UK airports with worst departing flight delays revealed

May 22, 2018 1:57 pm

Image copyrightPA Flights from London Luton were delayed for longer than any other UK airport last year, analysis of Civil Aviation Authority data suggests. Planes left 19.7 minutes late on average, with London Gatwick, Jersey and Durham Tees Valley next worst. The top performers were London Heathrow – flights were...

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Air France: The Mayor wants a new CEO by September

May 22, 2018 8:36 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Bruno The Mayor wants a new CEO by the start of the school to the head of Air France-KLM to replace the transition team appointed on Tuesday following the resignation of Jean-Marc Janaillac, on a background of social crisis within the airline. “I wish there was a...

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London Luton ranked worst airport for delayed flights

May 21, 2018 9:32 am

The worst UK airports for flight punctuality have been revealed, with the longest delays at London Luton. Departures from the Bedfordshire airport were an average of 20 minutes late in 2017, according to Press Association analysis of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data. London Gatwick recorded the second worst punctuality performance....

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Swedish regional airline NextJet files for bankruptcy

May 21, 2018 9:25 am

The Swedish regional airline NextJet has applied for bankruptcy and cancelled all flights as of Wednesday 16 May at 1pm. In a statement NextJet said: “We regret the situation. Pending the appointment of a receiver and may make decisions on the future of the company; customers who have booked a...

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Ryanair’s Irish union threatens possible strike

May 21, 2018 8:53 am

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair’s Irish union has given the company until May 24 to agree to new working practices, or it will ballot pilots for possible industrial action, including strikes.   The Irish airline recognised trade unions in December for the first time in its 32-year history, when pilots exploited...

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Germans demand EU recall of nearly 60,000 Porsche SUVs

May 20, 2018 2:36 am

In yet another hit to Germany’s image as a car mecca, the country’s Federal Transport Ministry said Friday that it was ordering a mandatory recall of 19,000 Porsche SUVs in Germany because of emissions cheating, adding that a total of around 60,000 manipulated vehicles had been identified throughout Europe. The...

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