Articles By: Andy Mayer

Former F1 champ Niki Lauda triumphs in Niki airline takeover bid

Former F1 champ Niki Lauda triumphs in Niki airline takeover bid

January 26, 2018 11:45 am

In a surprise victory earlier this week, Niki Lauda won the battle to take over the reins at the airline he founded. The International Airlines Group (IAG) was pipped at the post by the F1 racing legend in the fight […]

France set to introduce lower speed limit for secondary roads

France set to introduce lower speed limit for secondary roads

January 19, 2018 11:09 am

The French government has revealed details of a planned reduction in the speed limits on secondary highways. Once the draught proposal gets the thumbs up, the maximum speed on an estimated 400,000kms of secondary roads will be cut by 10kmh […]

Kenya Airways to inaugurate East Africa New York connection

Kenya Airways to inaugurate East Africa New York connection

January 17, 2018 11:37 am

Kenya Airways has opened reservations for an inaugural route linking East Africa to New York City and the US. The first flight from Nairobi is due to take off on the 28 October 2018. The airline will utilise state-of-the-art Boeing […]

UK buyers of ex hire cars entitled to compensation

UK buyers of ex hire cars entitled to compensation

January 10, 2018 10:26 am

UK motorists who have bought redundant hire cars could be in for a windfall once new guidelines are implemented. Harcus Sinclair litigation specialist Damon Parker says any drivers who think they weren’t provided with the full history of second hand […]

AirlineRatings annual safety survey gives BA and Virgin top marks

AirlineRatings annual safety survey gives BA and Virgin top marks

January 9, 2018 9:29 am

The annual airline safety review by AirlineRatings.com has placed two of the UK’s carriers in the Top 20. Virgin Atlantic and British Airways both garnered a ranking at the top of the table of the 409 major airlines assessed for […]

Penalties for driving in UK motorway closed lanes to increase

Penalties for driving in UK motorway closed lanes to increase

January 2, 2018 11:16 am

Highways England says drivers who ignore so-called ‘Red-X’ warnings on motorways will likely be facing stiffer penalties from March onwards. The Red-X on UK motorway gantries means the hard shoulder or indicated lane is closed. At present, Highways England issues […]

IAG agrees purchase price for bankrupt Austrian budget airline Niki

IAG agrees purchase price for bankrupt Austrian budget airline Niki

January 1, 2018 10:08 am

International Airlines Group has agreed terms for the purchase of European low-cost airline Niki. British Airways’ parent company IAG will pay €20 million (£17.8 million) for the bankrupt carrier and plough in another €16.5 million (£14.7 million) to get it […]

Tory MP Richard Benyon loses driving licence for texting

Tory MP Richard Benyon loses driving licence for texting

December 25, 2017 9:21 am

Millionaire MP Richard Benyon has been given six penalty points on his driving licence for texting behind the wheel. As he still had points for unspent convictions on his license, the extra points resulted in an automatic six months ban […]

BA and Ryanair at bottom of Which passenger satisfaction survey table

BA and Ryanair at bottom of Which passenger satisfaction survey table

December 22, 2017 11:38 am

The latest survey conducted by consumer group Which? placed British Airways and Ryanair at the foot of a customer satisfaction table. In the short-haul airlines category, the Which? study rated the top 20 airlines based on respondents’ assessments. BA took […]

AA tells UK motorists to ensure cars are scraped free of snow

AA tells UK motorists to ensure cars are scraped free of snow

December 15, 2017 11:30 am

The Automobile Association has issued a warning reminding drivers to ensure they scrape all snow off their vehicles. The alert explained that just scraping snow off the windows was not enough and drivers faced a possible £100 fine and up […]

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