Manchester Airport unveils plans for 80th anniversary celebration | News

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Manchester Airport has announced a wide-ranging programme of activity to celebrate its 80th birthday with passengers, communities and colleagues past and present. The airport’s “oak” anniversary celebrations will emphasise its regional roots and global branches, telling the story of its evolution from a single wooden hut in 1938 to the UK’s third largest airport today.
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World Travel & Tourism Council calls on tourism ministers to roll out biometric technology | News

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The World Travel & Tourism Council has invited transport ministers attending the annual International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, to partner with the tourism sector to implement biometrics to make travel more efficient and secure. Speaking to the Open Ministerial Meeting, Gloria Guevara, WTTC president, said: “Travel and tourism generates 10.4 per cent of the
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World Travel & Tourism Council calls on tourism ministers to roll out biometric technology | News

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The World Travel & Tourism Council has invited transport ministers attending the annual International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, to partner with the tourism sector to implement biometrics to make travel more efficient and secure. Speaking to the Open Ministerial Meeting, Gloria Guevara, WTTC president, said: “Travel and tourism generates 10.4 per cent of the
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Heathrow Hub launches legal challenge to airport expansion | News

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Heathrow Hub has formally complained to the Competition & Markets Authority about the behaviour of Heathrow Airport Ltd regarding airport expansion. Heathrow Hub is an independent proposal to expand Heathrow Airport via an extended northern runway. The complaint, submitted on Heathrow Hub’s behalf by its legal advisers DAC Beachcroft, contends that Heathrow Airport has abused
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CLIA reports another strong year for cruise sector in 2017 | News

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Cruise Lines International Association has updated the official global cruise industry numbers confirming 2017 ocean cruise passenger growth and another positive year for the cruise industry. The industry has surpassed the 2017 ocean cruise passenger projections, reaching 26.7 million cruise passengers globally up from a projection of 25.8 million. For 2018, based on the new
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United Airlines launches seasonal Edinburgh-Washington connection | News

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United Airlines has inaugurated its nonstop seasonal service between Edinburgh and its Washington Dulles International Airport hub. Marking this special occasion, customers, guests, United employees and crew joined Bob Schumacher, United managing director, sales, UK & Ireland, Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport and Keith Brown, Scottish government cabinet secretary for economy, jobs and
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Grayling challenges aviation industry to balance Heathrow expansion costs | News

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Transport secretary Chris Grayling has challenged the aviation industry to develop solutions for expansion that provide value for money and benefit passengers. In a speech to industry, the transport secretary set the standards for how Heathrow should collaborate with airlines on the costs and design of a third runway. He reinforced his commitment to ensuring
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First All Nippon Airways A380 rolls off assembly line in France | News

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Following the start of final assembly work in April, All Nippon Airways’ first A380 has completed airframe assembly and today made its debut in Toulouse.  With the ANA logo on its vertical tail, the aircraft has moved to an outdoor station where structural completion, engine installation and cockpit furnishing will be conducted.  System testing for
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