07/24/2016

This Summer, try a staycation

A headline in the Daily Telegraph suggested that many Brits are deciding to take their summer holiday in the UK, giving a boost to the economy.

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12/02/2015

From Berne to Le Bourget via Geneva

An Air Glaciers Beechcraft 200 Super King came to Geneva from Berne, then continued to Paris Le Bourget (to COP21?).

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11/24/2015

Islamists back from Larnaca to Basel

As reported on this web site and elsewhere, but not in the paper, suspected islamists were being returned from Larnaca to Basel

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11/17/2015

On Friday November 13, another easyJet Switzerland aircraft

It will unfortunately be "easy" to remember when easyJet Switzerland added yet another Airbus A319 to its fleet.

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11/03/2015

Tout va bien à notre aéroport

It seems that despite all sorts of problems involving the airport, any negative things seem to be only rarely reported in Geneva: why?

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09/22/2015

Alternatiba, VW, diesel and Kerosene

On the Saturday at Alternatiba two interesting sessions related to the current VW diesel car emissions scandal.

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09/18/2015

easyJet profits and losses

While easyJet forecasts pre-tax profits of over a billion Swiss Francs, passengers lose out and empty planes fly all over Europe.

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07/31/2015

Nearly a catastrophic collision at Geneva airport.

On Friday 24 July 2015 there was almost a catastrophic collision between an Airbus taking off and a Cessna jet taxiing. How near?

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05/31/2015

USA and Iran: a useful visit?

US secretary of state John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew inlast Friday by different routes.

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01/18/2015

Geneva airport after the financial tsunami

The need for Geneva airport to handle 25 million passengers by 2030 is now doubtful after the floating of the Swiss Franc.

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01/12/2015

A late flight to Rennes

When football teams come to play against Evian, they often return late at night with Sun Air of Scandinavia.

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11/06/2014

Airport waste : all shall be one!

On the radio this morning an embarrassed Geneva airport spokesman had to explain why sorted waste became unsorted waste!

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09/19/2014

Little Nellie's progeny!

Fans of James Bond films may remember him flying a heavily-armed Gyro-copter called Little Nellie. Now there are more of these Gyro-copters!

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08/26/2014

A short visit by a Thai personality

Visits by large aircraft which are not running scheduled flights can be interesting: how about this Thai Boeing 737?

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08/25/2014

Threats against civilian aircraft?

After the shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines aircraft we know how defenceless are most civilian flights. What next?

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