Graz Airport passenger figures edge up as cargo volume soars

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Graz Airport bosses blamed the ash cloud-enforced cancellations for failing to break the one million passenger hurdle last year.CEO Gerhard Widmann announced today (Tues) that the airport, which is located around 10 kilometres outside the city centre of Graz, recorded 990,118 passengers in 2010, 4.4 per cent more than in the previous year.But Widmann pointed […]

FlyNiki reveals shock ash cloud compensation U-turn

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FlyNiki chief Niki Lauda has ditched his plans to sue European aviation authorities over losses suffered from the ash cloud-triggered lockdown of airspace.Lauda told Austrian press today (Fri): “My lawyer gave me a success chance of 60 per cent. I saw a 50 per cent prospect of winning the court case.”The three-time Formula One champion […]

Lauda may sue Eurocontrol over ‘gut decision’

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Austrian experts are at odds over whether officials reacted correctly to the eruption of an Icelandic volcano, while FlyNiki boss Niki Lauda considers suing aviation safety organisation Eurocontrol.Fritz Pachowsky, aviation engineering lecturer at Vienna¬ís Technical University (TU), said today (Mon): “Shutting down the whole European airspace for several days is like sending someone with a […]