Archive for September, 2008

American Airlines International Sale Fares

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Travel Dates & Times for Weekend Getaway Fares Depart anytime between Tuesday, September 30, 2008, and Friday, October 3, 2008. Return anytime between Monday, October 6, 2008, and Wednesday, October 8, 2008. Tickets must be purchased by this Sunday, September 28, 2008, 11:59 p.m. (CT). Fares displayed are for round-trip coach class travel. Round Trip […]

Alitalia faces liquidation as buyers pull out

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

By Alberto Sisto Reuters News ROME, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Italian airline Alitalia (AZPIa.MI: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) faced the prospect of liquidation after a business group that had mounted a rescue bid withdrew its offer on Thursday, citing union opposition. All members of the CAI consortium voted to abandon the offer — a […]

Olympic Airlines unions vow to fight carrier liquidation

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Both trade unions and opposition groups in Greece vowed on Thursday to continue fighting the decision of the conservative Greek government to liquidate the national air carrier, Olympic Airlines. The groups announced that they would be staging demonstrations and sit-ins and pursuing legal avenues in a fight they are calling “a mother of all battles,” […]

Olympic Airways staff block airport taxiway in protest over sell-off

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Monsters and Critics Athens – More than 200 workers at Greek state carrier Olympic Airlines blocked the taxiway at Athens International Airport for more than 20 minutes Thursday over plans to shut down and privatise the airline. The demonstration ended up blocking the runway but did not affect any flights, officials at the airport said. […]

US Air International Sale fares

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Each Way From To Philadelphia, PA London, United Kingdom (LHR) $240 Washington DC (DCA) London, United Kingdom (LHR) $240 New York, NY (LGA) London, United Kingdom (LHR) $250 Los Angeles, CA (LAX) London, United Kingdom (LHR) $340 Pittsburgh, PA London, United Kingdom (LHR) $345 Philadelphia, PA Mexico City, Mexico $150 New York, NY (LGA) Mexico […]

Brussels ends 15-year wrangle as Olympic Airlines is told to pay back illicit state aid

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

* David Gow and John Hooper * The Guardian, * Thursday September 18 2008 * Article history The European commission yesterday reshaped the EU’s aviation sector by forcing Olympic Airlines to repay to the Greek government €850m (£671m) in illegal state aid before it is privatised. Plans to liquidate Olympic, which was founded by Aristotle […]

Greece says to shut down and relaunch Olympic Air

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

ATHENS, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Greece said on Wednesday it would shut down ailing state carrier Olympic Airlines [OLY.UL] and relaunch it under a new structure, ending years of failed efforts to find a buyer. “In a little while, there will be an announcement on the agreement between Greece and the European Commission for the […]