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Libya’s Airport Propaganda

How do airports within a United Nations sanctioned No Fly Zone continue to show regularly scheduled flights? How do airlines banned from entering the European Union due to political sanctions show scheduled flights into and out of the European Union? The answer can be summed up in three words … The Libyan Government. I am…

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Ryanair vs UK Air Passenger Duty – Is Ryanair Right?

Today Irish low cost carrier Ryanair has announced it will be reducing its winter flights by 16%.  While most airlines make their announcements and move on, Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary is making public statement that the United Kingdom’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) is ‘damaging’ the airline industry and creating capacity reductions in the United Kingdom.…

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Today’s EU Forecast : Much Of The Same Volcanic Ash

Following yesterday’s massive and unprecedented airspace closure over Europe yesterday due to volcanic ash cloud caused by the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano much of Europe’s airspace remains closed today. As of yesterday an estimated 6,000 flights were canceled due to the volcanic ash cloud moving over Europe. The last estimates were that a total…

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