Emirates to expand services to Iraq

June 21st, 2011 : Written by

Following the decision earlier this month by Austrian Airlines to resume services to Iraq after an absence of more than two decades, Emirates has announced that it will start flying to Baghdad later in the year. The carriers will join Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines and Etihad all of which already serve the capital. The decision […]

Visitors ignore Holy Island tides

June 20th, 2011 : Written by

Thousands of visitors intending to travel to the historical Holy Island, or Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumberland this summer are being asked to pay attention to the tide. RNLI rescue workers say they have been called out eight times so far this year to rescue travellers who have been caught out by the sea. […]

Air France bodies moved to Paris

June 17th, 2011 : Written by

The families of some of those who perished in an Air France crash in 2009 will soon be able to hold funerals for their loved ones. A ship carrying the remains of the dead recovered from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean has arrived on the French coast. The bodies will now be taken to […]

A DNA database compiled by the Brazilian authorities is to be used by forensic experts to determine the identities of the victims of an Air France crash. The bodies have been retrieved from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean along with aircraft debris. Air France 447 went down in 2009 as it was en route […]

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 […]

Cows blamed for rail disruption

June 14th, 2011 : Written by

Network Rail is adamant that a number of train cancellations last month were directly attributable to cows wondering onto the lines. Operator bosses claim that 15 services were disrupted in the West Midlands on the West Coast Main Line because of a bovine intrusion. The area of the track, between Rugby and Nuneaton, where the […]

International Airlines Group boss, Willie Walsh, has expressed an interest in taking over bmi if owners Lufthansa are ready to negotiate. Since moving to the top job at IAG from British Airways after the flag carrier merged with Iberia, Mr Walsh has been on the look out for possible mergers or acquisitions. Speaking in Singapore […]

A new report has shown that holidaymakers travelling to Europe by car will pay more for petrol than they did a year ago. The cheapest place to take a car this summer is Luxembourg where drivers will pay 128 pence per litre. The most expensive country is Norway where petrol costs 182 pence per litre, […]

Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines has resumed services to Baghdad after more than two decades. The airline suspended flights to the Iraqi capital in 1990 following the country’s invasion of Kuwait. ┬áThe airline said it intends to fly out of Vienna three times every week and is the first non-charter carrier to do so from Europe. […]

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 […]