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UK High Court suspends flight compensation

UK High Court suspends flight compensation

17 August 2010 Airline News

The High Court in London has suspended the right of UK air passengers to claim compensation from airlines for flight delays. The ruling means that UK courts will hear no further compensation cases until a further ECJ ruling, which isn’t expected till 2012.

Turkish cabin crew ordered to lose weight

Turkish cabin crew ordered to lose weight

9 August 2010 Airline News

Turkish Airlines has given a group of flight attendants six months to slim down or face reassignment to ground positions. The employees, 13 women and 15 men, have been placed on unpaid leave until they lose weight in the first case of its kind for a European carrier.

Air Canada welcomes Canada’s new status as Approved Destination for Chinese travellers

Air Canada welcomes Canada’s new status as Approved Destination for Chinese travellers

25 June 2010 Press Release Airline News

Air Canada today welcomed the signing of an agreement between China and Canada by which the Government of China has granted Canada Approved Destination Status, making it easier for Chinese nationals to visit Canada. The agreement comes as Air Canada doubles its capacity between Toronto and China beginning this fall with the introduction of daily flights year-round to Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, in addition to its year-round flights between Vancouver and all three cities.

Thomas Cook to rent inflight PSPs

Thomas Cook to rent inflight PSPs

15 June 2010 Travel Technology News

Thomas Cook Airlines is to replace its free inflight entertainment systems with hand-held Playstation PSPs. The device will be rented for £7.50 per flight, in a move that echoes an industry-wide shift to generating ancillary revenue rather than raising headline fares.

BRIC aviation set to break Airbus-Boeing duopoly

BRIC aviation set to break Airbus-Boeing duopoly

15 June 2010 Airline News

The Boeing-Airbus duopoly of the $1.6 trillion aircraft manufacturing market is set to face a formidable challenge from the BRIC economies over the next two decades. Young upstarts – including the likes of Brazil’s Embraer and China’s Comac – are launching aircraft that will erode the duopoly’s 90 percent share of the narrow-bodied market.