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London City airport declared safe after 'chemical incident'

LONDON London City airport was declared safe on Friday after hundreds of passengers had to be evacuated and two were taken to hospital with breathing difficulties in an incident that police suspect was caused by CS gas.


Lufthansa lifts 2016 profit target after strong September 20 Oct 2016

BERLIN German airline Lufthansa increased its profit target for the year after business bookings were better than expected last month, contrasting with downgrades from low-cost rivals and boosting its shares.


Brazilian President seeks foreign investment, access to Japan's markets 19 Oct 2016

TOKYO Faced with a deep recession at home, Brazilian President Michel Temer on Wednesday sought to lure Japanese investments, saying there is "much potential" in investing in the country's airport, oil and gas sectors.


Britain to make long-delayed decision on airport expansion next week 18 Oct 2016

LONDON Britain will make a long-awaited decision next week on where to allow airport expansion near London, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman said on Tuesday, with ministers who oppose it given the rare opportunity to publicly voice their dissent.


May leaning toward approving Heathrow expansion - Financial Times 18 Oct 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May is leaning toward approving a plan to build a new runway at London's Heathrow airport, the Financial Times reported on Monday citing Whitehall officials.


Exclusive - New Boeing 737 economy seat supplier books initial sales 17 Oct 2016

NEW YORK A new supplier of economy-class seats for Boeing Co's top-selling 737 jetliners has signed its first two airline customers, allowing it to begin production, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.


Crew shortages force Kenya Airways to cancel flights ahead of strike 16 Oct 2016

NAIROBI Loss-making national carrier Kenya Airways cancelled several flights on Sunday after some crew members failed to turn up for work, the latest blow as the airline struggles to avert a strike called by its pilots.


New computer glitch delays United Airlines flights 14 Oct 2016

PARIS Thousands of passengers were delayed worldwide after a computer glitch temporarily halted departures at United Airlines, the latest in a series of outages to affect rival companies in the industry.


Top airlines look to no-frills fares to win back travellers to Europe 14 Oct 2016

An escalating fare war over the Atlantic is forcing big airlines to consider chopping prices, redesigning cabins and adding restrictions to win back budget-conscious vacationers drawn to upstart, low-fare rivals.


Kenya Airways halves loss, urges pilots to halt strike 13 Oct 2016

NAIROBI Kenya Airways urged pilots to call off a strike planned for next week as it halved its pretax loss to 5 billion shillings ($49.4 million) over the past six months thanks to a recovery in passenger numbers.