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Proposals for a new island airport in the Thames estuary have been rejected by the Airports Commission in the UK. Dubbed ‘Boris Island’ due to the enthusiastic support of outgoing London mayor Boris Johnson, the plan was rejected due to fears over cost, economic disruption and the possible environmental impact.
Boeing and Xiamen Airlines have welcomed the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner as the airline celebrates its 30th anniversary. “We are excited to receive our first 787 Dreamliner which is also the first widebody airplane of our all-Boeing fleet,” said Che Shanglun, president and chairman of Xiamen Airlines.
Virgin Atlantic boss Craig Kreeger will tell delegates at World Travel Market about plans for the airline’s future, as it celebrates 30 years in the business. Founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1984, the transatlantic carrier now has a fleet of 40 long-haul aircraft, flying six million passengers a year all over the world.