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Thousands of customers of some of the largest airlines on the planet have had their travel plans disrupted by a computer glitch which meant that they could not buy tickets, reserve seats or check in over the internet. Among the airlines affected were Qantas, Cathay Pacific, British Airways and Iberia. The meltdown happened for around […]

British Airways is to once again fly to Libya after it suspended services last February when the country descended into civil war. The decision has been made despite the fact that the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office remains adamant that all but the most essential travel to the country be avoided. Since the fighting ended […]

In order to keep the cost of this year’s summer holiday down, many Brits admit that they will be staying at home this year rather than travel overseas. A Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance survey indicates that only 45 per cent plan to pay for a foreign trip. Among the cost saving strategies being employed by those […]

Emirates has announced that it will be adding an extra service to the Middle East from Glasgow Airport as of 1 June. The decision means that there will now be two daily flights linking the Scottish city to Dubai. Emirates first started flying the route eight years ago, and claims that it has already carried […]

Emirates Airline is continuing its expansion into the world of online holidays by taking over Travel Republic, one of the UK’s best known internet holiday brands. The company will now be controlled by Dnata, Emirates’ holiday arm, but will continue to operate under the Travel Republic brand. According to Dnata, Travel Republic will compliment its […]

The controversial HS2 rail link to Birmingham from London could cause congestion at some London Underground stations which would negate the argument that it will save on travel times, according to Transport for London. The body’s deputy chairman, Daniel Moylen, has argued that if the scheme were to go ahead, then key stations such as […]

The Association of Train operating companies has announced a controversial hike in the price of train fares for January. The average ticket price is set to rise by 5.9 per cent. However, the figure hides the fact that on some journeys, ticket prices will rocket by more than nine per cent. An analysis of the […]

A British-based airline seat manufacturer could soon be owned by France’s Zodiac Aerospace SA if approval for a deal is sanctioned by competition regulators. Contour Aerospace Ltd, based in Cwmbran, is expecting contracts to be signed at some point in early 2012. The company employs 1,000 people in Cwmbran, and has a base in Surrey, […]

As the government announces that Air Passenger Duty will go up by 8 per cent from next April, British Airways has said it will be cutting the number of staff it will be taking on in 2012 from 800 to 400. IAG, the parent company of BA, said that the cuts were a direct result […]

AMR Corp., parent company of American Airlines, has applied for bankruptcy protection and seen the value of its shares plummet. On Tuesday, they were down 81 per cent and are now worth just 31 cents each. Efforts to negotiate cost cuts have failed in recent weeks, and AMR said that it was spending $600 million […]