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Nigeria’s Biggest Airline Cancels Domestic Flights

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s largest airline canceled all domestic flights Thursday, following a dispute with aviation workers. Arik Air said in a statement that it canceled all flights because of a work action in Lagos by the union of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. A Nigerian newspaper, Business Day, reported that Arik Air owes money to three government […]

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Lufthansa Flight Attendants Launch Strike

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Travelers across Europe dealt with disruptions in their plans after Lufthansa flight attendants went on strike Friday. Representatives of the airline and the cabin crew union say the two sides have renewed contact, but no further information was provided. Flight attendants walked off the job at midnight, part of an ongoing dispute with the German […]

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Strike Grounds some 1,200 Lufthansa Flights

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of airline flights are grounded across Europe as cabin crews working for Lufthansa went on strike Friday. Flight attendants walked off the job at midnight, part of an ongoing dispute with the German carrier over pay and outsourcing of jobs. Lufthansa canceled some 1,200 flights in advance of the 24-hour strike and took out […]

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Cabin Crew Strike Grounds 12,000 Flights

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of passenger planes are sitting on the tarmac at airport across Europe, going nowhere, as cabin crews working for Lufthansa went on strike. Flight attendants walked off the job at midnight Friday, part of an ongoing feud with the German carrier over pay and outsourcing. Lufthansa canceled about 1,200 flights in advance of the […]

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Striking Cabin Workers to Ground Two-Thirds of German Carrier Lufthansa

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A dispute between German airline Lufthansa and its cabin workers could ground hundreds of flights across Europe Friday. The union representing about 12,000 of the airline’s flight attendants called the strike Wednesday after talks over pay raises and the outsourcing of some jobs fell apart. Lufthansa officials warned the strike could ground up to two-thirds […]

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US, Dutch Investigating Needles in Airline Sandwiches

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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American and Dutch authorities are investigating how needles got into five turkey sandwiches served on four flights from Amsterdam to the U.S. Passengers bit into the sandwiches Sunday on Delta Air Lines flights bound for Minneapolis, Atlanta and Seattle. One person was injured but declined treatment. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday it […]

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Avoiding Unsafe Airlines

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The recent crash of an airliner in Nigeria heightened concern about passenger safety in Nigeria and some other developing nations. The head of the Flight Safety Foundation, Bill Voss, says Africa has a higher accident rate than other regions. The continent has just three percent of all airline traffic but a far larger share of […]

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Turkish Airlines Begins Flights to Somalia

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish Airlines has started flights to Somalia’s capital, making it the first commercial carrier outside East Africa to fly there in more than two decades. Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bosdag took the maiden flight from Turkey’s Ataturk airport into Mogadishu on Tuesday. After arriving in the conflict-ridden capital, Bosdag said Turkish Airlines has provided […]

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Nigerian ‘Underwear Bomber’ Sentenced to Life

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. passenger plane on Christmas Day 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was sentenced Thursday in the U.S. city of Detroit. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called Abdulmutallab a “remorseless terrorist” who deserved to spend “every day of the rest […]

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Nigerian ‘Underwear Bomber’ Sentenced to Life

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. passenger plane on Christmas Day 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was sentenced Thursday in the U.S. city of Detroit. He pleaded guilty in October, as his trial was getting underway. He had told the court his actions were […]

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