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Friday 26 November 2010
America's Homeland Security Department is proposing to discontinue the colour-coded terror alert system that became a symbol of the country's post-9/11 jitters and the butt of late-night talk show jokes.
Thursday 18 November 2010
No-one, it appears, warned the French of the airline's uncompromising reputation.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Twitter users are retaliating after a court failed to overturn the conviction and sentence of a trainee accountant who posted a message on the site threatening to blow up an airport.
Friday 05 November 2010
A Delta flight which landed at Mumbai airport yesterday evening was searched for suspicious cargo after a warning from airline staff.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
The chairman of British Airways has attacked the "completely redundant" checks commonplace at British airports and said the UK should stop "kowtowing" to demands for increased security from the US.
Sunday 24 October 2010
The ban on liquids at airports could soon be less of a misery for passengers now that new X-ray technology that detects dangerous liquids has been approved for use in Europe.
Saturday 23 October 2010
Ferrovial is to sell off 10 per cent of British airports group BAA, the Spanish conglomerate said yesterday.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
Only when he struggled to get up to help other injured passengers did Andrew Brown realise he had lost his legs, he explained yesterday.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Outlook The wheels of justice can't grind slowly enough for BAA. Though the airports operator lost the latest round of its spat with the Competition Commission in the Court of Appeal yesterday, it is seeking permission to appeal. And you can see why – the company is still smarting from the disappointing price it had to accept for Gatwick last year, when the regulator's original ruling that BAA should be broken up forced it to sell a trophy asset at the height of the recession. The longer it can delay the day it has to put Stansted and one of Edinburgh or Glasgow airports up for sale, the more chance it has to secure a better price as the global airline industry recovers.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Border Agency workers at ports and airports across the country will launch a two-day strike today in protest at changes to their shift patterns.
Monday 11 October 2010
Across the length and breadth of India one cannot help but stumble into things named after the country's most famed dynastic family. There are Indira Gandhi airports, Rajiv Gandhi roundabouts as well as parks, schools and hospitals honouring the Nehru-Gandhi clan. One suspects many of them have been named by ministers and officials seeking to please the current members of the first family. But enough is enough. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, who was appointed to his position by Sonia Gandhi, Rajiv's widow, has issued a message to ministers that no more government schemes are to be named this way.
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