07/31/2014

Aviation and Ebola

This morning, 31 July 2014, on the radio, there was a discussion whether the Ebola outbreak in Africa could get to Europe by air.

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07/29/2014

Rome to Basel via Geneva and Bordeaux to Geneva via Lyon.

Passengers on the easyJet UK flight from Rome to Basel last night might have been surprised to come first to Geneva on an easyJet Switzerland aircraft.

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07/25/2014

The new Geneva East Wing terminal

At a press conference yesterday the associations which had objected to the proposed new East Wing extension terminal withdrew their opposition.

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07/22/2014

Chaos at Lyon airport last Sunday night

When four return flights of easyJet Switzerland were diverted to Lyon after midnight on Sunday 20 July there were chaotic scenes.

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07/21/2014

A new Ukraine airline to Geneva

On Sunday 20 July, in the midst of the Ukraine air crash, a new Ukraine airline came from Kiev to Geneva, then back to Lviv.

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06/12/2014

Court ruling that airlines must pay compensation

The High Court in the UK ruled that a passenger must be paid compensation when a technical problem on an aircraft caused a 27 hour delay.

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06/10/2014

On Whit Monday an interesting Netjets flight

Last Monday, an Embraer Phenom 300 jet aircraft operated by NetJets called in at a very small airfield. The pilot had some work!

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05/25/2014

Saturday night / Sunday morning

In the early hours of Sunday 25 May 2015 three early morning aircraft movements had different causes!

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05/02/2014

Do you claim money back from easyJet?

Today, 2 May, this paper has not found any passengers on easyJet flights claiming compensation for long delays last Sunday.

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04/17/2014

A new easyJet destination

On Wednesday 16 April easyJet Switzerland flew an empty aircraft to and back from Epinal airport: a future route?

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02/18/2014

Suivez l'avion détourné à Genève!

Avec le programme Google Earth program dans votre ordinateur vous pouvez suivre la trajectoire de cet avion comme si vous étiez le pilote!

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Follow the hijack plane to Geneva

With the Google Earth program on your computer you can follow the path of the hijacked plane as if you were the pilot!

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02/17/2014

The hijacked Ethiopian aircraft

The hijacked Ethiopian Boeing 767 flew all around the airport a few times before landing, blocking all normal traffic

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02/14/2014

Global warming and the current weather

The current bad weather in Switzerland is as nothing compared to elsewhere in Europe and beyond. Is increasing air and road traffic related?

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01/16/2014

A cargo flight to Egypt

Just after 11 pm on Wednesday 15 January a large and noisy Airbus A300 took off over Vernier. However, we should not complain!

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