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European Union bans Afghan carriers

European Union bans Afghan carriers

23 November 2010 Airline News

European officials have banned all airlines operating out of Afghanistan from European airspace. Prior to the announcement only Ariana Afghan Airlines had been banned from operating in European airspace.

Med package holidays a third cheaper

Med package holidays a third cheaper

Package holidays to European destinations are being cut by up to a third as tour operators bid to lure cash-strapped customers. Family favourites Cyprus, Spain and Turkey have experienced the biggest cuts, whilst the fall of the euro against sterling has led to budgets in resort now stretching further.

Philippine and Sudanese airlines banned from EU airspace

Philippine and Sudanese airlines banned from EU airspace

31 March 2010 Airline News

The European Union has banned all airlines from Sudan and the Philippines from its airspace as part of an effort to improve safety standards in member states. The decision follows consultation with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, and sees the total number of countries on the blacklist rise to 17.

EU-US sign second Open Skies aviation agreement

EU-US sign second Open Skies aviation agreement

26 March 2010 Press Release Airline News

The European Union and United States last night agreed in principal on a second Open Skies deal, ostensibly allowing airlines to take larger stakes in their transatlantic competitors. However, while the EU has been quick to support the proposal, America has been more reticent in endorsing the project.

EU upset by new US visa plans

EU upset by new US visa plans

10 September 2009 Tourism News

The European Union is raising strong criticism of a congressional proposal to charge a $10 fee to some visitors to the United States. The $10 fee is part of the Travel Promotion Act which would be put in place in order to help fund a world-wide project to increase the number of visitors to the US.