Monthly Archives: February 2009

Fraport moots work hours cut at Frankfurt airport cargo-paper

Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport AG said it is considering cutting work hours at its cargo dispatching unit, Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper quoted a spokesman as saying on Saturday.

Ferrovial optimistic about 2009 results

Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial expects better earnings in 2009 than 2008, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Joaquin Ayuso said on Friday.

Dutch study black boxes in Turkish Airlines crash

Investigators on Thursday were examing the flight recorders of a Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) plane that crashed in a field as it came in to land at Amsterdam’s main airport. Nine people, including three crew members, were killed when the Boeing 737-800 from Istanbul crashed on Wednesday morning.

Turkish airliner crashes at Amsterdam airport, 9 dead

A Turkish Airlines plane with 134 passengers and crew aboard crashed in light fog while trying to land at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Wednesday, killing nine people and injuring dozens.

Turkish airliner crashes at Amsterdam airport

Turkish Airlines passenger plane with 135 people aboard crashed in light fog while trying to land at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Wednesday, killing nine, a local official said.

Berlin airport strike sees flights dropped, delayed

Deutsche Lufthansa, Air Berlin and other airlines cancelled or delayed around 24 flights on Tuesday as a labour strike at Berlin’s two international airports brought travel there to a halt.

Berlin airport workers to strike on Tuesday

Berlin’s two international airports are expected to be hit by strikes lasting 3-1/2 hours on Tuesday morning as workers press demands for an eight percent pay rise, a union said.

Bulgaria upgrades ageing airport to boost tourism

Bulgaria launched the upgrade of the airport of its second biggest city of Plovdiv on Monday in an attempt to lure tourists and boost cargo transport as the global economic downturn bites.

Ryanair to cut all airport check-in desks

Europe’s largest low-fare airline Ryanair said on Saturday it planned to save costs by closing all its airport check-in desks by the end of the year and have passengers check in online instead.

Sri Lanka says rebel air wing no longer a threat

Sri Lanka said on Sunday the air wing of the Tamil Tigers no longer posed a threat after the last two rebel planes crashed on suicide raids on Friday.