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17 марта, 12:03

Более ста рейсов отменено в аэропортах Великобритании из-за снегопадов

Непогода стала причиной отмены более ста рейсов в аэропортах Великобритании. На страну надвигаются мощный снегопад и значительное похолодание, передаёт The Independent. Отмечается, что все пассажиры ранних утренних рейсов вылетели по расписанию, а сейчас многим приходится ждать своего вылета в аэропорту. Так, авиакомпания British Airways отменила 86 рейсов, в частности вылеты в Нью-Йорк и Чикаго, города Великобритании и Европы. Ещё четыре рейса — ирландский перевозчик Aer Lingus. Десять рейсов отменила немецкая Lufthansa. Всего в крупнейшем лондонском аэропорту Хитроу в настоящее время отменено 118 авиарейсов. Вылететь в срок не смогут 15 тысяч пассажиров.

16 марта, 09:08

Волшебный лайнер. Построят ли в России сверхзвуковой пассажирский самолет на базе бомбардировщика

Если на производственной базе Ту-160 будет создано пассажирское воздушное судно, отечественный авиапром займет заметную нишу на глобальном рынке сбыта высокотехнологичной продукции

15 марта, 13:15

If You Think You Hate Airline Food Today, Take a Look at Its Surprising History

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how airplane food has changed over the years.

15 марта, 01:20

Сооснователь «Евросети» рассказал, как британцы относятся к русским

По словам сооснователя сети салонов сотовой связи «Евросеть» Тимура Артемьева, проживающего в Великобритании с 2008 года, со стороны обычных британцев не наблюдается никакой неприязни к русским

13 марта, 16:09

Frontrunning: March 13

Trump ousts Rex Tillerson as secretary of state (WaPo) Stock futures jump after data dims fears of inflation overheating (Reuters) Bond Market’s Most Feared Traders Threaten Treasuries Once Again (BBG) Russian military says will respond if U.S. strikes Syria (Reuters) Murder and Protests Rock a Small European Nation (BBG) A Sea Change Is Underway in Money Markets (BBG) Roger Stone claimed contact with WikiLeaks’s founder in 2016, two associates say (WaPo) New York financier Lynn Tilton puts her Zohar funds into bankruptcy (Reuters) Kushner Companies’ Brooklyn Sale Linked to Japanese Government (BBG) Microsoft women filed 238 discrimination and harassment complaints: court documents (Reuters) China Central Bank Gains More Power in Xi's Regulatory Shift (BBG) Saudi Aramco international listing looks increasingly difficult (Reuters) Havens Just Aren’t Safe Anymore, Goldman Says (BBG) VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock (BBG) South Dakota urges Supreme Court to click 'buy' on internet sales tax (Reuters) New Boeing jet to accelerate services shake-up (Reuters) Overnight Media Digest WSJ - President Donald Trump on Monday blocked Broadcom Ltd's $117 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc , capping a remarkable series of moves by the Trump administration reflecting officials' concerns about an intensifying arms race between the United States and China over advanced technologies. - David Solomon became the heir apparent at Goldman Sachs Group Inc after his main rival for the top job abruptly resigned, moves that show the Wall Street powerhouse is continuing to move beyond its trading roots. - Women fleeing domestic violence overseas could lose the right to claim asylum in the United States under a review of immigration-court precedent launched by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week. - Top White House officials have reached out to gauge Lawrence Kudlow's interest in becoming President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, and the CNBC commentator was expected to interview for the position as soon as this week. - Former adult-movie star Stormy Daniels who accepted $130,000 from President Donald Trump's lawyer would return the money in exchange for being released from a contract barring her from discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a letter from her attorney.   FT - The Institute for Government, in a detailed assessment of Whitehall’s Brexit spending, said Britain is likely to have spent about 2 billion pounds ($2.78 billion) on preparations for Brexit by the time it leaves the European Union in March 2019. - Barclays Plc paid 44 percent more than last year in share awards to its top managers, even though the bank had a net loss and its shares underperformed in 2017. - GKN Plc dismissed an increased bid by Melrose Industries Plc saying that it“fundamentally” undervalued the company. - U.S. President Donald Trump blocked Broadcom Ltd from buying rival chip maker Qualcomm,saying he was acting to protect the national security of the United States.   NYT - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blocked Broadcom Ltd's $117 billion bid for chipmaker Qualcomm Inc , citing national security concerns and sending a clear signal that he was willing to take extraordinary measures to promote his administration's increasingly protectionist stance. - Larry Kudlow, a CNBC television commentator who has informally advised President Trump on economic issues, is currently the top contender to head the National Economic Council. - Shane Smith is preparing to cede his position as Vice Media's chief executive officer to Nancy Dubuc, who announced on Monday that she was stepping down as chief executive of A&E Networks. - New England is bracing for yet another winter storm - the third in less than two weeks - that could bring up to two feet of snow across parts of the region and as many as 18 inches to the Boston area. A winter storm watch was in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday evening for much of New England, and a blizzard warning was issued for coastal Massachusetts.   Canada THE GLOBE AND MAIL ** The federal government is examining new measures to stop China and other countries from dumping cheap steel and aluminum in Canada as a way to skirt recent hefty U.S. tariffs. ** Federal Competition Bureau officials, accompanied by police, have searched the executive offices of Postmedia Network Canada Corp and Torstar Corp as part of a review of their deal to swap 41 newspapers, which is being investigated under the conspiracy and merger provisions of the Competition Act. ** Apple Inc is acquiring Texture, the all-you-can-read digital magazine service partly owned by Rogers Communications Inc NATIONAL POST ** A fresh wave of concern has washed over the growing amount of debt Canadians have piled up. Equifax Canada said on Monday that the country's consumers owed C$1.821 trillion ($1.42 trillion) as of the fourth quarter of 2017, a new high that was up 6 percent from a year earlier.   Britain The Times - Aviva Investors has backed Melrose Plc's proposed hostile takeover of GKN Plc. After a dramatic day in which the bid was raised to 8.1 billion pounds ($11.26 billion) and the war of words between the two intensified, Aviva Investors, a top 25 shareholder in GKN, said that it would support Melrose. - UK's Competition and Markets Authority is assessing whether the proposed merger of SSE Plc and Npower, the energy suppliers, could be affected by the sale of Npower's parent to a rival. Npower is owned by Innogy SE. The Guardian - Housebuilder Persimmon Plc's award of a 75 million pounds bonus to its chief executive, Jeff Fairburn, was "almost unfathomable", UK housing minister Dominic Raab has told parliamentarians. The company faced criticism earlier this year after it emerged that a rise in profits, which has been attributed to the taxpayer-backed help-to-buy scheme, would trigger more than 2oo million pounds in bonuses for three executives. - Hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars are preparing to hire at the fastest pace in a year, with many being forced to act due to growing fears of an exodus of migrant workers as Britain leaves the European Union, according to a poll of 2,102 employers across nine different industry sectors by the recruitment firm ManpowerGroup. The Telegraph - Capita Plc's has appointed Will Serle as the company's new chief people officer. Serle will join Capita next month in the newly established role as part of company's ongoing transformation plan. - Online meal kit company Gousto has raised 28.5 million pounds from venture capital investors as it aims to be responsible for 400 million meals in UK homes by 2025. Sky News - The board of GKN Plc has rejected a "final offer" worth 8.1 billion pounds in a hostile takeover attempt by Melrose Industries Plc. - The European Union has vowed to stand up to protectionist "bullies" as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to impose trade tariffs on many metal products. Talks in Brussels over the weekend with the U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer failed to resolve the row - leaving the prospect of an all-out trade war firmly on the table. The Independent - Britain's Labour party's nationalisation agenda is as serious a threat to the economy as a hard Brexit, according to the Confederation of British Industry president. - Lego has been voted UK's strongest consumer brand in an annual ranking, as last year's leader British Airways slipped out of the top 20 altogether. A survey of 2,500 members of the British public awarded the Danish toy manufacturer the highest honour in Superbrands' 2018 consumer list.    

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09 марта, 15:22

British Airways Installs Big Brother-Style Facial Recognition Gates At More US Airports

British Airways is rolling out more of its Big Brother-style biometric facial recognition gates at US airports in a bid to speed up boarding at arrivals processes. It first installed the technology at Los Angeles International in November and is now bringing it to Orlando, Miami and New York JFK.

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08 марта, 18:37

Should You Transfer Your Hotel Points to British Airways During the 35% Promo Period?

Have a few extra hotel points you're looking to use? For a limited time, they can be worth 35% more when you transfer your hotel points to British Airways Avios. Is this a good deal or a value trap?

08 марта, 14:25

These Are the Most Luxurious Airlines You Can Fly Around the World

You won't believe how the domestic airlines you fly in the United States compare to the most luxurious airlines in the world.

07 марта, 10:35

Rolls-Royce aircraft engine fix will take 'some years'

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are among those affected by faults in the Trent 1000 engine.

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01 марта, 07:14

Reclining Ways: The Debate Over Seat Space On Airplanes Begins Anew

British Airways is restricting the recline on seats in economy, and the fight over seat space continues.

27 февраля, 19:01

At least 10 dead as Europe battles unusual icy weather

A BLAST of Siberian weather sent temperatures plunging across much of Europe yesterday, causing headaches for travelers and leading to several deaths from exposure as snow carpeted palm-lined Mediterranean

27 февраля, 14:53

В Европе сохраняются аномальные холода, нарушена работа транспорта

В странах Европы во вторник сохраняется аномально холодная погода, продолжаются снегопады, которые приводят к сбоям работы общественного транспорта. Об этом сообщает Интерфакс-Украина со ссылкой на западные СМИ. Так, метеорологические службы Великобритании предупредили о «янтарном» уровне […]

27 февраля, 11:57

Так и формируют стереотипы: Пушков отреагировал на слова «Би-би-си» о «Звере с Востока»

Глава Комиссии Совета Федерации по информационной политике Алексей Пушков заявил, что британские СМИ используют суровые погодные условия, установившиеся в Европе, для антироссийской пропаганды.

26 февраля, 22:05

UK braces for ‘beast from the east’ as Met Office warns of snow

Amber warnings issued as major disruption to roads, railways and airports expectedHeavy snow and freezing conditions are expected along the east coast of the UK and south-east England, causing disruption on the roads, railways and in the air, as the “beast from the east” envelops the British Isles.The Met Office has issued yellow and amber weather warnings for snow in England, Wales and Scotland on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, with accumulations of up to 15cm possible in some places, and temperatures at well below freezing. Continue reading...

26 февраля, 07:00

Extra: Richard Branson Full Interview

Stephen Dubner's conversation with the Virgin Group founder, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” The post Extra: Richard Branson Full Interview appeared first on Freakonomics.

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23 февраля, 15:41

Доналоговая прибыль IAG увеличилась в минувшем году на 5,6% г/г

Компания International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), сформированная в результате слияния British Airways и Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana, представила финансовые результаты за минувший год, в соответствии с которыми прибыль до уплаты налогов возросла на 5,6% г/г и составила 2,49 млрд евро по сравнению с 2,36 млрд евро годом ранее. Выручка в рассматриваемом периоде увеличилась на 1,8% г/г и достигла 22,97 млрд евро, а операционная прибыль компании составила 2,73 млрд евро по сравнению с 2,48 млрд евро, зафиксированными годом ранее. Кроме того, компания сообщила о том, что проведет обратный выкуп акций на сумму 500 млн евро ($615 млн).

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23 февраля, 15:34

Доналоговая прибыль IAG увеличилась в минувшем году на 5,6% г/г

Компания International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), сформированная в результате слияния British Airways и Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana, представила финансовые результаты за минувший год, в соответствии с которыми прибыль до уплаты налогов возросла на 5,6% г/г и составила 2,49 млрд евро по сравнению с 2,36 млрд евро годом ранее. Выручка в рассматриваемом периоде увеличилась на 1,8% г/г и достигла 22,97 млрд евро, а операционная прибыль компании составила 2,73 млрд евро по сравнению с 2,48 млрд евро, зафиксированными годом ранее. Кроме того, компания сообщила о том, что проведет обратный выкуп акций на сумму 500 млн евро ($615 млн).

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22 февраля, 17:04

Heathrow boss hits back at airlines over expansion cost claims

John Holland-Kaye says airport is not looking to protect the self-interest of British AirwaysHeathrow has hit back at airlines’ claims that its expansion plans would blow the £14.3bn budget and drive up charges, saying it was looking out for passengers and the local community and not to “protect the self-interest” of British Airways.Airline executives, led by Willie Walsh of BA’s parent company, IAG, told MPs on the transport select committee this week that they should not trust Heathrow and warned that a “grossly off-target” budget could make the airport unaffordable. Continue reading...

22 февраля, 15:03

Things Flight Attendants Probably Won’t Tell You About Airplane Food

Want to enjoy a meal the next time you fly? Then you may not want to know these weird facts about airplane food.

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20 февраля, 22:16

Airlines sound alarm over 'blank cheque' for Heathrow third runway

Bosses from British Airways, Virgin and easyJet urge MPs to secure pledge on cost before voteThe true cost of Heathrow expansion is likely to be “grossly” higher than the £14.3bn the airport has cited, airlines have told MPs, adding that transparency and guarantees should be supplied ahead of a crucial vote. Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, British Airways’ parent company and the main operator at Heathrow, said parliament should not trust Heathrow and said he had “zero confidence” that a third runway would be delivered on time and budget. Continue reading...