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Heathrow says airport border queues at ‘unacceptable level’

Heathrow says airport border queues at ‘unacceptable level’

Business
Yury BabinHeathrow Airport regularly sees queues of three hours and sometimes six hours at border control, according to Emma Gilthorpe, its chief operating officer. Earlier this month, passengers complained of waiting up to seven hours, which one said was "inhumane".But Border Force said many passengers were arriving without having bought mandatory Covid testing packages.The enforcement body added that people should only be travelling for limited reasons.Separately, hundreds of Heathrow passport control are set to take industrial action.Queue issuesUnions representing Border Force officials said the delays were partly caused by Covid restrictions requiring immigration officials to work in a bubble of 10.They said this prevented more staff being deployed if the border was particularly busy....
US airline set to buy flying electric taxis for airport runs

US airline set to buy flying electric taxis for airport runs

Technology
Getty ImagesUnited Airlines plans to buy 200 flying electric taxis that it hopes will fly passengers to the airport within the next five years. The US airline is one of the first major carriers to commit to the purchase of flying taxis.United Airlines will also invest in flying taxi firm Archer as part of a $ 1.1bn (£800m) deal to develop the aircraft.The aircraft need regulatory approval before the purchase can go ahead. The race to build a flying electric taxiIs the airborne commute a flight of fancy? The flying car is here – and it could change the world - BBC FutureUnited Airlines will team up with US regional carrier Mesa Airlines to buy Archer's electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of a $ 1bn order.The deal is seen as a stamp of approval for start-up Archer...

IGI airport to charge new levy on flyers, flying out of Delhi to be a bit costlier from February

Finance
(This story originally appeared in on Jan 02, 2021)NEW DELHI: Flying out of Delhi will cost marginally more from next month. The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) has allowed Delhi International Airport Ltd to levy Rs 65.98 plus taxes per departing passenger from February 1 to March 31 in lieu of the "fuel throughput charge" levied on airlines till January 15, 2020. The new charge per passenger departing from Indira Gandhi International Airport will drop to Rs 53, Rs 52.56 and 51.97 (taxes extra), respectively, in financial years 2022 (April 1, 2021-March 31, 2022), 2023 and 2024. Sources said that AERA hadn't yet approved DIAL's request for an additional levy of Rs 200 and Rs 300 from each domestic and international outbound passenger to offset the revenue losses caused by th...
Yemen war: Deadly attack at Aden airport as new government arrives

Yemen war: Deadly attack at Aden airport as new government arrives

World
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Heathrow overtaken as Europe’s busiest airport amid pandemic

Heathrow overtaken as Europe’s busiest airport amid pandemic

Business
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