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Disgruntled employees grill United at shareholders meeting

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CHICAGO United Continental Holdings Inc executives faced disgruntled company and contracted employees at its annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday as the airline tried to repair its public image damaged by recent customer relations fiascos.

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Ryanair says connecting flights trial going very well 24 May 2017

DUBLIN Ryanair's experiment with selling journeys involving connecting flights is going very well and may be extended to London's Stansted and Dublin airport within the next 12 months, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Wednesday.

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Ryanair says wants to take Alitalia routes, not buy airline 23 May 2017

BRUSSELS Irish airline Ryanair is ready to deploy up to 30 planes in Italy to replace capacity lost if Alitalia collapses or is restructured but does not want to buy the struggling Italian carrier, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Tuesday.

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London City Airport's flights to be controlled from 70 miles away 19 May 2017

LONDON If you fly into London City in two years' time, air traffic controllers won't see your plane through a window but will guide it down from screens 70 miles away as the airport becomes one of the first in a major capital to use a digital control tower.

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As Lloyds flies free, RBS years away from leaving state hands 17 May 2017

LONDON Lloyds Chief Executive Antonio Horta-Osorio travelled at the front of the British Airways plane last week, enjoying the extra leg room in the business section on his way from London to the bank's annual meeting in Edinburgh.

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Hundreds of EU airports, ports to benefit from simpler subsidy rules 17 May 2017

BRUSSELS Hundreds of small airports and ports around Europe are set to benefit from simpler EU state aid rules allowing governments to grant public funds to help them expand and create jobs.

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U.S., EU set meeting on airline security, electronic devices 12 May 2017

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS U.S. and European officials will discuss airline security issues at a meeting in Brussels next week, including possibly expanding the number of airports that ban passengers from carrying electronic devices bigger than cellphones aboard flights, a European Commission spokeswoman said on Friday.

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U.S. airlines meet with Homeland Security on expanding laptop ban 12 May 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. Homeland Security officials met with major U.S. airlines and a trade group on Thursday to discuss the impact of possibly expanding a ban on large electronic gadgets on planes to flights from some European airports, three sources briefed on the meeting said. | Video

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EU demands urgent talks with Washington over airline laptop ban 11 May 2017

BRUSSELS The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a U.S. ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats faced are common. | Video

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New Etihad boss to rethink strategy after Alitalia dream fails 11 May 2017

DUBAI/MILAN/PARIS The naming of a new boss at Etihad Airways presents the Gulf carrier with an opportunity to rethink its aggressive expansion strategy after the failure of minority-owned Alitalia underlined the big barriers to global growth.