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UK eyes 2026 for driverless tech on motorways

UK eyes 2026 for driverless tech on motorways

Rail rates in England could jump 4.9% in March

Rail rates in England could jump 4.9% in March

Munich Airport reopens; flights ‘heavily restricted’ after German freezing rain

Munich Airport reopens; flights 'heavily restricted' after German freezing rain

Average Ryanair tickets rise 24% as firm predicts record earnings

Ryanair pays historic dividends. Summer fares surge. Strong financial performance. Ryanair will pay €400 million (£346.6 million) in shareholder dividends, a first for the company. As the airline transported a record number of passengers throughout the summer, fares have increased. Exceptional Half-Year Performance The average fare increased by 24% year-over-year to €58 (£50.27), Ryanair disclosed...

Ryanair CEO dismisses air traffic chaos report

Ryanair CEO Dismisses Report on Flight Pandemonium Airlines Demand Compensation for Disruption Costs Nats' Initial Report on System Failure and Subsequent Actions The CEO of Ryanair dismissed as "rubbish" a report on the flight pandemonium over the holiday weekend. Michael O'Leary argued that the findings "play down the impact on the aviation industry"...

Heathrow strikes postponed 24-25 June.

Heathrow security staff strike postponed pending pay offer vote Offer includes significant pay increases and inflation-linked raises Strikes could still occur if offer is rejected Unite security workers are voting on a "improved" salary deal, postponing the June 24–25 strike. The upcoming weekend's Heathrow security staff demonstrations have been postponed as the union...

Reports say airline will weigh international passengers for safety.

Air New Zealand assures passengers that their weight will not be displayed to other passengers. In June, Air New Zealand is reportedly going to weigh its international passengers. Average passenger weights will help pilots calculate aircraft weight and equilibrium. Those who choose to participate will contribute to the airline's safety, according to...

Cathay Pacific fires cabin personnel for prejudice.

Cathay Pacific Airways has terminated three flight attendants following a discrimination complaint involving non-English speaking passengers. This comes after a viral audio recording of cabin crew ridiculing passengers on a Sunday flight went viral. The Hong Kong airline apologized for causing "widespread concern" after conducting an internal investigation. Chinese state media claimed...

British Airways’ owner IAG raises profit guidance as capacity reaches 97% of pre-pandemic levels.

The company reports that demand for international travel is high despite the tightening of family budgets and that lowering fuel prices are also contributing to its improved profit outlook. The parent company of British Airways has increased its annual operating profit forecast due to an increase in reservations, stating that...

Dublin Airport: Ryanair plane has trouble landing; emergency declared.

The Liverpool-bound Ryanair flight was greeted by the airport's fire department, with passengers remaining on board until the fire officer gave the all-clear. An emergency was declared after a plane's landing gear encountered a "minor issue" while landing at Dublin Airport. The Sunday afternoon Ryanair flight from Liverpool was greeted by...

Uranium cargo alerted Heathrow Airport.

Last month, uranium-contaminated metal was found at London's Heathrow Airport, prompting a police investigation. The Counter Terrorism Command of the Metropolitan Police responded to the security alert that was activated on December 29. The uranium originated in Pakistan, according to The Sun, which broke the news. One line of inquiry is whether...

Airports will relax limits on liquids and laptops.

The government has set June 2024 as the date for major UK airports to install new security systems, which will render obsolete the rule requiring passengers to bring no more than 100ml of liquid in a container and remove large electronic devices from carry-on luggage. Changes will be made to...

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Police threaten arrest of ‘openly Jewish’ man near pro-Palestine march

Last Saturday in London, the leader of the Campaign Against Antisemitism was prevented from crossing a road near a pro-Palestine demonstration. A supporter of antisemitism was threatened with arrest mere yards from a pro-Palestine march, with one Metropolitan Police officer characterising his presence as "antagonising."

G7 nations criticise Chinese funding for Russia’s weapons industry

The "strong concern" expressed by foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) nations regarding transferring weapon components and materials from Chinese enterprises to Russia in preparation for its military offensive in Ukraine has been documented. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken exhorted his counterparts on Friday at a meeting on the Italian island of Capri to increase pressure on China, which the United States accuses of assisting Russia's war effort by supplying critical components for weaponry.

Israel’s attack on Iran: Crisis demonstrates Iran-Israel miscommunication

The Israeli assault on Iran did not elicit the severe reaction that Western leaders, including US President Joe Biden, had anticipated. They have been advocating for Israel to establish a clear boundary in the perilous sequence of occurrences that commenced on April 1 with the assassination of a senior Iranian general in Damascus by Israel. The conflict in Gaza has persisted for over six months after the Hamas assaults on Israel, and it has extended to the vicinity encompassing the Lebanon-Israel border and the Gulf.

Saga boosted by ocean and river cruise demand

New results indicate that Saga's cruise and travel divisions returned to profitability in 2018 due to a significant increase in demand. According to preliminary annual results, the group's ocean cruise division generated an underlying pre-tax profit of £35.5 million in the year ending in January, compared to a loss of £700,000 in the prior year. The organisation stated, "Bookings for ocean cruises continue to be exceptionally robust, and we have already secured a 78% load factor and £3,679 per diem for 2024/25."