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After Islamist attacks, Tunisia's tourism struggles


SOUSSE, Tunisia A year after 39 mostly British holidaymakers were gunned down on a beach in Sousse, Tunisia's tourist industry is still struggling to recover from the attack and an earlier Islamic State raid on a museum in Tunis.


European airlines slump on Brexit vote, IAG warns on profit 24 Jun 2016

LONDON Airline stocks plunged on Friday and IAG said it would no longer meet its profit targets this year after Britain's vote to leave the EU raised concerns over travel demand and flying rights.

'More Europe, not less' needed for security challenges - Airports body 21 Jun 2016

BERLIN More European cooperation, not less, is needed for Europe to face up to security threats, the head of airports association ACI Europe said on Tuesday with an eye to Britain's referendum on European Union membership on Thursday.


Bulgaria puts Sofia airport tender on hold 19 Jun 2016

SOFIA Bulgaria has put a tender to operate Sofia airport on hold after a consortium that built a runway at one of the terminals filed a complaint against the procedure with the country's competition watchdog.


EU allows Iran's state carrier to resume flights in bloc 16 Jun 2016

BRUSSELS Iran's state airline, which has just reached an agreement with Boeing Co to purchase new jetliners, can resume flights in the EU, the European Commission said on Thursday.


Blast from 'self-made' explosive injures five in Shanghai airport 12 Jun 2016

SHANGHAI A man set off a home-made explosive at a terminal in Shanghai's Pudong International Airport on Sunday, the city's government said, injuring five people, including himself.


EasyJet may set up separate European business in case of Brexit - report 12 Jun 2016

LONDON British budget airline easyJet has explored setting up a separate European business if Britain votes to leave the European Union at a June 23 referendum, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.


Lufthansa says CFO to step down at own request 09 Jun 2016

BERLIN The chief financial officer of Lufthansa is to step down at her own request to pursue other career options, the airline said on Thursday, a surprise move that comes as Lufthansa is trying to trim its cost base.

Air France CEO vows to protect Euro flights during strike 09 Jun 2016

PARIS Air France said a pilots strike starting on Saturday would force the cancellation of up to 30 percent of flights but the airline would strive to ensure minimal disruption to flights serving cities hosting Euro 2016 soccer matches.

Security hoax forces EgyptAir plane to make emergency landing in Uzbekistan 08 Jun 2016

MOSCOW/CAIRO An EgyptAir passenger plane en route from Cairo to Beijing was forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan on Wednesday after receiving a security threat that the airline said turned out to be a hoax.