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London airports to fall short of seat capacity in December

LUTON, England - Seat capacity across London’s airports during December 2012 is expected to decrease, compared with an increase at London’s key European competitors, according to the latest statis

Entebbe Airport runs out of jet fuel again

ENTEBBE, Uganda - Entebbe International Airport has once again run out of jet fuel, causing airlines to implement emergency planning measures to find fuel en route to or from Uganda.

EasyJet plagued by crew shortages and ineffective rostering

LONDON - U.K.-based low-cost airline easyJet PLC Wednesday admitted it has crew shortages and ineffective rostering on some parts of its network that is hampering punctuality, an issue that has caused

Aviation fuel shortage in Uganda now spreads to petrol

The shortages experienced with AVGAS in recent weeks in Uganda have now spread to ordinary petrol, diesel, and even kerosene used in many households, all commodities needed to keep the country running

Fuel at Wilson airport in Nairobi goes AWOL again

Information received from Nairobi’s main safari airport once again speaks of lack of fuel, and once again, what else, the air operators are blaming it on the red tape the Kenya Revenue Authority has

Trapped Machu Picchu tourists lack enough food, water and shelter

LIMA, Peru – Tourists visiting Peru's famed Machu Picchu citadel said Wednesday they lack enough food, water and shelter and are at the mercy of price-gougers three days after mudslides trapped them

Aviation fuel shortage hits Wilson Airport in Kenya

Last weekend saw a repetition of the New Year fuel shortage at Malindi airport, when Kenya’s busiest aerodrome, Wilson airport, reportedly ran out of fuel.

Tanzania needs tourism workers

Tanzania faces an acute shortage of specialized personnel in tourism and hotel managements, which has forced some hotel owners to employ foreign experts.

Key positions at airlines lie vacant

Mumbai - It isn’t just passengers that India’s airlines are missing, they’re short of several key executives, too.

Red tape curbs profits from Iraq religious tourism

KARBALA/NAJAF, Iraq - Tourism is booming in Iraq - religious tourism, at least - but Shi'ite Islam's holiest sites are struggling to cope with the influx.

Escape from Alaska? Airline seats out in short supply

ANCHORAGE — Leaving Anchorage for the Lower 48 will be a challenge this week for anyone who doesn't hold a ticket.

Fuel shortage hits Kampala again

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - While over 100 fuel tankers are reportedly stuck at the border as a result of a driver's strike and the alleged snail's-pace clearance by customs, Kampala and other urban cente

Room shortage forces Manila to turn away tourists

MANILA, Philippines - Lack of hotel rooms will force the Philippines to turn away tourists in the medium-term, a senior Tourism official on Tuesday said.

Japan budget airline short of pilots, shares dive

TOKYO - Skymark Airlines, a discount domestic carrier, will cancel 168 flights in June due to a shortage of pilots, sending its shares to their lowest level this year.The shortage comes after two pilots retired at the end of May, and the cancellations account for about 10 percent of all its scheduled flights this month, affecting four routes and about 9,000 passengers, Skymark said.

India tourism booms, but just try finding a hotel

NEW DELHI - India is starting to address its shortage of hotel rooms in big-city centers. For business travelers and tourists, there's a snag: The new rooms may not be where they're wanted.India has only 86,000 hotel rooms in a country of 1.1 billion people. By contrast, there are more than 4.3 million rooms in the U.S and almost 74,000 in New York City alone.

AirAsia X buys 10 Airbus planes, but Britain plans jeopardised

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian long-haul budget airline AirAsia X on Thursday signed a deal to buy 10 more Airbus A330-300 aircraft, but said plane shortages have jeopardised plans to fly to Britain by year-end.The 10 new aircraft with a list price of 2.1 billion dollars will bring the carrier's total fleet to 25 aircraft, after it earlier signed an order for 15 of the planes.

Retiring pilots put American in a bind

American Airlines is canceling flights and placing management pilots in its cockpits as it grapples with an onslaught of early pilot retirements that has left it short-handed for February.