12/25/2013

The cyclone "Dirk" hit Gatwick airport hard

The cyclone DIRK, which brought record low pressure values, caused major air travel disruptions, particularly at Gatwick.

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11/11/2013

Forgiveness on Remembrance Day

On this day, 11 November 2013, the obituaries of two persons connected with World War II detailed courage and reconciliation.

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11/06/2013

Cornish pasties next year with easyJet?

Yesterday, 5 November, easyJet Switzerland sent an empty Airbus A319 to and back from Newquay airport, Cornwall!

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11/01/2013

Who will be the next political head of the airport?

When the next seven Geneva administrative Councillors have been elected, who will have the airport in his/her department?

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10/24/2013

Lufthansa: good or bad news?

Reactions to the predictions from Lufthansa, which combines with Swiss, of profits higher this year than last, were mixed.

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10/16/2013

Computer networks are fallible

Like many other organisations in the past, easyJet yesterday had to deal with a major network problem, which did affect Geneva.

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10/09/2013

A tale of two Geneva State Councillors

The two Councillors, Michèle Kunzler and Isabel Rochat, were not too popular in the State Council elections last weekend.

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09/14/2013

Flights from blame to iniquity!

The flight of a serial rapist with a female psychologist went to iniquity with her assassination. More flights from blame will follow.

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09/04/2013

Be quiet in Thoune football stadium

FC Thoune football stadium capacity is normally limited to 6000 , but will be higher when Thoune play in the Europa League.

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08/25/2013

When Evian play at home Vernier loses!

When Evian Thonon Gaillard football team play at home, the visitors sometimes come by charter flight but leave late.

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08/21/2013

REGA has been busy this month

This month, August 2013, the three Challenger 604 ambulance jets  of REGA have been very busy.

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08/09/2013

The best known Spitfire pilot

On this day, 9 August 1941, the best known Spitfire pilot, Douglas (later Sir Douglas) Bader was shot down over France.

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07/29/2013

125 year anniversary of the Brünig line

For the 125th anniversary of the Brünig railway line between Lucerne and Interlaken there have been some steam trips.

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07/26/2013

Speedy help to accident victims

Yesterday, returning from a day out, I saw on the telejournal images of the awful train crash and a dispute between REGA and Air Glaciers.

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07/23/2013

Geneva airport: pay to jump the queues

At Geneva airport, if you are in a long queue to pass security, you can now pay to jump the queue! Another money-making scheme?

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