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Brussels News

Brussels to Washington direct

Brussels Airlines is to start direct flights from Brussels airport to Washington DC’s Dulles International airport on 18 June. The five times a week service to the US capital comes a year after...
Madrid News

Iberia pilots willing to cut salaries

Iberia pilots have announced that they are prepared to accept a reduction in salaries of what amounts to 26 per cent. They have also said that they will agree to a 50 per cent reduction in pay for new...
Paris News

Air France offer low cost MiNi

Air France is offering low-cost tickets to 58 destinations in France, Europe and north Africa in a new strategy to fight off budget rivals such as Ryanair and Easyjet. France’s national airline...
Vienna News

Vienna’s airport opens Check-in 1

Check-in 1 is set to open at Vienna’s Schwechat international airport mid-January. Work to remodernise the terminal has taken about six months. New check-in desks have been installed and the...
Jersey News

Jersey buses to get new smart card system

Jersey’s new bus company, which takes over the island’s public transport service at the beginning of 2013, is also introducing a new smart card ticketing service to encourage frequent user...
Dublin News

Dublin's Luas link gets green light

Construction of Dublin’s €370 million cross-city Luas line will begin in May 2013 after it received approval from the cabinet on 27 November and was granted planning permission earlier th...
Madrid News

Madrid scraps plan for toll roads

A plan to introduce tolls on motorways around Madrid has now been scrapped. The suggestion was first introduced by the then head of the Madrid government, Esperanza Aguirre, to help with the cost o...
Barcelona News

New prices for Bicing in Barcelona

Barcelona is planning large increases in 2013 for its Bicing bike-sharing scheme. The cost of an annual subscription will go from €45 to €97.50 but at the same time the city will introduce a...
Paris News

French railways strike

Train passengers throughout France can expect delays until Friday 26 October because of strikes in protest against restructuring plans by the state railway SNCF. Travellers have been advised to contac...
Brussels News

Brussels parking plan postponed

The residents’ parking plan for central Brussels has now been delayed for a few months because of suggestions and queries by residents and traders. Additional meetings have now been scheduled be...
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam gets scooter taxis

To add to its already excellent and varied public transport system Amsterdam now has a scooter taxi company, called Hopper, launched at the beginning of October. The price of a single ride is a flat-r...
Brussels News

Brussels gets new parking system

The new parking system, which started at the beginning of October, will gradually be rolled out across the city before the end of 2013. The idea is to ensure that people can park close to their hom...
Copenhagen News

Mercedes replaces Ford for Danish police cars

Danish police are to replace their present Ford cars with Mercedes and Volkswagens from April 2013. Although the cars are more expensive to buy, they consume less petrol, have less environmental im...
Paris News

Pedestrian banks along the Seine

Plans put forward by the Socialist mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, to pedestrianise the banks of the Seine are not popular among motorists. Two associations – 40millions d’automobil...
Berlin News

Berlin’s Willy Brandt airport to open 27 October 2013

Berlin’s new airport will open on 27 October 2013, the beginning of the winter schedules for 2013/2014. It had previously been scheduled for June 2012. The new chief executive of the airport...
Berlin News

Brandenburg airport delayed again

The opening date for Berlin’s new Brandenburg airport has been put off once again, this time until October 2013, rather than March 2013. The airport, to be called after the former German chan...
Berlin News

Lufthansa cabin crew strike again

A Lufthansa cabin crew strike is to affect flights through Berlin on Tuesday 4 September. Many medium and short-haul flights will be cancelled. The strike, which started in Berlin at 05.00 will last f...
Brussels News

Car-free Sunday in Brussels

16 September marks the traditional annual car-free Sunday in Brussels  at the start of European mobility week, which this year is from 16-22 September. Numerous events take place on the first...
Amsterdam News

Schipol airport on high alert

Schipol airport was on alert on 29 August because of the suspected highjacking of a Vueling plane with 180 passengers enroute from Malaga in Spain. The plane was escorted by F16 fighters to Schipol...
Berlin News

Berlin’s Brandenburg airport opening still not confirmed

Confirmation of 17 March 2013 as the opening for Berlin’s new Brandenburg airport will only be confirmed mid September, according to a press release from the airport’s supervisory board....


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