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Snowstorm blankets eastern Mediterranean closing airports, schools and vaccination centres

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Europe’s busiest airport shut down in Istanbul on Monday while schools and vaccination centres closed in Athens as a rare snowstorm blanketed swathes of the eastern Mediterranean, causing blackouts and traffic havoc. ...

Pig patrol: Amsterdam airport’s innovative approach to flight safety

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A group of animals has been drafted in to combat a hazard in the skies above the runways of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, the Netherlands’ aviation hub. A six-week pilot project is studying whether a small herd of pig...

Delays at UK airports as IT failure hits biometric passport gates

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Passengers arriving at airports across the UK faced major queues on Friday after an IT failure hit the electronic passport gates operated by Border Force. Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh airports all reported probl...

Coronavirus live: UK airports set for busiest weekend since pandemic; clashes at Sydney anti-lockdown protests

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Thousands of travellers will leave the UK this weekend as school holidays begin for millions

Covid traffic light system could cost UK airports £2.6bn this summer

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The UK aviation sector has warned that airports are likely to lose at least £2.6bn this summer as the “chaotic” Covid traffic light system halts international travel. Airports said the coming months could deal a heavi...

Coronavirus live: UK airports set for busiest weekend since pandemic; more positive cases at Tokyo Olympics

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Thousands of travellers will leave the UK this weekend as school holidays begin for millions

Expansion of English airports could threaten climate commitments – report

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The climate impact of expansion plans at regional airports in England has been dramatically underestimated and would threaten the UK’s legally binding commitments, according to a report published ahead of a key summit...