Air accident investigators are attempting to find out why two small aircraft collided in mid-air near a West Sussex airport. The incident resulted in the death of former British Airways captain Alan Weal after his Vans RV6 smashed into a Diamond DA40 and plunged into the ground near Shoreham Airport. Incredibly, the pilots of the […]
Suicide bombers and gunmen last night attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul. A five-hour siege then followed during which all six insurgents were apparently killed by security forces or blew themselves up. According to Afghan officials, 10 civilians were also killed. The attack was staged the day before the International Security Assistance […]
The high cost of petrol is forcing many motorists to cut back on the journeys they make. According to a recent survey by the RAC, around a third of drivers are making fewer journeys than they would like because of fuel prices. Diesel currently costs around £1.42 per litre and unleaded is at £1.37. Among […]
US car hire group, Avis Budget, has declared its intentions to buy Avis Europe by making an offer of 315 pence per share. The $1 billion deal will reunite the Avis brand across the Atlantic for the first time since 1986 when they split. The takeover offer has been given the nod by 60 per […]
All of the bodies salvage experts have managed to retrieve from the wreckage of a crashed Air France jet are being transported to France where experts will attempt to identify them. The operation to recover bodies and debris from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean is now over. The Airbus A330 went down after leaving […]
HotelClub has announced the winners of its latest competition to find the most outstanding hotels in the world based on a variety of categories which are intended to reflect unique local experiences. These categories include: best hotel for a rendezvous, best for spotting celebrities and best for a London dry gin. There were 20 winners […]
Warnings from security agencies that Britain could be the focus of a terrorist attack similar to the one which took place in Mumbai in 2008 have prompted the government to sanction armed police on transport networks. Philip Hammond, the transport secretary, told MPs that armed officers would be deployed at times of high alert, but […]
Thrifty car hire near Tower Bridge in London has come up with a novel way in which employees can complete their journeys once they have collected or dropped off a rental vehicle with a customer. Instead of getting behind the wheel of another car, employees have found it more convenient to jump in a hire […]
As airlines around the globe feel the effects of rising oil prices, natural disasters and political and social unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, Dubai giant Emirates announces it intends to continue its plans to expand. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, the state-owned airline’s president, said hundreds of destinations would be added to […]
Demand for air travel around the globe dropped from 5.8 per cent growth in February to 3.8 per cent growth in March compared to a year ago according to the International Air Travel Association. The fall has been directly blamed on the earthquake which hit Japan and the continuing troubles in the Middle East. Also […]
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