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Portugal Invokes Special Measures To Break TAP Strike

December 18, 2014

The Portuguese government has moved to halt a four-day strike at national airline TAP planned for the busy holiday period, invoking special powers that allow dismissal or in some cases criminal charges against strikers.
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Portugal Invokes Special Measures To Break TAP Strike

TAP Heads For Strike As Sell-Off Talks Stall

December 16, 2014

The Portuguese government said it will stick to its sell-off plan for national airline TAP after talks with unions failed to convince them to call off a four-day strike set for the height of the holiday season.
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TAP Heads For Strike As Sell-Off Talks Stall

Zurich Airport Re-Opens After Security Threat

December 16, 2014

Zurich airport has re-opened after it was partly closed for several hours on Monday evening because of an unspecified threat.
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Zurich Airport Re-Opens After Security Threat

UK To Scrap Air Travel Tax For Children

December 3, 2014

UK finance minister George Osborne said he would make it cheaper for families to travel by scrapping the air travel tax charged for children, prompting airlines to call on him to go further and abolish the levy in its entirety.
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UK To Scrap Air Travel Tax For Children

Scotland Could Cut Air Travel Tax

November 27, 2014

Scotland is likely to cut taxes on passengers flying out of the country from next year following a new tax deal with the UK government, giving Scottish airports an advantage over rivals in England.
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Scotland Could Cut Air Travel Tax

US, China To Extend Visas To Boost Trade, Tourism

November 10, 2014

China and the United States have agreed to significantly extend the terms of short-term visas, US President Barack Obama said on Monday in Beijing, a deal he said would improve trade and business ties between the world's two largest economies.
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US, China To Extend Visas To Boost Trade, Tourism

Air Serbia To Resume Croatian Flights After 23 Years

November 7, 2014

Air Serbia is to resume flights between Belgrade and the Croatian capital of Zagreb next month, after a 23-year break.
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Air Serbia To Resume Croatian Flights After 23 Years

US Upgrades Security Screening For Europe, Asia Visitors

November 3, 2014

Washington imposed tighter security screening Monday for visitors from countries, including the United Kingdom and many other European nations, whose citizens do not need a visa to get into the United States.
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US Upgrades Security Screening For Europe, Asia Visitors

Ebola Fears Hurt East African Tourism

October 29, 2014

East Africa's Serengeti and Maasai Mara safari parks are as far if not further from the Ebola outbreak in the west of the continent than much of Europe which supplies the tourists, but you'd hardly guess that from the slump in bookings.
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Ebola Fears Hurt East African Tourism

Saudi LCC flynas Suspends Long-Haul Services

October 28, 2014

Saudi Arabia's first and only budget airline, flynas, has suspended long-haul flights because profits on the routes did not meet expectations.
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Saudi LCC flynas Suspends Long-Haul Services