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Pakistanis angered by new airport baggage-wrapping policy

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Pakistan's civil aviation watchdog has ordered all air travellers to have their checked baggage shrink-wrapped, drawing scorn and criticism from frequent flyers and environmentalists. Shahrukh Nusrat, director general of Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), said Sunday that wrapping baggage was now "mandatory", and it was being done for "safety" purposes. Passengers would have to pay 50 rupees (about US$0.31) per bag for the wrapping, Nusrat said in a… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

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Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St. Louis-bound Southwest Flight 1555 "came into contact" during pushback with the winglet of Southwest Flight 4580, headed for Atlanta. (www.msn.com) More...

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Lufthansa, British Airways suddenly suspend all flights to Cairo as 'precaution'

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The British government issued a travel warning for Egypt on Saturday citing a “heightened risk of terrorism against aviation,” as British Airways and German carrier Lufthansa suspended flights to Cairo as a security "precaution." British Airways flights were suspended for seven days, while Lufthansa flights will resume on Sunday. The United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued a statement stating: "There’s a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation.… (www.msn.com) More...

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30 injured as turbulence hits turkish airlines

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Thirty people were injured inclunding to cabin crew. Though there were injuries none were life threatening. The worst injury was a broken leg sustained by a cabin crew (www.hurriyetdailynews.com) More...

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OPINION: Safety gains must not be undone by technology

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Diligent application of hard-earned experience has made safety a hallmark of modern aviation; let's not lose our grip on the basics of sound technique. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Wizz Air expands its Chisinau operations

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Wizz Air has announced the allocation of a third aircraft to Chisinau, the capital of Moldova (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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