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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Strikes set for today. Expect delays

Up to two million public sector workers are staging a strike over pensions in what is set to be the biggest walkout for a generation.

Schools, hospitals, airports, ports and government offices will be among sites disrupted, as more than 1,000 demonstrations are due across the UK.

It would "achieve nothing", Downing Street said, calling for more talks.

Unions object to government plans to make their members pay more and work longer to earn their pensions.

So be aware if you're set to take a flight to France and check with your airline before you leave home.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

WiFi at Nimes airport

For those of you who are addicted to the "Always connected" Internet age, you will be pleased to know that there is free wifi at Nimes airport.

Simple, no nonsense free wifi just as it should be. No need to create an account, just connect and surf. Well done Nimes airport.

Location:Aérodrome de Nîmes Garons,Saint-Gilles,France

Friday, 18 November 2011

Airlines urge Chancellor to cut tax

Four leading airline chief executives are calling on George Osborne to axe Air Passenger Duty arguing that its negative impact on the UK economy is outweighing any benefit from the revenue raised. 
In a letter to the Chancellor, Carolyn McCall from easyJet, Willie Walsh from IAG, Michael O'Leary from Ryanair and Steve Ridgway from Virgin Atlantic say that what is happening in the UK mirrors what occurred in the Netherlands in 2008/09 when a similar air tax was imposed. 
After a year, the levy was abandoned after a study showed that its harmful effects on the Dutch economy were nearly four times greater than the revenue it produced. 
The letter highlights that passenger numbers at UK airports have fallen consecutively for the last three years to a level lower than 2004. In 2010, there were 7.4 million fewer passengers in the UK while numbers using European airports grew by 66.3 million.
The chief executives challenge the Chancellor to commission an independent report on the true economic effects of aviation tax in Britain. 
APD was doubled in 2007 and hiked again in each of the last two years. The UK has the highest aviation taxes in the world.

The letter states that:
“For hard-working families, APD is a tax too far for the privilege of taking a well-earned    holiday. It is also a tax on tourism and a tax on business. 
“Aviation doesn’t just drive exports - it is a major exporter in its own right with our  airlines earning nearly £11 billion of foreign revenues every year. Tourism is one of the UK's most important earners and is  worth £115 billion to the UK economy.
“We take our responsibility to the environment very seriously and have taken steps to reduce our impact. We support emissions trading (ETS) in principle but a combination of both APD and ETS when it is introduced is unsustainable.”
Separately, a survey carried out by the airlines this week shows that 85 per cent of those asked believe that aviation is important to the recovery of the UK economy and 77 per cent believe that APD is an unfair tax.

Thanks to Robin from WOW for this update.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Limoges airport gets new Managing Director

Limoges International Airport is pleased to welcome its new Managing Director, Philippe Gaillard, since 2nd November 2011. 

Philippe Gaillard, 43, will participate to the development of the platform and will also contribute to running the network of French Midwest airports.
Former fighter pilot in the French Navy, he is also an engineer from the French Civil Aviation School and was previously working for a subsidiary of Entrepose Contracting ( Vinci group).
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Limoges and the Haute Vienne, and Limoges International Airport are sending him a warm welcome.

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Monday, 14 November 2011

Nimes airport toilets

The main toilets at Nimes airport are currently out of action due to building works at the airport.

Use toilets located in the arrivals hall just to the left of the baggage carousels.

Location:Aérodrome de Nîmes Garons,Saint-Gilles,France


Thursday, 3 November 2011

Ryanair 2012 cabin crew charity calendar now for sale

Ryanair's new 2012 charity cabin crew calendar is now for sale. Click here to order.

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