high at 3bn-plus

Europe’s airlines are expected to double their profits this year, while carriers round the world will together post profits of  $12.7 billion (£8.3 billion) — more than  $2 billion higher than previously expected, the industry body predicted today.

A British Airways flight BA762 surrounded by emergency vehicles after an emergency landing at Heathrow airport

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A coastal escape to the northern Italian region of Liguria

Simon Calder: British Airways 'plane on fire' over Heathrow causes travel chaos on one of the busiest weekends of the year

More than a dozen flights were diverted – many of them to Gatwick, Luton and Stansted, but some to more distant airports

Japan's All Nippon Airways first to resume Dreamliner flights

The airline with the greatest number of Boeing’s new Dreamliner jets will be the first to resume commercial flights with it on Sunday, four months after the 787 jet was grounded over safety fears.

Warmer weather set to return for Bank Holiday weekend...but it's hardly a scorcher

The coming Bank Holiday weekend is likely to much more May-like in appearance, with warmer temperatures making a welcome return.

Ryanair wants to take customers from

Ryanair profits at record high and aims to double short-haul European flight numbers

Ryanair wants to more than double its share of the European short-haul market to 20 per cent in the next five years

Market Report: Miner Amplats digs itself into a hole

News that the world’s top platinum producer has bowed to union pressure and slashed the number of job cuts it planned has left investors worried about the future of the industry.

Heathrow is currently capped at 480,000 movements a year and operates at 98 per cent of this limit

London industry leaders tell Heathrow Airport: We want 136 more departures and arrivals a day - and more night flights

Airport is currently capped at 480,000 movements a year and operates at 98 per cent of this limit

Lipstick-gate: Controversial ban on stewardesses wearing red make-up on Turkish Airlines to be lifted

“Lipstick-gate” - the controversy over Turkish Airlines stewardesses being forbidden from wearing red cosmetics - has taken another twist with the carrier's boss calling the ban “a mistake”.

Move to raise fees angers airlines

Airlines have responded furiously to proposals by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to increase charges at London's leading airports from next year.

The end of the free upgrade: the great airline business upgrade auction is ready for take-off

A free move into business class could become a thing of a past as the major airlines look to raise extra revenue online

Strike threat as 3,000 UK staff at HSBC face cuts

HSBC could be hit by strikes across its UK business after it warned more than 3,000 staff their jobs could be axed in its latest cost-cutting drive.

British Airways has ordered 18 new Airbus A350 aircraft

BA orders 18 new Airbus A350 aircraft

British Airways has ordered 18 new Airbus A350 aircraft as part of a move to phase out a fleet of 30 Boeing aircraft over the next 10 years.

International Airlines chief Willie Walsh slams Government over visas and Heathrow

Airlines chief Willie Walsh today renewed his assault on the Government’s tourism policy, warning Heathrow will be eclipsed by faster-growing hub airports and British travellers face tougher travel restrictions from countries frustrated by our visa regime.

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