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Montevideo, June 23rd 2017 - 05:10 UTC

Tourism

  • Thursday, April 27th 2017 - 09:55 UTC

    Major cruise line fined US$ 40 million for deliberate vessel pollution

    The sentence imposed on Princess Cruise Lines by US District Judge Patricia Seitz is for illegally dumping oil-contaminated waste overboard and falsifying official logs

    A major cruise line with ships that call on the Caribbean will have to pay a US$40 million penalty, the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution. The sentence has been imposed on Princess Cruise Lines Ltd by US District Judge Patricia Seitz in Miami, for illegally dumping oil-contaminated waste overboard and falsifying official logs to conceal the discharges.

  • Monday, April 24th 2017 - 19:36 UTC

    American Airlines apologizes for incident with passenger and suspends attendant

     According to the video posted the flight attendant forcefully took the stroller from the woman, hitting her with it and just missing her child.

    American Airlines on Saturday apologized to a female passenger and suspended an employee after a video showing an onboard clash over a baby stroller went viral, in the latest embarrassment for a U.S. carrier over how it treated a customer.

  • Saturday, April 22nd 2017 - 13:16 UTC

    United Airlines PR disaster: the carrier will link pay to customer satisfaction

    United said a prior employment agreement with Mr. Munoz had been reversed, so he would not become chairman of the board in 2018

    Two weeks after a passenger was violently dragged from one its planes, United Airlines says it is to link pay more closely to customer satisfaction. The US carrier has also revealed its chief executive, Oscar Munoz, will now not become chairman, as anticipated.

  • Tuesday, April 18th 2017 - 08:43 UTC

    South Atlantic airbridge tends to normalize by rerouting to West Africa airports

    The Ascension Island runway needs urged repairs and accommodation for larger aircraft

    The Falkland Islands government has made further announcements regarding the South Atlantic Airbridge, which has been rerouted because of the temporary closure of Ascension Island runway, but now seems to be back in track to normalizing via alternative airports in West Africa. Ascenson island, in mid Atlantic, is a crucial call point for the long airbridge to the Falklands.

  • Monday, April 17th 2017 - 07:54 UTC

    South Atlantic air bridge rerouted temporarily; repairs to the Ascension Island runway

     Ascension Island is the normal call for the Brize Norton/MPA air bridge

    It's going to be a busny winter for the Falkland Islands. The government has announced that due to repairs required to the Ascension Island runway, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) is temporarily rerouting the South Atlantic Airbridge via an alternative location. The UK air bridge from Brize Norton to the Falklands normally calls at Ascension Island both ways.

  • Monday, April 17th 2017 - 07:39 UTC

    Dr. Dao incident makes United Airlines chane policy on last minute seats for staff

    Law enforcement officials dragged Dr Dao off a flight departing from Chicago because it was fully booked, and the airline wanted seats for staff members.

    United Airlines is changing its policy on giving staff last-minute seats on full flights after a man was dragged screaming from an overbooked plane. The airline said that in future crew members would be allocated seats at least an hour before departure.

  • Saturday, April 15th 2017 - 09:47 UTC

    Falklands review tourist season and discuss shortcomings and improvements

    Mrs. Middleton opened the session by giving updates on a few issues that had come up in the last year

    Falkland Islands Tourist Board chairman Mike Rendell and Interim CEO Steph Middleton welcomed a large group of interested parties to the Chamber of Commerce last week for an informal end of tourist season ‘washup.’ Topics raised ranged from perennial issues such as easy access to the Totem Pole for tourists, to newer developments such as what to do with the new jetty.

  • Saturday, April 15th 2017 - 08:10 UTC

    Chile expands Patagonia national parks with Tompkins Foundation donation

    The Tompkins Foundation of one million acres will help form a network of 17 national parks along Patagonia that spans most of Chile.

    Chile set aside 11 million acres of land for national parks aided by the largest private land donation from a private entity to a country. The conservation effort of the Tompkins Foundation helped pave the way for Chile to greatly expand its conservation of the pristine Patagonia wilderness.

  • Tuesday, April 11th 2017 - 08:09 UTC

    Brazil planning concession auctions for another ten airports

    However the airports of Guarulhos (São Paulo), Santos Dumont (Rio de Janeiro), Manaus and Curitiba are most likely to remain under state administration

    Brazilian Minister of Planning, Development and Management, Dyogo Oliveira said the government is considering awarding concession contracts with the private sector for at least another ten airports. Potential terminals include Goiânia, Vitória and Recife, according to the minister.

  • Saturday, April 8th 2017 - 07:25 UTC

    Positive outcome of ASSI visit to St Helena Airport

     The St Helena airport has received an ASSI endorsed certification of Air Traffic Services for a twelve month period from 3 April 2017

    Senior Aerodrome Inspector, Justin Rothwell, and Air Traffic Services Inspector, Sarah Lee, from Air Safety Support International (ASSI), the regulator for St Helena Airport, visited the Island recently. The purpose of their visit, according to an official release from the Overseas Territory, was to undertake an audit to consider the extension of the certification of St Helena Airport.