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Third runway to be build at Heathrow airport

After decades of delay, the British government endorsed the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday. The decision to build a third runway at the airport provoked a ferocious response that illustrated why a succession of politicians have ducked the issue since the 1970s. The

Turkey tourist arrivals drop in record numbers

Turkey experienced its biggest drop in foreign-tourist arrivals on record last month, as tensions with Russia and a series of deadly bombings kept visitors away from the country’s beaches. The number of arrivals dropped for a ninth consecutive month, the longest streak of year-on-year declines

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America agree to merge

Alaska Air Group, parent company of Alaska Airlines, has agreed to acquire Virgin America for $2.6 billion. Alaska Air will pay Virgin America stakeholders $57 per share in cash. When including Virgin America’s debt and capitalized aircraft operating leases, the aggregate transaction value is $4

The worst airports in the world according to pilots

Airports can be strange places. Amid the frantic rush to make a business appointment or get the family somewhere hot as quickly as possible, they represent a kind of compulsory no-mans land for hours of waiting around. While some airports have risen to the challenge – the butterfly house and cactus garden

Mozambique debris almost certainly from flight MH370

Australia said on Thursday that plane debris recovered earlier this month from Mozambique was highly likely to have come from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which was carrying 239 people when it went missing more than two years ago. A Malaysian government investigation team has found

Flydubai plane crash in Rostov kills all on board

Flydubai flight FZ981 has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don killing all 62 passengers and crew on board. The flight was en route from Dubai and crashed during its second landing approach amid poor weather conditions. Air-traffic control and local emergency services confirmed