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Beleaguered ferry operator SeaFrance has been told that it will be allowed to continue operating until the end of January next year, even though it is bankrupt. The European Commission has told the French government that its bail out offer of 200 million euros is not legal. The Tribunal de Commerce has also rejected a […]

A Flybe passenger plane had to return to Exeter Airport after taking off en route to Newcastle, after one of its wheels fell off, according to a report. The incident happened as the landing gear was retracting after take off, and was apparently witnessed by a number of passengers on board. According to the Air […]

Plans for a new airport in the Thames Estuary have been referred to as the solution to the aviation crisis in the South-East by Mayor of London Boris Johnson. The design is the work of architect Lord Foster, who said the four-runway hub would put Britain back in a dominant position in terms of world […]

Tourism experts are predicting that severe flooding, which has affected a number of provinces across Thailand in recent weeks, could have a significant negative impact on the travel industry. As the flood waters reach areas of Bangkok, the situation looks like it will worsen. Don Muang airport, the capital’s hub for budget operators and domestic […]

Research conducted by a driving charity and an insurance company has revealed that a quarter of all drivers who have accumulated 12 points, or in some cases a great many more, are still being permitted to take to the roads. According to Direct Line Insurance and Brake, one driver is still getting behind the wheel […]

Council officials have warned that the construction of a new taxi rank at Leeds Bradford airport could cost as much as £1 million. The council claims that since a drop-off charge was introduced in May this year, traffic congestion has become a serious issue. Motorists dropping friends and family off in front of the airport […]

International Airlines Group, the mega-airline created by the merger of British Airways and Spanish flag-carrier Iberia, has said that passenger traffic was up in September by 4.3 per cent compared to the same month a year ago, and that its load factor was up to 82.8 per cent, a rise of 0.1 per cent on […]

The case of Matthew Taylor, a 30-year-old Brit recovering from a motorcycle accident in a Singapore hospital, has prompted an MP to request the government makes it compulsory for holidaymakers to have travel insurance. Mr Taylor was working as a teacher in Bali when he suffered acute head injuries after crashing his motorcycle. Because he […]

A new report commissioned by the company which operates Heathrow suggests that the airport is falling behind other European hubs when it comes to connecting directly with cities across the emerging markets. According to chief executive of BAA, Colin Matthews, the annual cost to the UK for its lack of direct connections already stands at […]

American car rental giant Avis has decided to pull out of the race to acquire budget rival Dollar Thrifty. According to the company it has withdrawn its $1.6 billion bid because the market conditions are unfavourable at the present time. Hertz Global is now the favourite to take over the firm. Industry consultant, Neil Abrams, […]