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  Test flights: European skies may be safe  A few dozen test flights offered hope that the skies over much of Europe may be safe for air travel, but officials made no promises   Airlines and airports question flight bans   The cascade of cancellations continued as an Icelandic volcano poured out dust clouds four miles high, snarling international travel Europe flights be grounded into weekend  Flights across much of Europe are being cancelled on a second day of massive disruption caused by drifting ash ejected from a volcano BA cancels nearly half of flights amid strike BA cabin crew begin strike action
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B. 2017-05-17 Dutch king was guest pilot for 21 years Netherlands
C. 2016-06-22 Solar Impulse completes Atlantic crossing with landing in Seville Seville, Spain
3. 2016-05-28 Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela Germany
E. 2016-04-04 Air France headscarf row: Airline lets crew skip new Tehran route Paris
F. 2016-04-02 Brussels attacks: Zaventem airport set to reopen Zaventem, Brussels
2016-04-01 Brussels attacks: Police strike halts airport reopening Zaventem, Brussels
7. 2015-10-23 Ban due on direct flights between Russia and Ukraine Ukraine
8. 2015-09-25 Kiev bans Russian airlines' flights Kiev
9. 2015-03-16 Lufthansa pilots to go on strike Germany

  Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights  Ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano prompted flight cancellations in parts of Europe again. Eurocontro expects 500 flights below average Battle to clear flights' backlog   Airports across Europe began reopening, six days after ash from an Icelandic volcano forced the shutdown of airspace and stranded thousands Europe airport start to reopen for flights Map of Amsterdam Netherlands
Dutch king was guest pilot for 21 years Solar Impulse completes Atlantic crossing with landing in Seville Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela Air France headscarf row: Airline lets crew skip new Tehran route Brussels attacks: Zaventem airport set to reopen Brussels attacks: Police strike halts airport reopening Ban due on direct flights between Russia and Ukraine Kiev bans Russian airlines' flights Lufthansa pilots to go on strike Heathrow to start screening for Ebola Solar plane makes inaugural flight UK flight delays glitch 'now fixed' Continental cleared over Concorde crash Turkey bans all Syrian flights Heathrow braces as Olympics land Aviation plea over EU carbon tax Heathrow cancels flights as snow blankets Portugal flights grounded by general strike  All international flights to and from Portugal were canceled as a general strike over austerity measures caused chaos for the transport netw... Iraq-Turkey debt dispute hits flights German airports reopen as ash dissipates Volcano ash shuts German airports   Germany is closing its northern airspace on Wednesday because of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland Ash flight delays hit thousands   Thousands of passengers have had their flights cancelled because of drifting ash from an Icelandic volcano Paris cancels half of flights   Part of airport was evacuated due to the snow on the roof, and hundreds of flights were canceled because of a shortage of de-icing fluid Europe is digging airports out of snow Map of Gatwick United Kingdom  Frustrated passengers crammed major airports as heavy snowfall forced new cancellations and delays across the continent. Gatwick was closed Air controller walkout disrupts travel  The Spanish government put the military in control of air space late to get commercial jets flying again after a surprise air traffic controller strike   Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick   Britain's two busiest airports are to close shortly as a volcanic ash cloud drifts further south, threatening major disruption to thousands of...   Ash closes airports in England, Ireland

year 2017 Top ^

May.17   Netherlands

year 2016 Top ^

Jun.22   Spain
May.28   Germany
Apr.4   Paris
Apr.2   Brussels
Apr.1   Brussels

year 2015 Top ^

Oct.23   Ukraine
Sep.25   Kiev
Mar.16   Germany

year 2014 Top ^

Oct.13   London
Jun.2   Switzerland

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.7   London

year 2012 Top ^

Nov.29   Paris
Oct.14   Turkey
Jul.16   London
Mar.11   European Union
Feb.5   London

year 2011 Top ^

Nov.24   Portugal
Nov.20   Turkey
May.25   Germany
May.24   Hamburg

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.24   Paris
Dec.20   London
Dec.3   Spain
May.16   London
  Northern England
  Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed as a cloud of ash from a volcano moved east into England, but London airports were not affected
May.9   European Union
Apr.21   European Union
Apr.19   Netherlands
  The first flights in northern Europe have taken off after five days of inactivity caused by the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland

Apr.18   England
  European Union
Apr.15   European Union
Mar.20   London
Mar.19   London
  British Airways cabin crew have begun strike action that will cause severe disruption to flights for the next 3 days
Feb.21   Germany Lufthansa four-day strike begins  About 4,000 pilots have gone on strike for four days in a dispute over job security. Lufthansa has cancelled 3,000 flights and has warned of delays   Germany Lufthansa strike threatens global pain

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.17   London British Airways cabin crew strike illegal

year 2008 Top ^

Mar.27   London Delays, protests as Heathrow's T5 opens  A protest by campaigners opposed to the expansion of the airport and luggage delivery delays have overshadowed the opening of Terminal 5

year 2007 Top ^

Mar.21   European Union EU to vote on 'open skies' deal   Transport ministers are due to vote on an aviation deal with the US aimed at boosting earnings in the industry Feb.28   France Airbus to cut 10,000 jobs
  CEO Louis Gallois announced the restructuring plan: 10,000 jobs cut over four years; 4,300 in France, 3,700 in Germany

year 2006 Top ^

Aug.9   London 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted
 The explosive devices to be smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage. About 18 people arrested after an anti-terrorist operation lasting several months. UK threat level raised to critical. Security at all UK airports has been tightened.

year 2005 Top ^

Apr.27   France Airbus A380 completes test flight
  The world's largest passenger plane was circling the Bay of Biscay before returning to base Jan.18   Southern France Largest passenger jet unveiled
Map of Toulouse France  The Airbus A380 has been introduced near the city of Toulouse, in the presence of 4 European leaders

year 2004 Top ^

Jun.2   United Kingdom Computer failure grounds flights

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.7   Paris   Concorde back in business  Air France Concorde, with 92 passengers took off from Paris for the flight to New York

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