Archive for September, 2008

American Airlines International Sale Fares

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Travel Dates & Times for Weekend Getaway Fares Depart anytime between Tuesday, October 7, 2008, and Friday, October 10, 2008. Return anytime between Monday, October 13, 2008, and Wednesday, October 15, 2008. Tickets must be purchased by this Sunday, October 5, 2008, 11:59 p.m. (CT). Fares displayed are for round-trip coach class travel. Round Trip […]

As Alitalia talks continue, Lufthansa steps in

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

International Herald Tribune ROME: Executives of Lufthansa, the German airline, met with representatives of unions at the Italian carrier Alitalia on Friday to discuss the possibility of taking a stake in Alitalia as negotiations continued to in an attempt to rescue it. Lufthansa and Air France-KLM hope to increase their presence in the Italian market […]

Greece begins search for Olympic Air investors

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Guardian By George Hatzidakis ATHENS, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Greece’s privatisations committee on Friday gave the green light for the launch of a tender to find buyers for three new companies to replace ailing flag carrier Olympic Airlines. Greece’s conservative government announced last week it would break up the troubled airline, ending years of wrangling […]

Greece starts process to sell Olympic Airlines

Friday, September 26th, 2008

International Herald Tribune ATHENS, Greece: Greece launched the bidding process Friday to sell Olympic Airlines, the debt-ridden state carrier, officials said. A government committee “decided to start the tender process to select private investors” for Olympic, according to a Finance Ministry statement without elaborating. The carrier would be split into three companies handling flights, ground […]

Olympic Airlines staff revolt

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Travelbite Hundreds of member of staff from the Olympic Airlines have launched a protest against the proposed privatisation of Greece’s flag-carrier airline. A group of staff blocked a runway at Athens airport, but did not seriously disrupt flights scheduled to take off. Greece’s conservative government announced last week the ailing airline would be split into […]

US Airways International Sale Fares

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Each Way From To Washington, DC (DCA) Lisbon, Portugal $275 Philadelphia, PA Lisbon, Portugal $280 Chicago, Il (ORD) Lisbon, Portugal $290 Charlotte, NC Lisbon, Portugal $310 San Francisco, CA Lisbon, Portugal $325 Philadelphia, PA Venice, Italy $315 New York, NY (LGA) Venice, Italy $315 Boston, MA Venice, Italy $330 Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Venice, Italy […]

Olympic Airways staff block airport runway in protest at sell-off

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

thens – Hundreds of workers with Greek state carrier Olympic Airlines blocked the main runway at Athens International Airport Tuesday over plans to privatise the airline. The demonstrators, including pilots, air stewards and technicians, prevented planes from taking off and landing on the runway. Airport officials said the protest forced air traffic controllers to divert […]