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British Airways scraps free snacks on short flights


LONDON British Airways said on Thursday it will no longer provide free snacks and food in economy class on short-haul and domestic flights, joining budget carriers like Ryanair and easyJet which charge for sandwiches and other items.


As airport decision looms, Heathrow says it can add more flights 10:41am BST

LONDON Heathrow Airport said on Thursday it could use new technology to add 5 percent more flights, as it tries to gain support ahead of a long-awaited government decision on where to increase London's airport capacity.


Lufthansa plans Brussels, Air Berlin deals in Eurowings drive 28 Sep 2016

BERLIN Lufthansa's plans to expand its low-cost airline Eurowings by taking over the 55 percent of Brussels Airlines the German carrier does not own, plus leasing up to 40 planes from ailing rival Air Berlin , it said on Wednesday.


Malaysian flight MH17 downed by Russian-made missile - prosecutors 28 Sep 2016

NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from a launcher brought into Ukraine from Russia and located in a village held by pro-Russian rebels, international prosecutors said on Wednesday. | Video


'Silly' Allardyce says error of judgement led to shock exit 28 Sep 2016

LONDON An emotional and apologetic Sam Allardyce headed for the airport on Wednesday, blaming entrapment for his shock exit as England manager but recognising that an error of judgement had led to his downfall.

China to prosecute former top executives for alleged graft 26 Sep 2016

BEIJING China will prosecute former senior officials of energy giant Sinopec Group and China Southern Airlines as well as a one-time top security official in Tibet for suspected graft, the prosecutor's office said on Monday.


UK airline Monarch denies speculation it is in financial trouble 26 Sep 2016

LONDON British airline Monarch Airlines said it was operating normally and was on track to make a profit this year, after questions were asked about its future on social media.


German airline TUIfly says no plans to link up with easyJet 23 Sep 2016

BERLIN TUIfly has denied suggestions that the German airline is planning to link up with Britain's easyJet but declined to comment directly on a report that another European airline was interested in buying the airline.


Jet2.com launches new London flights on strong holiday demand 21 Sep 2016

LONDON British tour operator Jet2.com said it would start flying 21 new routes from London Stansted airport next year in a show of confidence in holiday demand despite an increasingly competitive European flight market.


Lufthansa, Air China sign route joint venture deal 20 Sep 2016

BEIJING Lufthansa has signed a route sharing deal with China's flagship carrier Air China, capping off two years of talks that will boost Germany's biggest airline's access to the world's fastest growing aviation market. | Video