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IATA views flight uncertainty in no-deal Brexit as 'very concerning'


GENEVA Uncertainty over what would happen to flight bookings in the event of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal next year is "very concerning", a senior International Air Transport Association (IATA) official said on Wednesday.


Amazon aims at office workers with compact cashier-less food store 12 Dec 2018

SEATTLE Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday opened a compact version of its cashier-less Amazon Go food stores, broadening its footprint in the bricks-and-mortar world in a move to add shops in places such as office lobbies and hospitals. | Video


Exclusive: Red tape, funding problems hamper Lion Air black box search 12 Dec 2018

JAKARTA Bureaucratic wrangling and funding problems have hampered the search for the cockpit voice recorder of a crashed Lion Air jet, prompting investigators to turn to the airline to foot the bill in a rare test of global norms on the probe's independence.

Avianca seeks to cut Airbus order as much as half - CEO 10 Dec 2018

BOGOTA Airline Avianca Holdings SA will begin negotiations with Airbus to reduce the 100 planes it had agreed to purchase in a 2015 deal to as few as 50, the chief executive of the Latin American company said.


UK court orders Indian tycoon Mallya to be extradited on fraud charges 10 Dec 2018

LONDON Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya should be extradited from Britain to India to face fraud charges resulting from the collapse of his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, a London court ruled on Monday.


London's Crossrail gets more money but faces further delay 10 Dec 2018

LONDON London's Crossrail project will receive as much as 1.7 billion pounds in additional public funding to complete the delayed line that will link the Canary Wharf financial district to Heathrow airport.


Lion Air says November passenger numbers fell less than 5 percent after deadly crash 10 Dec 2018

JAKARTA Lion Air said on Monday passenger numbers dropped by less than 5 percent in November compared to a year earlier, after one of its Boeing Co 737 MAX jets crashed in late October killing all 189 people on board.


Exclusive - Amazon targets airports for checkout-free store expansion 07 Dec 2018

Amazon.com Inc is looking at bringing its futuristic checkout-free store format to airports in an effort to win business from hungry, time-pressed travellers, according to public records and a person familiar with the strategy. | Video


Paris protests could hit tourism and transport stocks again 07 Dec 2018

PARIS France braced on Friday for another wave of protests against high living costs that could inflict more pain on tourism and transport stocks in the euro zone's No. 2 economy, after retailers, airlines and hoteliers suffered their worst week in months. | Video


Lion Air CEO says possible will cancel Boeing 737 MAX orders 07 Dec 2018

JAKARTA Indonesia's Lion Air is considering cancelling orders for Boeing Co 737 MAX jets following a crash that killed 189 people in October but has not yet made a decision, the airline's CEO Edward Sirait said on Thursday.