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Parking pain
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Airlines and airports hunt for storage space

Airlines and airports hunt for storage spaceATLANTA - As airlines idle thousands of aircraft for which there are no passengers, they are hitting an unprecedented problem: finding a place to park them. Taxiways, maintenance hangars and even runways at major airports are being transformed into giant parking lots for more than 2,500 airliners.
COVID-19
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UAE closes airports for passenger operations

UAE closes airports for passenger operationsABU DHABI - The UAE close their airports for nearly all passenger operations. Abu Dhabi`s Etihad Airways will survive the "unprecedented times" of the coronavirus epidemic, it`s chief executive said in a video released, a day after the industry`s largest body warned that Middle East airlines were in crisis.
Airports
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Stansted starts initial phase of national airspace upgrade

Stansted starts initial phase of national airspace upgradeLONDON - As part of UK Airspace Modernisation Programme, London Stansted has begun the process of re-designing the network of corridors and flightpaths that aircraft use when travelling to and from the airport. Government requested all airports to review how new technology can best be used to make airspace use more efficient.
London Heathrow
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Walsh: chances of new runway "significantly reduced"

Walsh: chances of new runway LONDON - The chief executive of British Airways-owner IAG said that the building of a new runway at Heathrow Airport was "significantly reduced" by a court ruling on Thursday. Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, has been trying for years to expand but a court blocked the new runway plan on Thursday on environmental grounds.
Court setback
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Heathrow expansion ruled illegal on climate grounds

Heathrow expansion ruled illegal on climate groundsLONDON - The planned expansion of London`s Heathrow Airport was declared unlawful on environmental grounds by a court on Thursday, a ruling that could sink the $18 billion project that has been dogged by decades of dispute and indecision.
Outbreak
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Heathrow says coronavirus impact small so far

Heathrow says coronavirus impact small so farLONDON - Britain`s Heathrow Airport, the busiest hub in Europe, has so far seen little impact from coronavirus on passenger numbers, but its chief executive said it was too soon to say whether or not the growth of the London hub this year would be curtailed by the global virus outbreak.
Airports
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Heathrow warns it might fall behind Paris

Heathrow warns it might fall behind ParisLONDON - Heathrow airport pushes for its expansion. Despite record breaking start to the year at Heathrow, latest figures show that its EU competitor, Paris Charles de Gaulle, is growing at twice the rate and is set to overtake as Europe`s leading hub airport within the next two years, the airport warned.
Airport expansion
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Stansted can continue development planning

Stansted can continue development planningLONDON - Stansted airport can continue its expansion plan without central government approval. A High Court judge has dismissed an appeal by Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) group to have the airport`s planning application to serve more passengers determined by national government.
Airlines
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South African considers Heathrow slots sale

South African considers Heathrow slots saleLONDON - South African Airways might tap Heathrow slots as a source for cash in its turn-around efforts. According to a media report, the airline considers selling a prime slot pair it currently uses for an overnight service to Johannesburg. South African has neither confirmed nor denied the rumors.
Airports
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Johnson suggests additional delays in Heathrow expansion

Johnson suggests additional delays in Heathrow expansionLONDON - Boris Johnson sees no "immediate prospect" of construction activity to expand London Heathrow. The British PM dodged a question in parliament on his stance the billion pound infrastructure project. According to a recent timeline a third runway is unlikely to be completed before 2028.
Airports
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Airlines add frequencies to London City

Airlines add frequencies to London CityLONDON - New routes, additional frequencies and larger aircraft take London City Airport to new heights. Over five million passengers travelled through the central air link last year, making 2019 the busiest year in the airport`s history. An ongoing expansion plan will add capacity to the slot-constrained field.
Flight PC2193
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Plane skids off runway in Istanbul

Plane skids off runway in IstanbulISTANBUL - A Pegasus Airlines plane flying into Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport skidded off the end of a wet runway and broke into three pieces after landing on Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 179, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
Manchester Airport
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Westjet to offer fast link to Canada

Westjet to offer fast link to CanadaMANCHESTER - The quickest ever Transatlantic route from Manchester Airport is set for a summer 2020: direct flights to Halifax in June with Westjet will take only six hours. The link is offered four times per week on Boeing 737-700 with two classes and onward connectivity including Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton.
Airports
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Heathrow expansion faces delays

Heathrow expansion faces delaysLONDON - An expansion plan for Britain's Heathrow Airport will be delayed by more than a year and a third runway now will probably be completed between early 2028 and late 2029, the airport said. A new railway link connecting the city the and the British Airways hub is also set to open behind schedule.
Heathrow Airport
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Johnson: Might be difficult to lie before bulldozers

Johnson: Might be difficult to lie before bulldozersLONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would try to find a way to honour his promise to oppose Heathrow airport expansion by lying down in front of bulldozers but that it might be difficult for him. The PM might put another infrastructure project on hold due to a steep cost estimate.
Airports
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Manchester "super terminal" to open 2020

Manchester MANCHESTER - Manchester Airport revealed significant progress made on its £1bn transformation, with several months to go until it opens its new "super terminal". The UK’s third largest airport also released new images to showcase what passengers using the new facilities can expect next summer.
Air France-KLM
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Branson pulls out of deal to sell Virgin Atlantic stake

Branson pulls out of deal to sell Virgin Atlantic stakeLONDON - After a year of new found glory Richard Branson changed his mind on Virgin Atlantic: The U.K billionaire pulls out of a 2017 deal to sell a 31 percent stake in the airline to Air France-KLM. Virgin Atlantic bolstered its hub-strategy with the take-over of Flybe and expects Heathrow momentum.
Network
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Air Baltic adds Manchester to its 2020 schedule

Air Baltic adds Manchester to its 2020 scheduleMANCHESTER - Latvian airline Air Baltic will launch scheduled flights between Manchester and Riga, Latvia on March 29, 2020. The new route will offer connections to passengers travelling from Manchester to the Latvian capital and over 70 destinations served from Riga to Scandinavia, Russia, the Middle East and Europe.
"Bingo Boarding"
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Gatwick airport trials efficient boarding techniques

Gatwick airport trials efficient boarding techniquesLONDON - London Gatwick is trialling a new boarding technique in a bid to avoid queues and congestion at gates. During a two-month trial, large digital screens and staff will be placed at Gate 101 to show passengers the order to board. Some Easyjet flights will participate in the "bingo boarding" field test.
Daxing Airport
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British Airways to commence flights to new Beijing gateway

British Airways to commence flights to new Beijing gatewayBEIJING - Beijing's new $63 billion Daxing airport began its first scheduled international flights on Sunday as it ramped up operations to help relieve pressure on the city's existing Capital airport. British Airways was among the first carriers to shift their Beijing operations to the new airport.

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