Archive for January, 2008

BA Unveils Its New Heathrow Terminal

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

By THOMAS WAGNER LONDON (AP) — British Airways showed off its new terminal at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, a light-flooded, gleaming white modern facility with some of the latest technology, a first-class lounge with a cinema and a five-story-high wall of windows offering a view of Windsor Castle. Terminal 5 has 112 stores and restaurants […]

GREECE: Defending Nationalism In The Air

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

A little history on the Olympic Airlines/European Commission conflict ATHENS, Jan 14 (IPS) – The European Commission (EC) announced a formal investigation Dec. 20 into complaints that the Greek state is illegally subsidising its national air carrier. This is the third time that the EC is taking up this case. The national carrier comprises two […]

A Revise of the Skies

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

By Joe Brancatelli International affairs will be incredibly important to business travel this year because the concept of “open skies” will liberalize many of the aviation treaties that limit which airlines can fly to which international destinations, and when they can. The biggest open-skies arrangement kicks in on March 28, when the United States and […]

Olympic Airlines’ Future in Question

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Greece’s transport minister has warned that national carrier Olympic Airlines faces a dim future as speculation increases that the airline will be closed within a few months. In a series of carefully worded statements late Friday and over the weekend, Costis Hadzidakis reaffirmed the government’s commitment to keep the airline aloft. But he also stressed […]