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Strike shuts Dakar airport a week after grand opening

December 15, 2017 7:51 pm

Flights to and from Dakar’s brand-new airport were cancelled on Friday after air traffic controllers went on strike just eight days after it opened. Controllers announced they would strike for 24 hours from 0001 GMT Friday, Blaise Diagne International Airport’s operators, LAS, said in a statement. The company “deplores the...

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The Hottest Destinations for New Year’s Eve

December 15, 2017 6:14 pm

The Hottest Destinations for New Year’s Eve PHOTO: New Year fireworks in Los Angeles. (photo via Flickr/Shane) For those who view New Year’s as a time to get out of Dodge, luxury travel network Virtuoso has a host of destinations—plus tips—for where and how to enjoy New Year’s Eve. The...

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Knifeman shot at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport

December 15, 2017 6:11 pm

Image copyrightAFP Dutch police say they have shot and arrested a man who wielded a knife at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The emergency prompted the authorities to evacuate part of Schiphol, one of Europe’s biggest airports. No other injuries were reported. Schiphol Plaza, a shopping area near passport control, was temporarily...

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Melbourne installs security warning system across city

December 11, 2017 10:11 am

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Concrete bollards were recently installed in Melbourne as part of the security upgrade Authorities in Melbourne, Australia, have installed loudspeakers that are designed to warn the public in the event of an emergency. Police will use the speakers – to be deployed in more than 90...

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EasyJet to begin Germany flights in January

December 10, 2017 12:43 am

UK LCC easyJet will launch flights in four German markets in January, as it picks up routes formerly served by now-bankrupt airberlin. EasyJet will start flying from Berlin to Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Stuttgart on Jan. 5, 2018.